Hooked On ‘Tyarn’

IMG_1952smallI have had this notion for a long time that I would be able to crochet something from old t-shirts. I have a bag of all-sorts for the manifestation and today was the day. Out came the scissors and the t-shirts were cut into appropriate strips making some fun tyarn (I mean, if yarn made from plastic bags is called ‘plarn’, then yarn from t-shirts must be ‘tyarn’, right?) The strips are to be worked on the big hooks (sizes 8 to 15 mm to be exact).

Some of the t-shirts were on the thick side so it’s important to have a good scissors in order to have the strips as smooth-sided as possible.

IMG_1958smallPurple Summer-T with Winter Red Trimming
© 2010 Irene Lundgaard

IMG_1960smallToo Short Ts © 2010 Irene Lundgaard

My idea was that if I made the strips wide enough the fabric would become fairly thick when worked whereby the shapes could be used for garden chair seat-covers and not needing stuffing and all that sort of nonsense. My theory worked, I used both double and treble crochet to test the fabric made, and I’m delighted.

It’s a winner and beware what colours you wear in my presence this summer, I just might strip anything nice off your back.

6 responses to “Hooked On ‘Tyarn’”

  1. I love the idea of the garden chair seat covers that can go straight in the washing machine on a hot wash. They can’t take long to make either – as long as someone else will make the tyarn… (GREAT name!)

  2. shestitch says:

    Hi,
    Love this idea as I hate sitting on cold seats, mine garden chairs on iron and hard! So I will definitely copy this great idea. Thanks.

  3. Irene says:

    TeeWee, it’s the handiest thing in a long time. Rugs could be made as well, of course!

    shestitch, I love to inspire! I look forward to seeing your interpretation!

  4. Bath mats – just mentioning…

  5. Bionic Laura says:

    Love it! What a great recycling idea and the cushions look great.

  6. Irene says:

    Laura, it’s brilliant and any cloth can be used really, it’s just a matter of sewing it together as a tube, cut the tyarn and grab the hook! The cushions are great as there is no padding or anything needed.