I'm so excited to share that Recycled Into Yarn has kicked off the 1st Tunisian Crochet Recycled Yarn Along Part 1 which is how to make a swatch with the Tunisian Crochet Simple Stitch.
You can see that the Tunisian Simple Stitch looks awesome with the different types of recycled yarn.
White Tarn (t-shirt yarn)
Green Pants Yarn
Kroger Plarn (plastic bag yarn)
The tarn and plarn swatches were made with an afghan hook size I. Because I did not have a afghan hook bigger than size I, a regular crochet hook size was used to make the pants yarn to make the simple stitch stand out.
You can find step by step detailed instructions on the Part 1 Tunisian Simple Stitch (Tss).
For those that would prefer to watch how to make a Tunisian Crochet Simple Stitch, you can access this YouTube link to Kim Guzman's video tutorial
Come back and visit on 9/22 to see
Tunisian Crochet Recycled Yarn-Along Part 2 stitch instructions
Tunisian Crochet also known as Afghan crochet, is a type of crochet that uses a long hook with stopper/handle end, called an Afghan hook.
Tunisian Crochet is a fabulous way of mixing crocheting and knitting. It’s a back and forth motion of taking stitches on and off the hook with out turning.
Recycled Into Yarn's newest recycled designer found a great way to recycle fabrics, particularly old tights, T-shirts and other stretchy materials - crochet a beautiful Rag Rug.
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This adorable Rag Rug is crocheted from strips cut from old T-shirts and other slightly stretchy
fabrics. Crochet Rag Rug
Polly of ReStitch Yarn incorporates both beauty and usefullness in her recycled designs. Her designs range from wearable bands & bracelets with a purpose to cup cozy.
| || |As a runner, she understands how easy it is to get a runny nose and believes
"the long sleeves were practically invented for this problem"
so she created the
| |Going out with the girls, here is a fashionable way to
"keep visual track of the number of drinks consumed by the number of bracelets you have on" with the
| |And since you'll probably have a little extra tarn left over, why not make something to accompany your morning cup of coffee or tea with the adorable
Polly has your creative juices flowing but you just don't have time to make the tarn yourself,
don't worry - she's got that covered too with her ReStitch Yarn Shop.
She offers a wide variety of t-shirt yarn in beautiful colors and weight.
Chunk Weight Tarn (t-shirt yarn)
Tarn (t-shirt yarn)
Thank you again, Polly of ReStitch Yarn for more fabulous
knitted t-shirt yarn designs!!
You can read more about Polly and the other recycled designers on the 'Meet The Designers' page.
I'm pretty sure we all have one - the dreaded sock pile. You know how it is, 2 go in but only 1 comes out. Or, you're doing spring cleaning and just cleaned out a drawer. On the floor in front of you is this pile of old, holey, mismatched socks. Of course, you're first impulse is to throw them away. DON'T!!!!!Penniless Parenting
wows us with her creativity by showing us just how useful old, holey socks can be beyond wearing them - on your feet that is.
If that's not enough, she takes the upcycling to yet another level by designing an adorable button to compliment the backpack from a bottle cap and t-shirt yarn.
The name says it all - RecycleCindy. Over the years, we have enjoyed with enormous pleasure the free patterns RecycleCindy has generously offered on her website and await with great eagerness what this fabulous designer will make next.
This creative designer has made things from children to adults, from kitchen/bath to rugs, from dolls to holidays.
RecycleCindy has recently expanded her clothing/accessory line into a new territory - footwear.
Recycled Plastic Bag Sandals
And why not? I've always said that there is nothing that can't be made with plarn that can be made with regular yarn.
Any plarn crafter knows that an item made with plarn is not only very durable but even washable.
If you want to make a pair for yourself or surprise someone with a pair, RecycleCindy also offers an easy to follow tutorial on how to make plarn from plastic bags.
Thank you again, RecycleCindy, for another fabulous design!!
You can read more about RecycleCindy and the other recycled designers
on the 'Meet The Designer' page.
Market Bags are so versatile and an important accessory for any trip to the grocery store, farmer's market or produce stand.
For some, a market bag is just as important or almost as important as .... coupons!!!
But not just any market bag will do - especially not something mass produced.
Just think 5 t-shirts is all you need to knit one just like it yourself
Randi will even show you how to make
the t-shirt yarn with her step-by-step tutorial.
When faced with the dilemna of what to do with curtains that are stored away taking up space, Cats Knit has the solution. Easy - just make yarn!!
And after you make the yarn, make rugs!! This talented designer generously shares with us her knit rug patterns.
Curtain Yarn Rug #1
Curtain Yarn Rug #2
Just how easy is it to make Curtain Yarn, Cats Knits breaks the tutorial down in easy to follow steps.
Please welcome Recycled Into Yarn's
newest Recycled Designer,
Catrina Lawrence of Cats Knits.
(also on Ravelry)
You can read more about Stefanie and the other recycled designers on the 'Meet The Designer' page.
When faced with a decision of what to do with extra fabric laying around the house, contibuting to overfilled landfills wasn't even a consideration for Teresa. She knew the easiest way to recycle textiles is to repurpose them. And, I'm sure you'll agree with me when I say her efforts were successful.
Recycled Into Yarn's newest Recycled Designer, Teresa Alvarez, shares with us her unique fabric yarn bag designs.
Please welcome Recycled Into Yarn's newest Recycled Designer,
You can read more about Teresa and the other
recycled designers on the
'Meet The Designers' page.