My First Commission

I got my first order, how exciting! *shoulder shimmies around the house*

I thought I’d share with you the mandala crochet rug I made for my very first customer.

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Made with Tek-Tek tshirt yarn (which I’d never used before) from the Tshirt Yarn Shop (where I’d never shopped before), and I have to say I was really pleased with both decisions; I will be shopping from this brand and store again.

I used my mandala crochet rug pattern that I’ve written about previously, and a 12mm hook.

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The rug has a diameter of 77cm at the customers request and required pretty much two whole large rolls of tshirt yarn.

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My customer had an idea of what colours she wanted the rug to be so I sent her some swatches in varying shades from different tshirt yarn brands and these are the ones she chose to compliment her room; a large roll of light mottled grey, and a large roll of dark midnight blue – the latter I’m actually in love with.

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However, what I didn’t realise at the time of purchase is that the grey yarn is a ‘printed’ yarn, and the blue yarn is a ‘solid’ yarn – and whilst you can’t see much difference in the fabric textures when the rug is on the floor, you can feel the difference. The solid yarn is a lot smoother and far more elasticated – it also seems slightly chunkier (it actually reminded me of scuba fabric). Just something to be aware of for next time I suppose.

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Anyway – the important bit! My customer is really happy with her rug, she even sent me this lovely message:

“Oh my goodness, it’s beautiful! Thank you so much for the lovely rug, I love it! It fits really well.”

It feels so rewarding to make something for someone and know that it’s now become a feature in their home, hopefully for many years to come.

Plus it’s nice to enjoy working with a pattern you love and know inside out.

 

 

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Here’s hoping for many more orders!

If you’d like to enquire about an order please get in touch.

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