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Recycled Plastic Water Bottle Holder

July 28, 2007 30 comments

I just recently completed this water bottle carrier or holder. It’s another item off my to-do list. This carrier holds a 1 liter bottle of water. I crocheted a wider and longer strap so this may be worn as a sling bag over your shoulder and across your body. The strap is 40 inches long so you have a nice comfortable length to carry this bottle. I found this worked well as this 1 liter bottle is a bit heavy when full. Also because the bag is crocheted using recycled plastic bags, you don’t have to worry about it getting wet from the condensation from the cold bottle. Don’t know how to make plastic bag yarn? — here is the tutorial link.

Here is the free pattern that I share with all my readers. Take care and blessings to all.

Free Water Bottle Holder Pattern

Material: Plastic bags cut into 1 inch strips – 1 Ball of plarn

Metal N (9 mm) crochet hook

Water Bottle Holder Size:
Bag – 5-1/2 inches wide, 7-3/4 inches long, with 4-1/2 inches round bottom
Strap – 40 inches long & 2 inches wide

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

Recycled Baby Bib

July 21, 2007 11 comments
Baby Bib

Here is another item that I have wanted to make out of plastic bag yarn. It’s a crocheted baby bib made using recycled plastic bags and cotton yarn. I added the cotton to give the bib some absorbency. You can just wipe it clean or machine wash as needed. Line dry only! If you put it in the dryer, the plastic will melt.

The bib has a small Velcro closure on the top for easy on and off. I cut just a small square from a long strip of Velcro that I had. It’s about 3/4 of an inch wide and is machine stitched to the back side of strap. I used white plastic bags and some leftover blue variegated cotton yarn for this project. But you can probably use just about any color combination you desired to create your bib. I finished off my bib by working Sc stitches all around the outside edge and neck opening using just the cotton yarn.
This gives the bib a nice smooth finished edge.

Free Pattern for Crocheted Baby Bib

Materials needed:
One ball of plastic bag yarn aka plarn
One partial ball of peaches & cream cotton yarn (Shaded Denim used)
One small Velcro strip for button

Hook: N (9 mm) size metal crochet hook
J (6 mm) hook for working edge only

Description: Baby Bib measures 9 inches wide at middle and 11-1/2 inches long

Work project by holding one strand of plarn and one strand of cotton together as you crochet.

Ch 16 using “N” Hook

Vcr Video Tape Motif Bag

July 10, 2007 3 comments

Here is yet another great looking tote bag you can crochet from recycled trash. This granny square motif bag was created using plastic bags for the center and 2 reels of old vcr tapes. The tote bag measures 11 inches square with a 26 inch strap handle.

As always, here is the free pattern.

VHS Video Tape Motif Tote Pattern

Size: 11 inch square bag with 26 inch long strap
Hook: N (9 mm) metal crochet hook used in this Motif pattern
Materials: Yellow and Grey plastic bags cut and tied into yarn (plarn)
2 Vcr video tapes (T-120s)

With center color (Yellow shown) Ch 4, Sl St to form ring.

Crocheted Plarn Tote Bag

July 3, 2007 32 comments

Crochet yourself this cute summer tote from plarn. What is plarn? Well if you haven’t heard the term yet, it refers to the yarn created from recycled plastic bags. I believe Sonnets and Stitches from was the first to coin the term.
Here is my link to a picture tutorial on how to make plarn. So check it out and recycle all those plastic bags into something of beauty. It’s truly trash to treasure at this website!

Free Pattern for Crocheted Plarn Tote Bag

Materials needed: One very large ball of plastic bag yarn Plarn

Hook: N (9 mm) size metal hook

Description: Tote Bag
Bag measures 12″ wide and 12″ long with 4″ expandable bottom

Ch 28

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Hello, I’m Cindy or aka RecycleCindy. Welcome to my blog site that is dedicated to recycling and crafting. I love to crochet and create crafts and other useful things from recycled materials. I share many free tutorials and patterns for creating recycled projects as well as other handmade items.

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