Eventually id like to make a how to video illustrating all the steps but for now here are some notes and various resources to get you started. These sleeping mats make great supplies for the homeless population allowing them to sleep comfortably wherever they need to.
Once the chain was complete and i was happy with the width i turned over the chain and began crocheting.
Crocheting using plastic bags. Make a roomy crochet handbag to carry your groceries and you will forget about plastic packets. Making plarn from plastic bags here are some pictures showing how to prepare plastic bags for crocheting. Use treble beginning and double crochet for the process.
Nanaimo harbour city seniors in namaimo british columbia canada have taken plastic shopping bags and turned them into sleeping mats by crocheting them together. Make the top of the bag and then create handles. Jan 3 2019 explore rhonda bedwells board crochet with plastic bags followed by 480 people on pinterest.
Instead i lay the chain on my lap and decided how wide i wanted to make the plastic bag blanket. See more ideas about plastic bag crochet plastic bag plastic bag crafts. You will begin by making a chain stitch.
Plastic bag crochet crocheting with plastic bags is relatively easy. Then we have a strong feeling you might prefer the plarn making instructions and the plastic bag crocheted pattern featured on my recycled bags. Plastic bags have proven to be sturdy enough and a cost effective material for the carrying needs of retail and food store consumers.
We love the way their use of mostly white bags with just coloured logos printed on some parts mimics the sort of speckled effect thats so popular in regular wool yarn right now. I did not count the number of chains. If you have decided to knit or crochet a bag from plastic bags youll need to know how to prepare the plastic bag first.
This article demonstrates how to create the ribbon of plastic needed for creating the plastic yarn that you can use for knitting or crocheting your new bag. Make 9 chains and join with a slip stitch in the first chain to form a ring. However due to its economical price to manufacture convenience and disposable properties this lead to a growing use and demand created a problem.
The process is exactly like you are crocheting a blanket. It also makes a great addition to any camping trip. Vintage styled crochet bag.
Nov 4 2016 explore marilyn masons board plastic bag crochet followed by 316 people on pinterest. See more ideas about plastic bag crochet crochet recycled plastic bags.