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Puff Stitch Wheelchair Tote

February 22, 2014 9 comments
Puff Stitch Wheelchair Tote

I’m excited to share my latest version of a recycled bag. It’s a wheelchair or walker tote bag. It’s crocheted mainly in grey plastic bags with puff stitch stripes in red, white and blue.

These handy little totes can be hung from a wheelchair or walker. This particular pattern calls for buttons but you can also use Velcro for the closures if you’d like.

I have crocheted many different styles of wheelchair tote bags over the years. If you are looking for a free pattern using regular worst weight yarn here is my patriotic wheelchair tote pattern. Maybe you’d like to crochet the tote bag using recycled t-shirts cut into t-shirt yarn. If so, here is my free t-shirt yarn wheelchair tote bag pattern.

This puff stitch pattern features three stripes but you can always add more or make the tote bag longer by adding more rounds. I have several photos below that you can click on to super size them for more detail.

Puff Stitch Crocheted Wheelchair Tote Bag

Closeup of the puff stitching


Plarn Puff Stitch Wheelchair Tote Bag Pattern

Materials needed:
One large ball of plastic bag yarn Plarn in grey and small ball of
red, white and blue plarn cut 1 inch wide

2) 3/4 inch buttons

Hook:
J (6 mm) size metal crochet hook

Description: Wheelchair or Walker Tote Bag
Tote bag measures 10-1/2 inches wide and 9″ long with 6-3/4 inches long straps

Directions:
Using grey plastic bag yarn or plarn, Ch 31.[…]

Precious Pink Plarn

February 13, 2014 2 comments
Precious Pink Plarn

Finding pink plastic bags is very difficult. So when an on-line friend asked if I’d like some pink bags, I jumped at the chance. Cindy said her local store had been using the pretty pink plastic bags during the breast cancer awareness month last October. She saved the bags for recycling and offered them to me for crafting.

Cindy and I did a little horse trading as she needed a few old audio tape reels so I mailed her the reels and she sent me these precious pink bags.

After cutting up the bags, I created this ball of pink plarn.

If you are new to crafting with recycled plastic bags, you can use my plarn making tutorial to learn how to cut and assemble plastic strips into plarn.

If you are looking for a recycled plastic yarn (plarn) project, you can find all my free plarn patterns here. […]

Plarn, Patterns & Plagiarism

February 4, 2014 10 comments
Plarn, Patterns & Plagiarism

I love to create and craft with plastic bags (plarn) and other recycled materials. I love to share my ideas and post my free patterns on My Recycled Bags.com. I take pleasure in writing my craft patterns and posting my picture tutorials for everyone to use freely. I love to assist anyone who asks for help with my pattern directions or needs advice while working on a craft project.

But I despise plagiarism. Plagiarism is defined as the act of stealing somebody’s work or idea: the process of copying another person’s idea or written work and claiming it as original.

I am just amazed that someone would cut and paste one of my recycled bag patterns from my blog and claim it’s theirs. Some people must not have a conscience. Not only did a person recently copy a free crochet pattern of mine, but they profited by claiming it was their pattern and posting it on a major craft site.

This isn’t the first time someone has taken my work and claimed it was theirs. And I am sure it will not be the last time. But let me be very clear here. I maybe a small town country girl but no one steals from me and takes credit for my work. I will not tolerate the theft of my patterns and copyright infringement of blog content.[…]


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Hello, Iā€™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.


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