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Little Plarn Christmas Bag

Posted on November 26, 2010

Time to kick of the holiday crafting with this little plarn Christmas bag I crocheted. Isn’t it adorable and guess what — its free to make. All you need is a few recycled plastic bags to create this cute little striped gift bag. So grab about 3 red, green, and a white plastic bag and cut them into plarn. For this project you want your plarn to be real thin so I cut my strips only about 1/2 inch wide.

With the built-in handle, you have a ready made gift bag perfect for that special little gift item or you can slip a gift card into your recycled plastic gift bag. My inspiration was Kristy’s ornament pattern as I tried doing it in plarn (plastic bag yarn) and it came out way too big. So I just modified the top and added the handle for a closure.

My little plarn Christmas bag is 6 inches wide by 3 inches tall. The handle is 3 inches long. Using a H crochet hook, I basically followed the pattern by Kristy until row 18 which was my last row to work. I marked the center of my bag by laying it down flat. Sc around in each stitch of this last row — at the center chain 3 and skip 2 stitches to create your hole for the handle. Then Sc in each stitch around to other center mark for the handle, chain 22 for handle. Skip 2 stitches and Sc into last stitches of row and finish off.

Volia — Your recycled Christmas gift bag is complete. You also can come and join the fun over at Retro Housewife’s Green Holiday Carnival that I am participating in this weekend.

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6 Responses to “Little Plarn Christmas Bag”

  1. Lisa @Retro Housewife Goes Green
    Nov 26, 2010

    Cute! I’m having a Green Holiday Blog Carnival this weekend that you may want to submit this to.


  2. Kristy
    Nov 27, 2010

    Wow! Great job Cindy!


  3. Lisa @Retro Housewife Goes Green
    Dec 03, 2010

    Thanks for joining in on the carnival!


  4. Jill
    Dec 06, 2010

    I love it!! Those colors are so fun!


  5. Michelle
    Dec 05, 2011

    I love that…so cute! I am working on a stocking right now. Where did you find the green bags?


  6. Cindy
    Dec 05, 2011

    Michelle,
    Several local stores have green bags and people give them to me. Try Cabelas that is where the last ones came from. The good part is you only need a small amount of green.



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