social

Eco-friendly Tote Bag

This crochet project I made is eco-friendly because I help reduce plastic bag garbage litter in our environment.

Approximate Time: 48 hours

Advertisement

Supplies:

  • grocery plastic bags cut into strips
  • crochet hook size E
  • scissors
  • cotton yarn
  • button
  • sewing needle with large eye
  • thread

Instructions:

Start: Ch 50

Base:

Round 1: dc in each st. Do not turn.
Round 2 and 3: rep. round 1

Body:

Round 4 to 20: tr in each st. Do not turn.

Cover:

Row 1: 27 dtr in each st. Turn.
Row 2 to 5: rep. row 1. Turn after each row.
Row 6: 11 dtr, 5 ch (st), skip 5 st (this acts as the button hole), then resume 11 dtr.
Row 7: 27 tr in each st. Turn.
Row 8: 2 sc, 2 dc, 19 tr, 2 dc, 2 sc. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Handles & Strap:

(make 2 straps)
Row 1 to 3: 9 dc. Turn after each row.
Row 4 to 41: 9 dtr. Turn after each row.
Row 42 to 44: 9 dc. Turn after each row.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Edges of Bag Cover:

1 sc, 3 ch (st), 1 sc alt.
Sew the straps into the bag's body using sewing needle with large eye and blunt points. Use plastic yarn as thread.

Advertisement

Flower Decoration:

Base Layer:

Start ch 5 sl st to join or make a ring.
Round 1: *ch 4, 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc, ch 2 then sl st to *
Round 2: *ch 2, 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1 then sl st to *
Round 3: *ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1, 4 dc, ch 1, 4 dc, ch 1, 4 dc, ch 1, 4 dc, ch 1, 4 dc, ch 1, 4 dc, ch 1, then sl st to *
Round 4 Edging: *ch 4, sc, ch 3, sc, ch 3, sc, ch 3 alt.
Continue til you reach * then weave and fasten off.

Top Layer:

Round 1: Start sl st at any in-between of 2 dc you made in round 1 of the base layer of your flower, *ch 5, 1 sc, ch 5, 1 sc, ch 5, 1 sc, ch 5, 1 sc, ch 5, 1 sc, sl st to *
Round 2: ch 5, sc to the 3rd ch of the 1st 5 ch in round 1, then ch 5, sc to the 3rd ch of the 2nd 5 ch in round 1. Rep till the 5th 5 ch in round 1, then sl st.

Advertisement

Edging

*ch 3 then sc alt

Sew the flower to the body of the bag using blunt pointed and large eye sewing needle. Use plarn as thread.

By Nelly from Estacada, OR photo of an ecofriendly tote

 

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

In This Page
Categories
Crafts Crochet PursesMay 17, 2011
Pages
More
🎉
New Years Ideas!
🎄
Christmas Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Instagram
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCoronavirusCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.
Desktop Page | View Mobile
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Generated 2022-12-18 01:08:30 in 1 secs. ⛅️️
© 1997-2022 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
https://www.thriftyfun.com/tf26479167.tip.html