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Merry Christmas the Recycled Way

December 24, 2016 2 comments
Merry Christmas the Recycled Way

I was thinking about my recycled craft projects and as I was recycling some old Christmas cards, I thought of a great Christmas greeting. Merry Christmas the recycled way! It sums up what I think about much of the time and a fun message this time of the year.

Here are more Christmas ornaments that I made by recycling old Christmas cards and crocheting an edging around them. For more details check out the recycled Christmas card tutorial.[…]

Trio of Christmas Stockings

December 20, 2016 3 comments
Trio of Christmas Stockings

Here is my trio of Christmas stockings I crocheted for the grand kids. I crocheted each one in their favorite colors and added bells to the girls’ stockings. The red one is for my 1 year old grandson so I did not put the bell on his for safety reasons.

I crocheted these stockings to 7 inches long and about 4 inches wide. I used a variation of this stocking pattern and just crocheted even on 29 stitches at the toe. I crocheted the heel and upper portion just keeping in the pattern shape with the additional stitches. I have crocheted this mini Christmas stocking so many times I can practically do it with my eyes closed. So it was easy to adapt to a bigger size. Just more stitches and more rows.[…]

Rooster Towel Topper Set

December 11, 2016 No comments yet
Rooster Towel Topper Set

I have been working on Christmas gifts and just completed this Rooster double layered towel topper kitchen set.

The star crocheted dishcloth is my own creation which I call My Star Dishcloth pattern. It is a free pattern so check out the link. […]

Crocheted Edging on Dishcloth

December 4, 2016 No comments yet
Crocheted Edging on Dishcloth

Need a quick and easy gift idea? How about crocheting around the edges of a store-bought dishcloth. Here are a few inexpensive dishcloths I bought and by adding a quick handmade edging you have a pretty little gift.

Here is a closeup showing the simple single crochet edging.

To crochet the edging around the dishcloth, I used a small C (2.75 mm) crochet hook. It easily goes through the thin dishcloth and just attach at any corner.[…]

Happy Thanksgiving 2016

November 23, 2016 4 comments
Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing everyone a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving. […]

Small Recycled Plastic Basket

November 12, 2016 4 comments
Small Recycled Plastic Basket

I am back to share a new recycled plastic bag plarn project. In this project, I set out to create a small basket tray to use for holding items for an upcoming charity fundraiser. I wanted a tray type basket to hold the items and also one that could be reused for kitchen or bath items later.

This was a fun and quick plastic basket that I crocheted using less than 20 recycled plastic retail bags made into plarn using the looping method of cutting and assembling the bags. Below you will find the free crochet pattern and details. Enjoy the pattern and happy crocheting to all!

Crocheted Plarn Basket Tray Pattern
Materials:
Plastic bags cut into strips 1 inch wide to create plarn yarn. Here are the pieces I crocheted to put the plastic tray basket together. (Approx. 13 bags in white and 4 brown bags)

All pattern details are written in US crochet terms.

Hook: J (6 mm) size crochet hook
Description: Crocheted Recycled Plastic Bag Basket Tray
Basket measures 8-3/4 inches long, 4 inches tall, 3-3/4 inch wide ends and with 5-3/4 inch handles

Directions:
Row 1
Ch 30, Hdc in 3rd st from hook and in each st down to end. Ch 2, turn. (27)[…]

Mother Bear Hoodie Project

November 4, 2016 No comments yet
Mother Bear Hoodie Project

Here is my latest Mother Bear I crocheted with a hoodie. This bear was crocheted for the Mother Bear Project and features a hood with ties. My original Mother Bear hoodie pattern did not include ties. Another Mother Bear crocheter on Ravelry, TeaLover, added ties to her bear’s hoodie after crocheting my pattern. I just loved how the ties turned out. It is like a built in scarf and looks so cute on the hoodies she made. So with her help, I added ties to my hoodie pattern too.

It is real easy and the ties are crocheted right onto the hoodie before finishing off the project. Here are the changes to make to the original pattern to add the ties. First don’t finish off after the last row, chain 25 […]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 27, 2016 3 comments
Pink Breast Cancer Ribbon

October is breast cancer awareness month. It is a good time to post an update about my own cancer battle. If you have been a long time reader of my blog you will know that in 2008 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I started blogging about my cancer under what I called my pink journey. You can click on the prior link and read the old posts if you are interested in my experience.

It has been over 8 years now since cancer came a knocking on my door. In the last several years, I can finally rest easier and not have cancer on my mind at nearly every thought. I am so blessed to say that I am still cancer free and just thank God each and every day for my continued good health. So many people are not so lucky.

My heart breaks for those that are battling this beast. I grieve for those who have lost their battle and pray for comfort for their families. Cancer sucks!! I hate it and can only hope that some day there may be a cure. Can you imagine a world without cancer? […]

Wavy Ripple Lapghan

October 16, 2016 1 comment
Wavy Ripple Lapghan

Just finished up crocheting this blue and green wavy ripple lapghan for the Warmth for Warriors. I used the basic wavy ripple blanket pattern of mine. This blanket has the wave going side to side rather than up and down.

I used Red Heart yarns in navy blue and melon green to complete the lapghan. I crocheted 4 rows in each color. I started the lapghan with a chain of 107 […]


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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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