When people see the handbags some of us carry around they never believe that we’ve made them from regular grocery bags.
I bet I’ve been asked about 65,000 times in the last few years–“How can you possibly crochet with a grocery bag?”
Consequently, this story has been told quite a bit, but never here on the blog. So, for those of you who’d like to know—this is how you do it.
Take one innocent looking grocery–the thin, noisy kind–and smooth it out flat.
Fold it in half lengthwise and smooth out again.
Fold in half again, and smooth out.
Cut off the bottom seam, and the handles at the top.
Fold in half again.
Cut the strip into 1 inch pieces…
until you’ve cut the whole strip.
Open up the loops…
Remember making rubberband chains when you were a kid?
Well, it’s like that.
Pull one loop through the other until…
they knot together. Do this over and over and over until you’re sitting in a big pile of grocery bag yarn. Stuff it all into a bag and then–when you’re in the mood you can crochet with it–
-pretty much like yarn. No kidding.
It’s a great way to recycle those silly bags and make our own teeny tiny dent in the local land fill.
And now you know the true secret of the universe. But don’t tell anyone…or do.
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