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Recycled Plastic Laptop Computer Sleeve

Posted on January 20, 2019

Need a carrying case or sleeve for your laptop? Do you have a whole bunch of plastic bags that you’d like to recycle? Well you are in luck as here is a recycled plastic bag yarn (plarn) project for crocheting a laptop computer sleeve. This pattern uses up about 63 plastic retail sacks and creates a nice and sturdy carrying case for a laptop. The laptop shown is 15 inches wide by 10.5 inches and 1.5 inches deep.

As you can see the laptop fits in nicely and the holds the weigh just fine for carrying.

Should you have a larger or smaller laptop or tablet, just adjust the pattern by chaining additional stitches to start (or less) and crochet extra rounds to get the desired length you need. As always the free crochet pattern is found below.

Laptop Computer Sleeve Pattern

Materials needed:
Approx. 63 plastic grocery bags cut 1 inch wide

Here is my picture tutorial on how to make plarn from recycled plastic bags.

Hook: “K” (6.5 mm) crochet hook
Description: Recycled laptop computer sleeve
Sleeve case measures 16” wide and 12” long with 5” handles
Plarn Laptop Computer Sleeve
Using K hook, Ch 40.

Rnd 1
Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each chain st down to end. Work 2 Hdc in end st, then continue around other side of chain by working a Hdc in each st to other end then work 2 Hdc in end st.

Rnd 2 -5
Hdc in each st around to first end, work 2 Hdc in each of the three end sts, then Hdc in each st to other end, then work 2 Hdc in ea of the three end sts. Do not connect at end of rounds, just continue working Hdc’s in rounds as this creates a seamless bag.

Rnd 6 – 29
Continue working in rounds and crocheting 1 Hdc in each stitch around entire bag bottom. You will see that your bag begins to turn up from the bottom portion piece as you work up.
Sleeve is about 11 inches long at end of round 29.

Rnd 30
This is the round where you begin the handles. You want to mark the center 14 stitches at center front and back side of the bag for the handle openings. The center 14 stitch length is about 3.75 inches wide for the handle opening.

Start this round at the side edge of bag and crochet 1 Hdc in each stitch until you come to the mark of the 14 stitches of the center, Ch 15 and leave the 14 stitches un-worked for handle, then Hdc in remaining stitches and across other side to the 14 stitch center mark for handle opening for the other side.

Ch 15, leave the 14 stitches un-worked for handle opening on this side of bag to match the front side. Hdc in each stitch around until you reach side of bag. Check your work to make sure the back opening and handle matches the front of bag. Adjust your stitches as needed to match each side to each other.

Rnd 31
Hdc in each st around to handle opening. Work Sc’s around the chain of handle evenly (approx. 16 Sc), then Hdc around in each stitch of bag until you reach handle on other side. Work Sc’s around chain of other handle evenly, then Hdc around in each remaining st of rnd.

Rnd 32-33
Hdc in each st around to handle. Work 1 Sc in each st of handle, then Hdc in each st of bag to other side’s handle. Work 1 Sc in each st of handle, then work 1 Hdc in each st of rnd to the last three sts of final round. Work Sc, Sl St, and Sl St in the last 3 sts of round ending at side of bag. This should blend the edge so round ends with edge being even with last round.

Fasten off and weave ends under on inside of the bag.

If you have any questions or find discrepancies in this pattern, please email me using contact tab above.
Ch – Chain
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Plarn – Plastic Bag Yarn
Rnd – Round
Sc – Single Crochet
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Sk – Skip
St – Stitch

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