Crochet and Knit Earth Day Tote

Celebrate Earth Day with five eco-friendly crafts all week long! Join Brenda K.B. Anderson and Jen Lucas on Tuesday, April 19th at 10:00 a.m. CT. Just like Rumpelstiltskin could spin straw into gold, you can turn ugly plastic shopping bags into a beautiful and useful tote—without any magic! Plastic bags are cut into strips and linked together to make the plastic yarn used for this project. A pattern is available to crochet and knit this tote. Let’s prevent those old plastic bags from ending up in a landfill and make them into an attractive, durable handbag that can be used again and again! Click here to download the material list and instructions!

Check out the entire mini-series schedule below. All live events will be available for replay. If you make any of the projects from the series, share with us by using the hashtag #ShareCraftsy on social media!

Series Schedule:

Monday, April 18th at 2:00 p.m. CT – Mini Sketch Note Holder

Tuesday, April 19th at 10:00 a.m. CT – Crochet and Knit Earth Day Tote

Wednesday, April 20th at 2:00 p.m. CT – Denim Curb Cover Quilt

Thursday, April 21st at 2:00 p.m. CT – Upcycled Ties Pillow Duo

Friday, April 22nd at 2:00 p.m. CT – Recycled Ceramic Mosaic Pot

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31 Responses to “Crochet and Knit Earth Day Tote”

  1. Reta Jean Hallonquist

    One of my aunts made blankets for homeless shelters out of plastic bags.

  2. Jessie Stewart

    Great Knit Earth Day Tote

  3. Becky

    I would like to learn how to knit, especially knit and purl stitches that make different designs in different patterns if at all possible!

  4. Margaret Prince

    These look like great gifts as bags to take to the grocery store.

  5. Carol

    I am a new to crochet would like to crochet earth day tote

  6. Becky Sparks

    I know how to do some crochet but not a intermediate. However, I have been wanting to learn how to knit and purl and make sweaters and bedspreads like my grandmother used to do until she died, sorry to say!

  7. Hardip Toor

    like to learn and get pattern free for paper crafting

  8. Jan Kamplain

    I previously made homeless mats with plastic bags. I missed the instructions for the Earth Day tote bag. Could you send the instructions to me? Thanks

  9. Karen Karen Cody

    I love making things from recycled products

  10. Roslyn Bendeich

    I want to save the Planet so this is timely