It was about a year ago that I discovered t-shirt yarn. And what I mean by “discover” is that I found a tutorial and excitedly made a couple of balls of yarn with some old t-shirts, thinking I would make all sorts of lovely things. That did not happen because after making the yarn I stared at the neatly wrapped balls and drew a blank. What would I make with them, I thought. So they went into my stash and there they stayed, forgotten.
And then last night, while watching Frozen for the fourth time, I pulled out the t-shirt yarn and decided to make a pot holder. It took no time at all and the result was a very thick and sturdy circle, perfect for hot plates and pots.
If you’ve got t-shirt yarn that is sitting around, waiting for a purpose, why not make a pot holder? Here’s the tutorial I used to make my yarn. For this pattern I used crochet hook size 10mm/US N-15 and worked in continuous rounds to create a spiral. Circle is approx. 7″ across.
Round 1: start 6 sc in ring.
Round 2: inc in each st (12 sts)
Round 3: [sc, inc] x 6 (18 sts)
Round 4: [sc, inc] x 9 (27 sts)
Round 5: [2 sc, inc] x 9 (36 sts)
Round 6: [2 sc, inc] x 12 (48 sts)
Fasten off and weave ends. And that’s it!
Now that I’ve taken the plunge into crocheting with t-shirt yarn I’m feeling a little ambitious and would like to attempt a t-shirt yarn rug! What have you made with t-shirt yarn?