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Orange Crush Plarn Purse

Posted on June 1, 2011


This week I present my latest recycled plastic bag project. I call this my orange crush plarn purse. The purse was crocheted using orange newspaper bags and white plastic grocery bags. You can check out my plarn making tutorials that show how to make the bags into a yarn from either newspaper or plastic retail bags. The base was made using just the recycled bags from orange newspaper delivery sleeves. I then crocheted with two strands of plarn held together — one strand orange and one white. This combination created the orange and white color blend for the main body of the purse which was crocheted using a granny stitch.

Next I added a beautiful pair of purse handles that I picked up from my local thrift store. I was so excited to purchase these brand new, still in the package, handles for just 99 cents. The black handles just added a great final touch to the purse.

This cute purse crochet pattern can be found free over at Debi’s Hooks and Yarns blogspot. I modified her pattern by working 10 rounds in the granny stitch as I needed just a bit more height for my purse. Debi crocheted her bag using two strands of worst weight yarn so you can change up this pattern pretty easily depending on if you want to use plarn, yarn, or even tarn (t-shirt yarn).

Until next time, happy crafting and make it a great day!

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7 Responses to “Orange Crush Plarn Purse”

  1. Snowcatcher
    Jun 01, 2011

    Colorado sports fan living near Denver, so you know I am gonna love this one! Great job!


  2. Debi Y.
    Jun 01, 2011

    Looks great Cindy. Thanks for the link-up. šŸ™‚


  3. Sara
    Jun 02, 2011

    This is so cute! I wish I could find plastic bags in such pretty colors!
    Beautifully done! šŸ™‚


  4. lucy
    Jun 30, 2011

    This is so cool! I appreciate recycled materials turned into something extraordinary because this only shows how creative people are. Aside from that, recycling materials is the best way to help save the planet from chemicals, wastes and other harmful elements surrounding our environment.


  5. Le-Chat
    Jul 05, 2011

    Hi Cindy, thanks for stopping by my blog! Will send through comments to my friend. Must say saw this post a while ago but was a bit in a hurry. I love the stitch in plarn, I must try it out in t-yarn. Great colour combo too!


  6. Michael Brown
    Oct 02, 2011

    Wow! It looks not a recycled one, it is very beautiful. I really appreciate things that came from a recycled materials and I appreciate very much those person who had a talent to make it and I mean it to you. You are such a creative person.


  7. Robert Collins
    Oct 09, 2011

    Wow! It doesn’t look like and made it with a recycled materials, it is really beautiful. When my wife see this beautiful stuff I’m sure she gonna love it and want to have some! You made it very beautiful and creative.



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