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« on: November 11, 2004 07:34:22 AM »


Made from too many old plastic bags laying around, using a P/11.5mm hook in single, backloops only crochet.
How to make plastic bags into crocheted things: http://frugalliving.about.com/cs/craftshobbies/a/blpcrochet.htm
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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2004 09:33:14 AM »

Awesome! Great way to recycle, too!

I'm working on a crocheted rug (wool, not plastic) right now, and I'm having the WORST time getting it to lay flat. My stupid question: when crocheting a flat spiral, do you crochet in every loop, or...? I wish I could explain my problem better. Sigh.
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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2004 11:01:34 AM »

that is so cool!
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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2004 11:42:17 AM »

hrm.. i dunno, you might be able to notice in the photo that i had problems with random bumps but this is how I logically did the oval shape... I knew I needed more increases at the ends so I increased at least three times (evenly spaced) per end, but then I knew if I didn't do any increases at all on the sides,the sides would go up like a container so i only did one or two increases on the sides.
If you're doing a circle I think the standard thing is: first rnd, sc (or whatever) in loop, second rnd, inc in each stitch, third rnd, (sc, inc) repeat around, fourth rnd, (2sc, inc) repeat around, etc.
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« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2004 07:18:07 PM »

Very cool!  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2004 12:01:45 AM »

And it's waterproof too!
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« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2004 07:56:48 PM »

Great idea!  There are so many of those darn plastic bags everywhere, they multiply like rabbits!  It is so great to have a new way to recycle them. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2004 12:03:52 PM »

Awesome! Great way to recycle, too!

I'm working on a crocheted rug (wool, not plastic) right now, and I'm having the WORST time getting it to lay flat. My stupid question: when crocheting a flat spiral, do you crochet in every loop, or...? I wish I could explain my problem better. Sigh.

One way that I have found to help make a crocheted rug lie flat is to sit on top of it on the floor.  After a stitch, see if your loop reaches to where the  next one needs to be, if not, place in an extra one.  I don't follow a pattern, just eyeballing it works better I think.  Does that make sense?  Another thing I have learned is that if it isn't laying flat now, it probably isn't going to later either, so usually ended up ripping mine apart if they got lumpy.
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