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Plarn Crocheted Basket

Posted on September 14, 2019

Here is a basket that was crocheted using plastic bag yarn for the project material. I used the Lily original basket pattern done in cotton for this recycled bag project. I chained 28 with plarn (plastic bag yarn) to start the smaller basket version of this pattern using a K (6.5) crochet hook.

Crocheted Plarn Basket

Following the general pattern design, I crocheted each side to about 6 inches wide before working the fold line on each side by working in the back loops only (BLO). For the base, I chained 19 with the plastic bag yarn and worked even on 18 stitches for 17 rows. My base piece was just a bit wider than the sides but this worked out just right for placing the base inside the basket. With wrong sides together, I then crocheted single crochet stitch from the outside through both thicknesses evenly along the sides aligning the corners together to secure the base to the basket.

Here is a photo of the bottom of my crocheted basket.
Plastic Bag Yarn Basket Bottom

Once done, I folded over the top of the basket about 2 inches. This recycled craft project used about 20 retail sized plastic bags cut 1 inch wide to completed.

Overall finished basket size as shown is a basket 6.5 inches tall by 5 inch wide square.

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2 Responses to “Plarn Crocheted Basket”

  1. Diane
    Sep 26, 2019

    Love this basket! How do you keep it from collapsing? The sides of my baskets never stay upright!


  2. Cindy
    Oct 06, 2019

    @Diane, I crochet tightly and this is pretty stiff. It does stand up on its own. I think with cotton it would need starch but with plarn, it is rigid enough.



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