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Picket Fence Dishcloth Pattern

April 24, 2012 No comments yet
Picket Fence Dishcloth Pattern

Here is my latest open-stitched crocheted dishcloth pattern for those that like that style of a cloth. It reminds me of a picket fence and thus the name was given to this pattern. I added a crab stitch or reverse single crochet trim to finish off the dishcloth.

I hope you enjoy the free crochet pattern and happy crocheting to all!

Crocheted Picket Fence Dishcloth Pattern

H (5 mm) USA crochet hook

1-1/2 ozs of Cotton yarn (Green Twists used)
1/4 oz contrasting Cotton yarn for trim (Sage Green used)

9 inch x 9 inch Cotton Dishcloth

Row 1
Ch 32, Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in ea st. (31)

Recycle an Old Potholder

April 17, 2012 5 comments
Recycle an Old Potholder

I noticed that I had several old potholders that were stained and had holes in them. So I figured it was time to recycle them into some new and pretty potholders.

Here are the before pictures of my old potholders.

I crocheted a chain the length of the old potholder plus 3 stitches. Then single crochet (Sc) in the round until the shell is long enough to insert the old potholder inside.

One-Piece Hooded Scarf

April 8, 2012 13 comments
One-Piece Hooded Scarf

I just love these hooded scarf patterns from over at Crochet N’ Crafts. Here is the beginner hooded scarf pattern that I recently crocheted but with a twist. I crocheted this all in one piece.

Okay now for the details.

Plarn Laundry Basket In Progress

April 2, 2012 13 comments
Plarn Laundry Basket In Progress

I don’t normally share a project in progress but this crocheted laundry basket is just such an enormous project that I have to post about it even though it’s not completed yet. I’m guessing its about half finished and I believe I’ve used already over a hundred recycled plastic bags.

I have had a recycled plastic bag or plarn laundry basket on my to-do list for a long time. I eventually get around to creating most of the things on my list but it does take time. Speaking of which, this recycled bag may end up being the largest one I have ever crocheted and it’s taking a lot of time.

Here is a picture I took of the base which is about 15 inches wide.

About Me

Hello, I’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.

Here is a direct link to all my free patterns available here on My Recycled Bags.

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