Challenge: Crochet basket with plastic bag yarn - Eco Category

comments (2) July 25th, 2008 in gallery     

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Humungous Tote
Tote over shoulder
Humungous Tote

Humungous Tote

Photo: Robyn Coburn

In the Eco category. About 25 inches tall and with a circular bottom also of about 25 inches in diameter. Made from post consumer recycled plastic grocery sacks, the yarn is about 1-1.5 inches wide. I used a size J/10 - 6.00mm crochet hook. It has two handles integrated into the rim.

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IggyJingles writes: Sorry it took me so long to reply.

This bag has over three hundred sacks in it. A single sack makes between 7 and 8 linear inches of double crochet. I'm going to do some quick math (60"x35rows/8"perbag=262.5 then add the bottom which is probably 30+ bags and the handle rows which are single crochet...).

Anyway there are probably 40 hours of crochet and yarn making in the bag. My husband keeps telling me to log the hours I spend, but since I am rarely doing one thing at a time (eg crochet while watching tv or watching my daughter play at the park, yarn cutting while talking to my daughter or husband) it is hard to do that.

Please visit my Etsy store if you would like to purchase the huge basket tote.
Posted: 7:56 pm on August 14th
MaraNoel writes: I can't BELIEVE how big this bag is! I'm curious about how many bags you used and how long it took to make this. Great bag!
Posted: 8:36 pm on July 31st
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