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Mini Plarn Flower Basket

Posted on June 11, 2016

I needed a little mini flower basket for a garden theme crochet project so I cut some plastic bags very thin to accomplish this tiny recycled plastic basket. The basket is filled with wild Yarrow and Lupine flowers.

I used 2 recycled plastic bags and cut them in long continuous strips just a 1/4 of an inch wide. Here is one bag cut just 1/4 inch wide and rolled into a little plarn ball. As you can see this is thin, single strand plarn. I joined strips with a small knot and then just crocheted over the ends on the inside of the basket to hide the splices.

Mini Crocheted Plarn Flower Basket Pattern

G (4 mm) crochet hook
2 plastic retail bags cut 1/4 inch wide in one continuous single strand

Finished basket size: 3 inches wide x 2.75 inches tall

Rnd 1
Ch 2 and SC 5 times in the 2nd ch from hook.
Do not join and continue working in rounds without turning.
Use a stitch marker to mark round beginning. (5 SC)

Rnd 2
Work 2 SC in each st. (10 SC)

Rnd 3
Work 2 SC in ea st. (20 SC)

Rnd 4
*1 SC in next St, 2 SC in next St* – Repeat between * to end of round. (30 SC)

Rnd 5
*1 SC in next 2 Sts, 2 SC in next St* – Repeat between * to end of round. (40 SC)

Rnd 6-14
SC in ea St around. (40)

Rnd 15 (Handles)
SC in next 6 Sts, Ch 10, Skip 7 Sts, SC in next 14 Sts, Ch 10, Skip 7 Sts, and SC in last 6 Sts.
Check the openings for the handles and make sure they are lined up and evenly spaced. Adjust sts as needed to have handles centered.

Rnd 1
SC in ea st until you come to the chain for the handle, then SC around handle chain even (approx 12 SC). SC in ea St around until you come to the other chain for handle. SC around this chain even (approx. 12 SC) and then SC to side edge of basket. End with a Sl St into the last few sts at side to make a smooth edge. FO.

Please enjoy this free recycled basket pattern and if you have any questions or find discrepancies in this pattern, email me using contact tab above.

Ch – Chain
Ea – Each
FO – Finish Off
Plarn – Plastic Bag Yarn
Rnd – Round
SC – Single Crochet
Sl St – Slip Stitch
St – Stitch

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3 Responses to “Mini Plarn Flower Basket”

  1. Kamau.
    Jun 17, 2016

    Soooooo cute. No one could imagine that plastic can be recycled to create such an amazing end products. thanks

  2. Rajj
    Jun 17, 2016

    Beautiful. Can’t wait to see your aesthetic sense coming into play again. Great work.

  3. Del
    Jun 24, 2016

    Great way to recycle plastic bags and its beautiful too. Waiting for more such creative ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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