Sunday, January 9, 2011

Small Purple Plarn Basket

small plarn basket made from plastic Lincraft shopping bags
This small plarn basket was made from about half a dozen Lincraft plastic shopping bags, so it's mostly purple with some flecks of white.

I used a 7mm hook and single crochet (UK double). I did a little on this project every now and again, as it hurts my thumb to work with this tough yarn. So from start to finish this project took a couple of weeks.

plarn basket in progress
I finished this basket to decide if it's something I want to continue doing, or should I just discard my collection of plastic bags? I don't know if I can find a use for this small basket, making larger ones might be more worth the effort. And it does require effort, the making of plarn baskets is not enjoyable, but the one consolation is that the material is free.

Knowing how to make a basket from recycled plastic bags surely will prove to be a useful skill at one time or another!

1 comment:

  1. Lovely. It reminds me of when I was in Kenya and saw that the local village women are now making beautifully coloured baskets (large carry all bags) out of plastics. They look so colourful in the village markets.


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