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Seen in the Yarniverse: Creating Recyclable Bags

For some of us (especially New Yorkers), getting 10 plastic bags at a grocery store is not an unusual thing. If you're doing that every week for a year, you've collected a lot of plastic bags. Some of you might not know what to do with all of these excess bags, and some may also want to figure out ways to reduce the wasteful usage of these bags. Luckily, Lifehacker posted an easy solution for this by crocheting your plastic bags to create a shoulder tote.

There are quite a few websites where you can purchase your own recycled bags, such as, and there are also some people who are creating some very amazing and cool bags out of recycled material. For instance, Cindy at My Recycled Bags does some absolutely incredible things with all types of materials. She's given me permission to show a couple of her bags here, and she has some incredibly creative ideas. She even created a VCR tote partially using Incredible, a Lion Brand ribbon yarn!

Crocheted Mini Shoulder Bag (Plastic Bags)

Messenger Bag (Plastic Bags)

Sling Bag (VCR Tape & Incredible Yarn)

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