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« on: April 17, 2010 01:37:51 PM »

I finally crocheted my first fat bottom bag. This project was crocheted from about 40+ plastic newspaper bags I recycled using a N crochet hook. I added a center flap and lined the bag with some clearance fabric I found at my local Ben Franklins.





I really enjoyed working this pattern and want to try it again using wool yarn.
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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2010 01:56:34 PM »

This turned out fantastic! What a great color.
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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2010 02:57:40 PM »

Gorgeous! Great job Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2010 06:14:21 PM »

Awesome and great recycling! I don't have the dedication to save many of those bags they just tend to go in the recycle bin. However they've started giving us blue ones now so that may change...
Love your bag and that you took the time to line it!
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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2010 07:47:51 PM »

I love this, it's so cute, must Crochet myself a bag like this.

Great job on this  Grin Was it hard to Crochet with, the plarn? I've used t-shirt yarn and that was lovely to work with, I always feel this would be scratchy and a bit uncomfortable to use.
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« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2010 08:14:16 PM »

Thanks everyone for the kind comments. I really appreciate it.

These thin plastic newspaper bags are really kinda soft to crochet. They remind me of plastic jelly items and are softer to crochet than plastic grocery bags. I have a blog post with more pictures and details here http://www.myrecycledbags.com/2010/04/15/recycled-plastic-fat-bottom-bag/ if you are interested in reading more about my recycled bag project.

I love crocheting with t-shirt yarn or tarn. I especially like cutting my strips narrow and stretching it which makes it curl. Wonderful material for creating all kinds of cool stuff!
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« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2010 08:18:35 PM »

Lovely! The lining fabric goes perfectly! I'm now contemplating using some of those really thin green produce bags...
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« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2010 10:31:13 AM »

Great job...it's fantastically beautiful!!
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« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2010 11:28:04 AM »

I'm now contemplating using some of those really thin green produce bags...

You should definitely try that! I bet it would turn out really neat.
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« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2010 02:12:56 AM »

Yay! This is the prettiest plarn bag I've ever seen!  Cheesy
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