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T-Yarn Baby Bib

Posted on August 28, 2009

T-Yarn Baby Bib
Here is my latest t-yarn or tarn project that is created from recycled tee-shirts. I cut an old white tee-shirt up into a very narrow strip about 1/4 inch wide. The shirt I used had no side seams so I just cut around and around the body of the shirt to create one long strip. I then gently pulled on the strip to curl the t-yarn into a nice thin strand which I used to crochet this baby bib. Here is a tutorial on how I cut and curl the t-shirts into curled t-yarn or tarn.

So if you haven’t already tried crafting with recycled t-shirts, check out the process and give it a go. It’s a great way to repurpose those old t-shirts into cool new items.

Free Pattern for Crocheted T-Yarn Baby Bib

Materials needed:

One white T-Shirt cut into 1/4 inch wide strip and stretched to curl into T-yarn (about 1/2 of shirt used)
1/2 oz of cotton yarn (Pink used)
One hook and eye closure

H (5 mm) USA size crochet hook

Description: Baby Bib measures 7-1/2″wide at middle and 11″ long

Ch 18

Row 1
Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in ea chain st down to end. Ch 1, turn. (17)

Row 2
Sc in ea st of row. Ch 1, turn.

Row 3
Work 2 Sc in 1st st, then Sc in ea st to last st of row, 2 Sc in last st. Ch 1, turn.

Row 4
Sc in ea st of row. Ch1, turn.

Row 5
Repeat row 3.

Row 6
Repeat row 4.

Row 7
Repeat row 3.

Row 8 – 22
Sc in ea st of row. Ch 1, turn. (Should measure approx. 6″ long after row 22.)

Row 23 (Shaping for neck – ea side is worked separate)
Sc in next 9 sts, leave remaining sts unworked. Ch 1, turn.

Row 24
Sk 1st st of row, Sc in next 8 sts. Ch 1, turn.

Row 25
Sc in ea st of row. Ch 1, turn.

Row 26
Sk first st of row, Sc in remaining 7 sts. Ch 1, turn.

Row 27
Sc in next 6 sts. Ch 1, turn. (6 sts on ea row from here on out)

Row 28
Work 1 dec over the first two sts of row (work 1 Sc together over 2 sts to create 1 dec)
Sc in ea st to last st, 2 Sc in last st of row. Ch 1, turn. (6)

Row 29
Work 1 dec over first two sts, Sc in ea st to last st, 2 Sc in last st. Ch 1, turn.

Row 30
Work 2 Sc in 1st st of row, Sc in ea st to the last 2 sts of row, then work 1 dec over last two sts. Ch 1, turn.

Repeat last two rows until a total of 39 rows completed.
FO and weave ends under.

Row 23 (Other side neck shaping)
Working the opposite side, attach yarn using a Sl st in 4th st from center leaving the three center sts unworked. Sc in ea remaining st across row (9 sts.) Ch 1, turn.

Work this side to match neck shaping the same as other side from row 24 – 39. You reverse all shaping so it matches the other side. FO with T-yarn and weave under ends.

Attach the cotton yarn at top corner of strap with a Sl St. Sc evenly around the entire inside edge of neck opening to top of other corner of strap. Now working on the outside edge of bib, *Sl St into next st, Dc in sm st, skip one st *. Repeat between * back to top corner of strap where you started. Join with a Sl St into beginning Sl St.

Sew hook and eye to back side of strap at the top.

If you have any questions or find discrepancies in this pattern, please email me using contact tab above.
Ch – Chain
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Dc – Double Crochet
Dec – Decrease
FO – Fasten Off
Inc – Increase
Rnd – Round
Sc – Single Crochet
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Sk – Skip
Sm – Same
St – Stitch
T-yarn – T-shirt yarn

This pattern is copyrighted by Cindy of My Recycled Bags {dot com} and may only be used for private individual use. No commercial sales or use is permitted. Links to this pattern are acceptable. ©2009

****Please do not copy my patterns on your blog site or post my patterns on Internet sites. I do not allow my patterns to be republished without expressed written permission. Posting of my patterns, without written permission is in violation of my copyrights and is content theft.

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10 Responses to “T-Yarn Baby Bib”

  1. All Things Eco Blog Carnival Volume Sixty Five | Focus
    Aug 31, 2009

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  2. SimplyForties
    Aug 31, 2009

    You are too clever! What a great idea!

  3. Rachel
    Aug 31, 2009

    Hey Cindy!
    What a nice bib, great job! I have yet to try making T-yarn, although I’m really excited about doing it.
    .-= Rachel´s last blog ..Crochet Pattern: Lover’s Knot Triangle Scarf =-.

  4. Lisa
    Sep 01, 2009

    Great idea! I’ve crochet lots of stuff rag style but I never thought of cutting the yarn thin and making something like this!

  5. Stephanie
    Sep 01, 2009

    One of these days I will learn to crochet….then I will be trying all your wonderful projects.
    .-= Stephanie´s last blog ..Firsts on the First – Watermelon Lemonade =-.

  6. Cyndi Lou
    Sep 05, 2009

    Thanks for the great instructions! I wanted to tell you how much I enjoy seeing your work! Because you are so inspirational and I can spend alot of time here. . .I am giving you the IdyllHours Blog Award!
    See my Blog for the details!
    See you! Cyndi

  7. Le-Chat
    Sep 07, 2009

    Great idea! I’m sure mommy will find the bib very practical and super absorbent too.
    .-= Le-Chat´s last blog ..The Turtle And The Bathtub =-.

  8. Kat
    Sep 16, 2009

    What a wonderful idea! I wouldn’t have thought to use old t-shirts this way, but it’s a great way to recycle them and save money.
    .-= Kat´s last blog ..Personalized Baby Blankets =-.

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  10. Rose
    Mar 02, 2018

    Amazing projects made from recycling.


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