Typically when one thinks of rags we envision something dirty, torn and just unattractive.  Elecia Cooper of Elecia's Creative I proves that rags are beautiful with her colorful, creative crochet designs.
Elecia shares these 3 beautiful crochet rag rug designs for all to enjoy - 
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D's Sunflower Rag Rug
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Sigma - Sigma - Sigma Rag Rug
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Watermelon Rag Rug
Need a basket for doll accessories - 

Barbie Doll Accessories Basket


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Please welcome Recycled  Into Yarn's  newest Recycled Designer, 
 
Elecia Cooper of Elecia's Creative I

You can read more about Elecia and the other recycled designers on 
the Meet the Designer page.


Let's see what existing Recycled Into Yarn's  Recycled Designer, 
Moira Crochets Plarn, has been up to - 
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Moira's newest 
free crochet pattern - 

Mary Jane Tarn Headband pattern

 
 
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.   
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White Tarn (t-shirt yarn)
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Green Pants Yarn
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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. 
The TCRY-Along will begin on Sunday, 9/8 giving anyone and everyone who wishes to participate an opportunity to decide what type of recycled yarn to use and get a hook of choice.

Introduction to Tunisian Crochet Recycled Yarn - Along
 
 
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.


This adorable Rag Rug is crocheted from strips cut from old T-shirts and other slightly stretchy
fabrics.

Crochet Rag Rug
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Please welcome Recycled  Into Yarn's  newest Recycled Designer, 
 
Susie of Susie at the Circus

You can read more
about Susie and the other recycled designers on
the 
Meet the Designer page.

 
 
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

 Nose Wiper
(for runners)
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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
Hangover Helpers 



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
Wishy Washy
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.
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Chunk Weight Tarn (t-shirt yarn)
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Tarn (t-shirt yarn)
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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.
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Please welcome Recycled Into Yarn's newest Recycled Designer, 
 
Penny of Penniless Parenting

You can  read more about Penny and the other recycled designers on the 
Meet the Designer page.

 
 
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.
  
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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. 

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   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.   

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And I think you'll agree with me that handmade is always much better .... 
you know how it is made and what it is made of.
 
That's what makes this market bag so irresistable. 

 Upcycled T-Shirt Yarn Knit Market Bag
designed by
Randi of Dukes and Duchesses

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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.

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Please welcome Recycled Into Yarn's
newest Recycled Designer, 

Randi of Dukes and Duchesses
You can  read more about Randi and the other recycled designers on the 'Meet The Designer'  page.

 
 
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.   
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Curtain Yarn Rug #1
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Curtain Yarn Rug #2
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Just how easy is it to make Curtain Yarn, Cats Knits breaks the tutorial down in easy to follow steps.

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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.

 
 
We've all experienced a time when bed sheets have worn out their original use and that's typically evident  when the pattern is so faded you can't tell what it was.    That's when you know it's time to figure out what are you going to do with them.

Stefanie of A Common Thread has the answer ....repurpose those sheets into recycled rag yarn.   What can you make with recycled rag yarn?  A very comfortable knitted bath mat that feel so good under your footsies.
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Please welcome Recycled Into Yarn's
newest Recycled Designer,
Stefanie Fail of A Common Thread.

You can read more about Stefanie and the other recycled designers on the
'Meet The Designer'  page.