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Topic: Crochet a Tote from Recycled Bread Bags ~Free Pattern Link  (Read 2096 times)
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« on: February 12, 2009 02:53:24 PM »

I finally got enough bread bags to crochet a tote bag. It took at least 50 bags and I crochet it using an aluminum "N" hook. The bottom is worked with Hdc stitches and then I did a netting-type stitch for the main body of the bag. With all the different bags, it definitely is colorful!

 
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I have the free crochet pattern link here http://www.myrecycledbags.com/2009/02/08/recycled-bread-bag-tote/ if you'd like to make this tote. If you'd rather not make it with plarn, you could use chunky yarn or maybe double strands of regular weight yarn.
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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2009 03:49:06 PM »

WOW! It's a super cool bag, I love it, is the perfect end for all the annoying plastic bags. GREAT WORK!
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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2009 03:58:30 PM »

I love it... one day I'll finish mine.
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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2009 04:59:13 PM »

As always, I love your bags and patterns, Cindy.  Hope all is well!
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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2009 07:53:29 PM »

Great job. I tried to crochet using "yarn" made from plastic grocery bags but it felt terrible on my hands but bread bag plastic is smoother (if that makes sense) I will have to try again but using different plastic.
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« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2009 07:56:26 PM »

That is really cool.  I never would have thought to reuse bread bags for anything other than mini trash bags.
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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2009 07:54:33 AM »

Love it! I just started making my first bag out of plastic bags! Thanks for the great ideas.
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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2009 07:58:32 AM »

AWW come on! right after I threw out like 5 bags last week Sad awesome idea... better go collect bags  and how did you tie the ends bags together?
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« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2009 10:51:22 AM »

this is great!
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« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2009 11:32:26 AM »


How did you tie the ends bags together?

I cut my bread bags about 1/2 inch wide and use the looping method to tie them together. When I do plastic retail bags, I cut those about 1 inch wide as the plastic is thinner. Here is a link to a picture tutorial that shows my method in detail. http://www.myrecycledbags.com/2007/02/17/instructions-for-cutting-plastic-bags-creating-recycled-plastic-yarn/

Thanks everyone for the kind comments on my bag!
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