This time of year, as I’m cleaning out everything and KonMari-ing my whole house, I find out…well…
I hate all my clothes.
Upcycling to the rescue!
I have learned to love taking old clothes (or finding used ones at the thrift store) and then adding some crochet to make them new again! I love replacing parts of old clothes with new crochet panels. Mixed media projects are very popular now among the pricey boutiques.
I have been experimenting with mixed media projects for a while, and this was the culmination of my most recent experiments. See also my Mixed Media Fleece Scarf crochet pattern.
I shared by latest few projects in I Like Crochet Magazine’s April 2019 Issue. The patterns and methods are a little difficult, but once you get the hang of it, you will be as hooked on upcycling as I am.
Upcycling Article and Patterns
Crochet to the Rescue! – An article about how to choose your upcycling project.
Filet Soiree with Chambray – Button-up Shirt Pattern with graph and written instructions.
Floral Refresh Project – A simple scarf I found at a thrift store, upcycled with a stylish floral patch pattern.
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I hope you enjoy upcycling as much as I do! I plan on doing a lot more of it on the blog. It’s one of my favorite things to do with crochet. 🙂
Kati is the designer behind Hooked by Kati. With thousands of patterns sold around the world, Kati prides herself in creating innovative, easy-to-follow amigurumi patterns. She has designed for several publications, including Crochet!, Crochet World, Simply Crochet, and I Like Crochet. Kati finds her inspiration in science fiction, video games, and numerous visits to the zoo — all passions she shares with her husband and two boys.