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


PicCollage (1)

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



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

  1. Pragtig en dankie dat jy soveel moeite doen om dit met ons te deel. Hekel ook graag met t-shirt maar nog net langer en gestreepte matte. Gaan hierdie beslis doen.

    • Tx Jessica!
      Did you know that the t-shirt “yarn” strips that I crochet with are off-cuts from a t-shirt making factory?
      fits right in with your eco friendly crochet!

  2. Jou matte is so uniek en stunning!! Baie dankie vir die stap-vir-stap verduideliking!! Gaan dit verseker probeer!!

  3. Hi Anneke, dankie vir jou wonderlike mat patrone, ek het al 2 gemaak. Ek wil nou hierdie pienk doily mat patroon vir ons sitkamer maak, maar hy moet so 2m in deursnee wees…enige raad vir hoe om op elke rondte te vermeerder asb? Of het jy dalk al so groot patroon raakgeloop iewers? Dankie!

    • net ‘n plesier Martie. Watter 2 het jy gemaak?
      Ek weet van een patroon, maar almal sukkel om hom plat te kry.
      Ek wil nog mettertyd so ‘n grote se patroon ook doen.
      As jy die prinsiep van die vermeerdering by elke rondte verstaan, behoort jy hom groter te kan maak.
      Jy moet bv by elke een van die elf punte ‘n seker aantal steke meer maak as by die vorige rondte.
      As ek iets raakloop, sal ek jou laat weet

    • Watter 2 patrone het jy al gemaak Martie?
      Ja, mens kan die doily mat patroon vergroot.
      As jy die prinsiep van vermeerdering met elke rondte verstaan, is dit moontlik.
      Jy sal by elke van die elf punte ‘n sekere aantal steke vermeerder met elke nuwe rondte.
      Daar is ‘n Mandala patroon wat groot is op die internet. Ek het net gehoor dat die mense bietjie sukkel daarmee.

    • Anneleen, ek weet nie eintlik nie. Enige iets tussen 3 en 5 ure as ek moet skat. Ek time myself nooit nie. En word die hele tyd onderbreek terwyl ek hekel.

  4. Thank you for posting this partner! I’ve been wanting to try my hand at a t-shirt rug and this is gorgeous. I am on Round 9 and the rug is folding in on itself. I thought it might flatten the further I go, but doesn’t seem to be. Is this normal? Your rug looks flat in all the pictures. Thank you!

  5. Hi Anneke, thank you for this tutorial! I love it 🙂 My question is that how many chains is the magic circle?

  6. Hello Anneke,
    I love the Look of your rug and i really want to make one for my daughters bedroom. I think i’m going to purchase the hooked zpaghetti yarn. How many skeins would i need? One has approx. 120m. Unfortunately they don’t say the weight. Do you think 2 would be enough? Or 3? Thanks for your advice!
    Greetings from Berlin, Germany!

    • Hi Tina
      Let me ask a friend. We did a Crochet Along in a fb group with this pattern. And there we worked out the metres you need.
      Will let you know.

      • Thank you Anneke, for finding out! I am curious now!
        I think i will purchase 2 of them and wait until your pattern for the larger doily is ready (i just liked your facebook-page and saw you are working on that!). Then I’m surely on the save side! 😉
        Thanks a lot, I’m soooo looking forward to try that pattern out!
        Have a nice day! 🙂

      • Hi Tina
        2 should be enough for the doily pattern. I’m not so sure about the larger one.
        Please could you weigh your zpaghetti skeins before you start.
        Then we will all have a better idea about how to advise every one on how many skeins to buy.
        And please do show us your rug!!!

        O, one more thing, I did a few pdf files for the Crochet Along. I will add them in the pattern post. They help a lot.

      • Hi Anneke,
        Sooo i weighed m skeins and they are 250g. And I am almost done with my Last row of your doily rug. I would love to Show some pictures of the yarn and results. Shall i post it on Facebook Or shall i send it to you via email?
        Thanks once again for that great and easy to follow pattern. ❤️

  7. HI Annekewiese Ek sal graag jou pink patroon wil print – My eerste mat is gedoen en hou baie van jou patroon . Dankie Zelma

    • Hi Zelma
      Het jy die pienk doily patroon se mat gehekel? Wys bietjie!
      Ek het pdf files gemaak vir die een fb hekelblad se CAL.
      Moet dit nog net op die blog laai.

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  9. Thanks for taking the time and writing the pattern! Beautiful colors and pics too:) Keep up the good work!

  10. I’m a tatter but I find your rugs beautifu . It makes me want to learn to crochet so I can make one of those rugs!!!!

  11. Thank you for this great pattern, I love the lay-out of the tutorial! I tried to read the discription in het Afrikaans, but that was too hard for me 🙂
    (I’m Dutch) English worked out fine, I made a rug with thick yarn, blended pink.

    • How many yards of yarn did it take. I’m not good a converting kg, gr, to yards. I want to make this rug, but not sure how much bulky (5) wt yarn to buy. Can you help me???

      • Hi Susan
        It is difficult for us to convert the t-shirt yarn from kg to yards, because every ball of t-shirt yarn has a different texture, stretch and yarn width and length. What bulky yarn do you have in mind? Maybe I can work something out if I know what you are going to use.

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  13. I want to say Thank you, for sharing your talent with us. I made the doily rug. I know it is hard sometimes to translate to English but in combination with the pictures it works beautifully. I would love to try the heart ? And the basket maybe but am unsure of where you placed the pattern…? Thanks again!!

    • thank you Donna. sorry, I don’t have a written pattern. I find that beginner crocheters prefer photo tutorials. I’ll keep your request in mind and maybe add a written pattern with future tutorials.

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  16. Hi Anneke,
    your t-shirt rugs are beautiful, love them! I’m just making my first, more simpler one and then I’m sure I’ll be buying more yarn soon and making another rug with your pattern. Thank you for sharing them with us. this is my blog I’ve just started, mainly about crochet which I love.
    Renata 😉

    • Hi Renata
      Thank you
      I love your daughters pink crochet collar.
      Looking forward to see more of your crochet.
      Did you know that Kleen Eazy in Somerset now stocks “50 Something Yarn Shop” t-shirt yarn?
      Paternoster Groete Anneke

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  19. Anneke, this is too awesome. We just moved into a bigger house and this pattern was first on my list to make. I’m on row 10 now and loving it! My tension may be too tight, it’s curling and bunching, but a quick wash and block should be okay to shape it, right? I used yarn I made from t-shirts. I will definitely be giving you a huge shout out when I’m done. Thank you!!

    • Hi Junee
      What size hook are you using? I use a 12mm hook for t-shirt strips of about 2,5 cm in width.
      Then it should not wobble or bunch. If it does, you should change your hook size.
      Blocking could work, but the ideal would be for the rug to be flat when finished crocheting it.
      Looking forward to see your finished rug.

  20. Thank you so much for sharing your rug pattern,I love it. I’ve just completed one and it looks devine.
    Thank you again

  21. Where is the English version? This looks like a great pattern! Please make a button were it would translate. Thanks!

  22. Hi, I am using hooked smoked szpagetti tshirt yarn and a 12mm hook but my rug is bunching up and will not lie flat. Do you think my tension is too loose and I need to use a smaller hook? Thanks!

  23. Adorei!!! Suas explicações do como fazer são perfeitas e seu trabalho é lindo. Suas fotos são alegres e demonstram que seu coração é muito lindo. Obrigada! Beijinhos.

  24. Oi, Anneke!!! Fiz meu tapetinho seguindo “pienk doily t-shirt mat”. Ficou lindo, lindo, lindo. Adorei! Pena que você não possa vê-lo!. Beijinhos

  25. Ola, Anneke! Fiz meu tapetinho seguindo suas instruções. Ficou lindo, lindo, lindo. Pena que você não possa vê-lo. Beijinho

  26. I tried the pink doily rug with papatya ribbon as a mothersday present for my mom.I am just making it much bigger.Wonderful easy pattern thank you

  27. Hello,
    I am from the Netherlands and i want to translate this pattern for my Dutch Facebook group and i like to add the translation to my ravelry account.
    Is thay ok?
    Greetings from the Netherlands

    • Hi Roxana
      Yes that is ok with me.
      I would like to maybe add your translation to the pattern on the blog.
      As well as share it to my Facebook page.
      Please keep me updated.
      What is your Ravelry name?

      Kind regards

  28. hoe kan ek die doily t shirt mat groter maak. Watter rondtes sal die maklikste wees om te herhaal

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