T-shirt yarn is a fabulous choice for crocheting or knitting containers and tubs for around the house, handbags, gadget cases, or slippers. However, it can be quite expensive to buy, so why not have a go at making it?
As featured in the Mollie Makes newsletter this month, Meredith Crawford (@sheepishknit) gives us the low-down on how to make t-shirt yarn – so you can make this Hoooked Zpagetti bag without spending a penny (other than on the handle, should you wish to buy one).
You will need:
I bought a couple of Hoooked Zpagetti bag kits a while ago and was determined to work at least one of them up by summer! My determination has paid off as I’ve nearly finished the Rimini crochet handbag:
This handbag is crocheted using a 12mm hook (supplied) and uses 1.5 to 2 balls of the included grey Zpagetti yarn depending on how much you stick to the pattern.
I love all things pixels, crafty, and crochet (except candy pink poodle toilet roll covers – which are never acceptable). So, I enjoy looking up how gamers are working up my favourite retro video game characters every now and again and here are my latest findings, which include an 8-bit Super Mario crochet bedspread, a Pac-Man quilt, a fabulous Doctor Who crochet tardis, a Space Invaders crochet blanket, and a Super Mario invincibility star crochet baby blanket:
8-bit Super Mario Bedspread by Russ McAllister:
Our cottage has been rather freezing of late, and the girls feet getting colder so I went on the hunt for a crochet slippers pattern. I was delighted to find this free crochet slippers pattern from Megan at Tampa Bay Crochet (adapted from a pattern by Nikki Kirkwood) and promptly worked some up for my girls.
Merry Christmas! We’ve had a relaxing festive season thus far, and I’m really enjoying having some extended time off work to spend with the children. I thought I would share some of the crochet projects I worked up for Christmas, so today I am sharing the pattern for a child’s scarf. It’s made of trebles and can be crocheted for any size by adjusting the initial chain length to suit.
Childs Crochet Scarf Pattern