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Crochet a Star from Plastic Bags

Posted on April 18, 2007


Crochet this star / flower using plastic bags. This little star or flower was made from recycled plastic bags. It’s a quick and simple project that can be used to make a hair barrette as shown.

Star Back

The star or flower can be used to embellish any project as it’s a cute addition to any purse or bag. Use your imagination and have fun adding this to your crafting item!

Here’s the free pattern.

Crocheted Recycled Plastic Star Pattern

Star Flower measures 3 inches wide across.

Material: Plastic bags cut into 1 inch strips

Hook: Metal H (5 mm) hook

Round 1
Ch 4, Sl St to join in first st of chain to form ring.

Round 2
Ch 2 (counts as first Hdc), work 11 Hdc in ring (12 Hdc), join with Sl St at top of Ch 2.

Round 3
In each of the following stitches, *Sc, Hdc, Dc, Trl, Dc, Hdc, Sc then Sk next st* —
repeat between * – * 3 more times to complete star.

Sl St to fasten off. Leave ends long if using as an embellishment so you can tie it to the project.

If you have any questions or find discrepancies in this pattern, please email me using contact tab above.

Ch – Chain
Sc – Single Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Dc – Double Crochet
Trl – Triple Crochet
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Rnd – Round
Sk – Skip

This pattern is copyrighted by Cindy at My Recycled Bags {dot com} and may only be used for private individual use. No commercial sales or use is permitted. Links to this pattern are acceptable. ©2007

****Please do not copy my patterns on your blog site or post my patterns on Internet sites. I do not allow my patterns to be republished without expressed written permission. Posting of my patterns, without written permission is in violation of my copyrights and is content theft.

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5 Responses to “Crochet a Star from Plastic Bags”

  1. renee
    Apr 21, 2007

    those are awesome

  2. Anji
    Feb 11, 2009

    These are a delightful way to use up all those rotten bags. Will dress up the larger, sturdier bags I crocheted using the plastic. Thanks for the idea

  3. Mariangie
    Jul 04, 2009

    God bless you Cindy! I will pray for you. May a star shine upon you.

  4. Pat
    Dec 17, 2020

    used for the Great Grandkids outside trees. Great!! Thanks and have a Blessed New Year

  5. Cindy
    Dec 17, 2020

    @Pat- So good to hear how you used the pattern. Best wishes and Merry Christmas to you!

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