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Recycled Balloon Bag Holder

Posted on January 1, 2013

This week’s project is a bit different. It involves recycling plastic balloon bags and creating a pump holder. Let me explain the story behind this project. I was contacted by TristnShout Balloons to see if I was interested in recycling their empty balloon bags. Apparently they have an abundance of empty balloon bags and wondered if I’d be interested in crafting with them. They also expressed the need for a holder to hold their portable air pumps that they use to fill balloons.

After a discussion with them, it was agreed that I would design and craft a holder for their balloon air pump using the recycled plastic balloon bags. I made four of these balloon holders from the bags they sent to me.

I have shared the free crochet pattern below should anyone want to make this bag holder. The pattern would work for a water bottle holder as well as other uses. The holder was designed to have a strap added for carrying as shown. With the large eyelets on each side, it could also be used on a person’s belt by threading through one of the eyelets.

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Recycled Plastic Balloon Bag Holder Crochet Pattern

Bag measures 4 inches wide and 9-1/2” long with 1-1/2” hole in bottom

Materials: One ball of plastic yarn made from balloon bags- Approx. 30 bags

My picture tutorial is found here on how to make plarn yarn from plastic bags

Hook: Metal “N” (9 mm) US size hook

Chain 10, join to make ring.

Rnd 1
Ch 1, then work 11 Sc in ring. (12 sts including ch 1)
You should have a hole opening approx. 1-1/2” wide.

Don’t join and just continue working in rounds unless told otherwise. Use stitch marker if needed so you know where round begins.

Rnd 2
Work 2 Sc in ea st around. (24)

Rnd 3
Work *2 Sc in first st, 1 Sc in next st*. Repeat between * – * to end of round. Join with sl st into first st of round to finish off bottom of holder. The base should measure 4” across with the 1-1/2” hole in center.

Rnd 4 (Netting Stitch)
*Ch 3, skip 2 sts, Sc in next st*. Repeat between * – * to end of round and join with Sc into first ch 3 space.

Rnd 5
*Ch 2, Sc in next ch 3 space*. Repeat between * – * to end of round.
Don’t join just continue in pattern working in rounds.

Rnd 6
*Ch 2, in next ch 2 space *. Repeat between * – * to end of round.
Repeat round 6 until holder is 9” long. End last round with Sc into last ch 2 space.

Edging:
Row 1
Once desired length is reached, Sc evenly around top edge and by working 2 Sc in ea ch 2 space around.

Loop Row:
For belt and strap loops, Ch 5, skip 4 sts and attach with Sc into next st. Sc in ea of the next sts until you get around to the other side and match placement of loop with first one. Ch 5, sk 4 sts and Sc in ea remaining sts of the round until you are back to the beginning where 1st loop was made. End with sl st into base of first st.

Finish off and weave under ends.

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
Plarn – Plastic Bag Yarn
Rnd – Round
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Sp – Space
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 of this pattern or photos are permitted. Links to this pattern are acceptable and appreciated. © 2012-2013

****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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