Upcycling T-shirts


One day while I was trolling the Internet for my next crochet project, looking for inspiration. I had the thought of making myself a crochet beach skirt, which then I stumbled upon Katrinshine’s Etsy Shop, where I saw her wonderful t-shirts and tanks.


I thought that it was a great idea, and then I thought, I have some old shirts that I could try this on, that I didn’t care if I ruined, but I could wear if I succeeded. So I googled some more and found that she had a tutorial of how to make these shirts on her blog. I read it through, and realised that I could attempt to make one, all I needed was a crocheted doily to attach to a shirt.

I found this great pinwheel doily pattern, which after reading through the pattern was easy and it was a good size. I used a 1.5mm steel crochet hook and the colour Snow from the Cotton range at Bendigo Woollen Mills.

After I completed the doily, I blocked it so it would be flat and then realised some of my mistakes on my doily, but then figured that no one would noticeĀ  them. I followed the tutorial and made my own upcycled doily back t-shirt, and I was pleased with the result.


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