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Crocheted Plastic Bag Coasters

Posted on March 24, 2007

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Recycled Plastic Bag Coasters

I had been asked recently if I had a recycled coaster pattern. At that time, I did not have a pattern nor had I ever crocheted any coasters using recycled plastic bags. I decided that there are many things that I need to crochet using recycled plastic bags. So I have complied a to-do list of items and will attempt to create each item out of recycled materials.

Once I successfully complete each item, I will share the pattern with everyone. Some of the items have been made by other people in the past but I will make and test my own patterns. That way I can post the free patterns all here. I want to build this website into a complete library of free patterns where crafters can come, learn, and try new ideas using recycled materials. My goal is to continue promoting eco-friendly products through recycling and crafting.

So here is this week’s first installment of new projects and patterns from my to-do list – recycled plastic bag coasters!

These are a quick item to crochet. I made this set of four in no time at all. Two were crocheted using all white (with red specks) plastic grocery bags and the other two using grey plastic bags to create a different look.

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Crocheted Recycled Plastic Coasters Pattern

Coasters measure 4 inches wide across.

Material: Plastic bags cut into 1 inch strips — Grey and white bags shown in pattern.

Hook: Metal N (9 mm) crochet hook

Round 1
With grey plastic bag yarn, Ch 4, Sl St to join in first st of chain to form ring.

Round 2
Ch 2 (counts as first Hdc), work 11 Hdc in ring (12 Hdc), join with Sl St at top of Ch 2. Fasten off and weave ends under.

Round 3
Attached white yarn in a st, Ch 2, work Hdc in same stitch, then work 2 Hdc in each st around, join with Sl St at top of Ch 2.

Round 4
Ch 2, work Hdc in same stitch, * work 1 Hdc in next st, and 2 Hdc in next stitch * – repeat between * and join with Sl St at top of Ch 2.

Fasten off and weave ends under.

Variations: Use all one color of plastic bags or vary colors as desired.

If you have any questions or find discrepancies in this pattern, please email me using contact tab above.

Abbreviations:
Ch – Chain
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Rnd – Round

This pattern is copyrighted by Cindy at My Recycled Bags {dot com} and may only be used for private individual use. No commercial sales or use is permitted. Links to this pattern are acceptable. Ā©2007

****Please do not copy my patterns on your blog site or post my patterns on Internet sites. I do not allow my patterns to be republished without expressed written permission. Posting of my patterns, without written permission is in violation of my copyrights and is content theft.

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9 Responses to “Crocheted Plastic Bag Coasters”

  1. meowy
    Mar 31, 2007

    Love them! Got a pile of bags in the kitchen that I had no idea what to turn them into šŸ™‚


  2. SWilson
    Apr 10, 2007

    I think these look great I may get around to try making some soon.
    Thanks


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  6. Melisa Sriwulandari
    Apr 21, 2008

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  8. Steph
    Jul 06, 2008

    I just discovered “Plarn,” and I made your coaster tonight 7-6-08! It turned out perfectly! I’m looking for a “PlaceMat” pattern too! I admire your craft, Thanks for sharing your ideas with is!
    I hope your feeling well, your in my prayers!
    God Bless,
    Steph
    Piedmont, SC


  9. Nelly Guido
    Sep 14, 2010

    I love the idea of using plastic bags to make cute little but very
    useful gift for friends. Thanks Lindsay…would love hearing from you. šŸ™‚



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