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Japanese Knot Recycled Bag

Posted on June 15, 2018

Here is a new recycled plastic bag yarn project. This pattern is called a Japanese Knot bag as it features 2 handles. One long and one shorter, which closes by sliding the longer handle through the shorter one as shown. The Japanese-styled bags are often times made smaller and worn over the wrist.

This tote bag is crocheted using recycled plastic bags made into yarn known as plarn. It can be worn over the wrist or also draped over your shoulder.

Here is the free Japanese Knot Bag pattern written using plarn but it also can be crocheted using bulky yarn or 2 strands of worst weight yarns held together.

The finished size of this recycled tote bag is 12 inches tall by 12 inches wide. The main bag was crocheted using brown Safeway bags cut 1 inch wide. The pinkish-stripes were crocheted using newspaper bags also cut 1 inch wide and made into plarn using these plarn-making tutorials.

I used nearly 50 recycled plastic bags to crocheted this Japanese-styled tote bag. The Japanese Knot adds a different and unique closure on the bag. So if you are looking for a new twist for your recycled crafting, you might give this Japanese Knot Bag pattern a try.

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5 Responses to “Japanese Knot Recycled Bag”

  1. anil
    Jun 17, 2018

    such a nice and useul article. thanks


  2. Preston Richardson
    Jun 27, 2018

    I love how the bag has been made. Imagine how they produce that product out of recycled plastic bags. Very artistic indeed. Where to buy one?


  3. Cindy
    Jun 29, 2018

    @Preston – Thank you for the comment and I just sent you an email regarding the purchase of this bag. I also have other bags available for immediate shipping found here.


  4. Janine Scott
    Jul 03, 2018

    I really love the japanese knot style it’s unique. I have seen doing recycle bags but not this good looking I mean, its very beautiful.


  5. Fay Dressler
    Jul 13, 2018

    I love how you used recycle items to make this. It’s a wonderful concept for a business.



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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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