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Camo Plarn Ditty Bag

Posted on July 25, 2010

I’m here to introduce my camo plarn ditty bag. My camo plarn is made from green, tan, brown, creme, white, grey and orange recycled plastic bags. Making camo plarn is a wonderful way to use up your odds and ends of plastic bags. I used just one or two bag strips of the same color together and as I worked the ditty bag then I added more bag strips as I crocheted in an effort to create a staggered camo look.

Camo Plarn Ditty Bag

Here is my first sample of the camo plarn after 6 rounds complete of the ditty bag pattern. I used Dot’s Ditty Bag pattern found here.
Camo Plarn Sample

I did have to change the pattern a bit to make it work with recycled plastic bags. First I used a N (9 mm) crochet hook as I did in this plastic ditty bag version. My finished camo ditty bag is 7 inches tall and about 7 inches wide.

Winter Camo Plarn Bag
Then I did another experiment and made a winter or snow camo ditty bag. For this recycled bag project, I used only black, white, and grey plastic bags. While I like both of the camo plarn bags, I think I prefer the snow camo bag best.

My plan is to crochet a few more of these camo plarn bags and donate them to soldiers for Christmas. Hopefully some soldiers will find it useful for toiletries or just as a little storage tote.

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7 Responses to “Camo Plarn Ditty Bag”

  1. Kristy
    Jul 25, 2010

    The snow camo bag is my favorite to. It is really lovely. I am going to have to make one.

  2. All Things Eco Blog Carnival Volume 108 » Focus
    Jul 26, 2010

    […] presents Camo Plarn Ditty Bag posted at My Recycled RecycleCindy says, "I created camo plarn which is made from […]

  3. bernie kasper
    Jul 28, 2010

    The snow camo is very cool !!!

  4. Marie Anne St. Jean
    Jul 30, 2010

    Cindy, I love this bag! As many times as I’ve seen you work with this stuff I have yet to even start a plarn project. I really need to do that! I’ll probably feature you on my blog here soon, so watch for it.

    As for blogging, I’ve got four blogs going now (link at my name) and hope to keep up with all at least a couple of times a week.

  5. Tami
    Aug 01, 2010

    How wonderful! I love your site and that you are so generous with your time/efforts.


  6. Tammy
    Aug 07, 2010

    How darn neat! I love the ditty bag pattern and love all your plarn work… so to put these together is just too fun!
    Love the camo look!

    God Bless my friend!

  7. GrannyJ
    Aug 15, 2010

    I love this camo bag. I discovered your blog several months and am now hooked on crocheting with plarn. The possibilities for color combinations are endless!


  1. All Things Eco Blog Carnival Volume 108 » Focus says:

    […] presents Camo Plarn Ditty Bag posted at My Recycled RecycleCindy says, "I created camo plarn which is made from […]

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