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« on: November 08, 2010 05:49:47 PM »

Sadly, I can't post pictures right now, so kindly follow the links below!


The whole bag is single crocheted, with the handles sewed on.



I'm pretty sure I used about a bahgazillion (that is a completely legitimate scientific term) Walmart, WinnDixie, Best Buy and other various and sundry plastic bags.  The handles are made from plastic bags.  They have an almost leather-like texture to them after I crocheted them.

I think my favorite part is the contrast in the white stitching on the black handles inside the bag.



Here's a quick shot of the plastic bag yarn, pre-crocheting.

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« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2010 05:56:15 AM »

Wow.  That turned out great.  I haven't tried plarn.  I'm thinking you would end up with sore fingers.  I love your bag.
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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2010 05:39:51 PM »

 Smiley Good job. I've made one, it's fun, but it takes time making the plarn. You can double it too. I double my Strap & it's all knited. I think it helped. Crochet is good too.
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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2010 03:31:49 PM »

ohhh that must of took a while! but it looks good!
how did you make the yarn thingy? haha idk anything about crocheting
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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2011 11:55:17 AM »

Alright! That is great. Well done on the recycling front. But no more plastic bags needed now, you finally have one that lasts Wink

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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2011 06:26:02 PM »

This is so cool! Awesome!
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« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2011 06:15:16 AM »

which method did you use to make the plarn?  did you cut loops and join or make the bag one long strand like I have seen from a way you cut it?  I want to do this, I occasionally get plastic bags and love the idea of recycling them into handy things...
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« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2011 06:43:43 AM »

which method did you use to make the plarn?  did you cut loops and join or make the bag one long strand like I have seen from a way you cut it?  I want to do this, I occasionally get plastic bags and love the idea of recycling them into handy things...

I just cut loops and tied them together- it makes a slightly thinker yarn, which is nice for something big like this. 
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