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Jumbo Plarn Beach Bag

Posted on January 14, 2011


I present the jumbo plarn beach bag. This is the largest recycled plastic bag that I have ever crocheted. It measures 16 inches wide by 20 inches tall. It features a 30 inch long strap that you pull through the front opening to secure your beach bag closed. Then because the strap is long, you can throw it over your shoulder and off you can go.

So if you need a jumbo beach bag or maybe you want an extra large grocery tote, this plastic bag pattern will definitely fill your needs. It also allows you to use several different colors of recycled plastic bags for the stripes. The colorful stripes add a nice touch to the otherwise plain white bags that are so abundant.

Free Jumbo Plarn Beach Bag Pattern

Materials needed:
One very large ball of plastic bag yarn or Plarn
Approx. 80 white plastic grocery bags for main bag
15 grey and 8 pink plastic bags for stripes

Hook: N (9 mm) U.S. size metal hook
Description: Jumbo Plarn Beach Bag
Bag measures 16 inches wide and 20 inches long with 30 inch strap

Directions:
Ch 34

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

Rnd 2
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. Do not connect at end of rounds, just continue working Hdc’s in rounds as this creates a seamless bag.

Rnd 3
Hdc in each st around to first end, work 2 Hdc in ea of the three end sts, then Hdc in ea st to other end, then work 2 Hdc in ea of the three end sts.

Rnd 4-27
Hdc in ea st around the entire bag. Finish off with white plarn at side of bag by working Sc and then sl st into last sts at side of bag. FO. (12 inches long at end of rnd 27)

Rnd 28-30
Join grey plarn at side and Ch 1. Hdc in ea st around. On final round with grey, end at side of bag with sc and sl st into last two sts. FO grey plarn.

Round 31-32
Join pink plarn at side, Ch 1. Hdc in ea st around and end at side of bag with sc and sl st into last two sts. FO pink plarn.

Round 33-35
Join grey plarn at side with Ch 1. Hdc in ea st around. On final round with grey, end at side of bag with sc and sl st into last two sts. FO grey plarn.

Rnd 36-39
Join white plarn at side and Ch 1. Hdc in ea st around.

Rnd 40
Hdc in ea st around front (approx. 17 sts or 7 inches across front.) Ch 30 inches for strap and skip 6 sts at front. Then Hdc in ea remaining st on front and around back side of bag until center 5 sts to match straps. Ch 6 and skip the center 5 sts, Hdc in next st. Check to make sure opening match where straps are so they are centered over each other. Hdc in ea remaining st (approx. 17 sts on each side of opening.)

Rnd 41
Hdc in ea st to strap, sc evenly around strap (chain) and Hdc in ea st around to the other side. Hdc in ea st to chain opening. Sc around chain (about 7-8 sc around chain opening.) Hdc in ea remaining st of the rnd.

Rnd 42-44
Hdc in ea st of bag and sc in ea strap st, then Hdc in remaining sts around bag including ea st of bag opening. FO at side of bag with sc and sl st into last two sts.

Fasten off and weave ends under on inside of the bag.

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

Abbreviations:
Ch – Chain
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 is permitted. Links to this pattern are acceptable. ©2011

****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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6 Responses to “Jumbo Plarn Beach Bag”

  1. GrannyJ
    Jan 14, 2011

    I can’t wait to make one of these. Thanks for sharing the pattern.


  2. Cheryl
    Jan 14, 2011

    Very cool!


  3. Ivonne
    Jan 22, 2011

    Your talent never ceases to amaze! I love it. Thanks.


  4. Merry
    Mar 12, 2011

    Thank you for this idea. I have been thinking of how I could make a sturdy, waterproof bag to give to the homeless in our area for them to carry water bottles in. I am going to try to make a few of these to see if this will work for them. They have to walk so far to get clean water that it is hard for them to carry it back to camp.


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