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Recycled Art: Crochet Fabric Bowls

how to crochet basket bowl

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This is a fun craft to use up fabric scraps or recycle old clothes. T-shirts cut into strips work well. I made these two small baskets above and went on to make some larger ones with stripes. The frayed edges of soft flannel were interesting while a stiffer fabric like denim looks good but takes hand strength to crochet.

This video shows two ways to recycle t-shirts into fabric yarn and the mechanics of crocheting a fabric basket / bowl. There are a number of videos and patterns online but the basic mechanics are the same: you make a circle and crochet upward in a spiral to become the walls of the container. This is easy and a good project for beginners, too.

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  1. KIT
    September 4, 2015 at 1:48 am

    Man Shell, I save scads of clothes for some project..I’m not sure quite which one yet but a bowl is not in my future…..what other fabric rabbits do you have in your fabric hat?Cool idea though!

    • September 4, 2015 at 11:29 pm

      Well there are the old folk standby solutions: braided rag rugs and making quilts.

      • KIT
        September 4, 2015 at 11:59 pm

        Yes, and how about groovy clothes, bohemian bags. Ooooo

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