Plastic Bag Bag
Saving the world one grocery bag at a time!
There’s a trend in crafting that involves up-cycling reusable materials into fashionable and functional items. In the spirit of recycling, I’ve crocheted a beach bag out of plastic grocery bags! Thanks to my parents and Joe and Haidee for the bag donations! 🙂
Most of the pictures can be clicked on for a larger view.
I’m often overrun with plastic bags. Sometimes they get re-used, sometimes they don’t.
To start, flatten out a plastic bag as neat as you can.
Fold it in half over and over (hot dog) until it is approximately an inch to an inch and a half wide.
Cut it into 1 inch strips.
When unrolled, the strips should be circles of plastic.
Loop the strips together and pull tight.
Continue looping the strips together to make a long chain. This makes up the plastic bag “yarn” (Plarn).
A big ball of PLARN!!!
The bottom of the beach bag.
Progress! Incorporating different color bags.
Complete beach bag! If it gets sandy, I can just rinse it out! 🙂
Click here for the bag pattern.