10 practical ways to use t-shirt yarn

Ten t-shirt yarn projects you will want to make right away. Includes DIY crochet hexagon rugs, a clutch purse with fringing (love!) and two crochet storage tubs. Make your own t-shirt yarn to start on these projects now! Here’s how.

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10 t-shirt yarn projects

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1. Macrame wall hanging

Embrace the macrame comeback knots and all! Use t-shirt yarn to make a this version and add splashes of neon paint to bring the 70s decoration into the 21st century.

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2. How to knit a cord

Here’s a fun tutorial! Knit a cord (with your index finger and crochet hook) from t-shirt year and wear it around your neck all year long. Here’s how.

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3. Triangle design crochet basket

Ace the mid-year organisation report with a set of handmade t-shirt yarn storage baskets. With a set of these circular holders your making corner with pass with flying colours.

Macrame plant hanger

4. Macramé plant hanger

Ideal for brightening up indoor spaces or prettifying the porch, nothing says ‘boss succulent collector’ as well as neon plant hangers. Learn how to make your own with our easy step-by-step tutorial.

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5. Chunky crochet stool cover

Use fabric of t-shirt yarn to make a cushty stoll cover following Micah Makes‘s tutorial.

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6. Cat basket

Knock, Knock!
It’s Hans!
Han’s off my kitten!*
Treat kitty to a cool home pod made entirely from t-shirt yarn.

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8. Crochet clutch purse with fringe

We do love fringing! Make a statement fashion accessory with El Bigote y la Coronade Mamá. (Translation required) T-shirt yarn never looked so good.

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8. Simple storage tubs

Chunky crochet storage baskets for craft supplies: small enough to pop on your sewing table and large enough for storing all sorts!

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9. Yarn chandelier

What do you get when you cross an embroidery hoop with a ball of yarn? A crafty chandelier! Upscale the DIY for big impact at weddings.

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10. DIY tshirt yarn rug

It’s the make your giant crochet hooks and t-shirt yarn has been waiting for. Learn how to make a crochet rug in six steps.


Spin yourself a spiral rug with Anne Weil’s fun hula hoop loom technique. Try this genius idea in Mollie Makes 56.

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