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.

Big Valentine’s Day Crochet Hearts Round-up! 25 x Heart Squares and Afghans

Julle gaan mal wees oor hierdie round-up! Verskriklike mooi hart blokke en komberse.

Number 7 in the heart round-ups. We are nearing the end now. A collection of awesome heart squares and afghans. I love the idea of a blanket filled with hearts and crocheted with love.

Enjoy!

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http://www.crochet-world.com/newsletters/talkingcrochet/pages/TCNL1309_patt2.html

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http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/grandmas-heart

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http://www.petalstopicots.com/2014/01/heart-granny-square-crochet-pattern/

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http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/heart-coaster-3

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http://crochet.about.com/od/afghans/ig/Nested-Squares/Nested-Squares-With-Heart-Chart.htm

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http://www.annoocrochet.com/2013/01/valentine-heart-granny-square-free.html?m=0

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http://www.heartmadeblessings.org/Patterns/Centerheart.php

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http://www.bestfreecrochet.com/2011/01/22/22-country-heart-crochet-dishcloth/

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http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/thin-heart-bobble-chart

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http://www.crochet-knit.com/crochet/heart1.html#.VMQelf6UdUA

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http://daisycottagedesigns.net/crochet/10-crochet-square-with-daisy-center/

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http://www.yarnspirations.com/patterns/heart-dishcloth-blanket.html

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http://web.archive.org/web/20021009171659/http://members.aol.com/gandal195/lacybullionh.html

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I am definitely trying these two with t-shirt yarn!

http://imhooked25.blogspot.mx/2013/08/heart-in-square-i.html

http://imhooked25.blogspot.mx/2013/09/heart-in-square-ii.html

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http://www.mazkwok.com/2014/05/angel-heart-granny-square-free-crochet.html

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https://ursulaglitch.wordpress.com/2012/04/11/tutorial-matilda-the-granny-square-with-heart/

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http://web.archive.org/web/20091024051447/http:/geocities.com/craftyfemmey/heartsq.html

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http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lacy-valentine-afghan

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http://signedwithanowl.blogspot.com/2013/02/geometric-heart-block-wtute.html

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http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/be-my-valentine-throw

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http://www.mooglyblog.com/circle-love-afghan/

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http://www.momsloveofcrochet.com/HeartsStripesAfghan.html

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https://www.freepatterns.com/detail.html?code=FC00077&cat_id=298

This one I found via Kathryn Vercillo’s crochet website. Also click through to her other round-up on About.com. And when you have time, browse through her website and Instagram photos which are jam packed with all kinds of crochet art and projects and pattern links.

http://www.crochetconcupiscence.com/2015/01/crochet-heart-patterns/

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http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cable-hearts-baby-afghan

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https://web.archive.org/web/20130909130822/http://www.coatsandclark.com/Crafts/Crochet/Projects/AfghansThrows/CTJan09-12+Contest+Favorites+Heart+Square+Afghan.htm

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Hope you enjoyed this one! Now there is one more post left for this series with the heading “Other”.

Big Valentine’s Day Crochet Hearts Round-up! 20 x Scarves, necklaces, hats, slippers and a mask

Hiermee ‘n heerlike lysie met serpe, hoede, kopbandjies en nog meer.

In this round you will find: beautiful scarves, necklaces, head bands, a bracelet and even a Valentine jacket for your dog!

Enjoy!

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http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/heart-splendor-scarf

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http://createbellacreate.blogspot.com/2012/02/heart-valentines-necklace-with-matching.html

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http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/heart-slider-choker

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http://hooklookblog.blogspot.com/2013/10/tuto-masque-au-crochet.html

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http://www.cre8tioncrochet.com/2013/01/valentines-day-crochet-hat-pattern-hearts-go-round/

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http://rachellainedesigns.com/2014/03/05/heart-break-heart-pins/

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https://classycrochet.wordpress.com/2014/01/21/free-pattern-crochet-valentine-heart-earflap-hat/

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http://www.myhobbyiscrochet.com/2014/12/a-hat-with-love-free-crochet-pattern.html#_a5y_p=3068290

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http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/quick-and-simple-crochet-heart-bracelet.html

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http://www.mooglyblog.com/all-mine-crochet-slouch-hat/

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http://www.myhobbyiscrochet.com/2015/01/heart-soul-slippers-women-size-free.html#more

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http://www.tangledhappy.com/2014/01/valentine-mitts.html

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http://www.mnecrafts.com/2014/02/the-emy-collection-emys-beanie.html

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http://www.craftideas.us/valentine-craft-ideas-crochet-string-of-hearts-scarf.html

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http://makezine.com/craft/project_crochet_heart_scarf/

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http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/L32354.html?noImages=

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http://www.craftown.com/Sweetheart-Slippers.html

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http://www.brepea.com/2014/02/free-crochet-pattern-kids-crochet-heart-headwrap-headband.html

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http://www.bellesblogboutique.com/2015/01/trailing-hearts-scarf.html

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http://omakoppa.blogspot.fi/2013/03/kasi-sydamella.html

http://omakoppa.blogspot.it/2012/11/virkattu-suuri-sydan-ohje.html

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Big Valentine’s Day Crochet Hearts Round-up! 20 x Heart bags, purses and baskets

Ek doen gou nog ‘n rondte voor die nuwe skoolweek en Mom’s taxi vereistes my weer oorval. Hierdie rondte het ‘n heerlike verskeidenheid handsakke, beursies en ‘n mandjie of twee. Ek weet julle almal soek ‘n fabulous hartjie mandjie patroon. Ek het gesoek en gesoek. Daar is wel ‘n paar betaalpatrone daarvoor wat ek op ‘n latere stadium sal deel. Hierdie round-ups is mos nou net vir gratis patrone.

Let me do this next round before the new school week starts.

In this round you will find beautiful handbags, purses and a heart basket or two. Some of these patterns also comes with new techniques if you feel like challenging yourself to learn something new this year. You will have to learn how to make a raised stitch and how to do tapestry crochet (also called “intarsia crochet”)

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http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/crochet-box-chocolates

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https://cultofcrochet.wordpress.com/2011/06/25/heart-shaped-bag/

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http://gabiboldt.blogspot.de/2013/12/heart-basket-herzkorbchen.html

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http://daisycottagedesigns.net/crochet/granny-heart-purse-crochet-pattern/

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http://www.petalstopicots.com/2012/02/hugs-and-kisses-heart-basket-crochet-pattern/

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http://www.mooglyblog.com/cable-heart-gift-bag-crochet-pattern/

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http://imhooked25.blogspot.mx/2014/02/crochet-heart-coin-purse-pattern.html

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http://www.littledoolally.com/2014/02/valentines-day-gift-bag.html

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http://makemydaycreative.com/2013/10/23/little-hearts-drawstring-bags/

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http://www.allfreecrochet.com/Valentines-Day-Crochet/Crochet-Heart-Pattern-for-a-Fabulous-Bag/ct/1#gFrTgKHRo17jV69S.32

http://dearestdebi.com/crochet-sweet-hearts

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http://theheartfeltcompany.blogspot.ie/2013/03/crochet-bag-with-hearts-tutorial.html

http://www.crochet-world.com/newsletters-proofing.php?mode=article&article_id=640

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You have to register on Lionbrand if you want to download their pattern.

http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/cctq-heartBag.html

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http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/here%E2%80%99s-my-heart-gift-bag

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http://mammathatmakes.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/keepsake-pocket-free-pattern.html

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I am sneaking a knitting pattern in here! This bag is just so beautiful! Maybe you can crochet one?

http://www.allaboutyou.com/knitting-patterns/knits-for-women/knit-a-love-heart-bag-free-pattern

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Ooooh! Who’s up for some tapestry crochet?

https://wolfcrochet.wordpress.com/2012/03/19/heart-throb-tote-pattern-has-arrived/

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http://donnascrochetdesigns.com/printerfriendlyone/free-crochet-pattern-large-heart-wallet.html

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http://donnascrochetdesigns.com/printerfriendlytwo/raised-stitsch-hearts-purse-free-crochet-pattern.html

how to make a raised stitch

http://donnascrochetdesigns.com/onlytutorials/tutorial-index-pt3.html

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http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/heart-purse-4

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http://www.countrywomanmagazine.com/project/heart-shaped-crochet-purse-pattern/

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And one last extra one to make up for the knitted one!

http://club.chicacircle.com/easy-diy-crochet-denim-heart-purse/

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Next week I will post three more Valentine round-ups. One for clothing and accessories; one with squares and one with bunting.

Big Valentine’s Day Crochet Hearts Round-up! 20 x Padded Hearts

Ek wonder of daar iemand is wat al begin het met ‘n hartmat?

Vandag se round-up is gevulde harte. Groot en klein. Enjoy!

I wonder if anyone started on a heart rug from the previous round-up? I didn’t even had time to look for my own half finished one.

The girls had school athletics on Wednesday and Thursday afternoon and this morning. I am so glad it is Friday. Tomorrow morning I want to sleep late!

Today’s round-up is padded and 3D hearts. Enjoy!

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http://anabeliahandmade.blogspot.com/2014/02/valentines-day-crochet-heart-with-chart.html

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http://www.freshstitches.com/hearts/

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http://bunnymummy-jacquie.blogspot.nl/2013/02/simple-sunburst-crochet-heart.html

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http://amiamore.blogspot.com/2013/07/amigurumi-heart-tutorial.html

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http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/herz-gehakelt—crochet-heart

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http://www.petalstopicots.com/2014/01/crochet-heart-sachet-pattern/

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Read all about the “Stitch Red” campaign and you will find the link to the pattern download at the bottom of the post

http://www.petalstopicots.com/2014/02/stitch-red-american-heart-month/

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Love this 3D heart tutorial!

http://bynumber19.com/2012/02/12/3d-valentine-heart-free-crochet-pattern/

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http://idees.co.za/handwerk-dekor/hekel-n-hartjie?mobile

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http://abagfullofcrochet.co.za/20-minute-three-dimensional-heart/

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http://www.knittingdaily.com/blogs/daily/archive/2012/02/06/have-a-heart.aspx?a=kr120211

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Scroll down a bit. You will find the pattern download towards the end of the page

http://www.haakpret.blogspot.nl/p/download-gratis-patroon_22.html

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Lots of photos in this tutorial

http://www.fizule71.blogspot.cz/2012/08/crocheted-lovely-hearts-english-version.html

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http://www.bestfreecrochet.com/2012/03/14/free-crochet-pattern-heart-sachet-74/

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http://pattern-paradise.com/2014/01/31/free-crochet-pattern-sachets-and-trinkets/

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http://www.annoocrochet.com/2012/12/heart-crochet-ornament-free-pattern.html?m=0

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http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/sweet-heart-sachet

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http://www.lululoves.co.uk/item/crochet-pattern-skinny-hearts.html

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http://www.joscrocheteria.com/#!africanflowerfreeheartpillow/cam6

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http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/girlie-heart

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Next round will be heart baskets and handbags!

Big Valentine’s Day Crochet Hearts Round-up! 20 x Medium Hearts

Ek hoop julle het gister se klein hartjies geniet.

Hier volg die volgende groepie hart patroon skakels.

We continue the free round-ups with a list of fabulous medium crochet hearts.

I am wondering if any of you have tried some of yesterday’s small hearts?

If you did and now want something bigger and different, you will love today’s list!

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http://abagfullofcrochet.co.za/overlay-crochet-heart/

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http://www.feltedbutton.com/2013/01/freevalentineheartcrochetpattern.html

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http://www.creativejewishmom.com/2013/02/crocheted-hearts-wall-hanging-on-a-limb.html

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http://sandra-cherryheart.blogspot.com/2011/06/granny-heart-tutorial.html

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http://crochetmakesmehappy.blogspot.com/2013/02/crochet-pattern-heart.html

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http://www.whatyousow.co.uk/blogs/news/14672735-three-ways-with-a-crochet-heart

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http://www.planetjune.com/blog/free-crochet-patterns/love-hearts/

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http://www.cre8tioncrochet.com/2013/02/1766/

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http://austeretwist.blogspot.com/2014/02/valentinesday-is-upon-on-us-so-i.html

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http://yarnpumpkin.blogspot.ca/2014/01/granny-sweet-heart-pattern.html

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http://www.crochet-world.com/newsletters/talkingcrochet/pages/TCNL1309_patt1.html

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http://yarnovermo.blogspot.com/2013/02/fancy-heart.html?m=1

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http://www.petalstopicots.com/2013/01/valentines-spike-stitch-heart-pattern/

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http://alipyper.com/2012/12/03/free-danish-heart-crochet-pattern/

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http://hekelidees.blogspot.com/2013/07/hartjies-hartjies-hartjies.html

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http://undisthreadness.blogspot.com/2006/02/litle-granny-square-heart.html?m=1

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https://hinzpired.wordpress.com/2010/01/18/crocheted-heart-pattern/

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http://www.thriftyfun.com/Crocheted-Granny-Square-Heart.html

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http://petitefee-kinderaccessoires.blogspot.com/2011/09/patroon-gehaakte-hartjes.html

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Ek het verlede jaar nr11 op die lys gehekel met Vinnis en dit het beautiful uitgekom. Ek het aanvanklik vreeslik gesukkel met rondte nr 3. Toe het ek die hele patroon gecopy en gepaste en vir rondte nr 3 het ek elke van die groepie steke (die dele tussen kommas) op ‘n aparte lyn gesit. Dit maak dit makliker. Veral as mens so 5 of 6 keer gedurende daai spesifieke rondte deur jou familie lede gepla word.

I tried nr 11 on this list. With a few interruptions from the todller, I made a few mistakes in round 3. Then I copied and pasted the pattern and for round three I put each stitch group (the stitches between comma’s) into it’s own line which made it easier for me to follow. Which means that there were 12 lines for round 3. Hope that makes sense!

It came out beautiful with Vinnis Aqua and a 4,5mm hook. Then started it with t-shirt yarn, adapted it a bit to try and make a lacy heart shaped rug. That one is still a WIP! And hidden somewhere!

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Geniet die harte en onthou ons gaan nog later vir julle die voorbeelde wys wat ons met t-shirt yarn en Vinnis gehekel het.

Hope you enjoyed this round as well. Next up will be the larger hearts of which some could possibly maybe work for t-shirt yarn rugs.

Twisted Crochet Neck Warmer

Once you start, you can’t stop!

Warning!

Lots of twisted neckwarmers, lots of chocolates and lots of cake and coffee in this post!

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A few weeks ago we had a crochet together at a friend’s house in Langebaan. She is busy crocheting a ripple blanket with REAL merino wool. If you look at and feel her blanket, you just have to try something with real wool as well.

Dalena's ripple and Her cat Roxy

Dalena’s ripple and Her cat Roxy

Then I tried to copy a cowl/snood Dalena crocheted with Merino Wool. I used 2 strands ( African Expressions, Adore and Joy ) together and started with 70 chain stitches as per her recipe. Finished it that afternoon, but when I tried it on, it was a bit scratchy against my neck. Frogged it immediately. It was the Joy which is ?% wool, ?% acrylic, that did the scratching.

Then there was a take 2

Too thick!

Too thick!

A take 3

not happy with the stitch pattern!

not happy with the stitch pattern!

And finally a very successful take 4!

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And somewhere in between all these tries, I accidentally twisted my chain stitches before closing the round/tube! That’s what happens when your toddler pulls on your yarn an hops on and around you.

This one ended up with a double twist!

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I prefer the single twist one and tried to do a picture tutorial for you. Hope this helps you. Once you do the twist at the beginning of you second round, you just go round and round. NO slip stitches to close a round nor any chain stitches to start a new round. Simply and merrily and easily dc, ch1, all around!

Play around with 50 gram skeins, and see what happens. Put different colours and textures together and surprise yourself! Make seven for yourself. One for each day of the week. And then, start making lots more to give or sell to your friends!

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The 50 stitches one was for the smaller neck warmer for Anya. Different yarn combinations would need a different number of stitches. Any number between 50 and 70 can work. You’ll get a feel for it after your first try.

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So grab a skein or two and a large hook and start your twisted neck warmer!

Anya asked for a blue one. I started her first one with 40 stitches. Here she is trying it on.

A bit too tight. Frog!

A bit too tight. Frog!

The second try with 50 stitches was perfect!

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Then came a few more. [ All this whilst I was suppose to finish the larger pink doily rug tutorial for one of the Facebook crochet groups I belong to. We have a CAL in June and about 700 members are crocheting the doily rug! Exciting hey!]

pink and grey

pink and grey

brown merino hand-spun from cowgirlblues

brown merino hand-spun from cowgirlblues

That Red Velvet Cheese Cake was devine!

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another blue one and cheese cake at Mondvol Padstal

another blue one and cheese cake at Mondvol Padstal

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See you soon with the photo tut for the larger doily rug!