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White Crocheted Plastic Hobo Purse

August 2, 2008 17 comments
White Hobo Purse

Need a cute summer handbag? Why not crochet yourself this hobo handbag from recycled plastic bags. Who said trash can’t be stylish when you can create something this cute and useful from plarn. This handbag purse is lined and has a magnetic clasp for a closure. It measures 8″ x 11″ at the widest point. Plenty big enough to hold everything you might need for a daily outing.

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Inside picture of the lining.

Should you want a larger version of this hobo purse here it is. Click here for the free pattern link.
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I have given you several different sizes, materials, and ideas for creating your own recycled hobo purse. So what are you waiting for — grab that hook and go!

Free White Hobo Bag Crochet Pattern

Materials needed:
One large ball of white plastic bag yarn aka Plarn – Approx. 40 bags
1 set of 1 inch D rings or circle rings
2 yards of ribbon (1/8″-3/16″ will work)
Magnetic clasp closure
Material for lining if desired

N US size Metal crochet hook
J US size Metal crochet hook

Description: White Hobo Bag
Bag measures 8 inches wide and 11 inches long

Rnd 1
Using N hook, Ch 23.


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About Me

Hello, Iā€™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.

Here is a direct link to all my free patterns available here on My Recycled Bags.

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