Crocheted Shorts Made From Vintage Blankets Are The Newest Fashion Trend For Men

Schuyler Ellers, has decided to take crocheting in an exciting new direction – men’s shorts, which he sells on his Etsy store!

Eller’s colorful creations aren’t just limited to shorts, he also makes bell-bottoms, capri pants, etc. A lot of his works are made from recycled vintage crochet afghans. His store elaborates: “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!”

Think you’re stylish enough to pull these off?

crocheted shorts vintage blankets

Ellers explains “When I first learned to knit in Barcelona, Spain, I wanted to create something different from what I saw as ‘typical’ knit or crochet.”

crocheted shorts vintage blankets

“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.”

crocheted shorts vintage blankets

He also makes capris and full-length pants.

crocheted shorts vintage blankets

“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.”

crocheted shorts vintage blankets

“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!”

crocheted shorts vintage blankets

“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.”

crocheted shorts vintage blankets

crocheted shorts vintage blankets

If you think you could rock these looks, head on over to Etsy to get a pair!

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