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Striped Reusable Tote Bag

Posted on July 20, 2014

I just finished crocheting this striped reusable tote bag. Each year I crochet a recycled bag item for my local Relay for Life event. They use the donated items in gift baskets and for their fundraising.

I used my ultimate recycled grocery tote pattern to crochet this bag. I just added three rows with pink recycled plastic bags or plarn, one row with blue, and then three final rows in pink again before switching back to white plarn. Finding the colored plastic bags isn’t easy and just a few can spice up a plain white tote bag such as this one. Plus I always like to use pink in my projects that I crochet for Relay for Life in support of breast cancer awareness.

This crocheted recycled tote bag measures 12 inches wide, 14 inches long and with 9 inch handles. I used 12 pink plastic newspaper sacks and 2 small blue plastic sleeves for the stripes. The white portion of this recycled bag was crocheted from about 30 plastic retail bags. All the plastic bags were cut 1 inch wide and the plarn (plastic bag yarn) was made using these plarn making tutorials.

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5 Responses to “Striped Reusable Tote Bag”

  1. mayur
    Jul 28, 2014

    its really good to see a website dedicated to recycling bags. They are very beautiful bags in various colours. keep up the good work

  2. thenichengbd
    Aug 09, 2014

    Very very .. nice bag. Thanks for sharing with us.

  3. Rok Rasel
    Sep 28, 2014

    wow! nice bag.

  4. Diwali 2016
    Oct 21, 2016

    its really good to see a website dedicated to recycling bags. They are very beautiful bags

  5. Good to see a dedicated website to handcrafted bags. I loved your designs. Keep your work to a next level. All the best

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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.

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