California, bag of bags

May 24, 2008
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Author

Silvia Insaurralde

Introduction

Anyone living in Posadas could tell where this bag's name comes from, mainly because of the distinctive colors. I made it for myself more than a year ago, but ended up giving it to a dear friend from college, Rosalba.
The yarn, obviously, comes from recycled market bags, but don't be fooled. I'm into recycling, of course, yet, this project has more to do with the fact that I´m kind of a cheap hooker who can't afford to buy fancy yarn for fancy projects.

I featured this pattern in Spanish on http://curupisa.blogspot.com.

Materials List

Yarn made from recycled plastic bags.
Use two skeins: a big one with mixed colours, made out from bags with writings (colour A) and a smaller one (colour B) made from plain colour bags (to tell you the truth, I didn’t pay attention to the amount of bags I used).

I used a 6mm hook (USA J/10, UK 4)

Finished Size

18''(45 cm) high. 16'' (40 cm) wide at the top.

Gauge

10 sc and 10 rows= about 4''/10 cm.

Notes

You can find great tutorials anywhere on how to make yarn from plastic bags.

Embarrassed Had to do some corrections to the pattern, as it had some mistakes. Sorry!

The Pattern

Starting with skein A, make a circle of 5 ch.
1st. round: 1 ch and 10 sc. Close this and all rounds with a sl st. (10st)
2nd rnd: 2 sc on each sc (start with a ch that might work as a sc). Close. (20st)
3rd. rnd: 1 ch., *1 sc over first sc, 2 sc on next one*. Repeat * across round. (30st)
4th. rnd: 1 ch, *1 sc over first two sc, 2 sc on next one*. Repeat * across round. (40st)
5th.rnd: 1 ch, *1 sc on next three sc, 2sc on next one*. Repeat * across round. (50st)
6th.rnd: 1 ch, *1 sc over next two sc, 2sc on next one*. Repeat * across round. (60st)
7th. rnd: 1 ch, *1 sc over next two sc, 2sc on next one*. Repeat * across round. (70st)
8th. and 9th rnd: 1 ch, *1 sc over next 6 sc, 2 sc on next one*. Repeat * across round. (80st) (92st)
10th. 13th. rnd: sc on each st. (92st)
14th. rnd: 1 ch, *1 sc, 1 ch, skip 1 st*, repeat. (92st)
15th. to 17th rnd: 1 ch, *1 sc on each ch, 1 ch, skip each sc*, repeat. 
18th. to 19th. rnd: use skein B. 1 ch, *1 sc on each ch, 1 sc on each sc*, repeat. 
20th. to 30th. rnd: with skein A, like rounds 14 and 15. 
31st. to 32nd. rnd: like rounds 18 and 19, using colour B. 
33rd. to 36th. rnd: with skein A, like rounds 14 and 15 c. 
37th rnd: 1 ch., 1 sc on each st. 
38th rnd: 1 ch, *1 sc on the next 26 st, 20 ch, skip next 20 st*, repeat once. 
39th and 40th rnd: 1 ch, 1 sc on each st across to the end. 

Fasten off.  Weave in end.

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Comments

ksinkula wrote
on May 24, 2008 3:34 PM

Excellent! I have a couple balls of plastic yarn ready to make some bags, and I'm glad to see a pattern posted.

Thanks!

Curupisa wrote
on May 24, 2008 5:13 PM
Thanks a lot! I hope it turns out well and please let me know if there are any mistakes, so I can correct them.

Wow! Thanks again!

Emma-SophiaR wrote
on May 25, 2008 2:40 AM

Yes, thank you for a plastic bag that looks so cool! Definitely up for this just as soon as I finish the latest project.

Best to you, Sophia

TriciaC@5 wrote
on May 27, 2008 7:49 PM

I've seen a lot of bags made from plastic yarn, and this is the 1st one I've wanted to make. It has style and a defined shape. I look forward to making it.

hobbyhooker wrote
on May 28, 2008 7:58 AM

I can't wait to get started on this (just as soon as I finish the yarn bag I'm currently making)!!

Curupisa wrote
on May 28, 2008 8:25 AM

I don't know what to say! Big thanks! I appreciate your comments a lot!

on Nov 17, 2008 6:11 PM

Wow, I didn't even know that your bag was made from recycled plastic bags. That is really incredible, thanks for sharing.

Becca

http://beccascrochetcorner.webs.com

purpleraine wrote
on May 24, 2010 1:53 PM

The bag is great!  Like some commented, you can't tell it's made from plastic bags.  I'm giving this a try.  I also am a cheap hooker.  Thanks for sharing.