T-Shirt Rag Rug

Using old tee shirt scraps I used to make a t-shirt quilt, I made a crocheted rag rug. My rug is 40 inches in diameter.

Approximate Time: 10 hours.


  • rotary cutter
  • scissors
  • sewing machine
  • thread
  • cutting mat
  • crochet hook size "Q"
  • tee shirts
  • plastic quilters ruler
  • you need around 12 tee shirts


  1. Cut 1 1/2 inches wide strips from tee shirt scraps. Sew the ends together.
  2. Roll up the strips into balls.
  3. Chain 4. Join with a slip stitch.
  4. Chain one and single crochet 12 stitches in the chain 4 circle.
  5. When you get to the beginning of the first row, join with a slip stitch and chain one.
  6. Crochet two single crochets in each stitch and join with a slip stitch when you get to the beginning of the second row. You should have 24 stitches.
  7. Join with a slip stitch. Chain 2.
  8. Double crochet in first stitch and 2 DC in the next. Crochet in this pattern all around and join with a slip stitch as before.
  9. Continue increasing at regular intervals for each row. Continue around as big as you want until you are out of strips.
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  11. Slip stitch into the first stitch of the last row you did. Cut the strip. Fold it back under a loop and hand sew so you cannot see it.

By Little Suzy from Millbury, OH

April 5, 20110 found this helpful

Great idea suzy! I bet it's soft also and what a good way to use unwanted t-shirts. Bravo!

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April 6, 20110 found this helpful

Looks awesome, I have been saving shirts up. lol Family calls me a hoarder.

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April 6, 20110 found this helpful

This is great, could even be used as a Christmas Tree skirt!

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December 16, 20140 found this helpful

The using of tee shirts can also be a memory rug from a loved one that has passed. What a wonderful gift it would make for the family.

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