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Big hook crochet a bowl basket pot with recycled t-shirt spaghetti yarn free

Here is a bowl, basket or pot that you can make with just one t-shirt cut into Spaghetti Yarn. These bowls are so much fun to make and they are a quick project. A beginner can make this! Due to the nature of the yarn, the bottom is quite "holey" so things may fall out. That's why I decided to make a liner for it. It also makes use of a recycled plastic lid.

T shirt yarn bowl
Maria Merlino copyright 2014
T shirt yarn bowl
Maria Merlino Copyright 2014

Here is a photo tutorial on how to cut up a t-shirt to make the Tarn or Spaghetti Yarn and learn how to cut up your recycled t-shirts for the yarn. I used a partial ball of Spaghetti Yarn from a previous project, so you can probably get more than one bowl out of a freshly cut t-shirt. My extra large t-shirts yield about 34 yards of yarn.

Gauge: Rnds 1-3 = 4 inches Not important.
Size: 3 inches high 4 inches wide


1 ball of recycled T-shirt Spaghetti Yarn

Scrap of t-shirt fabric, I used the sleeve.

Plastic lid from the recycling bin

Size P/11.5 mm plastic crochet hook. I used the one from my set of Red Heart Crystalites



Work your item in a continuous spiral. Mark first stitch of each round so you'll know your place.

Rnd 1: Ch 3, 2 sc in 2nd ch from the hook, 3 sc in last ch, work one more sc in the original 2nd ch form the hook. You will have 6 sc.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc. (12)

Rnd 3: 2 sc in each sc. (24)

This is your base. If you want to make a lining, cut a circle of plastic from a recycled lid the size of your base. Set aside.

Rnd 4:Working in back loops, sc in each sc. (24)

Rnds 5-7: Working in both loops, sc in each sc (24)

Rnd 8: Sl st in each st around. Fasten off and weave in tail.


Using a scrap of t-shirt fabric, cut a circle about an inch or more larger than your plastic base.

Cover plastic circle so that fabric goes around to the back. You can sew it but I used duct tape!

Insert covered base. That's it! You're done! Add your bits and bobs!

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