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Plarn Bag Finished!

September 20th, 2008 · 6 Comments

You can go and see my tutorial on how to make plarn here!

Yay!  The Plarn Bag is finished!   Now that I’ve finished this bag and see how useful it will be, I want to make more!   I do still have a supply of plastic bags, so maybe in the spring…

In this post there is a link to the the pattern I based it on and what modifications I made to the pattern.  I didn’t follow the instructions for the handles.  I finished off the bag and then joined on with a single crochet and then chained 40.  Then I attached to the other end of the bag with a slip stitch and then another slip stitch in the next sc of the top edge of the bag.  Then I single crocheted in the handle chain and attached with a slip stitch when I got back to the beginning and finished off.  Then I repeated for the other handle.

I am so happy with the way it turned out.  It was easy to crochet and it is large and very stretchable.  If I hadn’t taken a hiatus from working on it, it would have been finished very quickly.

Here it is holding a very large beach towel and a bottle of sunscreen and there is plenty of extra room left over.  I think two more towels would fit inside comfortably.

Oh, and did I mention, I love how it turned out?!

Have you made anything with plarn?  If the anwer is no, grab those plastic bags that you haven’t put in the recycle bin yet.  Start cutting them into strips!  You’ll be so happy with your recycle project!

Tags: Crocheted Stuff

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 A Plarn Crochet Bag…is so fun to make! // Sep 20, 2008 at 8:02 am

    […] Edited to add: You can see the finished plarn bag here! […]

  • 2 How To Make Plarn // Sep 20, 2008 at 8:04 am

    […] Edited to add: You can see the finished plarn bag here! […]

  • 3 Crocheting For Myself // Apr 14, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    […] I have never crocheted or knit anything for myself!  Isn’t that weird?  (Oh, wait, the plarn bag I made is for the whole family to use!)  A couple of weeks ago Shalet of Peculiar Momma posted […]

  • 4 Bernadette // Mar 10, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    I have already tried a few times to crochet with plastic bags but it never turns out as I think it has to be, that’s why I stopped doing it.

  • 5 Cheryl // Jan 13, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    I have made several bags with plarn…but SAVE the cut off things..IE:the handles and bottoms of the cut off bags..I made a draft dodger for the doors and used the leftovers plus a few bags as the filling for the draft dodgers and they do keep the air out!!no drafts coming in under my doors!! plus i read a use for the cut off handles as the bases for a hand bag handle…just thoughts and ideas to share….

  • 6 Ysabelle // Oct 28, 2013 at 10:20 am

    Wow… that bag doesn’t look like it was made of plastic (ahem.. I mean, plastic YARN) ! That’s impressive :)

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