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.
The first one is my own doily pattern (just in case you haven’t seen it yet!)
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.
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.
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.
Here is Anne-Marie’s pink version of the same pattern
I love this classic doily pattern. I worked from a pattern in a Crochet Magazine.
You will find a similar pattern here:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.