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Recycled Plastic Can Cozy

March 21, 2009 7 comments
Plastic Can Cozy

Here is a quick and easy little crochet project for all those green crafters who love recycling trash into treasures. It’s a handy can cozy that can be used for a soda or beer can. Keep your favorite beverage cold and save some plastic bags from the landfill all at the same time.

This project is completed by creating plastic bag yarn by cutting about 9 recycled plastic sacks into strips. If you are not familiar with the process, I have a picture tutorial found here that gives you all the details on creating plarn.

So grab those plastic bags and crochet yourself a recycled plastic can cozy today!

Free Crocheted Can Cozy Pattern

Materials needed:
Blue and white plastic bags cut into strips 1 inch wide and interlocked to create plarn to crochet with. (Approx. 7 blue bags and 2 white bags)

J (6 mm) size metal crochet hook

Recycled Plastic Can Cozy – measures 3 inches wide and 4-1/2 inches tall

Using blue plarn, Ch 4 and join with a Sl St to form a ring.


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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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