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Plastic Ditty Bag

Posted on February 5, 2010

I fell in love with this crocheted ditty bag pattern when I first saw it. It’s so cute and has a handy strap that threads through the front of the bag. You may recognize this pattern by Dot Matthews that she created and used regular worst yarn to crochet her bag. I wanted to try crocheting the pattern using recycled plastic bags or plarn. Here is my finished plastic ditty bag.

Because plastic bag yarn is thicker, my ditty bag came out a bit larger than Dot’s bag. I followed Dot’s pattern except that I had to crochet 27 rounds before doing the handle rather than her pattern that calls for 22 rounds. Other than that, I crocheted the bag according to the free pattern available here.

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My finished plastic ditty bag measures 7 inches tall, 7 inches across the bottom and has a 14 inch long handle strap. So whether you want to crochet with regular yarn or plarn, this pattern makes for a cute ditty bag and would be wonderful reusable gift bag project too.

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3 Responses to “Plastic Ditty Bag”

  1. Kristy
    Feb 05, 2010

    Interesting pattern. Have you taken it for a test run yet? It looks like the perfect craft bag on the go.
    .-= Kristy´s last blog ..February’s CAL & T-shirt Sleeve Bag =-.

  2. Rachel
    Feb 08, 2010

    Neat bag Cindy! Loved that you used plarn šŸ™‚

  3. Laurie
    Apr 24, 2010

    I love Dot’s little ditty bags. What a great idea to craft it with plarn! šŸ˜€

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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.

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