Day 23 {Make Madness} – Part 2 – Making T-Shirt Yarn

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Day 23 of Make Madness – Making T-Shirt Yarn


Well today was one of those days that didn’t quite go the way I thought it would.

About mid-morning I went downstairs into our garage to retrieve my bin of t-shirts to begin today’s craft only to discover water all over the garage floor.  The source of the problem:  a busted water heater.  I quickly called Mike, who told me how to turn off the heat and the water, and let me know he was on his way home.  Long story short, we have a new hot water heater that will be installed tomorrow and we’re drying out the area that got wet.



Sooooo… I didn’t start my project until late.  I managed to find a t-shirt to cut up and followed this tutorial.  The instructions were great and before I knew it I had a ball of t-shirt yarn.



I wanted to cut more shirts up but I ran out of time.  I’ll definitely be converting those babies into yarn and use them to make floor rugs.

0104238db7f65ace038e1959abdf4af59930d116daI grabbed my humongous crochet hook (size Q, I think) and started my rug.  I crocheted a beginning chain row the width I wanted for the rug, and then made single crochet stitches starting in the 2nd chain from the hook.  When I reached the end of the row, I turned around, chained 1 and continued back with single crochets.  I was able to do 3 complete rows with the ball of yarn I made.

01b3f27ea6f01da059b057c33f38e041bd86d30fd101d0131f6cd24cdc5f262287d168579d6e583f758cSeveral more skeins and I’ll have a wonderful rug.  I think I’ll use it to line our dog crate.

Until tomorrow,








I was watching you make the t-shirt yarn, mom, and I would be willing to help.  I could take one end in my mouth and pull.  I’d be good at that.


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