It has been over six years now since I started this recycled bags blog. When I first started out I wanted to share the idea of using plastic bags for craft projects. I wanted to promote the reuse and repurposing of plastic for useful items. Over the years, I have crocheted tote bags, rugs, scrubbies, purses, baby bibs, soap dishes, coasters, baskets, gift bags, water bottle holders and much more using recycled plastic.
You can find all of my crochet free plastic bag patterns here at my site. Over the years I have shared all my patterns free so that everyone could enjoy crafting with recycled plastic materials. I have used every type of recycled plastic such as retails bags, toilet paper packaging, hotdog and hamburger bun packages, frozen vegetable packages, paper towel packaging, bread bags, hashbrown bags, and taco shell bags.
Trash Rug from Recycled Plastic
Recycling plastic to create yarn has endless possibilities. I only named a handful of plastic items you can make plarn from. Plarn (PLastic yARN) is the term my friend Joy coined first over at Crochetville to name what the material was called that you cut into strips to create a yarn that you can craft with. You can find my plarn tutorials here on how to create yarn from plastic.
Other projects can be useful in the kitchen like these kitchen scrubbies.
Maybe you need a rug. Plastic rugs made from recycled plastic make outstanding rugs. You can just hose them off if they get dirty and they make great doormats.
So whatever you may want to crochet as a plarn project, I hope you will find My Recycled Bags.com a useful resource. It you need help with a pattern or just using recycled materials, please contact me. I love to share and help people discover the joy of crafting with recycled materials.