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Cabled Plarn Purse

Posted on March 12, 2021

Back this month to share my new recycled bag project. Here is my pink cabled plarn purse crocheted with recycled newspaper sacks.
Pink Plarn Cabled Purse

This project was crocheted using a plarn pattern that I created back in 2012. The original free pattern can be found here in which I used recycled plastic bags and some regular Red Heart yarn for the trim and strap. This new purse is crocheted entirely of recycled plastic bags. I have a picture tutorial on how to make plastic bag yarn from these newspaper plastic sleeves here.

Many people always ask me “How many bags does it take to make this?” Well, it all depends but my estimate is that you will need at least 25 bags. It can all depend on if you cut your bags wider, crochet tighter or looser. But have at least 25 recycled bags and you should be okay.

Best wishes and as always, contact me should you have any questions or need help with the pattern.




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2 Responses to “Cabled Plarn Purse”

  1. CathieJ
    May 08, 2021

    I will be trying this back as soon as I finish cutting up my many newspaper bags and making my plarn. So cute.


  2. Cindy
    May 12, 2021

    @Cathie – thanks and best wishes on your cabled purse. Let me know if you have any questions as you work the pattern.



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Hello, Iā€™m Cindy or aka RecycleCindy. Welcome to my blog site that is dedicated to recycling and crafting. I love to crochet and create crafts and other useful things from recycled materials. I share many free tutorials and patterns for creating recycled projects as well as other handmade items.


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