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Wheelchair – Walker Tote Bag

Posted on October 13, 2007

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Crochet this multipurpose wheelchair – walker tote bag from recycled plastic bags. It is very useful with velcro under the straps to attach to a wheelchair, walker or even a bed rail. Just wipe to clean and it’s very durable. I made several of these lately for a special needs project for our local VA hospital. It is an easy crocheted eco-friendly project and a very handy tote for someone in a wheelchair or using a walker.

Here is the free pattern below for the plastic bag yarn or plarn wheelchair – walker tote bag. As a sneak peek, here is another wheelchair – walker tote I made crocheting with acrylic yarn. I’ll be posting the instructions very soon for those that want to use regular or even recycled yarn to create this tote bag.

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Free Pattern for Plastic Walker – Wheelchair Tote Bag

Materials needed:
One large ball of plastic bag yarn “Plarn” in blue and small ball of white
2) 1-1/2″ strips of Velcro

Hook:
“N” U.S. size metal hook

Description: Tote Bag
Bag measures 12” wide and 9” long with 7” straps

Directions:
Using blue plastic bag yarn or plarn, Ch 27.

Rnd 1
Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in ea chain st down to end. Work 2 Hdc in end st, then continue around other side of chain by working a Hdc in ea st to other end then work 2 Hdc in end st.

Rnd 2
Hdc in each st around to first end, work 2 Hdc in 1 end st, then Hdc in ea st to other end, then work 2 Hdc in 1 end st. Do not connect at end of rounds, just continue working Hdc’s in rounds as this creates a seamless bag.

Rnd 3 – 7
Hdc in ea st around the entire bag bottom with blue yarn. End at side of bag for all color changes.
(Tip: Draw up white plarn on last loop of last st so switch of color is smooth. Do this for each color change at side edge of bag. Cut off blue and weave ends under.)

Rnd 8 – 11
Continuing with white plarn, Hdc in ea st around bag for white stripe.

Rnd 12 – 15
Switch to blue plarn, Hdc in ea st around bag for blue stripe.

Rnd 16 – 17
Switch to white plarn, Hdc in ea st around bag for white stripe.

Rnd 18 – 19
Using blue plarn, Hdc in ea st around. End at side of bag by working a Sl St in last st to complete rnd 19. Then continue around corner by working a Sl St in the next 3 sts to prepare for straps.
Ch 1, Sc in same st, then Sc in next 3 sts to create strap. (4 Sc)

Row 20 – 35
Ch 1, turn. Work Sc in ea st (4 Sc).
Repeat until strap measures approx. 7” long. FO and weave ends under on inside of the bag.

Other Side Strap
Row 20 (to match other strap completed)
With back of bag facing out, attach blue plarn on bag with Sl St in the 7th st from left edge.
Ch 1, Sc in same st, and then Sc in next 3 sts.

Row 21 – 35
Ch 1, turn. Work Sc in ea st (4 Sc).

Check to make sure strap matches other side. Adjust sts if needed to make even.
Repeat rows to match other sides strap. FO and weave end under on inside of the bag.
Attach Velco strips to straps at front edge and inside front of bag using machine or hand stitching. Once Velcro strips are in place, secure straps in place around walker, wheelchair or bed rails.

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
Plarn – Plastic Bag Yarn
Rnd – Round
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. ©2007-2010

****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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18 Responses to “Wheelchair – Walker Tote Bag”

  1. Michal Levy
    Oct 13, 2007

    This is extremely cool! And not only useful just for the disabled.


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  3. Lesalicious
    Oct 13, 2007

    Love the red, white and blue one so cute.:)


  4. And Miles To Go....
    Oct 15, 2007

    I’m impressed as usual. Looks awesome.


  5. Karen Bastille
    Oct 16, 2007

    Super pattern, Cindy! Thank you! I used the link as my blog post on my COPD blog today.
    Thanks again!


  6. Stephanie
    Oct 16, 2007

    What a special project. I do love the red white and blue too!


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  8. Cindy
    Oct 17, 2007

    Thanks everyone for all the kinds words about this project. I truly enjoyed making these totes for our VA hospital. Please consider making some for a charity project in your area too.


  9. AntiBarbie
    Oct 19, 2007

    That was so very kind of you to make bags for the VA hospital. My father was in and out of there for five years until he died. Thank you for doing something so nice for the veterans that many have forgotten exist.


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  12. Betty Jean Walker
    Oct 30, 2007

    This is great. I am looking for ideas to make walker/wheelchair bags for the nursing home in our little town in Colorado. I have already made some tote bags out of plarn so this will be easy.


  13. Blue Momma
    Oct 31, 2007

    I don’t crochet, but I just may give it a try! One of these totes would be great for my grandmother’s walker and her electric wheelchair. I could make the straps as long as needed, instead of continually shopping for something that would work!

    Great idea!


  14. Life info zone
    Nov 13, 2007

    Gr8 post!!! […] Read the rest of this great post here […]


  15. Maria
    Dec 11, 2007

    Nice bag! One question, how to make the plarn? Any good tips?


  16. Cindy
    Dec 11, 2007

    @Maria,
    Here is the link to the picture tutorial on how to make plarn. Email me back if you need any help. Best wishes!


  17. chronic chick
    Jul 06, 2008

    Thanks for the pattern :)


  18. Debbie (Ladycrochat)
    Apr 29, 2009

    This is GREAT! Just what I have been looking for! Thanks for posting…..



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