Remember how to make Plarn?  Here’s the tutorial:

http://www.myrecycledbags.com/2007/02/17/instructions-for-cutting-plastic-bags-creating-recycled-plastic-yarn/

This clothespin bag is made from ‘plarn’ :

clothespin-bag

http://tipnut.com/crochet-a-recycled-clothes-pin-bag-free-pattern/

I can think of plenty of other ideas for this than holding clothes pins.  How about a diaper holder, lingerie holder, or plastic bag ‘dispenser’?

Here’s another great idea.  You can use this idea to crochet a variety of things:

cro-milk-bags

http://torontocraftalert.ca/2009/03/16/craftivism-crocheting-recycled-plastic-for-kids/

Noreen Crone-Findlay always has good, crafty ideas.  Check here for her tutorial on how to separate the plies of yarn to crochet something new:

http://www.blisstree.com/hankeringforyarn/march-is-crochet-month-recycling-and-upcycling-yar/

And, finally (for now), here’s my favorite upcycled design using crochet – Pop Top Lady’s Crochet Pull Tab Flowers:

pull-tab-flower-0709

Here’s the tutorial on how to get started making these wonderful flowers and other ‘pull tab’ crocheted items:

http://angelacassilhacrochecomlacres.blogspot.com/2008_03_01_archive.html

By jd wolfe




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