Doily rugs with t-shirt yarn

I post many of my t-shirt yarn rug photos on my Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram, but thought it was about time to load them here as well.  For some of them I have free pattern links that I can share with you.  And then some of them are without  a pattern.  I will start with the doily rugs and then move on to Mandalas and Granny Squares.

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The first one is my own  doily pattern (just in case you haven’t seen it yet!)

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lacy-doily-t-shirt-yarn-rug

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The second one was my first t-shirt yarn doily rug from a pattern.

 You can read all about it and find the pattern on Sara Rivka’s blog.

Her blog is full of creative craft and crochet ideas.

http://www.creativejewishmom.com/2013/04/crocheted-t-shirt-yarn-doily-rug-a-readers-version.html

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Anne-Marie made a larger version of the above pattern by adding more rounds.

She is a very creative crocheter, and like me,  addicted to t-shirt yarn!  lol!

Her white rug is 125 cm in diameter.

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For this beautiful cream doily rug I used a bulky cotton and Esther Chandler’s Passion Flower Doily Pattern

Do browse her blog for some lovely basket patterns as well.

http://makemydaycreative.com/2014/05/23/passion-flower-doily/

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Here is Anne-Marie’s pink version of the same pattern

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I love this classic doily pattern.  I worked from a pattern in a Crochet Magazine.

You will find a similar pattern here:

http://www.yarnspirations.com/patterns/diamond-daisy-rug.html?utm_source=Lookbook&utm_medium=Lookbook&utm_campaign=Lookbook-2014

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I made quite a few of these rugs.   I always refer beginner rug makers to this pattern by Susan Potter,

because it is very easy and you can make it as big or small as you want.

http://thosedandeliondays.blogspot.com/2012/10/a-fabulous-hoooked-zpagetti-rug-pattern.html

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The following  rugs were orders from clients.  I did not follow any pattern.  If you have worked with t-shirt yarn a lot, you will know that every ball/skein of yarn differs from the other in texture and elasticity.  Which means, no two balls of t-shirt yarn will have the same result with the same pattern.  Sometimes the yarn just tells you which pattern or stitch will work best for it.

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And when an order has to be a specific size, you also need to adapt the number of rounds in the pattern to get to the requested size.  For this one I started with my own Pink Doily Rug Pattern, and made a few changes.

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This pink and grey one was also an order.  I took photos of each round and will do a photo tutorial one of these days.

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I hope you enjoyed looking at Anne-Marie’s and my rugs!  We really love making them.

We buy all our t-shirt yarn from 50 Something Yarn Shop

https://www.facebook.com/50swolwinkel

If you struggle to find the ready cut t-shirt yarn where you live, you can always make your own from old t-shirts.

Here is a link to a post on Craftsy where Kathryn Vercillo explains how you do that.

http://www.craftsy.com/blog/2015/05/how-to-create-t-shirt-yarn/

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Do make sure you like our Facebook Page where we show you more of our crochet creations.  Please inbox us there for any orders.  We also share other t-shirt yarn rug patterns and know-how’s and we like showing you our followers’ crochet projects as well.

https://www.facebook.com/crochet.in.paternoster

Hope to see you soon!  I have more rug pattern links to share with you.  And I am also working on a little crochet pouch and a beautiful flower pattern.

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21 thoughts on “Doily rugs with t-shirt yarn

  1. Love all your rugs (for t-shirt yarn), but my favorite is the pink and grey one you did for an order. Anxiously waiting for the tutorial. Glad you took pictures of each round! Thanks……

  2. I absolutely love your rugs but am having a hard time getting mine to look as nice as yours!! I am thinking maybe my t-shirt yarn is too big. Can you tell me what your wpi is or how thick you are cutting the strips before they are pulled.

  3. Pingback: How to Design Crochet Patterns Part 4: Selecting Yarn | Make My Day Creative

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