My latest crochet project is a bag.
But not just any bag.
It looked a bit like this
This obviously isn’t Karen’s exact bag-I would have felt slightly strange and stalker-esque asking her if I could take a picture of her bag…but it gives you the idea.
When I complemented Karen on it, she explained that it actually makes a really good talking point and is a good way of getting people re-thinking rubbish.
So I decided I would like a bag that would do just that too!
BUT I think it would take me about 18 years to save up enough ring pulls, and even then, it would probably look a bit pants, so I have gone with a crochet option, and am trying to use ‘alternative’ materials to make it from.
So far, the bottom is done-from a combination of some jute string I had lying around, and some scraps of ribbon.
But now I have run out of string and need ‘alternative alternatives’…
So I have made some “plarn”. This is yARN from PLastic bags for those of you who don’t know!
And this is how you do it:
Then you unfold it along the uncut bit, and cut diagonally from one strip to the next, to make one long continuous strip of Plarn
If none of that makes any sense, then check out this video from rigidheddleweaving on You Tube here:
So far, I have cut up three bags, and have started to use them to add to my crocheted bag
What do you think?
Next I am going to try t-shirt yarn, and I also have some old cassette tapes and VHS tapes that I am planning to butcher to use the tape/ribbon bit.
If it works, it will certainly be a talking point…