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Plarn Bag

For Earth Day there was a reusable tote bag contest at work. I decided to try making a plarn bag - plastic yarn. You cut the bag into strips so you end up with circles of yarn about 1" wide. Then you loop them together to make a double stranded plastic yarn. The bag took about 45 bags to make!

If I made one of these again, I wouldn't attach the handles with bows. I don't like how they look, but I couldn't fix it at that point without ruining the handles. And I didn't have time to redo them.



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May. 21st, 2009 03:56 am (UTC)
that is so cool. it looks cute, and what a great way to reuse all those plastic bags!
May. 21st, 2009 11:29 am (UTC)
Thanks! Tt was fun to make, but the crocheting is a lot slower than with yarn. I think knitting might be easier, but I haven't tried that with plarn yet. If I can find a (free) source of different colored bags, I might make some more when I have a chance. My brother- and sister-in-law live in London, and their neighborhood store has pink bags. I definitely need to get them to save me some!
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