Finger knitting with t-shirt yarn

finger knitting

What a fun project and specially kids love to finger knit.

At he blog from “I love to create” it’s very well explained how to finger knit with clear  pictures. You can also learn how to make shirt yarn and how to tie and die.

When you don’t want to make your own shirt yarn, you can buy bundles of The shirt yarn in my Etsy shop or are at www.lvly.nl.

I also found a great Youtube tutorial, just click here

Advertisements

Crochet square floor cushion

square floorcushion

Materials

3 balls t-shirt yarn 900 grams

You can buy t-shirt yarn here or here

Crochet Hook No. 12

foam 10x50x50cm

Stretchy fabric ca 140x 80cm

Ikea comforter 150x200cm Mysa grass or fiberfill 150x200cm

Terms:

L=chainstitch

V= US terms single crochet

V= UK terms double crochet

1 inch = aprox 2,21cm

52,5 cm = aprox 24 inch

Crochet a chain of about 35 L.

Skip the first L and crochet then a tour with 34 V.

At the end of every row crochet 1L

Turn piece and work with V and you have to crochet underneath both loops

After 2 rows you have to check if your work is aprox 52,5cm wide.

If different, start again and adjust the amount of chainstitches

You crochet until you have a piece of 52.5 x 105cm. Finish all threads.

Fold your work at the center. Sew the sides tightly with a thread of t-shirt yarn .

Sew a pillowcase of stretchy fabric.

Lay the piece of foam on the comforter and fold the comforter around the piece of foam Put it in the pillowcase.

Put het cushion in the crochet cover. Maybe you’ll need some assistance, because it’s a bit tight .

Close the pillow with a thread of t-shirt yarn

Your pillow is ready! Have fun with it!

If you have any questions, please contact me

This floorcushion was designed by Marutska,  because it was written in Dutch I translated it. Marutska makes beautiful crochet items, if you want to check her blog click here or you can like her on Facebook

pom poms made with t-shirt yarn

shirt yarn pom poms

Yet another great project I’m want to do for a long time already. Craftaholics Anonymous explained very well on her blog how to make these pom poms. I love the colors she used, but of course you can make them in any color you’ll desire. If you would like to order your t-shirt yarn you can click here.

If you make the pom poms a bit bigger, you can use them as a pillow.

For the full tutorial click here

t-shirt yarn pom poms

Baskets made with t-shirt yarn

crochet baskets

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 

T-shirt yarn headband

Screen Shot 2013-11-10 at 16.57.34

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

t-shirt yarn necklace

Screen Shot 2013-10-10 at 23.49.07

I will always be looking for new patterns and project which can be made with The shirt yarn and this time I stumbled upon a very easy DIY for a necklace. On the blog from Melissa Esplin it’s very clearly explained how to make these beautiful necklaces.

4th October World Animals Day

DSC_0550

It’s almost Worlds Animals Day and to threat your dog with a great toy, I post this older post of mine again! It doesn’t cost much time and money:)

To make this great toy for your dog I used, 12 strings t-shirt yarn from about 1,2 yard long.

You devide the string in four parts from 3 strings and start the scoubidou technic, one I did with the round technic

Schermafbeelding 2013-01-13 om 14.24.37

and one with the straight technic

Schermafbeelding 2013-01-13 om 14.24.19

When you want to see the full explenation of the technic you can find it here.

In my Etsyshop and my own webshop www.lvly.nl I sell bundles t-shirt yarn from  Hoooked Zpagetti, but if you only want 12 strings for your dogtoy, you can click here I made a special listing for the dogtoy strings:)

DSC_0553

Our dog loves this toy. We also sell them and give our profits to the seeing eye dogs