Wednesday, July 16, 2014

He'll never miss that t-shirt

I've seen lots of projects made using t-shirt yarn and I've been wanting to give it a try. You need to start with a t-shirt that doesn't have seems in the side and then you cut it so that it ends up in one long strip and you can crochet with it.

I got one of Wade's t-shirts (with his permission) No seriously I asked him and he even picked one out that I could cut up.

I didn't really make anything with it but I did crochet a circle. I used a large hook and the ball of yarn didn't go as far as I thought it would.

I do believe I would like to do more of this though. I'm thinking that a thrift shop with super cheap XL t-shirts might be the way to go.

18 comments:

  1. OH, I see what you did! And you know, you could use something worn out but with sentimental value, and get a new use from it!

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  2. How can a t-shirt not have seams in the sides? I can't even imagine how this is done...

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  3. This could make some seriously interesting patterns...if you only find plain t-shirts you could always tye dye them before cutting them up to give different effects!!

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  4. cool...now i have to go look at Bob's tshirt to see if there are any that don't have seams.. not because I will do this but because i thought they ALL had seams. you could use tie died shirts and make it colorful.. see i am full of ideas for you to do

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  5. Well that's neat...!!
    hughugs

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  6. put out the word with friends and you may be surprised what comes to you for free.

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  7. I had a couple of gals try to teach me to crochet. It wasn't pretty and I never figured it out. Just not crafty.

    Have a fabulous day Ann. My very best to Duke. ♥♥♥

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  8. Hi Ann, I have done this in the past . . . the size you made does work wonderfully well for a hot pad :)
    Have a great week.
    Connie :)

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  9. I've made some door mats this way. Good way to get one more use out of the fabric.

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  10. I'm wearing a t-shirt with no seams and had no idea that t-shirts didn't have seams! If I didn't know that, there's no way I can understand how you cut it up and turned a t-shirt into what you did! It boggles my mind!

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  11. Yep, women have been taking the shirts right off the backs of hard-working men since the beginning of shirts!

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  12. Oh my - you are brave, but I could see this becoming something that you play with... maybe tie die it first?
    Hugs, Antonella :-)

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  13. What a great idea! It kind of looks like one of those old-fashioned braid rugs.

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  14. What a concept. T-shirts. I would've never dreamed this in a million years.

    What, pray tell, would you make with it...maybe coasters? Or hot pads? I'm curious now.

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  15. Wow---I would never have guessed that that was made from a t-shirt... Love it... You just keep learning more and more and getting more and more talented!!!!!!

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  16. I've always wanted to try that! That looks great :)

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  17. That is terrific Ann. I have never learned to crochet. It looks like fun. You have a good evening.

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