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Recycling Plastic Rings for Towel Holders

Posted on October 22, 2014

We are having a CAL (crochet-a-long) over in our Trash to Treasures group on Ravelry. We are crocheting kitchen towel holders.

Here is the plastic ring holder I recycled to use in this crafting project. This plastic holder is used in retail stores to hold together two hot sauce jars. I thought it would be a good ring to use for the base of my towel holder. Here is how I recycled the plastic holder.

Plastic Ring Holder before Cutting

Cut the rings apart with sharp scissors and trim the edges so they look like these below. The rings are 3 inches wide and make an excellent base for the towel holder pattern.

Crochet around the plastic ring using two strands of yarn held together. I generally did 3 single crochets in between each plastic flange on the ring. This provides a nice even coverage over the recycled plastic ring.

Now just follow the towel ring holder pattern that Delights created to finish off the holder.

Here are a few more towel holders I crocheted using the recycled plastic 3 inch rings. I like the sturdy plastic rings to hold a towel as they don’t sag when you hang a towel from them.

Also below is a towel holder I crocheted completely in plarn (plastic bag yarn) using a pony tail band for the ring holder. I cut the plastic bag into 1 inch wide strips and just followed the written pattern using a H 9 (5 mm) crochet hook. I only did 5 petals on the daisy as the plarn was too thick for a 6 petal flower.

You can check out the parade of crocheted towel ring holders over at Ravelry and join in on the fun too.

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11 Responses to “Recycling Plastic Rings for Towel Holders”

  1. sonika dewakar
    Oct 27, 2014

    good idea this towel holder design is also looking good

  2. Agnes Bates
    Oct 28, 2014

    What an amazing idea to recycle those plastic rings to create something nice and useful to hold towels. Indeed there are some people with many brilliant ideas around here.

  3. As a begginer on crochet, I find this very helpful! I hadn’t thought of using a plastic ring. I could even make my own from recycling some stuff at home. Great post!

  4. Danni
    Nov 02, 2014

    Nice and beautiful towel holder designs. This is really very creative idea, loved it.

  5. Imaginet
    Feb 02, 2015

    Good idea. Thanks for sharing!

  6. singhmonika
    Feb 02, 2015

    great towel holders

  7. Lorey
    Feb 04, 2015

    Nice and great ideas!!

    Thanks for sharing with us. Hope I will learn more from you in future.

  8. Sandi Clark
    Sep 23, 2016

    Great idea, so smart, need to try this for myself first, then Xmas gifts. Thank you.

  9. Cindy
    Sep 23, 2016

    Thanks Sandi! I love reusing the rings and they do work great for gift projects. Thank you so much for your visit and leaving a comment.

  10. SpiderIndia
    Aug 16, 2017

    WOW!!! Thats an amazing idea, never thought of this. Thanks so I will try this at home.

  11. webdesigner
    Feb 28, 2020

    Thanks for sharing!

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