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« on: August 13, 2006 05:40:31 PM »

Here is a snowman that I designed and crocheted almost entirely with recycled grocery bags.  The only yarn I used is in his nose and scarf.  Enjoy!!!
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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2006 05:43:12 PM »

thats amazing! and cute! great way to  recycle!
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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2006 07:28:39 PM »

Neat!  What a great way to use up all those bags that I never throw out(I recycle them at work as trash bags, this is definatly cooler though!).
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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2006 08:50:55 PM »

That is too cute. Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2006 09:24:32 PM »

Wow, Shocked  I am blown away by your snowman!  He looks wonderful!

Did you use a pattern or make up your own?
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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2006 12:29:10 AM »

I have to try this.  I have seen the plastic bags, but no one has ever tried anything else that I have seen.  This is great!
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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2006 04:34:14 AM »

this is real neat- its a great idea to use recycled bags for a snowman! it looks gorgeous!!! You did a fantastic job on it! Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2006 04:42:50 AM »

Wow, Shocked  I am blown away by your snowman!  He looks wonderful!

Did you use a pattern or make up your own?

I made up my own pattern.  But really, just about any pattern that calls for yarn, I think you could substitute the plastic.
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« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2006 04:46:59 AM »

Wow, that's really cool - and an awesome way to recycle plastic bags! Great job!
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« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2006 09:28:22 AM »

I had another look at this to see which parts you crocheted with yarn- and a question popped up in my head! Did you use more bags to stuff the snowman, or something else? Polyester fiberfill maybe? Once again, brilliant job!
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« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2006 06:40:35 AM »

I had another look at this to see which parts you crocheted with yarn- and a question popped up in my head! Did you use more bags to stuff the snowman, or something else? Polyester fiberfill maybe? Once again, brilliant job!

For the stuffing I lined the snowman with a white trash bag and then stuffed grocery bags into that.  I did it this way so that he would be okay to go outside.  Fiberfill would rot a lot quicker if it got wet.
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« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2006 06:59:15 AM »

OMG - he is just TOO cute!!!

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« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2006 11:03:21 AM »

What a great idea!  Have been saving plastic bags (and while I mostly take my own canvas bags to the store, between the times I don't, salvaging other people's bags, and the one's my mother's given me, I've got two large shopping bags overflowing with them) figuring to crochet them into...well, bags, but this would be SO much more fun.  Thanks!
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« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2006 01:27:33 PM »

Oh this is so cute! What a fantastic way to recycle!
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« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2006 09:59:34 AM »

Ahhh no way that is amazing!!!
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« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2006 12:53:46 AM »

Wow Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2006 03:01:29 AM »

AMAZING!!
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« Reply #17 on: September 22, 2006 09:08:57 AM »

wow!!! way to recycle! that's awesome.
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