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Topic: How to Recycle a T-Shirt into Spaghetti Yarn and turn it into a Tote--->Free!  (Read 4776 times)
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« on: February 02, 2011 07:21:32 AM »









What do you do when a friend gives you dozens of t-shirts?  Make Spaghetti Yarn, of course! Then crochet a striped tote with flower doo-dads.

6 extra large shirts and a P/11.5mm hook is all it takes to make one for yourself.

 I put together a photo tutorial of how to make the spaghetti yarn. You can find it here:
http://www.associatedcontent.com/slideshow/76154/how_to_recycle_a_tshirt_into_spaghetti.html?cat=24

The free pattern for the tote is here:
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/7693270/big_hook_crochet_a_sturdy_tote_with.html?cat=24

An extra large shirt yielded 34 yards of Spaghetti Yarn.

I will be designing more free patterns with the Spaghetti Yarn and hope you enjoy my first one.

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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2011 08:11:10 AM »

What an awesome tutorial!! Thank you!
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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2011 09:24:03 AM »

Hi
 i like spaghetii very much i guess we can be friends also
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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2011 10:12:18 AM »

Thank you very much for a first rate tutorial.  I have looked at instructions for this sort of thing before but had never understood about the slanting cuts to make one continuous strand of yarn.  Your pictures are so clear I now know what to do with the old t-shirts that no longer fit anyone.
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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2011 10:35:33 AM »

Thank you very much for a first rate tutorial.  I have looked at instructions for this sort of thing before but had never understood about the slanting cuts to make one continuous strand of yarn.  Your pictures are so clear I now know what to do with the old t-shirts that no longer fit anyone.

Glad you like it! Yes! The slanted cuts are the trick. And the one off, first. Then you're making cuts into a Y-shaped piece. Otherwise, you get a bunch of loops.

Kimi said:"What an awesome tutorial!! Thank you!"
You are welcome! Hope you can use it in your thrifty-ness!

Charles k p said:"i like spaghetii very much i guess we can be friends also
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Hey! Spaghetti is good for consuming or crocheting!


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« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2011 08:01:48 PM »

OMG wow! I love this! the tutorial is also awesome! THANKS!
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« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2011 09:12:35 AM »

OMG wow! I love this! the tutorial is also awesome! THANKS!

Hi, Thanks for the remarks! I appreciate it!

If you want to make a test project, try this bowl:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=372523.msg4383015#msg4383015

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« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2011 11:02:21 AM »

Great tutorial for upcycling! I am totally going to do this. Have you tried using a tie-dyed t-shirt for a variegated spaghetti yarn?
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« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2011 01:18:56 PM »

Great tutorial for upcycling! I am totally going to do this. Have you tried using a tie-dyed t-shirt for a variegated spaghetti yarn?

Yes! It works out great!

Maria
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