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Plastic bag crochet - gwenshouse

gwensmom
Date: 2007-07-30 21:28
Subject: Plastic bag crochet
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Back in March, I showed you the beginning of a crochet experiment (scroll down) using the non-recyclable plastic bags that come on our newspapers.

Now it is finished just in time to submit to The Purse Project for the June/July beach bag theme.






And a close up:



I started this in mid-January and used 6 months worth of plastic newspaper bags. (The white stripes are regular shopping bags.) This thing is on the gigantic side but I'm a new crocheter and wasn't using a pattern so it's amazing it came out as well as it did.

Not sure what to do with it now. I thought of entering it in the "trash to treasure" contest at the fair but there is a size limit and this bag is probably too big!
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User: mosspiglet
Date: 2007-07-31 02:45 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:yarn
dude, thats totally amazing for using no pattern and being a new crotcheter!!

are you loving the crochet yet?
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cyph0r
User: cyph0r
Date: 2007-07-31 03:03 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
WOW! i's beautiful and I can't believe it's made of plastic!
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burberry_bags
User: burberry_bags
Date: 2010-06-26 05:09 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I hope you don't mind me linking you so that this information spreads more.
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jennifer_jamesn
User: jennifer_jamesn
Date: 2007-07-31 03:32 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
So pretty! Good job!
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ebandit
User: ebandit
Date: 2007-07-31 13:24 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Wow... that is BIG, so BIG it would fit over Tracy Turnblad's hair. LOL
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coach_outlet_c
User: coach_outlet_c
Date: 2010-06-26 02:08 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
that`s amazing
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robyn
User: nymphette987
Date: 2007-07-31 16:11 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
*covet covet covet*

I SOOO need to make one of those!!! :D Excellent job Sarah- I might be inspired to do something more useful than sitting at this darn machine during my free time!

I think it'd be good for groceries- recycled all my grocery bags to make a reusable one!
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an-su
User: an_su
Date: 2007-07-31 17:42 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Great job of patience :)
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chanelsunglasse
User: chanelsunglasse
Date: 2010-06-26 06:41 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Beautifully done, both the content and the format.
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User: janhatesmarcia
Date: 2007-07-31 21:31 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Wow! I remember when you first started this. So how hard is that stuff to work with? I've been saving colored plastic bags very slowly with the idea of crocheting a basket-type container.

Great job!
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gwensmom
User: gwensmom
Date: 2007-08-01 02:57 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
It is certainly different that working with yarn. The orange plastic is very thin and stretchy but the white was not. I was using a metal hook and the orange tended to cling to it a little. A wooden hook might be easier. Also, I had to cut the orange strips much thicker than the white.

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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2007-08-01 23:32 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Very cool! It turned out great.
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Curlita
User: curlita
Date: 2007-08-01 23:41 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Um, that was me, unintentionally incognito...
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User: imconnie
Date: 2007-09-22 07:28 (UTC)
Subject: plastic bag crochet
OMG I have so many ideas as to what u could use this for! I mean it, you could use it as a recycling bag, to hold your recyclables in your kitchen until you can take them out to the bin, you can use it as I use a laundry basket to walk around the house and pick up everything that is not in it's place and deliver it to it's place as you walk thru the house picking up... does this make sense? Umm, as a laundry basket to pick up all of the dirty laundry from the rooms as you go thru the house to the laundry room, as a container while traveling from room to room to take out the trash from each room, as a book bag when you go to the library on a particularly "book heavy" trip, when you go to a flea market as a shopping bag, when you go to a grocery store and you know you'll be picking up a few more than a few items... I mean it I could go on and on but I won't, yet! And by all means try to enter it in the contest, you never know, if any one of those judges is like me, they'll choose it as a winner because it truly does show that one man's trash is another woman's treasure! KUDOS to your bag!
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User: jewelryshopping
Date: 2010-06-24 11:43 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Every bag is real attractive, if I have a chanel handbags I would content with it.
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2011-04-13 04:46 (UTC)
Subject: Can't wait to make a contribution
Hey - I am really glad to discover this. cool job!
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2011-04-14 06:10 (UTC)
Subject: Can't wait to have my say
Hi - I am really delighted to discover this. great job!
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