Just finished my new plastic shopping bag made from old plastic shopping bags! I recently posted a project on my website (Home-Dzine.co.za) using my DIY super-large crochet hook and the whole idea behind designing the hook was to be able to make a shopping bag with plastic bags. Well, it's done and it only took me 3 days of occasional crochet in front of the TV to finish it.

Step 1: Cut your bag

Gather together all your plastic bags as you will need about 70 to make a shopping bag. Fold each bag over and cut off the top and tail and then cut into 3cm-wide strips.
What size hook are you using? The largest I have is N but I'm not sure if it's big enough
I still use the plastic crochet bag which my mother used as my baby bag 30 years ago and it still works perfectly. Make sure you dont use biodegradable bags though. These bags stretch really well when used and once emptied return to their original shape.
Great projects thanks for sharing
Recycling is helping the planet, thanks for sharing.
Love the giant crochet hook! The bag is fantastic too. :D

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