Crochet Upcycles … Easy Earth Day Ideas

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Crochet Upcycles ... Easy Earth Day Ideas

I have some fun Earth Day ideas for you today! Use your crochet skills to upcycle everyday items that otherwise would end up getting tossed. Old sweaters with holes, worn sheets or fabric remnants, T-shirts past their prime, and even plastic bags all can be given a new life and turned into other useful items. Here are some tutorials, patterns, and project ideas to get you started.

First things first … we need to turn your fabric, T-shirts, or plastic bags into yarn. Here are a few helpful tutorials to get you started …

How to Make Fabric Yarn

How to Make T-shirt Yarn

How to Make Plarn (Plastic Yarn)

Here are just a few ideas of what you can make … click on the image to go to the free pattern …

Fabric Nesting Baskets Plarn Grocery Tote Fabric yarn crochet coaster pattern Plarn Placemat and Coaster Crochet Pattern

From left to right: nesting baskets from fabric, market tote from plastic bags, coasters from fabric, place mats and coasters from plastic bags.  

And here are some fun crochet projects you can make from everyday items in your home … again, just click the image to go to the free pattern and tutorial …

Pencil Case Crochet edgings for wrist warmers  Felted Dryer Balls

From left to right: pencil case from cardboard paper towel tube, wrist warmers from old sweater, granny square purse from yarn scraps, felted dryer balls from old wool sweater.

And if you are looking for even more upcycle ideas, be sure to check out this roundup from #MyFavoriteBloggers …

7 Creative Upcycle projects form #MyFavoritebloggers

From Left to Right: Crochet Rug from T-shirts from One Dog Woof, Rustic Mason Jar Vase from Suburble, Upcycled No-Sew Fun for Kids from Creative Capital B, Wipes Container to Craft Storage from It Happens in a Blink, Fabric Crochet Coasters from Me :), Upcycled Newspaper Beads from Do Small Things with Love, DIY Silverware Kitchen Clock from The Benson Street.

7 Responses to Crochet Upcycles … Easy Earth Day Ideas

  1. Lorna April 22, 2014 at 9:45 am #

    What fabulous upcycling ideas – I used to have a pencil case made like that when I was a child in the 70’s.

    • Kara April 25, 2014 at 6:59 pm #

      Very fun!!

  2. Melanie April 22, 2014 at 6:43 pm #

    Those nesting baskets are my fav!

    • Kara April 25, 2014 at 6:58 pm #

      They’re one of mine too. Thanks so much, Melanie!

  3. Nancy April 27, 2014 at 11:12 pm #

    oh, I love a good upcycle! Great list of projects!

  4. amy @ one artsy mama April 28, 2014 at 8:27 am #

    Fun ideas! Thanks, Kara!

  5. fariba April 29, 2014 at 1:16 am #

    Thank you for great ideas ………………. 🙂

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