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Some of you may remember my tutorial last week on how to make plarn and were left wondering what on earth to do with it next. So I thought I would put together a quick and easy grocery tote pattern to get you started on your plarny journey.
Plarn Grocery Tote Pattern
Here’s what you need:
- Plarn made from approx. 40-45 plastic bags (see here for a tutorial on making plarn)
- N hook
- tapestry needle
Click here to reference the Crochet Abbreviations Chart.
Finished bag measures approx. 15 in. × 12 in.
Ch 12, turn.
Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1st hdc), 2 hdc in same st as join, 2 hdc in next st, 1hdc in each of the next 10 sts, 2 hdc in next, 3 hdc in next, 2 hdc in next, 1 hdc in each of the next 10 sts, 2 hdc in last st, join with a Sl st in top of beginning ch-2 — 34 sts.
Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1st hdc), 1 hdc in same st as join, 3 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next, 1hdc in each of the next 14 sts, 2 hdc in next, 3 hdc in next, 2 hdc in next, 1 hdc in each of the next 14 sts, join with a Sl st in top of beginning ch-2 — 42 sts.
Round 3: Ch 2 (counts as 1st hdc), 1 hdc in each st around, do not join (work in a spiral from here on; use a stitch marker to keep track of rounds) — 42 sts.
Round 4: 1 hdc in top of ch-2 from previous round and in each st around, do not join — 42 sts.
Round 5: 1 hdc in top of first hdc from previous round and in each st around, do not join — 42 sts.
Rounds 6 through 22: Repeat Round 5.
Round 23: 1 hdc in first 13 sts, ch 23, skip next 8 sts, 1 hdc in each of the next 13 sts, ch 23, skip next 8 sts — 72 sts.
Round 24: 1 hdc in top of first st from previous round and in each of the next 12 sts, work 38 sc over ch-23 to cover, 1 hdc in each of the next 13 sts, 38 sc over ch-23 — 102 sts.
Round 25: 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts from the previous round, Sl st in next st to join.
Fasten off, weave in ends, and enjoy!
The great thing about this bag, aside from the positive effects on the environment from reusing your plastic bags, is how surprisingly durable it is and that it can be washed in warm soapy water, air-dried, and be used again and again.
Plarny Yarn Creations
And just in case you are left thinking that plarn items need to be boring, I just had to show you these items made by Lynn from Plarny Yarn Creations. They are so much fun!
I told you they were fun! Lynn has been crocheting since she was 11 years old. Many more of her creations can be found on her Facebook page. And she has some exciting things happening … keep an eye out for some all new designs both on Facebook and her blog!