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Monday, 30 June 2008

Recycled Plastic Bag Crochet Patterns - Little Bowls















Materials:
1-3 (depends on size and type of bag) plastic bag/ s cut into 2.5cm/ 1inch pieces (for how to cut and make plastic bags into yarn and other recycling patterns including little pots pattern go to nezumiworld home site)
8mm/ L hook

Stitches used/ abbreviations:
ch - chain stitch
dc - double crochet UK / sc-single crochet USA
sl st - slip stitch
st - stitchsts - stitches
rnd - round
beg - beginning

Note:
You may find you prefer to use a smaller or larger crochet hook, use the size you feel is right for you. Depending on the brand/ type/ size of plastic bags used, you may find you need more or less bags then stated in the pattern.You can also use cotton twine, jute, string experiment, torn fabric pieces, twisted paper (good for cheap seedling pots)

Pattern:
Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 dc (6 sc USA) into 2nd ch from the hook (the 1st ch that was made), join with a sl st to top the 1st dc (sc USA), 1 ch (you should now have 6 sts}

Rnd 2: 2 dc (sc USA) in each dc (sc USA) all around, join with a sl st to top the 1st dc (1st sc USA), 1 ch (you should now have 12 sts}

Rnd 3: *1 dc (1 sc USA) into the next dc (sc USA), 2 dc (2 sc USA) in the next dc (sc USA)** repeat * to ** 5 more times join with a sl st to top the 1st dc (1st sc USA), 1 ch (you should now have 18 sts}

Rnd 4: *1 dc (1 sc USA) into the next 2 dc (2 sc USA), 2 dc (2 sc USA) in the next dc (sc USA)** repeat * to ** 5 more times join with a sl st to top the 1st dc (1st sc USA), 1 ch (you should now have 24 sts}

Rnd 5: *1 dc (1 sc USA) into the next 3 dc (2 sc USA), 2 dc (2 sc USA) in the next dc (sc USA)** repeat * to ** 5 more times join with a sl st to top the 1st dc (1st sc USA), 1 ch (you should now have 30 sts}

Rnd 6: 1 dc (1 sc USA) into the next dc (sc USA) to end, join with a sl st to top the 1st dc (1st sc USA), 1 ch

repeat row 6 for 5 more rows or until desired height (for a smaller bowl just skip rnd 5 and go straight to rnd 6)
Weave in all ends to finish.

© Michelle Ryan For personal use only

5 comments:

  1. I am SO doing this! Thanks for the instructions - so totally cool!

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  2. I like these!! I tried to start with a project too ambitious for me with the recycled plastic bags - a market bag (mesh) made of them, kind of ironic twist. . . but i am getting frustrated with it. I should have started with something smaller like these - thanks for sharing,i'm going to switch to these and then go back.

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  3. This is a good project to start with, it does not use to many bags and the bowls are very useful. I use my for storing small things like- spare change , plus I have a few for storing ring pulls for future projects.
    Would be interested to know if anyone makes some bowls what you use them for?

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  4. I haven't made them yet, but I plan on using them as a plant pot. to put inside a decorative one!

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  5. I really like this idea, and the pattern starts the same as if you are making a hat. How funny would it be to make a rain bonnett out of plastic bags! ;-D
    ~colleen

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