Crocheted Bag Made From Grocery Bags

I saw a clip on the news about a lady that crocheted carrying bags for groceries etc. from used plastic Safeway bags. Would anyone know how this is done.

Jane from Richmond, B.C.

June 1, 20070 found this helpful

Hi, am saving my bags to make one myself.

Try this site:

there are lots of idea's and lots of photos.

Also, if you google "plastic bag yarn"

you can click onto the

goosflesh/plasticbagyarn site.

There are detailed pics on how to fold, cut and join the bags.

Hope this helps


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June 4, 20070 found this helpful ... .com%2FPlastic%2520Bag%2520tote.html

Its so fun to make!

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June 4, 20070 found this helpful

I remember seeing this a few years back on Aleene's craft show...I miss that show! :o) I want to find the time to make one of these. They really look neat!

Here is a link for with the instructions:

Let us know how it goes for ya!



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June 5, 20070 found this helpful

Great idea. I started making a plastic bag rug to use as a doormat years ago, and never finished it because it seemed to take forever. I guess the large M hook makes it a quick project.

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January 30, 20100 found this helpful

Thanks everyone for all the info. I'm saving all my bread bags at present. I'll have a go at crocheting one or two. I also saw instructions for ironing several (under paper). The bottoms were cut off and sides opened out and several ironed to be bonded together by the heat. A video was made showing community groups doing this activity to make their own bags. Can't remember, but I think it came under the "recycling shopping bags" tag or similar wording.

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September 3, 20110 found this helpful

I use grocery plastic bags for my crocheting projects. I cut it into strips to make plarn. Here are samples of my projects.

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