Baskets made with t-shirt yarn

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The baskets shown in the picture are from Annie O Crafts and are made with rope.

The pattern is very easy and can also be done with our shirt yarn, you need about one ball. These basket are great for some home deco and you can make them in every color you desire and as big and as high as you would like.

They are very nice on the side of the nursery, for balls of wool, magazines, as a wastebasket in the office, toys, you name it. If you put in a glass vase, then you can also put flowers in.

If you can’t wait to start this great project, then click here and you will be directed to the easy to follow instructions at Anie O Crafts 

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T-shirt yarn headband

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I came up to this post about making a headband with t-shirt yarn. As you maybe already know, I’m always searching for new ideas which you can make with The shirt yarn, and I really love this tutorial. It’s very easy to follow and the result is stunning:)

Would you like to know how to make this headband just visit Milo&Ben If you would like to buy t-shirt yarn, you can visit www.lvly.nl

Very Easy Infinity Scarf Pattern

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It’s getting colder and because this is an old post of mine and so many people like it I had to put it on top again.

To make this cowl I used two skeins Ribbon Xl from Hoooked, which you can buy here. I love the ribbon XL because it’s made from recycled cotton and because it’s cotton it doesn’t itch and is not to warm, but feel free to use any other kind of material that matches knitting needles size 17

 Cast on 40 stitches en work in garter stitch, the width of the work has to measure aprox 16 inches. Than work in garter stitch till the work measures aprox 36 inches and cast of the stitches.

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Put your work flat on the table and give it a twist, like shown in the pictures and close the short sides with an overhand stitch

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You can wear it in different kind of styles

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If you have any questions feel free to send me a message

Have fun making your own chunky cowl!!!

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re-styled jeans shorts

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My daugther and I re-styled her shorts that became to tight around her legs. It was here idea and I did the sewing part. You can also do this with long jeans but you have to cut them to short pants first.

You need a piece of lace that’s about 12cm wide and 30 cm long, I bought mine HERE and your shortsfoto 2 foto 4

Cut a piece out of your short on both sides, like shown in the picture

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With a sewing machine you attach the lace to the pants

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With a pin you ruffle the edges

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It only takes ten minutes , and the result is great

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If you want the Dutch description you can go to my daughters blog mystickytoffee.com , CLICK HERE

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Crochet stool made with The Shirt Yarn

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Shopping list

  • For this stool I used 2 bundles The shirt yarn 
  • The base for the stool you can find here.
  • a crochet needle that 12mm thick
  • about 1 yard tricot/stretch fabric in the same color as your yarn
  • a staple gun (be careful)

Okay here we start:

Make  9 sc in magic loop

row 1 crochet 2 sc in every sc from the row before is 18

row 2 crochet 1 sc in every sc from the row before

row 3 crochet 1 sc in the sc from the row before in the next 2 sc repeat 9x is 27 sc

row 4 crochet 1 sc in every sc from the row before

row 5 crochet 2×1 sc in the sc from the row before in the next 2 sc repeat 9x is 36 sc

row 6 crochet 1 sc in every sc from the row before

row 7 crochet 3×1 sc in the sc from the row before in the next 2 sc repeat 9x is 45 sc

row 8 crochet 1 sc in every sc from the row before

row 9 till the hight you’ll need, crochet 1 sc in every sc from the row before, finish your work

Cover the base with the tricot/stretch fabric and attach it at the bottom from the stool base with the staple gun.

Cover it with your beautiful crochet cover and your stool is finished.

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If you really don’t know how to crochet, but you would love to have a stool like this, HERE’S your solution:)

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Where’s the Cat basket

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Another great project you can make with T-shirt yarn, from our own brand The shirt yarn and we sell it here, you’ll need about 1000 gram

You’ll need a 12 mm crochet needle, if you don’t have one you can buy it here

Note!!! sc is a single crochet in US and a double crochet in UK

How to make the Cat basket:

Make  9 sc in magic loop

row 1 crochet 2 sc in every sc from the row before is 18

row 2 crochet 1 sc in every sc from the row before

row 3 crochet 1 sc in the sc from the row before in the next 2 sc repeat 9x is 27 sc

row 4 crochet 1 sc in every sc from the row before

row 5 crochet 2×1 sc in the sc from the row before in the next 2 sc repeat 9x is 36 sc

row 6 crochet 1 sc in every sc from the row before

row 7 crochet 3×1 sc in the sc from the row before in the next 2 sc repeat 9x is 45 sc

row 8 crochet 1 sc in every sc from the row before

row 9 crochet 4×1 sc in the sc from the row before in the next 2 sc repeat 9x is 54 sc

row 10-18 crochet 1 sc in every sc from the row before, in the last row you can change the color

Your cat or little dog will love this great recycled yarn basket, which is comfortable and cozy and you can easily wash it. If you keep increasing you can make this basket bigger, if you would like it for a big dog

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spool knitted bracelet nr2

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To make this spool knitted bracelet you’ll need:

  • lurex thread
  • wire 14cm
  • a knitting spool (the ones in the pictures you can buy HERE)
  • a spier

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Knit with the spool and the lurex thread a strand of 12 cm long

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Cut a 14cm long piece of the wire, and attach the wire back and forth

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Baby hat made with Zpagetti

DSC_0163When I find a pattern which I can make with The shirt yarn, I want to try and share it.

Most of the patterns on my blog are made with The shirt yarn.

The shirt yarn is recycled t-shirt fabric and available in a lot of colors, I sell this in my shop www.lvly.nl and people from al over the world can buy, this great material here.

Of course you are free to use any other kind of bulky yarn as long as it matches the needle size, for this pattern.

Do you also want to make this cute baby hat from Rockin’ like a hermit crab, please click HERE

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I think it’s so cute!!!

Rose tea light

A great table decoration for weddings or a romantic dinner at home;)

DSCN0116This is a very easy DIY tutorial on how to make this great flameless rose tea light!

I got inspired by this tutorial from Smart School House, only they used spoons and because I didn’t have them I tried without.

What you’ll need is a glue gun, a fabric rose and a flameless tea light.DSCN0096Cut the leaves from the rose and start with glueing the inside of the rose first to the tea light and then you add another layer till your petals are finished

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crochet pouf pattern

poef grijs blogThe pouf is made with t-shirt yarn, which you can buy here and you have to crochet this pouf with at least a needle size that’s 10 mm thick, you can buy them here. You can use a thicker needle but make sure your yarn matches the needle size. Thicker yarn and needle will only make the pouf bigger.

For a pouf 50cm cross cut you’ll need two 135 yard bundles, for a pouf 60cm cross cut you’ll need three

The pouf is crochet in a spiral, so you have to make sure that at the beginning of each row, you put a piece off material so you know where the row ends and starts

Chain 7 and close the chain with a slip stitch to a circle

–         row 1, crochet 12 st. in the circle

–         row 2, crochet 2 st. in every st. repeat 12x (=24)

–         row 3, crochet 2 st. in every second st repeat 12x(=36)

–         row 4, crochet2 st. in every third st. repeat 12x (=48)

–         row 5, crochet 2 st. in every fourth st. repeat 12x(=60)

–         row 6, crochet 2 st. in every fifth st. repeat 12x(=72)

–         row 7, crochet 2 st. in every sixth st. repeat 12x(=84)

–         row 8, crochet 2 st. in every seventh st. repeat 12x(=96)

–         row 9, 10, 11, 12 crochet 1 st. in every st

–         row 13, crochet every 7th en 8th st.together repeat 12x(=84)

–         row 14, crochet every 6th en 7th st.together repeat 12x(=72)

–         row 15, crochet every 5th en 6th st.together repeat 12x=60)

–         row 16, crochet every 4th en 5th st. together repeat 12x(=48)

Make out off stretch fabric an inside cover and fill the pouf

The bottom

crochet 7 slip stiches and close the chain with a half crochet to a circle

–         row 1, crochet 12 st. in the circle

–         row 2, crochet 2 st. in every st. (=24)

–         row 3, crochet 2 st. in every 2nd st.(=36)

–         row 4, crochet 2 st. in every 3th st. (=48)

Sew with an overhand stitch the bottom to the pouf and ready!!!!

Note!!!!!!!!!!

For the small pouf skip row 6-7-8 and row 13-14-15

st = treble in UK

st = double crochet in US

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