So, my friend asked me to make her one of those "neat environmentally friendly grocery bags" and I thought why not use the colorful plastic grocery bags I have overflowing the cabinet under the sink!
These bags came from Spinneys (yellow) and Choithrams(turquoise) which are popular grocery stores in Dubai.
I used a size 8 crochet needle and a hobo bag design. Since the plastic was a bit scratchy I put a lining and to keep in the environmentally friendly theme the material has trees on it.
So, if you see a happy girl at Baylor with this bag, that's my friend!
P.S. I decided to name this bag the "I AM a plastic bag" to rival the cloth grocery bags which say " I am not a plastic bag".
Get lots of plastic bags I think I used around 60 in total.
Lay the bag flat and fold it "hot-dog style twice.
Cut 1/2 inch strips so that they are loops.
*Disregard the ends
Put one loop in the other loop.
Pull the loop through the other side of the loop.
*I don't know how to explain this hopefully the picture is more helpful.
Keep connecting and you have your yarn.
I don't have a pattern for what I did but I can explain what I did. I made a big circle by getting bigger (2 stitches every x stich, x is the row you are on) then when I was happy with the size of the base I went 1 stitch in each stitch until I was happy with the height and made the straps.
* take in account that the bag will stretch when you put heavy things inside
The bag will be very scratchy and not at all comfortable, so put a cloth on the strap to protect your shoulder.
* you need a thin but strong needle to do this and a strong arm