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Cassette Tape Sachet

Posted on July 16, 2011

I’m back to share my latest recycled cassette tape craft project. I crocheted this little sachet bag with two strands of cassette tape along with one strand of ribbon yarn. The ribbon yarn gives the cassette tape a better texture to crochet with and makes the crochet hook move more easier.

Crocheted Cassette Tape Sachet

I added a sachet liner that I crocheted from some cotton thread so you could remove it from the cassette tape sachet. I filled the liner with some spicy potpourri before closing the end up. Then I just inserted the liner inside the sachet.

This is a quick and easy recycled crafting project which requires just a small amount of materials. The result is a pretty sachet that makes a great gift idea.
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Free Cassette Tape Sachet Pattern

Materials needed:
2 Cassette tapes (only 1/8 of a reel used on each)
1 oz Lion Brand Lion ribbon yarn
One bead for drawstring
Small amount of #10 Cotton thread for liner

Hooks:
J (6 mm) U.S. size metal crochet hook
C (2.75 mm) U.S. size metal crochet hook

Description: Crocheted Sachet Bag –
Bag measures 4-1/2 inches wide and 5 inches long

Directions:
Ch 15

Rnd 1
Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in ea chain st down to end. Then continue around other side of chain by working a Hdc in ea st to other end.

Rnd 2 -11
Hdc in each st around to first end then Hdc in ea st around to other end. Do not join at end of rounds, just continue working Hdc’s in rounds as this creates a seamless bag.

Rnd 12 (Eyelet round)
*Ch 1, sk one st, Hdc in next st*. Repeat between * and end with a sl st into the beginning ch1.

Rnd 13
Ch 1, work 3 Hdc in ea ch 1 space of the prior round. End with sl st into the beginning ch 1.
Fasten off and weave ends under on inside of the bag.

Drawstring:
Double over a double strand of cassette tape and one strand of ribbon yarn. Your final drawing will be 4 strands of cassette tape and 2 strands of ribbon yarn. Weave through the eyelet round with the drawstring. Add a bead through the ends and tie a knot at the end of the drawstring.

Sachet Liner:
With C hook, ch 24. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in ea st down to the end. Then continue around the corner by working Sc in ea st down the back side of beg chain. Continue working Sc in rounds without joining for 29 rounds. Stuff your sachet liner with potpourri or other fragrant material. Close the top of your sachet liner by working a round of Sc through both top stitches of bag. FO.

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

Abbreviations:
Ch – Chain
Ea – Each
FO – Finish Off
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Rnd – Round
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
St – Stitch

This pattern is copyrighted by Cindy of 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. ©2011

****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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12 Responses to “Cassette Tape Sachet”

  1. CrochetN'Crafts
    Jul 20, 2011

    This is absolutely stunning!


  2. Very nice!


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  4. Janet
    Jul 26, 2011

    Thanks for stopping by my Zimbabwe project blogpost! If ever you find yourself visiting Africa. . . . . . you’re more than welcome to come and share your skills and to inspire the women.


  5. Charlotte
    Jul 27, 2011

    Cindy that looks awesome!! Great job, and thanks for sharing 🙂

    Charlotte


  6. MyKnitche
    Aug 04, 2011

    I love your site; Cassette tape yarn, such a great idea!


  7. kabeer
    Mar 04, 2013

    wow…this is really good use of cassettes! Great job


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  11. Janelle
    May 24, 2021

    I have stopped using vhs and cassette tapes in crochet and other crafting due to concerns about the safety of handling these metalized plastics.
    These tapes were never meant to be touched by hands. There are chemicals from the metal component that can be leached onto hands and some may be small enough to be absorbed through the skin. It is sad because I agree, they are beautiful to look at. I found an article published on the web that I feel is credible, but I don’t have the info to share at this moment. If this concerns anyone–please contact me and I will retrieve it again. Janelle


  12. Cindy
    May 29, 2021

    @Janelle- Here is a repost of a comment I shared about this issue some years ago.

    Several people have commented about this and while I am no health expert, this is what I have to say on the matter…
    I did research on the Internet on using, touching, and handling the vcr tape and couldn’t find any concrete health concern. I don’t know for sure though. I’ve tried to research this but didn’t find any for-sure answers. After another person asked me again about health issues using vcr tape, I asked a chemist blog friend about this issue. He gave this link http://www.answers.com/topic/videotape to provide information about the tape. He said the base is PET which has been controversial for water bottles. But we drink water from that so? He also said that the tape can flake off with use and aging but it’s not a health problem though. One thing he did mention is that if there is dust that could be breathed in which is not advised. So I guess the bottom line is that while there hasn’t been an actual study done on crafting with vcr or cassette tapes, there shouldn’t be a health issue. But it’s like everything out there, anything at times can cause us humans problems. My suggestion is don’t use flaking tape and don’t breathe in the dust or particles if it ages.

    And of course, do what you feel is best. I understand your concerns and value your comments. Thanks for posting.



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