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Striped Recycled Plastic Bag Tote

Posted on August 17, 2016

I crocheted this latest recycled plastic bag or plarn tote using lots of white plastic bags and a few red and grey plastic bags. Recycling all the white retail plastic bags I get can be challenging. Let’s face it, the white bags are boring and need something to help brighten up the project when you crochet or knit with them. So by adding some colorful bags, I created a few stripes to spice up this recycled tote bag.

I used the free recycled round grocery tote pattern to crochet this bag. I just changed up the stripes of colored plarn a bit for a different look than the original pattern. But otherwise it’s the same pattern. As with any pattern, you can always just make a few changes which will result in a new look.

Below is another picture taken with the tote bag laying down flat.

This tote bag measures 13 inches standing tall and 12 inches across. I recycled nearly 60 plastic bags to create this bag. So YAY for another 60 plastic bags recycled and repurposed into something useful.

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3 Responses to “Striped Recycled Plastic Bag Tote”

  1. ASO Services
    Aug 30, 2016

    Great ideas for recycling polythene.


  2. Candy
    Nov 08, 2016

    I tried making one a couple years ago. I found that crocheting with plarn was difficult but then again I was new to crochet. I like your bag, will have to try it again.


  3. Cindy
    Nov 10, 2016

    Candy – I hope you will try crocheting again with plastic bag yarn. It does take some getting used to and practice does help. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.



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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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