Upcycle

7:00 AM Friday, July 30, 2010

"There must be a reason why some people can afford to live well. They must have worked for it. I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things we could use."
~Mother Teresa~


The whole idea surfaced, when I needed a home for my crochet needles. I thought of making a crochet pencil case, but then we had some tube sweet holders that were going in the kids’ school recycle bag and I just knew!!!! As a kid I remember my grandma used to put her knitting needles in a tube that had a crochet jacket …. so there is a bit of sentiment in this project as well.



I always have left over yarn from my crochet projects and that was just perfect to make the crochet tube jacket.

So I made one last year for myself and since made a few for gifts to friends.

When I saw the project on Makers-online website, it just encouraged me to write this blog post to show you how I’ve gone about making it.


Check my flickr for larger versions of the pattern

(Part I and Part II)

Enjoy making your own tube jackets!!!!
~Cx~


”upcycling

10 comments:

  1. I love your cozy mug picture! Congrats on the win.

    Do you have a crochet pattern you can point me towards for those?

    Pammy Sue

  2. Pammy - thanks for your comment. I've not written a pattern for it, but can do so some or other time - not sure when (so watch this space). xxx

    Carina

  3. I love this! And those mug cosies too!

    Selina

  4. awesome idea! I really love the colors you used

    Casey

  5. Such a good idea, thank you for sharing!

    izznit

  6. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment! Hope to 'see' you soon.

    Carina

  7. Hey Carinna, love your blog and your photography, especially the baby blanket, its gorgeous - can't wait to see it finished!

    gtlady

  8. Hi Carina,
    What a nice idea!
    I've used a hair mask pot (not sure if this is the right word...) to crochet. If you visit my blog you could see it.
    Kind regards from Spain

    Crocheteando

  9. What a lovely idea! It gives me an excuse to buy tubs of sweeties too ;)x

    Terrie

  10. Can't wait to try this!

    fairlyorganicfolk.com

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