Working on the Blue Jeans quilt where I am recycling our old jeans, has put me in the mood to do more recycling. I hang on to “things” such as plastic bags. I have many bags of bags (hoarding anyone?) with the intention of crocheting them into reusable shopping bags. About a week ago I started prepping and cutting the strips and started a bag.
I have gobs of these bread bags, also wheat bread bags, newspaper bags, the old plastic grocery bags etc. So…I started cutting them into strips!
I use the first knuckle on my thumb as the guide which is about an inch.
Once the strip are cut, they are connected together.
Here are the strips from a couple of bags all attached together.
Rolled up into a ball. Now, though, I don’t bother rolling the strips into balls. I just attach to the piece I am working on and leave them all next to me and crochet them like that.
Here is the start. I am a bit farther along now. It will be interesting to see how this bag turns out in the end and if it will be as useful as I am hoping.