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Dec 30, 2011 12:10:55   #
hennalady
 
Why you ask??? Well hang on to your hooks, here it comes!! :)

http://www.crochetspot.com/how-to-make-plarn-plastic-yarn/

http://www.crochetspot.com/category/free-crochet-patterns/page/18/

Below is a photo of Rita Kunc and she is holding a 6 feet long plastic sleeping mat, which she made for the homeless. She crocheted it in single crochet using plastic bags....
If you have time to make one for charity then make one for your wee one when they have a sleep-over!!!! No reason you cant use the same technique for knitting!!!!
Crochet sleeping mat
Crochet sleeping mat...
 
Dec 31, 2011 06:37:33   #
KateB (a regular here)
 
Great idea.
Dec 31, 2011 08:08:13   #
3mom
 
Think I'll make something for my GD. It's a novel idea. I wonder if it would make warm wrist warmers, if it insulates soda cans.
Dec 31, 2011 11:58:14   #
Lamzdivy
 
Here's a link for all kinds of plarn patterns:
http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/directory/plarn_items.php
Dec 31, 2011 12:06:53   #
Nativelady
 
What a great idea! The sleeping mat would be a very useful thing for a homeless person and lightweight to carry around. It would also be a good way to get rid of all those plastic bags. :thumbup:
Dec 31, 2011 12:41:59   #
hennalady
 
My mom always made the rugs for the doorways outside. We always had a lot of mud and muck from the garden. All you had to do is hose 'em off!! She did them just in a crochet oval like a real rug!!
 
Dec 31, 2011 12:47:29   #
jackie1595
 
Thanks for sharing the websites.
Dec 31, 2011 12:47:58   #
jackie1595
 
Thanks for sharing the websites.
Dec 31, 2011 13:05:16   #
hennalady
 
How about making a yarn tote!!!!!!
Dec 31, 2011 13:23:56   #
Debbystitchknit
 
hennalady wrote:
Why you ask??? Well hang on to your hooks, here it comes!! :)

http://www.crochetspot.com/how-to-make-plarn-plastic-yarn/

http://www.crochetspot.com/category/free-crochet-patterns/page/18/

Below is a photo of Rita Kunc and she is holding a 6 feet long plastic sleeping mat, which she made for the homeless. She crocheted it in single crochet using plastic bags....
If you have time to make one for charity then make one for your wee one when they have a sleep-over!!!! No reason you cant use the same technique for knitting!!!!
Why you ask??? Well hang on to your hooks, here it... (show quote)


I remember my grandmother using plastic bread bags, before the plastic shopping bags came into use.
Dec 31, 2011 13:39:51   #
hennalady
 
YUP!! I liked the colorful Wonder bread ones the best!!
Debbystitchknit wrote:
hennalady wrote:
Why you ask??? Well hang on to your hooks, here it comes!! :)

http://www.crochetspot.com/how-to-make-plarn-plastic-yarn/

http://www.crochetspot.com/category/free-crochet-patterns/page/18/

Below is a photo of Rita Kunc and she is holding a 6 feet long plastic sleeping mat, which she made for the homeless. She crocheted it in single crochet using plastic bags....
If you have time to make one for charity then make one for your wee one when they have a sleep-over!!!! No reason you cant use the same technique for knitting!!!!
Why you ask??? Well hang on to your hooks, here it... (show quote)


I remember my grandmother using plastic bread bags, before the plastic shopping bags came into use.
quote=hennalady Why you ask??? Well hang on to yo... (show quote)
 
Dec 31, 2011 16:09:11   #
crafty_grandma56
 
It has been a few years that when we go shopping we have to carry our own bags, or pay anywhere from $03 to $.25 for a cheap plastic bag. I usually have a couple of bags in my purse, so remember before you get rid of yours, make some bags for your purse to tote your things in. While Xmas shopping, I bought something that was too big to fit in any of my bags and ToysRUs wanted to charge me $.25...I would have carried it in my hands but I was going through Walmart to get to the car. I had just spent $250 on toys and they wanted their stupid $.25 for a bag!!!! So make bags different sizes as well!!! I was so upset that I was about to leave my purchase there....unfortunately I had paid it already but the manager sure heard about it!!! He waived the $.25 charge. Plus I donated $2 to the Childrens Wish Foundation...the stores are trying to make us poorer and poorer
along with the governement. To add insult to injury their cheap bag ripped in the parking lot just as I was putting it in the trunk. Also remember to keep bags for your grocery items as they love to load them up thus causing the cheap bags to break. Keep some for your frozen food as you want to keep them separate from the shampoo or the meat that can leak all over your other items!! Before I moved 2 years ago I 'donated' tons of plastic bag to the store (they recycled them) and now when I think of that - I regret it big time!!! Sorry for the rant . Just an informative opinion when everyone eventually goes green.
Dec 31, 2011 16:11:26   #
hennalady
 
So, grab a handful of bags outta that bin and get 'em back!! LOLOLOLO
Dec 31, 2011 16:29:23   #
bldgmom
 
hennalady wrote:
How about making a yarn tote!!!!!!


I knitted a plastic bag a few years ago; Erica Knight (if I remember correctly) demonstrated her pattern on Knitty Gritty. In spite of the humble material, it was very cute and the ultimate recycle, so I made my own. I still use it to keep plastic grocery bags in. Always felt it was the most anal thing I ever knit: a plastic bag, made out of plastic bags, to hold plastic bags. :roll:
Dec 31, 2011 16:35:23   #
hennalady
 
That rocks!! Ultimate in recycling for sure :)
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