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Plastic Bags: Main Color: approx 15 and Contrasing Color: approx 3 (Picture - Double-Strand Cutting and Looping method used with Kroger & WalMart plastic bags).
- Crochet Hook: Size I
- Craft Needle
Please read through the following information before beginning:
- To make a color change - pull the new color through instead of the old color when completing the st. Place the tail of the old color behind your work to crochet over it when making the next couple of stitches with the new color. This will save you time later when weaving in your ends.
- The ‘ch’ at the beginning of the round is not the first st.
- When using plarn, it’s a good idea to stretch your work after every couple of rows. This will give you a more realistic view of what you have completed up to that point.
- Plastic in general is susceptible to ripping/tearing due to its very nature. So when weaving in ends or sewing stitches together, it is a good idea to maneuver your craft needle in between stitches or use the open spaces in between stitches to avoid splitting the plastic yarn.
Row 1: With main color, ch 22, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and across.
Row 2-14 (or desired height): In blo, hdc in each st across. Fasten off, weave in ends.
Working along the sides with contrasting color, *join with sl st at corner of end row, sc across. Fasten off, leaving long enough tail for stitching. *Repeat for other side.
Fold in half lengthwise with wrong side out, sew sides together with tail. Weave in all ends. Pull pouch inside out, being sure to poke out corners.
Round 2: In blo, hdc in each st up to the 1 st from the middle, ch 3, skip the 2 middle sts (wristlet hole), hdc in next st and around to same spot on other side, ch 30 (less if you don't want a handle or more if you want a bigger handle), skip the 2 middle sts, hdc around. Join with sl st in 1st hdc. Fasten off, weave in ends.
Round 3: With main color, in blo sc in each st around except sl st in each ch of wristlet hole and handle. Fasten off, weave in ends.
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Designer, Teresa Wooley