Introduction: Upcycling: T-Shirt 2 Yarn

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Do you have old t-shirts? Than you can upcylce them to yarn, that you can use to knit a carpet, a bag or a drip mat...

Step 1: Step 1: Take Old T-shirts

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Choose old t-shirts, that match. T-shirts with no joints are nicer than those with ones.

Step 2: Step 2: Cut the T-shirts

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Take scissors and cut the t-shirts into 1-3 cm broad stripes. Start at the bottom and than work yourself up until you reach the sleeves. Work in circles so that you get one long stripe of cloth.

Step 3: Step 3: Stretch the Strips

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To get real yarn, that you can easily work with, stretch the strip before you coil it into a ball. As the image shows, the cloth will roll up a little bit and form a nice round strip of yarn.


mz anne thrope (author)2014-09-11

Great instruct able. What size crochet hook do you use?

ikoglin (author)mz anne thrope2014-09-11

Hi Anne, I hope the number are the same as in your country: I'd recommend # 9 or 10... Or else you can also try to use your fingers :-)

Korlee (author)ikoglin2014-09-15

That number, at least in Europe is the hooks diameter (or knitting needle!) in millimeters! :D Easy..

lesliemcollins1 (author)ikoglin2014-09-13

I love your idea! Thanks for sharing!

Kweek (author)2014-09-15

How bad does this drop lint? I'm imagining after a few washes the majority of your shirt will be found in the lint trap.

omikeo (author)2014-09-14

can you show us what you make

fixfireleo (author)2014-09-14

show us pictures of what you have made please!!

Comanchegyrl (author)2014-09-14

Nice idea. What sort of items have you crocheted with this yarn?

costumer341 (author)2014-09-14

You can weave with it too! Get some carpet warp and get creative!

Natalina (author)2014-09-11

Great idea.

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