Isn't this giant crocheted granny square rug made with t-shirt yarn wonderful? I can't take credit for it though, that goes to a reader Anneke Wiese in South Africa, who has been busy crocheting using my giant crocheted doily rug pattern, and granny squares too, I am so delighted to tell!
I just love the scale and simplicity of this little rug, which works up quite quickly. Plus t-shirt yarn is such a pleasure to crochet with, you must give it a try! One can buy ready made t-shirt yarn on large spools, now available world-wide, or make your own t-shirt yarn, which doesn't quite produce results like the store bought stuff, but upcycling feels great!
Crocheted T-Shirt Yarn Granny Square Rug Pattern:
Round centered granny square pattern:
Change colors as desired. In the rug above rounds 1 and 2 are dark blue, round 3, medium blue, and rounds 4 and 5, creme.
Rnd 1: ch 4, join them as a ring. Ch3, 11 more dc into ring. Join with sl st to ch3.
Rnd 2: ch 3, 1 dc in same space. 2 dc in all spaces between the stitches of the first round. Join with sl st to top of ch3.
Rnd 3: ch3, 2 double crochets in same space. 3 double crochets in all spaces between clusters of previous round. Join with sl st to top of ch3.
Rnd 4: ch 3, 2 dc in the same space. ch 1. 3 dc in the next space and ch 1. To make corner: 3 triple crochets, ch 2, 3 tripple crochets, all in one space. Ch 1, 3 dcs and one chain in the next two spaces. Make another corner: 3 triple crochets, chain 2 3 triple crochets, ch1. Continue around with ch1, 3dc, ch 1 each space, and 3tr, ch2, 3tr, ch 1 in corner spaces.
Rnd 5: Proceed as in rnd 4, though corners consist of 3dc, ch1, 3dc, ch1.
To Join The Squares: The squares were joined by single crocheting them together using the back loops only, this produces a nice flat join, and looks great in a contrasting color.
Finishing the rug: Slip stitch one row around your group of six granny squares, single crochet around for a second row, this time crocheting 3sc in each corner. For frilly edge crochet a final row using picot stitch, which is sc,ch3, skip one, sc.