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Vcr Video Tape Motif Bag

Posted on July 10, 2007

VcrMotifBag

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.

Rnd 1
Using Yellow plastic bag yarn, Ch 2, (counts as 1 Hdc) in ring work 2 Hdc,
Ch 1, 3 Hdc, Ch 1, 3 Hdc, Ch1, 3 Hdc
Ch 1, Sl St to top of Ch 2. (4 corners & 4 shells made)
Fasten off and weave ends under on back side of Motif.

Rnd 2
With next color (Grey) attach in any Ch 1 corner space.
Ch 2, 2 Hdc, Ch1, 3 Hdc, all in the same ch 1 corner space.
*Sk next 3 Hdc, 3 Hdc, Ch 1, 3 Hdc, all in the next Ch 1 corner space.*
Repeat between * 2 more times, Sl St to top of the beginning Ch 2. FO.

Rnd 3
Using 2 strands of vcr tape as yarn, attach in any Ch 1 corner space.
Ch 2 (counts as 1 Hdc) 2 Hdc, Ch 1, 3 Hdc, all in the corner space.
*Sk 3 Hdc, make 3 Hdc in between shells, Sk next shell, make 3 Hdc, Ch 1,
3 Hdc in corner.* Repeat 2 more times then Sl St to top of first Hdc.

Rnd 4 – 8
Sl St across remaining Hdc’s to corner.
Ch 2 (counts as 1 Hdc) 2 Hdc, Ch 1, 3 Hdc, all in the corner space.
Continue working in established pattern of Sk 3 Hdc (shell), 3 Hdc in between each of the shells, Sk next shell, until you reach the corner again and then make 3 Hdc, Ch 1, 3 Hdc in each corner.
At the completion of each rnd, Sl St to top of the beginning Ch 2 and Sl St to corner space.
Then begin again with Ch 2 (counts as 1 Hdc) 2 Hdc, Ch 1, 3 Hdc, all in the corner space and so on.
Complete 8 rnds.

Top Edge
Work Sc in ea st along top edge of bag.

Fasten off and weave ends under on back side of Motif.

Make two Motifs panels.

Tip: At end of second Motif panel, leave your video tape attached. Sl St to corner.

With wrong sides together, weave them together by attaching 2 strands of video tape yarn (or using tip above) at corner and work 1 rnd of Sc around 3 sides of the bag with 2 Sc’s at bottom corners. (The right sides of the bag should be facing out when you Sc around 3 sides of bag.)
Don’t fasten off. Leave yarn attached to make strap handle.

Strap Handle
With 2 strands of video tape, attached at top edge, Ch 50 for strap handle. Join with a Sl St at top edge of opposite side.
Turn and Sc around chain back down to other side and join with a Sc into st next to starting st of strap at top edge. Turn.

Working back up strap, Sc in ea st of strap to other side. Join with a Sc into st next to last joining st at top edge.

Turn and Sc in ea st of the strap back to other side. Join with a Sc next to last joining st at top edge.

Finish off by working a Sl st into bag to create a smooth finish to strap attachment. Weave under long ends to secure strap to body of bag. FO.

Tip: To square up your bag, apply low heat from a blow dryer and gently form your bag.

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
Dc – Double Crochet
Rnd – Round
Plarn – Plastic Bag Yarn
Sc – Single Crochet
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Sk – Skip
St – Stitch

This pattern is copyrighted by Cindy of 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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3 Responses to “Vcr Video Tape Motif Bag”

  1. That bag looks so fancy! Way to go. I love that you made it from recycling too..

    Dora Renee’ Wilkerson


  2. That bag looks so fancy! Way to go. I love that you made it from recycling too..

    Dora Renee’ Wilkerson


  3. Jackie
    Jul 13, 2009

    VCR tapes!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I wish I had thought of that, or at least learned to crochet or knit BEFORE I got rid of ALL the tapes I had that got full of fungus. (Puerto Rico is VERY humid).

    šŸ˜Ž



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