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Crochet T-Shirt Yarn Striped Draft Excluder

It gets chilly here in Ireland during the winter and we have an annoying little gap at the bottom of our front door that does not help! So I whipped up a simple draft excluder to try to keep some heat in.

Pre-crochet instructions

To make the insert for the draft excluder, I took a pair of old black jeans, cut them to fit the width of my door, and then sewed these pieces together. I then sewed closed one end, stuffed it with padding from an old duvet and sewed the other end closed by hand.

This was done with little or no technique so apologies that I don’t have more detailed instructions!

Insert for draft excluder
Functional but not very pretty!
T-Shirt Yarn crochet draft excluder - finished
The finished product 🙂

Materials

Pattern

NOTE: When I joined a new colour, I did so by just continuing with a DC (I didn’t finish the previous row with a slip stitch or use use a CH 1 as the first stitch). While this did give a “staggered” effect at the back of the draft stopper I was OK with this. I experimented with the CH 1/SS method but found that it just didn’t look as well, and with T-Shirt yarn being so thick it was actually more noticeable than just doing a continuous loop.

Pattern (US)

Abbreviation (US)Stitch Description (US)
scSingle Crochet
bloBack Loop Only
Base

Round 1: Magic circle, 8 sc in circle

Round 2: 2 sc in each 8 sc (16)

Round 3: *1 sc in first stitch, 2 sc in next stitch. Repeat from * (24)

Round 4: 1 sc back loop only (blo) in each stitch around. (24)

Main Body

Round 5 – end: 1 sc in each stitch around until desired length is reached.

I changed colours every few rows but this is completely down to personal taste and the colours that I had available. Freestyle it!

End piece

Repeat “Base” pattern to Round 3.

Round 4: Slip Stitch into each stitch of Main Body.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Pattern (UK)

Abbreviation (UK)Stitch Description (UK)
dcDouble Crochet
bloBack Loop Only
Base

Round 1: Magic circle, 8 dc in circle

Round 2: 2 dc in each 8 dc (16)

Round 3: *1 dc in first stitch, 2 dc in next stitch. Repeat from * (24)

Round 4: 1 dc back loop only (blo) in each stitch around. (24)

Main Body

Round 5 – end: 1 dc in each stitch around until desired length is reached.

I changed colours every few rows but this is completely down to personal taste and the colours that I had available. Freestyle it!

End

Repeat “Base” pattern to Round 3.

Round 4: Slip Stitch into each stitch of Main Body.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

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crochet t-shirt yarn draft stopper

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