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Red White & Blue Plarn Basket

Posted on March 18, 2015

Here is my latest crocheted recycled plastic bag basket. This basket uses mainly grey Walmart plastic bags and then I added stripes of red, white and blue “plarn” to decorate it with a patriotic theme.

I used an old plastic-coated clothes hanger for the handle. I cut a piece 19 inches long and put some curved ends on the hanger so I could attach it to the sides of my crocheted basket.

Once I had the hanger attached to the inside of the basket, I used a pliers to squeeze closed the curved hooks around the top edge to secure it to the basket.

Now for the free crochet pattern details for the basket. I used the recycled plastic bag basket pattern for the base of the basket with just a few changes. As you can see the original recycled plastic bag basket had different handles as shown in the photo below.

In the red, white and blue basket I followed the pattern to round 20. At row 20, I did two rounds in blue plarn, then white plarn, and ended with two rounds of red plarn yarn to finish the basket.

In progress before I added the handle.

I then used the hanger for the handle and just single crocheted tightly around the hanger. I started at one end of the hanger where it was secured to the basket and worked my way across to the other end. I used a long tail to weave around the hanger to cover the bent hooks on either end.

Finished size of the basket is 5-1/2 inches tall by 6-1/2 inches wide with a 18 inch handle.

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3 Responses to “Red White & Blue Plarn Basket”

  1. Sophi Mike
    Apr 11, 2015

    Awesome one, my kids also started trying to do this in home in summer. Thanks!

  2. Kutub
    Apr 26, 2015

    Hi Cindy,

    Really nice & colorful crafting, excellent !

    Many Thanks

  3. Mark
    May 08, 2015

    This is lovely 🙂 could use those for Easter hunts and so on.

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