Reduce Reuse Recycle Pattern


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Reduce Reuse Recycle Pattern

Pattern Details






Women, Men



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting in the round

Pattern Description:

A different take on the string bag - this one uses approximately 20 plastic (nonbiodegradeable!) grocery bags.

Gauge is not important for this project.

I like to think of myself as a good steward of the earth. When I go shopping, I try to use canvas bags to cut down on the number of those cheap plastic bags that I accumulate. But still, I have an ever expanding bag of bags in my pantry. Every so often we foist off these bags on friends and family that have dogs but this year I decided to reduce, reuse, and recycle those bags into a new grocery bag.


24 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in pattern 1 (cloth/tweed stitch)


  • approximately 20 plastic (nonbiodegradeable!) grocery bags
  • US 9 (5.5mm) circular needles

You Will Also Need:

  • Yarn needle
  • 1 stitch marker

About Designer

About Designer


Katherine Vaughan has been knitting for 25+ years and designing for more than 7. She primarily designs adult and children's wear and accessories for adults and the home. She daylights as an academic librarian in the mountains of Virginia, where it is (almost) never too hot to knit. Website:

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