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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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”.

Flower t-shirt rug photo tutorial Part 1 / Blom t-shirt mat foto-patroon Deel 1

Ek is sooooooo opgewonde! My heel eerste foto patroon op my blog! Wol-Wol Hoera! Ek het stap vir stap foto’s geneem van elke rondte van die blomme. En toe gedink ek gaan sommer in een aand tjop-tjop die patroon uitskryf. Hahaha! Toe nou nie. Dit neem nogal ‘n paar ure om die foto’s uit te kies, te crop, en byskrifte by te sit.

I am super excited! My very first own photo tutorial! Yarn-Yarn Hooray! A few mornings ago I took a few step-by-step photo’s of each round of the flowers. And thought I would quickly whip up a tutorial that night. Hahaha! Not so easy. I now have all the more respect for every one out there that has written photo tutorials for us.  

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Op my vorige blog inskrywings het julle nou al ‘n ronde doily mat gesien en ‘n reghoekige ouma blokke mat. En vandat ek laasjaar begin matte hekel het was daar nou al dosyne van hulle. Ek wonder nou al vir ‘n rukkie hoe dit sal lyk as mens ‘n paar Japanese blomme hekel en hulle dan aanmekaar hekel. Eintlik is ek veronderstel om nou ‘n granny mat vir ‘n bestelling te hekel, maar ek is nie lus daarvoor nie.

Ek spring toe weg met mooi grys T en begin met hierdie blom. http://revlie.typepad.com/revolution/2011/06/japanese-flower-tutorial-picture-by-picture-you-can-do-this.html

Die eerste paar rondtes was ok, maar as jy by die laaste rondte kom is die 8 langbene net te veel vir die dikte van die T. Ek het dit toe aangepas na 5 langbene met 1 kettingsteek tussenin. Dit lyk toe beter en bietjie platter. En ek wou ook die 6 blomme aanmekaar hekel soos in ‘n ouma blok mat. Dit sou nie werk met die patroon se 11 blomblare nie. En van daar af het ek sommer die hele patroon verander soos ek dit wou hê. En dit gaan ek nou alles vir julle probeer verduidelik met my heel eerste foto-patroon!

On my previous blog posts you saw a giant doily rug and a granny square one. I felt like something different and wanted to try a Japanese flower rug with the T-shirt yarn. I’m actually suppose to be crocheting a granny square rug for an order, but still need some inspiration for a nice square pattern.

So I grabbed my hook and some grey T and started with a Japanese flower from this pattern. http://revlie.typepad.com/revolution/2011/06/japanese-flower-tutorial-picture-by-picture-you-can-do-this.html . BUT the 8 dc’s in the last round were too much for the thickness of the T. I changed that to 5 dc with a 1ch in between and the petals looked better. And because I wanted to join 6 flowers together (as in my granny square rug) the eleven petals had to be changed to 12. After all those changes, let’s just call it a West Coast flower!

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En toe raak die grys T op in die laaste rondte van blom nr 6! Lekker vies! Oor na plan B. Trek al die blomme se blare uit en maak dit lilac/pienk.

And then I ran out of grey T in the last round of flower nr 6! Grrrr! Plan B. Frog all six flower’s petals and redo them in lilac/pink.

So hier kom die patroon!

And here is the pattern!

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Ek is nou in two minds of die mat reghoekig of rond moet wees en het toe op die facebook hekelgroep “Ons Hekel” gevra wat hulle dink. Tot dusver het die meeste gestem vir die blom weergawe.

Ek verlaat julle nou hier met die halwe projek en hoop om sommer gou vir julle die voltooide mat en vashekelmetode te kan wys.

I can’t decide whether I want the rug to have a rectangular or flower shape and have asked the opinions of fellow crocheters on the facebook crochet group “Ons Hekel”. Most of them voted for the flower version.

 I can hear my family’s tummy’s rumbling! I’ll be back soon to show you the finished rug as well as the joining method.

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Ek koop my T-shirt wolle by https://www.facebook.com/50swolwinkel?ref=hl

I buy my T-shirt yarn from https://www.facebook.com/50swolwinkel?ref=hl