I’ve been looking for a good excuse to give t-shirt yarn a try, and lucky for me, Promo Analyzer sent me a whole box of goodies…
I used this tutorial by Upcycled Stuff to cut the shirt, and here’s where I should mention the things I did wrong. #1. I used a shirt with a seam. In my defense, that’s the shirt I was given, and I kinda like the look of the raveled edges poking through. If you don’t, you know what to do.
#2. I still haven’t bought a new rotary cutter, even though that pink one will occasionally pop its wheel. (I close my eyes every time I retract it, as if that will save me.)
#2. during the last step, where you pull the yarn to hide the cut edges, I may have been a little too aggressive and created some extra ends to weave in, and you know how I love that.
Because I was making the coozie to fit a specific water bottle, I made a chain a stitch smaller than the circumference of the bottle, then I worked in the round using single crochets until I ran out of yarn. Of course, I had to applique a quick “J” to mark it as mine using the Uppercase Alphabet pattern. It’s the perfect touch to keep your St. Patrick’s Day Guinness out of the hands of your grabby CH.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day,
PS – here’s a sneak peek at the other goodness I created (including a cute shamrock from B. Hooked’s pattern).
Photos by Erin Markan of Folks Collected