Introduction: Crochet Placemats(reusing Plastic Bags)

Here is a simple way to reuse plastic bags and turn them into something practical and in my opinion pretty too!
It costs nothing (assuming you own a crochet hook and scissors),
You will need:
*Plastic bags
*scissors
*crochet hook

First you need to cut down the plastic bags into "plarn" plastic yarn, so you can work with it.

Then crochet into whatever design you want, I alternate between colors and it creates a color wheel, the ones I use on my table are all different colors, you could just save up the same type/color of bags and make them the same or create "sets".

If you'd like to learn how to make the "plarn" I will be uploading that shortly.
Thanks for stopping by I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy way to reuse plastic bags that we have too many of!

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Halphinian (author)2013-05-26

that's cool!

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GabbieZee (author)2012-11-05

Thanks! The bags are from small grocers, like the ethnic food stores.
I'll load a pic of a target bag, I like the printed bags too because it adds a pattern.

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Penolopy Bulnick (author)2012-11-05

Pretty! Where did you get the colored plastic bags?

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scoochmaroo (author)2012-11-05

Great project!

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