Use your crochet skills to turn any ordinary object into a work of art. You can upcycle many things with crochet. And you can add crochet to a variety of other materials to create items that are both beautiful and functional. Here are new ideas for upcycling with crochet and incorporating crochet into mixed media.
Daniel Laukat is a San Francisco based fashion designer but I didn’t actually discover his work locally; I saw it in an article I spotted when browsing information about crochet during fashion week; Anna Petkovich writing about Sacramento Fashion Week said, “Don’t miss Daniel Laukat’s feminine, ethereal collection of crochet and lace summer wedding dresses made entirely from recycled textiles.” I immediately had to find out more.
I’m happy to be part of the Poise campaign to raise awareness about light bladder leakage (LBL) in a fun way – by finding a creative way to upcycle unused period pads with a DIY project. For my project, I’ve taken unused pads, stitched them together and added crochet to create a water-absorbent, protective, cute new iPhone cozy.
There are a lot of upcycling crochet ideas in my roundup of eco-friendly crochet from back in 2013 but that was quite some time ago so I thought I’d add some new ideas with a fresh roundup.
I was just taking a look at my Pinterest board for alternative material crochet – things that have been crocheted with plarn, t-shirt yarn, VHS and other items.
They are upcycled CDs that have colorful crochet mandalas over them and then are hung in strings. By Cristina Vasconcellos
I recently showed you how to upcycle old fishnets into sexy armwarmers. What I didn’t mention then was that you can also easily use what’s leftover of the fishnets from that project as a base for crochet necklaces.