Tuesday

Crochet Top DIY Inspiration

I found this pretty crocheted blanket at a thrift store last week and decided to turn it into this top. I used the basic steps of the Simple Shirt DIY I posted a few weeks ago. 

I simply folded the blanket in half and hand stitched the sides, leaving an arm hole on each side. Then I cut out a neck hole and hand stitched the end of each piece of yarn so that it wouldn't fray. I do suggest cutting the neck hole smaller than you want the end result to be since it will stretch almost twice the size once it's cut, due to the type of material.

Hope this sparks a bit of inspiration for you to create your own crocheted top. You can find countless blankets like this at almost any thrift store. Just keep your eyes open! Happy Tuesday, friends.


46 comments:

  1. Wow this is genius! I really love this idea.

    <3 Melissa
    wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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  2. It's awesome. Can't believe you made that out of a blanket!

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  3. How gorgeous is this!? I've done this with a lace curtain, but a crocheted blanket is inspired! Great idea, girl :)

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  4. Beautiful. I hope my local thrift stores has some blankets lying around!

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  5. whaaat? I wish I were crafty in any way. I feel like I would totally fail at something like this, but if I find a blanket that's as amazing as that one, I may just have to give it a shot. it looks so cozy!

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  6. oh, and I miiiight have to ask you where the necklace is from. it's amazing as well :)

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  7. Holy moly I'm in looove! So so pretty. You have such wonderful ideas.

    ~Phuong
    http://classypeach.blogspot.com/

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  8. WOW! I love everything you make but this is the prettiest. Love it!

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  9. That made a great top!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  10. This is so clever! I'm going to have to keep an eye out for some unconventional materials to make some shirts out of!

    http://whiskeybreakfast.blogspot.com

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  11. What a good idea. I pass these up all the time but never again.

    Vintagehoneybee.blogspot.com

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  12. You are so talented girl! I envy you :)

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  13. Wow what a great idea!

    xo Sari

    www.alittlehummingbird.com

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  14. This is amazing! You're always full of such great ideas and I love the photos too :)

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  15. Wow, that's so pretty! I will definitely give this DIY a shot, thanks Kinsey!

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  16. I love it!! You're so talented!! :D

    Isabel

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  17. This is completely adorable! I have so many of my grandmothers old crochet blankets I could apply this to...

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    http://stitchmesoftly.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. You are a creative wizard! Such a great piece, especially now that you guys are moving into fall!

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  19. What an awesome idea! I don't know how you come up with such awesome DIYs.

    http://anoldfashionedgirlblog.blogspot.com/

    Love,
    Ella

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  20. I have been trying to cut and restitch blankets to make bags but I was using my sewing machine. I think had stitching would probably hold it a lot better! Thanks for the tips! Lovely pics!

    http://run2thewild.blogspot.com/

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  21. This is amazing, it looks incredible!

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  22. Genius and Gorgeous! Love it

    Emily
    www.bupster.blogspot.com

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  23. love it!!!!!! <3

    www.thebluecurtain.blogspot.com

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  24. Sweet! You always look so lovely! <3

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  25. This is such a great idea! You are so creative. -Heidi http://fabricandfrosting.blogspot.no/

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  26. Ummmmm genius. I am a crochet top addict, I SO need to do this!
    xo Moorea

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  27. omg this is genius! i need to do this asap... did you pinch and roll the fabric under the arms like you did with the curtain shirt?

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    1. Thank you, Lucia!

      With this particular piece I didn't but you definitely could if you want it to be a slimmer fit!

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    2. ok, thanks for your reply! have a great day :)

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  28. Great idea! Definitely inspiring, thanks.

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  29. oh la la ! The first picture is really pretty ! Cute knit-thingy :)

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    xoxo Maria

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  30. Your one clever lady! this is a brill idea love how it came out.

    Zoe
    http://gypsiesister.blogspot.co.uk

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  31. Ooohhh! I love this!

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    Kat

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  32. I love this, what a great idea. Turned out really good.

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  33. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this idea! Thank you!

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  34. Amazing!

    Val
    http://valentinaduracinsky.blogspot.com/

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  35. Best Blog Ever I got so many ideas

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  36. By far the best blog ever! I got so many good Ideas

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