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.

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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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By Debbie, columbia sc (Guest Post)
June 4, 20070 found this helpful

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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