Going “Green” With Crochet
Posted April 18, 2009on:
Some popular yarn companies have gone “green” with their yarn lines. Use of these products can help save the planet, one project at a time.
Caron International Yarns has introduced a yarn containing a fiber made of post-consumer recycled plastic bottles. Making a scarf keeps about one recycled plastic bottle out of landfills. A sweater keeps about 4-6 recycled bottles out of landfills and an afghan or throw keeps out about 10 bottles.
Simply Soft Eco is especially useful in making baby projects since it is machine washable and dryable. It is a size 4 worsted weight acrylic and can be substituted in other projects calling for a size 4 medium yarn, including interchanging it with those patterns calling for traditional Simply Soft.
Simply Soft Eco can be found locally at craft departments of Walmart and online at ShopCaron.com.
You can try a quick and easy free pattern using Simply Soft Eco with the Diagonal Steps Scarf.
Coats & Clark
Eco-Cotton™ Blend from Coats & Clark is also a size 4 medium yarn which is made from fabric remnants from t-shirt manufacture, recycled and blended with acrylic. Try this Eco Friendly Tote by Mary Jane Protus featuring this yarn.
These products can be purchased online at Herrschners.com.
Going “Green” with Crochet by Anonymous Crochet is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.