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Plarn Cell Phone Holder

Posted on July 10, 2009

Recycled Cell Phone Holder 2 Crochet yourself this cute and handy little cell phone holder from recycled materials. This holder can hold any type of phone, from iPhones to any of the latest 4g phones in most shapes and sizes. This cell phone holder was made from recycled disposal plastic diaper bags cut and assembled into plarn (plastic bag yarn.) This is another readers creation from Diane who asked me to share the free pattern here.

Free Plarn Cell Phone Holder Pattern
J (6 mm) crochet hook
14 diaper disposal bags (when making Plarn, use 2 loops together)

Note: The disposal diaper bags are small and thin, but are cut the same way as regular plastic bags and 2 loops are used together for each “strand”, so it was doubled up.
2 snaps, or Velcro or buttons

Ch 8. Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each to end, 2 hdc in end ch, continue around other side to end. Do not join, but work in rounds. Hdc in each hdc for approximately 8 rounds, ending at side, sl st in next 3 sts. (strap that holds phone inside) Ch 1, sc in same st and in next 2 sts, ch 1, turn. Continue working on 3 sc for 10 rows. FO and weave in ends.

Recycled Cell Phone Strap
Belt Loop Strap: Attach plarn with sl st to st next to middle on rnd 2 on back of holder (same side as other strap), ch 1, sc in same st and next 2 sts, ch 1 turn. Continue working on 3 sts for 5 rows. FO weave in ends.

Attach snaps or Velcro or buttons on end of strap and in coordinating spot on holder.

Diane used these small plastic diaper bags for her project so it took quite a few to complete the project. I believe if you use a retail plastic bag that you could crochet this project with around 7 bags. Thanks to Diane for sharing this recycled bag project with everyone!

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3 Responses to “Plarn Cell Phone Holder”

  1. Condo Blues
    Jul 16, 2009

    That’s so cute!!
    .-= Condo Blues´s last blog ..6 Bottled Water Alternatives =-.

  2. Hi Cindy, thanks for that great post of making a plarn cell phone holder. Yes we all need help in creating useful products from waste materials. We are sometimes at a loss as to what to do with much of the waste we usually accumulate at home. These special tips on making useful items from waste is a healthy, creative and enjoyable way of dealing with waste.

    Wonderfully useful post!
    Joost Hoogstrate

  3. Theresa
    Feb 25, 2010

    To Whom It May Concern:

    I would like to know can you use Kroger’s plastic bags to make the cell phone
    holder also.

    Thank you for your consideration.


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