Creating pattern fabrics by looping yarn using a hooked needle is the craft of crocheting. Schuyler Ellers started a new trend with crocheting by creating men’s shorts. He sells them on Etsy.
There either the coolest, most colorful creations you’ve ever seen in men’s shorts, or they make you totally cringe as you never could imagine mowing the lawn or showing up at a BBQ one of your bro’s is throwing while wearing a pair of these.
He does also make bell-bottoms, capri pants, and more. He uses recycled vintage crochet afghans:
“Afghan blankets are original pieces of folk art, hand-made by artisans across America since the 1960’s and well before. With scissors and a sewing machine, I transform vintage crochets into wearable sculpture!”
Apparently, he started knitting in Barcelona, Spain, and quickly had the desire to do something different.
“After knitting for hours every day for several years, I eventually flashed on the idea of using afghans as a pre-made crochet textile. Recycling vintage crochets allowed me to create crochet garments with a speed which I had never imagined. It was like I jumped a level in a video game.”
He does capris and full length pant as well. And his orders come from all over.
“I get orders for all kinds of sizes, from seemingly remote parts of the country and planet!! All I can say is crochet is universal, and anyone can rock a pair of these at any time. I wear them to sleep, and I also wear them to parties.”
Here he talks about the design and color scheme of his afghans:
“Nearly all afghans can be recycled but of course, some do work better than others. Densely crocheted afghans in bright color schemes, southwest designs, stripes and zig zags make the best shorts!”
He does make his clothing environmentally sound and cost friendly:
“I have never crocheted shorts myself, nor have I ever made an afghan. I prefer to recycle an existing crochet than to start from scratch. That way the garments are affordable and eco-friendly.”
If you dare to wear one of these the next time your lawn needs a mow or your buddies want you over for a beer and a baseball game, then more power to you. Go grab a pair over at Etsy!
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