crochet from plastic bags

Kim's board 04.14.16
Yes i crochet from plastic bags! great little car tote i think. Working on a bigger one now from white bags.

  • Haley
    Haley Copperas Cove, TX
    This is a wonderful idea! I save the ones I bring home that have rips, etc cuz I want to "re-purpose" them always for some...pillow stuffing, etc. But, this is fabulous! I will give this a try, definitely! Brilliant TY :)
  • DanaCrawford
    DanaCrawford Panama City, FL
    I LOVE THIS!!!!
  • Kristie
    Kristie Tappen, ND
    Please consider posting the directions if u wouldn't mind, this is so neat!
  • Nancy Ann Zakrewski
    Nancy Ann Zakrewski South Butler, NY
    Yes, Donna C, may we please, please, please have the directions for this plastic tote bag? It would make great Christmas presents for my friends and help recycle the plastic bags!!!
  • Tyia Padilla
    Tyia Padilla Porterville, CA
    Donna C , I would love to know what happens to the plastic bags in order to crochet with them. Do you cut the bags in to one long plastic strip and how do you connect the bags together? Love your tote, thanks for sharing it with us.
  • Donna C
    Donna C Marietta, GA
    I will try to explain my best.I take bag and fold lengthwise like a fan then cut into about 1/2 inch pieces.Each piece becomes like a loop and I just pull each through each cut piece..Be careful not to pull so tight for it can rip. Then I just make a
  • Donna C
    Donna C Marietta, GA
    I just take any regular crochet pattern and just use the plastic instead of yarn.Thank you all I am so glad you liked the "Plastic plastic bag.'
  • Mabeline
    Mabeline Patterson, CA
    Fellow hometalkers - google "Plarn" which is the term used for plastic yarn. Youtube also has instructional videos for making the plastic yarn. Plarn crochet patterns can also be found on the web.
  • Carol Stork
    Carol Stork Troy, MO
    This is really cool. I don't know the first thing a bout crochet, but this makes me want to learn. Is this hard for a beginner?
    • Judy
      Judy Syracuse, IN
      Shirley Kalinosky Thanks for the site tip. The Girl Scouts earned their needlework badge. We also taught them to weave place mats out of dish clothes; embroidery and knit.
  • Kippie
    kippie Briceville, TN
  • Rosetta
    Rosetta Holdenville, OK
    I would love the instruction for this
  • Shirley Kalinosky
    Shirley Kalinosky Philipsburg, PA
    That's wonderful that they received their badges. And you should check out my FB page where I post all of my crocheting I have made in the last 4-5 yrs. Hope to see you on the crochet site.
  • Irene
    Irene Littleton, CO
    This is great! I love it. Would you send me the instructions? please........
  • Melody
    Melody Little Rock, AR
    Donna, I have crocheted for many years, and my mother before me too...

    I have never seen anything like this and it causes a desire of wanting to try it...

  • Mary
    mary Danbury, CT
    if possible,could you please send the instructions to me.i love this recycle idea,I could find many uses for this bag,It looks great.thank you for sharing.
  • Mary
    mary Danbury, CT
    Oops forgot my Email thank yo
  • Donna C
    Donna C Marietta, GA
    if you crochet it is a standard doublecrochet bag.To cut the bags you can google how to crochet from plastic bags and you can see how the bags are cut.hope this helps.sorry haven't been on in along time
  • Mary
    mary Danbury, CT
    Thank you Donna.
  • Princess
    Princess Canada
    Please send instructions
  • Michelle Cox
    Michelle Cox Lake Worth, FL
    would love to have the instructions for this bag .
Donna C