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Recycled Girl’s Sunshine Purse

Posted on February 7, 2008

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This week’s featured recycled bag is a girl’s purse. I call it the Sunshine Purse. Spring is coming and this would be a bright and colorful bag for any young girl. It is crocheted from plastic grocery bags using a granny square stitch. I added a small flowered button to finish off the bag.

I hope you enjoy crocheting this purse for a special little girl in your family or for someone you know. As always you will find the complete free recycled purse pattern below.

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Girl’s Sunshine Granny Square Purse Pattern

Bag measures: 6-1/4″ square bag with 22 inches long strap
Hook: Metal N (9 mm) crochet hook
Materials: Ball of yellow plastic bag yarn (plarn) & small amount of white plastic bag plarn for center Motif
One small button for center of Motif if desired

Make two Motifs squares.

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

Rnd 1
Using White 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 (Yellow) 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 (shell), 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.

Rnd 3
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.
*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
Continue in the established pattern.
Fasten off and weave ends under on back side of Motif.

Rnd 5
Take the two Motif squares and place them with wrong sides together, weave them together by attaching White plarn at corner. Work 1 rnd of Sc around 3 sides of the bag with 3 Sc in corner spaces. (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
With yarn attached at top edge, Ch 50 for strap handle. Join with a Sl St at top edge of opposite side.

FO and weave ends under to secure your strap.

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

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

Abbreviations:
Ch – Chain
FO – Finish Off
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Sc – Single Crochet
Sl St – Slip Stitch
St – Stitch
Sk – Skip
Rnd – Round

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©2008

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10 Responses to “Recycled Girl’s Sunshine Purse”

  1. Andrea
    Feb 07, 2008

    This is lovely and my daughter Sophie would surely like one. Thanks for pattern.


  2. Moonshadow
    Feb 07, 2008

    You sure do find the most colorful bags! I love this bright yellow purse, my granddaughters would love them.


  3. talina
    Feb 08, 2008

    Very cool idea! Easy pattern too.. Thanks for posting it!


  4. HowToMe
    Feb 12, 2008

    You are truly amazing!

    (seen in Make It From Scratch)


  5. joanie
    Feb 13, 2008

    Gorgeous as always – really looks like spring!


  6. Silvia
    Feb 14, 2008

    Hi! Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing šŸ™‚


  7. Keetsa Mattress Store - Keetsa! Blog - Eco-Friendly and Green News » Blog Archive » Girls Purse Made from Recycled Bags
    Feb 20, 2008

    […] bag is yellow and white, with a white flower motif on the front panel. Cindy creates handmade merchandise, everything from bags to wallets, but the cool thing is she uses recycled materials for all of it. […]


  8. Eco Friendly Tara
    Feb 23, 2008

    What a great idea! It has that beautiful sprint feel to it!


  9. Christine
    Jul 08, 2009

    I wandered onto your site yesterday by accident. Love it! I made the sunshine purse for my 4 year-old granddaughter yesterday. When I gave it to her this morning she was thrilled! She just kept saying over and over, ” I love it. It’s so pretty!”. Needless to say, my heart just swelled everytime she said it. A funny story- My daughter-in-law saw me making it last night and said,”I told the people in my office that my mother-in-law can make anything. She even makes things out of old plastic bags!” While I can’t really make just anything, it feels good to have someone think you can! Thanks again for all your great ideas and for making me look good in their eyes!!


  10. Jackie
    Nov 16, 2009

    Have one girl on my Christmas List and hope to make this attractive purse for her Christmas Gift. I’m sure she will love it.



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