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« on: April 04, 2009 11:22:12 AM »

I crocheted this clutch purse using two recycled cassette tapes and one ball of lacy ribbon yarn. You crochet using two strands of tape and one strand of Lion Brand ribbon yarn. I got the ribbon yarn for 99 cents at my dollar store and it really looks cool with the cassette tape once you crochet them together. Here is my completed purse which I call the clam shell clutch because of its shape.

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« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2009 01:10:44 PM »

I like the way the color plays off the shiny black Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2009 09:45:01 AM »

Way Awesome!
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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2009 02:11:49 PM »

This is good, I really want to try this. Did the tape not snap when crocheting with it?
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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2009 07:15:32 PM »

This is good, I really want to try this. Did the tape not snap when crocheting with it?

You need to crochet gently with this project so the tape doesn't break. By adding the ribbon yarn, it does help to give your "yarn" some strength but I did still have it break a few times. If it breaks just weave under the end and add your splice before the broken stitch. This makes it so your project still looks uniform and nobody will know that your "yarn" even broke.
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« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2009 07:43:51 PM »

This is crazy! [in a good way]
I can't get over this.
It looks great!
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« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2009 10:18:40 AM »

I've used cassette tape yarn before and got frustrated.  I only used one strand though--thanks for the tip on using two strands....I may hold it together with some eyelash yarn or ribbon yarn from my Dollar Tree........oh the possibilities....
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« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2009 07:01:59 AM »

Such a totally fun idea! Makes me wish I knew how to crochet...
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