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Plarn Plastic Bag Keeper

Posted on November 1, 2009

Plarn Plastic Bag Keeper Here is a handy plastic bag keeper crocheted from what else — recycled plastic bags or plarn.

This project was crocheted using plastic bags made into plarn along with one strand of some fingering weight yarn I had to add color. You just crochet holding the plarn and the yarn together. I then trimmed the top and bottom edges using just the fingering yarn. I also used the fingering yarn to make the ties for the bag as shown. This project was a request for a teal or turquoise bag holder and since I can’t really find that color of plastic bags to recycle, I added this yarn that I got at a garage sale for just 25 cents. Anyway using regular yarn along with recycled plastic bags is a great way to add color and spice up those boring white bags.

Enjoy the project and free crochet pattern below.

Plarn Plastic Bag Keeper Pattern

Finished Bag Keeper measures 4 inches circular wide and 18 inches long. Strap holder length is 10 inches.

Materials:
One large ball of plastic bags cut into 1 inch Plarn strips (Approx 25 bags)
3 ozs fingering yarn

Hook: Metal N (9 mm) US sized hook

Rnd 1
With plastic bag yarn (plarn) and fingering yarn held together, Ch 30, Sl St to join in first st of chain to form ring.

Rnd 2
Ch 2, work Hdc in each st around, do NOT join but just continue working Hdc around in each stitch until bag measures 18 inches long. At end of last round, Sc into next to last St, Sl St into last St of round, then to reinforce for strap attachment, Sl St into next St and draw back up into last stitch of last round. Do not fasten off.

Strap: Ch 20 and connect to opposite side of bag with a Sl St. To reinforce strap attachment, Sl St into next St and draw back up into last stitch. Turn and work back up the chain by working a Sc around the chain until you get back to opposite end of strap. Adjust your Sc stitches around chain as needed to provide a smooth strap for your bag. The Sc’s slide a bit and this allows for you to adjust your stitches as needed. Attach your yarn with a Sl St next to the St where you started the strap. Fasten off and weave ends under on inside of the bag.

Trim:
Using just fingering yarn, Sc around the top edge loosely and along the bottom edge. FO.

Bow Ties (make two):
Using yarn, chain about 23″ length for tie, weave yarn strips in stitch space between rows 6 and 7 from the bottom. Clinch up and tie a bow. Repeat again between rows 6 and 7 from the top of bag.

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
Rnd – Round
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
St – Stitch

This pattern is copyrighted by Cindy at 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. ©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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8 Responses to “Plarn Plastic Bag Keeper”

  1. leoramelow
    Nov 02, 2009

    Thanks for the article. I really love this bag.:D


  2. vickie
    Nov 02, 2009

    What a neat idea
    vickie
    .-= vickie´s last blog ..How to get the flesh out of a pumpkin =-.


  3. Condo Blues
    Nov 02, 2009

    How fitting!
    .-= Condo Blues´s last blog ..Practically Green =-.


  4. mio
    Nov 06, 2009

    What an excellent idea! I hadn’t thought of double-stranding plarn with yarn, and using plarn to make a plastic bag holder seems quite fitting to me. I might just have to make one of these; thanks for the pattern!


  5. As usual, EVERYTHING here is sooo beautiful! LOVE your creations!!! *THANK YOU!* for the congrats~we are smitten! ~smile~ (((((HUGS))))) sandi
    .-= (((((HUGS))))) sandi´s last blog ..Frances Grace’s Birth Story =-.


  6. Bird
    Nov 06, 2009

    This is a great tutorial – I (very) recently took up crochet and knitting and I think this is such a fun way of dealing with the plastic bag problem! I think I need a bit of hand holding to create a whole new thing from a pattern so I’m going to take this to a new crochet and knitting group I’ve discovered – I’m sure the others are going to love this whole idea too.
    .-= Bird´s last blog ..Autumn and the Moon =-.


  7. […] Here is a crocheted plastic bag keeper made from what else – recycled plastic bags! This photo was shared with me recently from an on-line reader Joan. Joan crochet this bag keeper in black and white to go with her kitchen colors. She also added ribbon at the top for embellishment. Joan’s plarn bag keeper was made using my crocheted plastic bag pattern. […]


  8. Tisia
    Nov 20, 2015

    I like this bag. I’m going to make some. One for my daughter.



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  1. […] Here is a crocheted plastic bag keeper made from what else – recycled plastic bags! This photo was shared with me recently from an on-line reader Joan. Joan crochet this bag keeper in black and white to go with her kitchen colors. She also added ribbon at the top for embellishment. Joan’s plarn bag keeper was made using my crocheted plastic bag pattern. […]

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