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Recycled T-Yarn Kitchen Set

December 27, 2009 3 comments
T-Yarn Kitchen Set

Now that Christmas is over, I can share my t-yarn kitchen set that I made as a gift. It was crocheted using recycled tee-shirts cut into yarn or tarn as some call this recycled craft material. My set included a trivet, potholder, knob cover and a skillet handle.

If crafting with recycled tee-shirts is new to you, here is my tutorial on how to create what I call curled t-yarn or tarn. Below is the free pattern for the round t-yarn potholder. I previously posted the patterns for the trivet hotpad here and the skillet handle cover here.

The knob cover pattern is available now here. I wanted to keep this post to just the free pattern for the round potholder so people could find each pattern more easily on my patterns page. In case you didn’t know, my patterns page has all my patterns listed together so you can find them quickly by clicking here.

T-Yarn Round Potholder Pattern

Materials needed:
One tee-shirt (white) and another partial shirt of contrasting color (blue)
Cut into 1/4 inch wide strips and gently pull to curl your t-yarn

Hook: K (6.5 mm) size metal crochet hook
Finished Potholder approx: 7 inches wide

Make Two

Rnd 1
Using magic circle with white t-yarn, work 6 Sc in circle. Do not turn your work in this project.

Merry Christmas – WW

December 23, 2009 12 comments
Merry Christmas 2009

Merry Christmas! Wishing everyone the simple joys of the Christmas season.

Christmas Towel Toppers

December 18, 2009 3 comments
Christmas Towel Topper

Need a last minute Christmas gift? How about crocheting a quick towel topper? It is a fast and frugal craft project. Here is the free pattern link for my crocheted doubled towel topper. Included with the pattern is a picture tutorial that shows how to create a no-sewing or cutting towel topper.

These towel toppers do work up very quickly and make wonderful gifts for the holidays.
Happy Holidays!

Crocheted Kitchen Gift Set

December 13, 2009 8 comments
Christmas Kitchen Set

For that last minute holiday crafting, here are some quick crocheted items to share. I crocheted this kitchen set above as a Christmas gift. It includes one potholder, round ripple dishcloth, open mesh magic

Cute Plarn Snowman

December 9, 2009 9 comments
Plarn Snowman

Check out this cute plarn snowman which was crocheted from recycled plastic bags. This project is being shared here at my crafting blog with permission from Snowcatcher who is the creator of this adorable snowman. Here is the pattern link to the free crochet tutorial for the snowman project which includes the hat and scarf.

Snowcatcher even provides an option to make this cute little guy into a plastic bag keeper rather than just a decoration for Christmas. Anyway I just found this to be such a cute recycled crafting project and am thrilled to be able to share it with all my readers. Enjoy and Merry Christmas!

Christmas Plarn Stocking Pattern

December 3, 2009 15 comments
Plarn Christmas Stocking Closeup

Here is the long awaited Christmas stocking made from recycled plastic bags or plarn. People have been asking for a Christmas stocking pattern to crochet using recycled plastic bags for the last several Christmas seasons. So I finally tackled the project and finished up the eco-friendly stocking as shown in the picture.

Below you will find the free crochet pattern for my recycled Christmas stocking. I hope you enjoy the pattern and Merry Christmas!

Free Christmas Plarn Stocking Pattern

Materials needed:
One ball of plastic bag yarn aka Plarn
Approx. 25-30 plastic grocery bags
1 oz. of scrap red yarn

N (9 mm) U.S. size metal hook for stocking
H (5 mm) U.S. size crochet hook for trim

Description: Plastic Bag Plarn Christmas Stocking
Stocking measures 7 inches wide and 18 inches long with a 2 inch hanging loop

Rnd 1
With plastic bag yarn (plarn) Ch 39, Sl St to join in first st of chain to form ring.[…]

About Me

Hello, I’m Cindy or aka RecycleCindy. Welcome to my blog site that is dedicated to recycling and crafting. I love to crochet and create crafts and other useful things from recycled materials. I share many free tutorials and patterns for creating recycled projects as well as other handmade items.

Here is a direct link to all my free patterns available here on My Recycled Bags.

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