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Free Recycled Valentines Bag Pattern

Posted on January 15, 2009

Valentine's Heart BagWith Valentine’s Day just around the corner, here is a cute recycled plastic Valentine’s heart bag that you can crochet. It’s made from recycled plastic grocery bags into a handy bag that can hold Valentine cards. When I designed this recycled bag, I had a little girl in mind and thought she could use it to take all her Valentines to school in.

It would also make a cute gift bag for Valentine’s Day. You could fill it with candy and a card and give it to your favorite Valentine. A bonus of course is that this plarn bag could be used as a little purse all year long.

Here is the free crochet pattern so you too can create this fun little Valentine’s Day heart bag!

Stumble It!

Free Pattern for Crocheted Valentine Heart Bag

Materials needed: One ball of plastic bag yarn “Plarn
(Approx. 12 plastic grocery bags)

2 yards of red fun fur yarn
Small scrap piece of red felt
Red thread for sewing on heart

Hook: “J” US size metal hook

Description: Plastic Valentine’s Bag
Bag measures 7” wide and 6-1/2” long

Directions:
Ch 20

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

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

Rnd 3
Working in the back loops only, Hdc in each st around to first end, work 2 Hdc in ea of the two end sts, then Hdc in ea st to other end, then work 2 Hdc in ea of the two end sts.
(This creates a ridge so the bag will stand up.)

Rnd 4 -16
Working in both loops now and here on out throughout the pattern, Hdc in ea st around the entire bag. Mark center 9 stitches on each side of bag for handle opening.

Rnd 17
Hdc in each st to mark for handle opening. Ch 10, leave 10 stitches un-worked for handle, then Hdc in remaining stitches of first side and across to other side to mark for handle opening. Ch 10, leave 10 stitches un-worked for handle opening on other side of bag to match front side. Hdc in each stitch around until you reach side of bag. (I had approx. 6 Hdc sts on either side of handle opening on the front of my bag.)

Round 18
Sc in each st around to handle. Work 12 Sc around the chain of handle, then Sc around in each stitch until you reach handle on other side. Work 12 Sc around chain of handle, then Sc around in each remaining st of round.

Round 19
Sc in each St around to handle. Work one Sc in each st of handle, then Sc in each st of bag to other side’s handle. Work one Sc in each st of handle, then work one Sc in each st to remaining last 3 stitches at side. Work Sc, Sl St, and Sl St in the last 3 sts of round ending at side of bag. This should blend the edge so round ends with edge being even with last round. Fasten off and weave ends under on inside of the bag.

Fun Fur Trim:
Attach red fun fur at side of bag. Work Sl St around entire round of bag below handle opening as shown.

Cut a small heart shape out of scrap red felt. Attach to front of bag using red thread and needle.

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

Abbreviations:
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Ea – Each
FO – Finish Off
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Plarn – Plastic Bag Yarn
Rnd – Round
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
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 of this pattern or photos are permitted. Links to this pattern are acceptable and appreciated. © 2009

****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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31 Responses to “Free Recycled Valentines Bag Pattern”

  1. Lesalicious
    Jan 15, 2009

    Love that bag cute. :) great for Valentines.:)

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  2. How to Crochet
    Jan 18, 2009

    Very cute bag.


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  4. SimplyForties
    Jan 19, 2009

    What a cute project! My first thought, when I saw the picture, was how cute it would look sitting on a the table with a potted plant in it. Great gift idea!

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  5. I just came over here from Stop the Ride. This is adorable! So neat that you can make this stuff from plastic shopping bags. You’re so creative. :)


  6. Nan
    Jan 19, 2009

    Oh! I “heart” your heart bag, so cute and I do think it would make a cute way to carry those valentines to and from school in! Great idea.


  7. harleyblues
    Jan 19, 2009

    that is Cute Cindy!!!!
    xx

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  8. ImaNicePerson
    Jan 19, 2009

    Another great design. I love your creativity.


  9. HappyCampers
    Jan 20, 2009

    Oh how CUTE!

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  10. Gift Shopping
    Jan 20, 2009

    Cindy,

    That is so creative and a great hobby. I love it! It’s surely amazing what anyone can do with recycled plastic bags.


  11. Madhumita Santra
    Jan 21, 2009

    This little cute bag really can be a special gift on a special day for the special person. But trust me I’m not good with needle work. Is there anything else I can make with out the needle.


  12. Cindy
    Jan 21, 2009

    @Madhumita:
    This is a very easy pattern to crochet but if you’re not up for crocheting, you might try a fused plastic project. Take some plastic bags and fuse several together and then create a heart-shaped bag with the fused pieces. You could add a red ribbon for handles. Hope this gives you some additional ideas to try.


  13. craftymug
    Jan 21, 2009

    Hi, I love the bag! Stumbled it and gave it a review.
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  14. Rey Ybarra
    Jan 22, 2009

    Keep up the good work! A very nice job.

    Rey Ybarra, New Media Expert

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  15. chandrakant
    Jan 23, 2009

    Hi Cindy,
    I learned a great lot of things from your site.Infact my mother was more impressed than me.We always thought that only we Indians are interested in recycling things but you changed our belief.Plasic bags recycling tips were really needed. Thanks please keep the good work on and take care of your health.


  16. Condo Blues
    Jan 23, 2009

    I love the little heart on that bag. too cute for words!

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  17. Lilian
    Jan 25, 2009

    nice designs you have…and nice templates nice looks


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  20. Rose
    Feb 03, 2009

    Very cute! And I love that it is 100% recycled. We need more art like that!

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  21. liza
    Feb 05, 2009

    What a cute bag! It’s a perfect gift for girls :D

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  22. How to Crochet
    Feb 11, 2009

    WOW! Its a cute bag….Nice work, i Think its a wonderful gift….


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  24. Melanie
    Mar 24, 2009

    I talked my daughter into helping me make the plarn when I showed her this– and said I’d try it for my first plarn bag– and it could be her lunch bag. (I said we’d leave off the heart, she is in middle school.)
    About halfway through our ball of plarn, she said, could you put the heart on it?

    Turning out really cute. This does take some strength though, not like crocheting with yarn! So burns more calories too, I assume!


  25. Cindy
    Mar 25, 2009

    Melanie:
    What a wonderful story! Thanks for sharing it and I hope your daughter loves her plarn heart bag.


  26. Darvin
    Jan 18, 2010

    Now that’s a cool idea. With this single bag, I can help support the environment by using recycled material. And by making this Valentines bag myself, I can simultaneously save money and give a gift that is much more meaningful!

    Thanks for the idea :-)
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  29. Kim Gerald
    Feb 14, 2010

    Hey! Happy Valentines Day everyone… Wish you all to have a very sweet moment with your loved ones.


  30. Kristy
    Dec 28, 2010

  31. Glen Hammes
    Feb 04, 2012

    This is a great idea.I love the unique ways people are finding to be eco friendly.You have found an awesome way to use your extra plastic bags that we all have lying around.Need more ideas for what to give on Valentines Day? Please stop by my site for more info.



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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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