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Can be used as a beach tote or a shopping bag.

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19-1/2" wide x 12" tall
excluding handles

The following pattern is my original design.
Please only copy or print this pattern for personal use.
Please contact me if you find any errors.


Recycled Plastic Bags (approximately 57 bags... each cut into 6-2" loops)
Hooks Size Q & P

Stitches: ch, sc, dc, sl st.

Difficulty:  MEDIUM

(Click Here for Plastic Bag Strip Preparation Instructions)

Click here to watch a video about preparing "plarn".

R1: With Q hook, ch20 loosely, dc in 4th ch from hook. Dc in ea rem ch.

Rs2-12: Ch3, turn. Dc in ea dc.

Fold Rs1&12 tog and crochet the sides tog by placing 2sc around the posts of the corresponding dcs.

Turn inside out. Rejoin with a sl st, sc around entire edge. Join with a sl st.

Fasten off.

Using the center 7 sts on ea side. With Q hook, join with a sc in the first of the 7 sts. Ch10, sk 5sts, sc in the next st (this is the last of the 7sts). Change to P hook, sl st in same st, turn. 18sc around the 10chs, sl st in the first st you made when beginning the handle.

Fasten off.

Repeat on the other side.




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