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Reclaim Yarn at Thrift Stores

To save money on small knitting or crochet projects, purchase small crocheted or knitted throws from the thrift stores or yard sales. Launder the yarn items and allow to dry. Once they are dry, you can proceed to "reclaim" the yarn by unraveling the pieces carefully and winding the yarn into balls.


I purchased some items made from specialty yarn today for $.50 each and am very pleased with my savings. I plan to make socks from some of my new "stash". This can also be done with old sweaters, etc. you might already have on hand.

By duckie-do from Cortez, CO

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November 17, 20100 found this helpful

Yahoo to you! I do this all the time with mufflers, afghans, pot holders and more. I can buy a muffler for .50 like yours and remake it into flowers, hot pads, pin cushions, pillow tops and too many more to count! Thanks for bringing it to light!

Another great idea is to buy the unrolled skeins from thrift shops, too. I just bought 2 bags of crochet thread that had 18 balls in it for just .5 cents each. That's right, just .5 cents, so each ball was less than .01!

Happy shopping!


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June 24, 20130 found this helpful

Updated: Yep I have been doing this a long time. Good to see it back on for a tip!

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