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« on: November 13, 2011 08:05:57 AM »

Somebody just posted a nifty crocheted bag made out of t-shirt yarn.

I was wondering a few things:  Does it take a lot of t-shirt yarn to make a finished product, such as a medium sized bag?  Is it hard to crochet with t-shirt yarn?  (I've crocheted several times with plarn, and it's killer on the hands!)  What size hook to you use?

If anyone has the answers to these questions, that would be great!  Thanks in advance!
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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2011 05:54:13 AM »

I crochet with T-Shirts all the time. I use a very large hook, a P/11.5mm hook. You can also use a Boye K hook. It takes a little practice to get the right swing in your hook since the yarn is thick. I tend to use the pencil hold rather than the knife hold. The projects go fast. Cutting up the T-Shirts with scissors can be a bit hard on your hands and the scissors! I tend to use my rotary cutter for the way I cut up my shirts, but I make many projects. It depends on the project that you are making as to how many shirts you need. My tote uses 6 x-large t-shirts. My bowl uses 1 t-shirt. You don't have to cut up all the shirts at once, nor do you have to have all the shirts you need at once. Your project can be on-going, if it's large like a rug.

Anyway, check out my links for an easy method of cutting yarn with scissors, a small bowl project or an easy tote.

How to make T Shirt Yarn:
http://www.associatedcontent.com/slideshow/76154/how_to_recycle_a_tshirt_into_spaghetti.html?cat=24

T Shirt Tote:

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/7693270/big_hook_crochet_a_sturdy_tote_with.html?cat=24

Practice making a bowl with one t-shirt yarn:

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/7728468/big_hook_crochet_a_bowl_basket_or_pot.html?cat=24

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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2011 04:05:02 PM »

Thank you!  I appreciate your help!
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« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2011 01:15:32 PM »

That bag and bowl are way cool. Love it!

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