Tips for Crocheting with Plastic Bags

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Cindy of My Recycled Bags sells her cool crochet bags and products made from recycled plastic bags. The site is full of information and resources about crochet and other crafted recycled bags. Her tips open up your creativity to incorporate plastic bag as yarn projects for almost anything. Cindy says, “Speaking as a crochet crafter, I have found that many existing patterns can be made using recycled plastic bags as yarn. Just remember to use a large hook and check your gauge on the product. Purses, rugs, placemats, and totes are normally excellent products using plastic bags.Link.

10 thoughts on “Tips for Crocheting with Plastic Bags

  1. KrAzY says:

    This is an awesome idea! I was thinking of ways to use grocery bags because of the substantial build up of them we have at home. I thought using the paper ones to make pinatas would be fun. But this plastic bag idea is uber cool. Finally, something crafty to do with all those grocery bags. Now I’ll have to try it! Thanks Cindy of My Recycled Bags!

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  3. maria woodson says:

    Is it at all possible to get the pattern for the beautiful clutch purse thats made out of plastic bags I would appreciate getting a free copy of it. Please let me know if I can get a free copy of it. It is so beautiful.
    Thank you

  4. Anonymous says:

    Sure – she has a lot of patterns on her site. Here is the direct link to the bag above.
    http://www.myrecycledbags.com/2007/03/29/crochet-a-recycled-plastic-shoulder-bag/

  5. Natalie Zee Drieu says:

    Sure – she has a lot of patterns on her site. Here is the direct link to the bag above.
    http://www.myrecycledbags.com/2007/03/29/crochet-a-recycled-plastic-shoulder-bag/

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