Free crochet doily rug pattern

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Susan Potter who made this rug and wrote the pattern, bought some of my shirt yarn a while ago and now I found this great post of her with the pattern of the doily rug.

The yarn used for the rug “The shirt-yarn” you can buy in my Etsy shop or in my own webshop lvly.nl. we ship worldwide and when you want to order over 10 bundles, you can get great discounts, just contact us

Do you want to make the rug, just click HERE and you will be directed to the blog Dandilion days

crochet doily rug free pattern

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Finger knitting with t-shirt yarn

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What a fun project and specially kids love to finger knit.

At he blog from “I love to create” it’s very well explained how to finger knit with clear  pictures. You can also learn how to make shirt yarn and how to tie and die.

When you don’t want to make your own shirt yarn, you can buy bundles of The shirt yarn in my Etsy shop or are at www.lvly.nl.

I also found a great Youtube tutorial, just click here

Crochet square floor cushion

square floorcushion

Materials

3 balls t-shirt yarn 900 grams

You can buy t-shirt yarn here or here

Crochet Hook No. 12

foam 10x50x50cm

Stretchy fabric ca 140x 80cm

Ikea comforter 150x200cm Mysa grass or fiberfill 150x200cm

Terms:

L=chainstitch

V= US terms single crochet

V= UK terms double crochet

1 inch = aprox 2,21cm

52,5 cm = aprox 24 inch

Crochet a chain of about 35 L.

Skip the first L and crochet then a tour with 34 V.

At the end of every row crochet 1L

Turn piece and work with V and you have to crochet underneath both loops

After 2 rows you have to check if your work is aprox 52,5cm wide.

If different, start again and adjust the amount of chainstitches

You crochet until you have a piece of 52.5 x 105cm. Finish all threads.

Fold your work at the center. Sew the sides tightly with a thread of t-shirt yarn .

Sew a pillowcase of stretchy fabric.

Lay the piece of foam on the comforter and fold the comforter around the piece of foam Put it in the pillowcase.

Put het cushion in the crochet cover. Maybe you’ll need some assistance, because it’s a bit tight .

Close the pillow with a thread of t-shirt yarn

Your pillow is ready! Have fun with it!

If you have any questions, please contact me

This floorcushion was designed by Marutska,  because it was written in Dutch I translated it. Marutska makes beautiful crochet items, if you want to check her blog click here or you can like her on Facebook

pom poms made with t-shirt yarn

shirt yarn pom poms

Yet another great project I’m want to do for a long time already. Craftaholics Anonymous explained very well on her blog how to make these pom poms. I love the colors she used, but of course you can make them in any color you’ll desire. If you would like to order your t-shirt yarn you can click here.

If you make the pom poms a bit bigger, you can use them as a pillow.

For the full tutorial click here

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Baskets made with t-shirt yarn

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The baskets shown in the picture are from Annie O Crafts and are made with rope.

The pattern is very easy and can also be done with our shirt yarn, you need about one ball. These basket are great for some home deco and you can make them in every color you desire and as big and as high as you would like.

They are very nice on the side of the nursery, for balls of wool, magazines, as a wastebasket in the office, toys, you name it. If you put in a glass vase, then you can also put flowers in.

If you can’t wait to start this great project, then click here and you will be directed to the easy to follow instructions at Anie O Crafts 

Placemats made with t-shirt yarn

placemats

Yet another great project from Creative Jewish Mom!

These placemats ore woven with t-shirt yarn. This is also a great project to do with your kids, because it’s easy and fun. You can use any color combination you’ll like or make the placemats in a plain color

If you would like to see the full tutorial just click here and you will directed to the blog from Creative Jewish Mom

The other post we published before from her blog is the crochet doily rug, wich is also made with t-shirt yarn.

t-shirt yarn necklace

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I will always be looking for new patterns and project which can be made with The shirt yarn and this time I stumbled upon a very easy DIY for a necklace. On the blog from Melissa Esplin it’s very clearly explained how to make these beautiful necklaces.

Where’s the Cat basket

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Another great project you can make with T-shirt yarn, from our own brand The shirt yarn and we sell it here, you’ll need about 1000 gram

You’ll need a 12 mm crochet needle, if you don’t have one you can buy it here

Note!!! sc is a single crochet in US and a double crochet in UK

How to make the Cat basket:

Make  9 sc in magic loop

row 1 crochet 2 sc in every sc from the row before is 18

row 2 crochet 1 sc in every sc from the row before

row 3 crochet 1 sc in the sc from the row before in the next 2 sc repeat 9x is 27 sc

row 4 crochet 1 sc in every sc from the row before

row 5 crochet 2×1 sc in the sc from the row before in the next 2 sc repeat 9x is 36 sc

row 6 crochet 1 sc in every sc from the row before

row 7 crochet 3×1 sc in the sc from the row before in the next 2 sc repeat 9x is 45 sc

row 8 crochet 1 sc in every sc from the row before

row 9 crochet 4×1 sc in the sc from the row before in the next 2 sc repeat 9x is 54 sc

row 10-18 crochet 1 sc in every sc from the row before, in the last row you can change the color

Your cat or little dog will love this great recycled yarn basket, which is comfortable and cozy and you can easily wash it. If you keep increasing you can make this basket bigger, if you would like it for a big dog

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Knitted bag tutorial

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To make this bag I used 1 skein The shirt Yarn (about 800 gram) which you can buy here, a pair of bag handles which you can buy here a pair of knitting needles nr 17 and a 10mm thick crochet hook.

Cast on 40 stitches and work in garter stitch till your work measures about 35 inch, cast of

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Fold your work and close the sides with single crochets, leave the top open but to make your work look better, I did single crochets there to

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The only thing you have to do now is, putting the bag handles on your bag.

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That’s it!!

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Pattern knitted pouf

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Here I will show you how the knitted pouf is made

It’s not diffucult and  the pictures will also show you how it works.

Material:

I used three bundles of The shirt yarn ( wich you can buy here)

You use knitting needles 18mm, I made my own, because I wanted them longer.

How I made the pouf, size cross cut 39 cm

Cast on 22 stiches with two threads of  Zpagetti yarn, if you have any other thread which is thick enough, feel free to use it.

22 stitches is equal to about 40 cm wide (15,7 inch)

Continue in garter stitch

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Work till you have the length two times longer than you work is wide (80cm)(31,4 inch)

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So if you want to make a bigger pouf cast on more stiches and make your work longer!

Close the short sides of your work

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Than work a thread through the long side of your work, but skip each time one row. In the pictures it is shown with a purple thread.

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when you did this all the way, you pull the thread very hard, so your work wil close!

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Then make a inside cover out of strech material, wich is a little bit bigger than the knitted piece!

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Put the inside cover in the knitted piece and fill it firmly, with whatever you like, I filled it with feathers.

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Close the top of the inside cover firmly.

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Then close the top the same way as you closed the bottom, so skip each time 1 row and pull and close firmly!

And there it is, your own beautiful POUF, made by you!!!!

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If you would like the pattern from the crochet pouf you can click here

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