Old T-shirt to New Crochet Bowl




About: I am architect from India, I just completing my masters in advanced design and digital architecture from ELISAVA. I love computational design and fabrication, I love making things using same techniques.

I have so many old t-shirts and each and every t-shirt has some history!! I can never let myself throw them out... So what can be a better way to keep them and have them in a new form!!! This project lets me make super pretty bowls out of my favorite t-shirts!! What can be a better way to store things!!! :) :) :))))))

Step 1: Materials Required

Best part of making this project is that all the things you need you already own them.

-bunch of old t-shirts (I will be using two colour of t-shirts, peach and white for this project, you can play with as many colours as you wish)
-Crochet size 6
-Pencil and a scale.

Step 2: Making Yarn Out of Old T-shirts

First cut out the edge of the t-shirt.

Mark little slanting lines starting from mid of the Base of t-shirt and these line should continue from front to back, so we can have a continuous yarn out of it.

Now cut on the markings to get continues yarn.

Make your ball of t-shirt yarn.

Step 3: Crocheting....!!!

1. Make a loose knot at the starting of yarn.

Row1. Make 13 tr (trebles) in the ring.

-Join at the first tr with the sl (slip) st (stitch).

- Now pull the loose end of the ring and tighten the ring.

Step 4:

Row 2. Make 3 ch (chain), 1 tr in the same place of the first ch, V (2 tr in one stitch) in each st of first round, Join the last st at the 3rd ch.

Row 3. Make 3 ch, V in next st of the round and 1 tr in next st, repeat till the end of the round and join at the 3rd ch of the 1st tr.

Row 4. Make 3 ch, V in next st and 1 tr each in next 2 stitches, repeat V, 2 tr, V till the end of the row. sl st in 3rd ch.

These 4 rows make the base of the bowl.

Step 5: Sides

Row 5. 1 dc in the back of the ch all around the last row, join with the sl st.

Row 6. 3 ch, 1 tr in each dc of previous row.

Row 7.to 9. 3 ch, 1 tr in each tr of previous row.

Row 10 and 11. Join white yarn with the peach yarn. Make 3 ch, 1 tr in each tr of previous row.

Step 6: Scallops

Row 12. 1 ch, miss 1 tr, 1 dc, 1 tr, 1 dc in next tr, 1 ch, miss 1 tr, 1 sl st in next tr. Repeat same all around the row.

Finishing touch. Weave the loose ends into the stitches.

Yuhuu!! Its done!!!!

Now its your turn to make few bowls!!

If you enjoyed the project vote for me!! :)))))))

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    2 years ago

    Thank you for sharing this Instructable! You've got a vote from me! :-)

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