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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle with Recycled Cotton!

April 18th, 2013

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Earth Day is less than a week away, and that means sustainability, eco-friendliness, and recycling is at the forefront of many people’s minds. While crafting is by definition the creation of something new, there’s no reason not to be sustainable while doing so! Lion Brand has an array of different fibers that are eco-friendly, whether that means all-natural, organic fibers or recycled materials. I’ll be featuring all of these great green products over the next week. Today, let’s take a look at Recycled Cotton! This worsted weight blend is made with 72% recycled cotton that is sorted by color to minimize the amount of dye needed to churn out the finished product. The cotton comes from leftover fabric from the production of tee shirts that would otherwise be discarded, much like our Zpagetti yarn. Ready to get started? Here’s a round up of my top ten favorite patterns using Recycled Cotton.

Image of Driftwood Pullover Image of Spring Essential Top
Crochet Driftwood Pullover Knit Spring Essential Top

Image of Green Living Tote Image of Market Bag
Knit Green Living Tote  Crochet Market Bag
 Image of Airy Waves Shawl Image of Kid's Sun Hat
Knit Airy Waves Shawl  Crochet Kid’s Sun Hat
 Image of Simply Green Baby Throw Image of Earth Baby Afghan
 Knit Simply Green Baby Throw Crochet Earth Baby Afghan
 Image of Girl's Ballet Kimono Image of Playdate Hoodie
 Knit Girl’s Ballet Kimono Knit Playdate Hoodie

  • http://www.facebook.com/antoinette.bilocca Antoinette Bilocca

    can you help me how do i get the pattern?

    • http://blog.lionbrand.com/ Ashley Tedesco

      Hi Antoinette,

      You can get to any of the patterns by clicking on the pictures or the names of the patterns below each picture. Good luck!

  • Lynn Shoemaker

    My 20 month old granddaughter likes to sit on my lap as I knit or crochet. I hope someday she will enjoy doing this as much as I do. Lord willing maybe I will be able to teach her.

    • Joy Talsma

      To teach my grand-daughter, I made videos and put them on a DVD for her to have whenever she is interested in learning. She will always have them to get help from. I did the crochet ones and I will do the knitting ones in a year or so.

  • tien

    ope someday she will enjoy doing this as much as I do. Lord willing maybe I will be able to teach her.