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Vcr V Evening Bag

August 25, 2007 9 comments


Check out the latest in Vcr video tape fashion. It’s a little black evening bag crocheted from video tape. I have named this pattern the V Evening Bag because of the V-shaped flap and in honor that it is made from Vcr video tape. This bag features my seamless purse technique. No side seam stitching necessary in this quick and easy pattern. If you are new to using Vcr tape as yarn here is the link to the picture tutorial on how to use the tape as yarn. This is a great way to recycle those old Vcr tapes that you probably still have lying around the house somewhere. So create yourself a nice little evening bag and use up some of those tapes at the same time.

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Free Pattern for Crocheted “V” Evening Bag

Materials needed:
(2) Vcr video tapes
(1) 1-1/8” Button

Hooks: “N” and “J” size metal hooks

Description: Evening Bag measures 9” wide at bottom and 6” long

Directions:
Using N hook with 2 strands of vcr tape held together, Ch 20.[…]

Crocheted Plastic Wristlet Bag

August 18, 2007 11 comments

Crochet yourself this cute summer wristlet purse. Wristlet purses have gotten very popular lately and I wanted to get one crafted using recycled materials before summer was over. This purse was crocheted using recycled plastic grocery bags. It’s a quick little purse that is just right for a summer outing or as a great gift idea.

As always, here is the free recycled pattern. I hope you’re enjoying my recycled patterns and if you have a moment, please post a comment or drop me a note at my contact link above. I love to hear from other crafters. Enjoy!

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Free Recycled Plastic Wristlet Bag Pattern

Purse measures 6 inches wide and 5” long.
Strap length is 14 inches.

Material: One ball of plastic bags cut into 1” strips.
One button – 1/2″ shown on bag.

Hook: Metal “N” hook

Chain 16 […]

Crochet a Recycled Clothes Pin Bag

August 11, 2007 36 comments

Last month I purchased a sunshine umbrella. It’s one of those clothes line things you unfold and put in the ground to hang your clothes on to dry. I haven’t had anything outside to hang my clothes on for quite awhile at this home. But wanting to do the eco friendly thing, I want to hang my clothes outside to dry. It saves electricity and money on my power bill and of course is environmentally friendly!

Anyway I didn’t have a clothes pin bag. So I got busy and crochet myself one. I love to make things that I need from recycled materials and hope others do too. If you need to know how to make plastic bag yarn, here is the link. Once you have your yarn, you are ready to go!

Here is a picture of the little hanger I used for the inside. It is 10 inches long and fits perfectly inside my peg bag. You might also use a baby hanger as they are small.

So what are you waiting for, grab that crochet hook and get to work!

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Free Pattern for Crocheted Clothes Pin “Peg” Bag

Materials needed:
One large ball of plastic bag yarn “Plarn”
One 8”-10” long plastic hanger to fit inside bag

Hook: “N” size metal hook

Description: Clothes Pin Bag
Bag measures 12” wide and 12” long

Directions:
Ch 28[…]

Cassette Tape Barbie Doll Halter Dress

August 4, 2007 20 comments

I finally got around to crocheting a Barbie fashion doll dress out of recycled cassette tape. It’s been something that I have wanted to complete way back when I crocheted my Barbie doll purses. I had fun digging out my old Barbie doll which hasn’t had a clothes change in probably 30 years. The old girl looks pretty good for being at least 40 years old. I thought the gold boots really went well with her new halter dress too. I also whipped up a little hat to go with her new outfit.

You use just a small amount of cassette tape to crochet this outfit. Use the link above to choose a purse or shoulder bag to finish off your recycled Barbie outfit. I hope you all have as much fun making this outfit as I did. Enjoy!

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Free Barbie Fashion Doll Halter Dress & Hat Pattern

Material: Cassette Tape
Hook: “E” crochet hook

Halter Dress
With cassette tape as yarn, Ch 24, Sl St to join in first st of chain to form ring. […]



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Hello, I’m Cindy or aka RecycleCindy. I love to learn and share information about crocheted and other items crafted from recycled materials. This is a green, eco-friendly website that is dedicated to recycling and crafting.
This blog and my life have taken on a new journey when on March 10, 2008, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I have added a special area on my blog in which I chronicle my journey into the pink.
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