I am constntly amazed by the ingenuity of my fellow crocheters ( crocheteers?). in particular I have noticed the amount of re-purposing that goes on in our crochet world. Instead of throwing things away we cover them in crochet and make them into beautiful and useful objects. Here are a few examples.
What else would you do with spent light bulbs? They are now lovely Christmas baubles.
I think , apart from my crochet hooks, plastic pop bottles are the most useful things in the world.
This is my personal favourite and I am already saving bottles to build one of my own.
Really clever idea and so pretty. Lots of other lovely things to see here
I have lots of old knitting needles that have somehow lost their partner - here is a way of extending their useful life. Thanks to Nancy's Knots. This will be incredibly useful
And what about all those scratched old discs
We crocheters make our yarn out of old plastic bags, there are some free patterns here
What can you make with your old t-shirts. Lots of ideas here but not all of them crochet
A video tutorial for making this basket can be found here.
There are many more examples such as using a tea pot instead of an expensive yarn bowl.
Once, long ago I wrote about Graham and I buying old knitted garments and unravelling to make into crochet blankets it is good to know that spirit is still thriving among crafters and crocheters in particular.