Crocheted Plastic Bag Purses

My mom, Hue, loves to “reduce, reuse, and recycle.” She added her magnificent creativity to that motto and this project was born. My mom collects plastic grocery bags from our shopping trips. Soon her friends were saving bags for her too! She refuses to use new bags and only utilizes recycled and used bags. She folds and cuts the grocery bags into thin strips, then links and crochets them together. The results are beautiful, sturdy, one-of-a-kind purses. The number of bags required per project is variable, usually well over 100. Each pattern is unique, created in her head. Fun fact is that the more that these purses are machine washed, the softer they become like fabric. I invite you to click on these on the images below to see some examples of my mom’s crocheted plastic bag purses!

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