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« on: July 18, 2009 01:27:39 PM »

I'm excited to share my finally completed plarn (plastic bag yarn) backpack. This was crocheted from plastic bags and then I added some scrap cotton yarn to make the drawstring on the knapsack part, trim around the flap, back hook, and for the latch strap. I did purchase the hardware latch for $2.50 but if you didn't want to use that it would be a basically free backpack for a kid for back to school. It took about 60-70 bags and about 1 oz of cotton yarn. It's mainly done in HDC crochet stitch. It measures about 13" by 13".

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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2009 01:45:14 PM »

Wow thats great! Recycling + crafting= I want to make one SOOO bad now Cheesy. Was the plarn hard to work with? Did you use a pattern?
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« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2009 02:53:18 PM »

Wow thats great! Recycling + crafting= I want to make one SOOO bad now Cheesy. Was the plarn hard to work with? Did you use a pattern?

The type of plarn that I use is just the plastic retail type grocery bags. These were all Walmart ones that people recycled for me. One of the things that took so long was getting the pattern down and making sure it worked out right. Here is the free pattern link for the backpack. http://www.myrecycledbags.com/2009/07/17/recycled-plarn-backpack-pattern/
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« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2009 08:48:24 PM »

you never fail to impress me, I've always adored everything you make. But I wonder, is this very stretchy? Do you think adding a lining to keep it from bulging out would be very difficult?
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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2009 07:33:21 PM »

you never fail to impress me, I've always adored everything you make. But I wonder, is this very stretchy? Do you think adding a lining to keep it from bulging out would be very difficult?

Thank you for the kind words. This plarn knapsack isn't really stretchy but if you were going to use it for big books and other heavy stuff, I think lining it would be a very good idea. By lining it, you wouldn't have to worry about small items like pencils falling out either.
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« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2009 01:43:07 PM »

My mom just made a plarn tote for me that I love.  This backpack is so cool, it's definitely the first I've seen.  What a cute idea; I love the way you added the coordinating edging.
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