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Basket Case

I used the fabric yarn I made a while ago to make an oval-shaped basket.

Oval basket crocheted with fabric yarn

That dark part in the middle? That’s an entire bed-skirt. The rest of it? That’s an entire double bed sheet. Makes me wonder how much fiber goes into one ball of yarn.

Basket crocheted with fabric yarn

I might have gotten another row in with the 2 pillow cases. I only keep my socks in it though, so I don’t need anything deeper.

On a different note:
I started putting my blanket squares together. Finally. Here’s where I am so far.

Crocheted Square Blanket - Incomplete

And no, those ends are not weaved in yet. I hate weaving in ends, and I always leave it for last. Maybe I can convince my mom to do it for me when she comes to visit? 😉

Fabric Yarn

There are a lot of tutorials out there that show you how to make yarn out of plastic bags and t-shirts. I’ve been wanting to do something similar for a while, but making enough plarn seemed like it would take a while, and I don’t have enough old t-shirts to cut up.

Luckily I remembered I had these old sheets from my husband’s bachelor days. Below is a picture of the sheet and parts of the bed skirt each cut into one continuous piece of “yarn”.

Bed sheet cut into strips to make yarn

The strips were cut into approximately 2 inch wide strips


And here is a picture of the “yarn” rolled up neatly.

Fabric yarn

I don’t have finished project made from this yet, but I do have something in mind. I’ll be sure to post pictures when it’s done.
I’m also in the process of making a bolero with this yarn. We’ll see how it turns out.

Taupe yarn