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

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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 

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.

Crochet stool made with The Shirt Yarn

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Shopping list

  • For this stool I used 2 bundles The shirt yarn 
  • The base for the stool you can find here.
  • a crochet needle that 12mm thick
  • about 1 yard tricot/stretch fabric in the same color as your yarn
  • a staple gun (be careful)

Okay here we start:

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 till the hight you’ll need, crochet 1 sc in every sc from the row before, finish your work

Cover the base with the tricot/stretch fabric and attach it at the bottom from the stool base with the staple gun.

Cover it with your beautiful crochet cover and your stool is finished.

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If you really don’t know how to crochet, but you would love to have a stool like this, HERE’S your solution:)

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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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Baby hat made with Zpagetti

DSC_0163When I find a pattern which I can make with The shirt yarn, I want to try and share it.

Most of the patterns on my blog are made with The shirt yarn.

The shirt yarn is recycled t-shirt fabric and available in a lot of colors, I sell this in my shop www.lvly.nl and people from al over the world can buy, this great material here.

Of course you are free to use any other kind of bulky yarn as long as it matches the needle size, for this pattern.

Do you also want to make this cute baby hat from Rockin’ like a hermit crab, please click HERE

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I think it’s so cute!!!

infinity scarf

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To make this cowl I used two skeins Ribbon Xl which you can buy here. I love the ribbon XL because it’s made from recycled cotton and because it’s cotton it doesn’t itch and is not to warm, but feel free to use any other kind of material that matches knitting needles size 17

 Cast on 40 stitches en work in garter stitch, the width of the work has to measure aprox 16 inches. Than work in garter stitch till the work measures aprox 36 inches and cast of the stitches.

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Put your work flat on the table and give it a twist, like shown in the pictures and close the short sides with an overhand stitch

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You can wear it in different kind of styles

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Have fun making your own chunky cowl!!!

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