pink doily t-shirt rug / pienk doily t-shirt mat


En hiermee uit-frieken-eindelik die doily mat patroon! Ek dink mos altyd ek kan gou in een aand ‘n patroontjie uitskryf. Vergeet partykere dat ek ‘n huis, man en drie kinders het! Hahaha! O! EN ‘n mat besigheid!

Hooray! At last! The doily rug pattern! I always think I can whip up the photo tut in one night! Seem to forget about the house, hubby and three children! Oh! AND a rug business!

photo 1


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Steke gebruik:


ks = kettingsteek

kb = kortbeen

hlb = halwe langbeen

lb = langbeen

gs = glipsteek

V-steek = bestaan uit (1 lb, 2 ks, 1 lb). Let Wel !!! by party rondtes het die V-steke 3 ks tussen die langbene. die eerste V-steek van die rondte is altyd 3 ks wat tel as een langbeen.

rondtes word “toegemaak” met ‘n glipsteek in daai begin “3ks” se 3rde ks. Let Wel party rondtes word toegemaak deur ‘n glipsteek in die begin V.


Stitches used:

(US terminology)


ch = chain

sc = single crochet

hdc = half double crochet

dc = double crochet

ss = slip stitch

V-stitch = (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc). In some of the rounds, the V-stitches have 3 chains in-between the dc’s. The first V-stitch in a round has 3 chains which counts as a dc. Rounds are closed with a slip stitch in the 3rd chain of that beginning 3 ch. NB, some rounds are closed with a slip stitch into the first V.































Dit is nogal ‘n uitdaging om ‘n patroon te skryf vir ‘n T-mat. In die tyd wat dit opgeneem het kon ek seker 5 sulke matte gehekel het! Elke bal en kleur verskil van tekstuur, rekbaarheid en breedte van die stroke. Dus werk ‘n patroon soms vir een breedte T en nie vir die volgende ene nie. Ek hoop hierdie ene werk vir julle. Ek het hom al met ‘n hele paar verskillende kleure en dikte T gehekel. Geniet dit! En vra maar as jy iets nie verstaan nie!

It is quite a challenge to write a pattern for a t-shirt yarn rug, because the strips in every ball of t-shirt yarn differs in width, elasticity, texture. I do hope this one works for you. I’ve crocheted a few rugs in different colours and fabric thickness with this pattern. Enjoy! Please do ask if anything is unclear to you.

photo 4

Brown version where you can see the different hook sizes. The brown T was a bit thicker than the pink T I used in the tut, but worked fabulous! (57 cm)


and a grey one!  (62cm)

and a grey one! (62cm)


and a red one!

and a red one! (57cm)




Ek stuur gewoonlik my patroon so bladsy vir bladsy vir my suster se dogter, Anne-Marie om dit oor te gaan vir tik, spel of hekelfoute. Baaaaie Baaaaie dankie Anne-Marie. Die arme vrou word soms tot saans laat gebombardeer met eposse en bbm’s. En sy het sommer so saam met die check van die patroonbladsye vinnig haar eie rooi weergawe gehekel!

Whenever I write a new photo tut, I send the pages to my sister’s daughter, Anne-Marie. She checks them for spelling and/or crochet mistakes. The poor woman gets bombarded with late night emails and text messages! Thank you so much for your input and patience Anne-Marie! And whilst checking the pages, she started her own red doily rug.





Volgende patrone op die lys:

Die hart. Bwhahaha! Hy sal seker eers met volgende jaar se Valentyns reg wees!

Die blou mandala. Ek het rondte vir rondte neergeskryf wat ek gedoen het. Sal ek hom gou môre aand opsit? Bwhahaha!

En dan die groot mandjie? Die aand daarna?

Next patterns on the list:

The heart. Bwhahaha! Maybe before Valentine’s next year!

The blue mandala. I wrote the pattern down as I went along. Shall I post that tomorrow night? Bwhahaha!

And after that, the large basket? The next evening?










Ek koop my T-shirt wolle by

I buy my T-shirt yarn from



165 thoughts on “pink doily t-shirt rug / pienk doily t-shirt mat

  1. Hi Anneke, your instructions with pictures are really good for a beginner like me. I was able to follow them easily and successfully made a lace doily in this pattern. Thank you!

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  3. I have already made two rugs with this pattern. I love it and your instructions are so easy to follow. The pictures are very helpful. The only change I did was that I didn’t make the chains between the dc groups (except in the middle) and it worked perfect after that for me. Thank you for the great pattern!

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  5. Hi weet j hoe bly is ek daars imnd wat in afr ook post ek sukkel vreeslik baie met die eng patrone
    Baie dankie

  6. I too would like the additional information about adding extra rows please. I’m making a large one for sun room!
    Thank you oh talented one!

  7. Dear Anneke, thanks for the beautiful and clear tutorial! I started to crochet this rug with turquoise t-yarn made from an old bed linen. It’s great fun! I would also be interested in the instructions for the bigger version 🙂
    Crochet-greetings from Switzerland!

  8. Hi
    Thank you for posting!! Your work is beautiful!
    I’m also looking for a way to make this larger and it looks like you have a pdf tutorial for such

    Please email me if you would not mind!
    Thank you

  9. THANK YOU again for posting this pattern

    I made this last night as a spare tire cover (15″ tire). It turned out so awesome!!! I used a 12mm hook and Red Heart Strata size 5 yarn.

    I had to make it larger (the pattern covered the face of the tire perfectly). When I finished the last row, to make an even “circle” to work from, I started with a V stitch with 3 ch in between and then chained 5 and put a sc in the top of the bump and chained 4 more then went into another V in the valley. Repeated all the way around. ss in 3rd chain to close the round. Next round, I chain 3 for the first dc in the V stitch (2 ch in between) and made a v stitch inside the first existing V, 2 ch, then dc over the middle of the chain leading up to the sc. 2 ch and dc over the middle of the chain leading to the V. 2 ch. dc in the middle of the V. So basically I did dc and 2 ch repeating until the end. ss in the 3rd chain. Next row, I did the same – V stitch with 2 ch, 2 ch in between dc all the way around. The dc being in between the last rows’ dc (so I’m making a checkerboard of dc). I did 2 rows this way, then I started to reduce – only 1 ch between the dc stitches. Then no ch between dc stitches. Then I did a row of hdc to finish. Fit the tire absolutely perfectly! And the spaced dc stitches in the 2nd to last row were perfect to lace the elastic through to secure the cover to the tire.

    Still would be very interested in the PDF you’d mentioned you put together to extend the original pattern!

  10. Hi Anneke jou mat is pragtig. Met hoeveel ks het jy begin asb Ek kan nie sien nie. Sal jy asb Vir my die pdf formaat email Vir n groter mat. Baie dankie. Groete

  11. I saw where offered to send a PDF copy of a larger pattern. If you don’t mind I would love to have one as well. I really think this is lovely rug pattern. I can’t wait to get started. It will be for a house warming gift for “New home”.

    Thank You,.

  12. To make the rug bigger do you keep adding a chain inbetween the cluster and a V as in rounds 10 and 11? And once to have desired size the the last row the same??

  13. Hi,
    Thank you for the pattern! I really like it.
    The rugs you made look so nice.
    Do you use something like zpagetti, but another brand?
    I’m making it now, but the further I come the tighter it gets.
    Now it looks like there are too many stitches for the space.
    Do I pull it too tight? Because I think I pull everything the same.
    Or maybe the beginning is too tight.
    It happens often with round things I make.
    Are you South-African?
    I can read it a little bit because I live in the Netherlands.

    Thank you,

    • Hi Marit
      Yes, our t-shirt Yarn is similar to zpagetti.
      Problem is some of the Yarns are thicker.
      What size hook are you using?
      You should also unroll some of the yarn next to you.
      Then you don’t have that extra pull/tension between your ball of yarn and your hook.
      which round are you busy with now?
      It will also help if you inbox a photo to our Facebook page.
      Then we usually see what the problem is.
      Kind Regards

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  15. Hello Ted here i was wondering if I might sell the rugs I crochet using this pattern? I am on disability and am trying to make some spare cash. on a side note I’ve made this rug with Freedom Yarn which is beautiful dyed fabric cut to roughly an inch width and it looks lovely in this pattern.

  16. Hello! Thank you for the pattern. I’m really struggling with round 5. It doesn’t make sense to me ;( What should I do first after the joining slip stitch of round 4? Also my project is tight squished and curling around the outside as if the stitches are too close together. This happens a lot with my work!!! Any tips please? Thank yoooooooooooooooo 😉 😉 😉

  17. Hallo Anneke, Waar kan ek die eerste 10 rye kry van jou doily rug . Ek het nou Week four Doily rug.

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