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Recycled Bin Liner Peg Bag

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(4) Name: 'Crocheting : Recycled Bin Liner Peg Bag
Recycled Bin Liner Peg Bag
Recycled Bin Liner Peg Bag
Recycled Bin Liner Peg Bag
Recycled Bin Liner Peg Bag

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • A basic knowledge of crochet - straight and 'in the round'. Links to Instructions are given for specialised stitches and symbol diagrams are provided

Pattern Description:

I moved from a flat to a house and, at last, had a washing line.
I had plenty of pegs of but something important was missing - a Peg Bag to keep them in. Something interesting and preferably waterproof. I also had a shameful amount of used bin liners and plastic bags in the corner of my new kitchen.
Anyway....you can see where I'm going .... recycled carrier bags made from what is known in craft circles as 'plarn' (plastic yarn)! Cut up and crocheted, in this case, in fur stitch - looks just like grass - and decorated with a couple of little flowers and a butterfly. Turned out rather kitsch, in fact perfect for plastic!

Gauge:

Approx 6sts to 5cm(2"), 6 rows to 5cm(2").

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • It comes in one size, measuring 18cm (top width) x 26cm (bottom width) x 30cm though may be adjusted for variations in width and depth.

Materials:

  • 6 x large bin bag/refuse sack size green plastic bags, 4 x orange plastic carrier bags, 1 x blue plastic carrier bag, 1 x black plastic bag(can be any size - only small amount required), 1 x standard size wire coat hanger, 1 x large needle, 1 x 5mm crochet hook,


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