Upcycle your t-shirt with a Scheepjes Bloom doily : the pattern

I am so happy to share the pattern for the t-shirt doily with you today. (I know, it is a bit later than expected, I am sorry 🙂 )

Beautify your plain simple t-shirt with a lovely coloured doily and enjoy your summer !

What do you need + info :

– 1 t-shirt
– Yarn : Scheepjes Bloom : small amounts of 8 different colours. These are the colours I used: rose 409, delphinium 417, light fern 412, fuchsia 407, grey thistle 421, gerbera 413, lilac 404, tulip 406.
– Crochet hook : 5mm
– Crochet stitches : magic ring, chain (ch), slipstitch (slst), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), double crochet (dc), picot (p), work 2 double crochet together (dc2tog), work 5 double crochet together (dc5tog). I use US crochet terms.
– picot : after sc just made, chain 3 and work 1sc in first out of 3 ch.
– Gauge : not crucial. Measurements of the doily :  24-25 cm/10in diameter
– Scissors, tapestry needle to weave in ends, pins and mat for blocking, sewing thread and sewing needle or sewing machine.

Pattern :

First you crochet the entire doily :

Info :               – you always work on the right side, so DO NOT TURN.
– every round is closed with 1slst.
– cut yarn at the end of each round.

– Round 1 : With rose, make a magic ring and work in the ring : 1ch, 10sc, close round with 1slst in first sc. Cut yarn and cast off. (10sc)
– Round 2 : Cast on delphinium with 1slst in first sc, work in same sc : 3ch+1dc, in every next sc : 2dc, close round with 1slst in 3rd ch, cut yarn and cast off. (20dc)
– Round 3 : Cast on light fern with 1slst in 3rd ch, work here as well : 4ch (=1dc+1ch), work in every next dc : 1dc+1ch, close round with 1slst in 3rd ch, cut yarn and cast off. (20dc+1ch)
– Round 4 : Cast on fuchsia with 1slst in first 1ch-space, work here as well : 3ch, in next 1ch-space : 1dc+3ch, (work in same 1ch-space + in next 1ch-space : 2dctog+ 3ch), repeat () another 18 x, close round with 1slst in 3rd ch, cut yarn and cast off. (20 groups of 2dctog+3ch)
– Round 5 : Cast on grey thistle with 1slst in first 3ch-space, work here as well : make loop on hook a bit larger, next 5dctog+5ch, work in every next 3ch-space : 5dctog+5ch, close round with 1slst in first 5dc-group, cut yarn and cast off. (20 groups of 5dctog+5ch)
– Round 6 : Cast on gerbera with 1slst in first 5ch-space, work here as well : 1ch, 1sc+1p+1sc+5ch, work in every next 5ch-space : 1sc+1p+1sc+5ch, close round with 1slst in first sc, cut yarn and cast off. (20 groups of 1sc+1p+1sc+5ch)
– Round 7 : Cast on lilac with 1slst in first 5ch-space, work here as well : 1ch, 1sc+7ch, work in every next 5ch-space : 1sc+7ch, close round with 1slst in first sc, cut yarn and cast off. (20 x (1sc+7ch))
– Round 8 : Cast on tulip with 1slst in first 7ch-space, work here as well : 1ch, 1sc+1hdc+7dc+1hdc+1sc, work in every next 7ch-space : 1sc+1hdc+7dc+1hdc+1sc, close round with 1slst in first sc, cut yarn and cast off. (20 groups of 1sc+1hdc+7dc+1hdc+1sc)

chart t-shirt doily

 

– weave in all ends.

– block doily and allow to dry.

– pin doily on the back of a t-shirt.

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– Sew the outer edge of the doily. (I prefer to stretch my t-shirt a bit while sewing, so the result will be very stretchy and comfortable).

– Turn your t-shirt inside-out : wrong side facing now. Cut an opening in the back of your t-shirt (where the doily is, be careful not to cut in your doily). Next you carefully cut out all the fabric behind the doily. I prefer to do it in 2 steps : first I cut leaving a 2cm/0,8in distance between my cutting and the sewing line. And afterwards I cut closer to the sewing line, very carefully with small scissors.

– Ready !

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And …. I had so much fun making this doily, I decided to make a new version : in white, with 3 joined doilies… Here you can already see a picture of the work-in-progress. (the exciting part still needs to be done : the cutting part ! )

So I will write a second tutorial by next week 🙂

Wish you all a wonderfull weekend!

t-shirt doily

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