Monday, September 13, 2010

Plastic Bottle Drawstring Bag

I finished crocheting my plastic bottle drawstring bag last night.  Yes, it does look rather funny.  I'm thinking about making something to put in the center of the front and back of the plastic bottle.  Maybe a patch, maybe a flower.  I'm not sure yet.

I do like that the bottom is clear.  Its nice to see what is inside.  

This would be a good small project bag, specially for yarn projects.

The top is crochet to be the same length as the bottom so that when it is open it will look like this.

Directions: Cut the top off of a Juicy Juice or other large plastic bottle.  Make sure the bottle is clean.  You can clean any stick label parts off with Goo Gone.  Punch holes all around the top.  Using a tapestry needle, make a blanket stitch through the holes.  I used a size E crochet hook and crochet one to three times in each blanket stitch (depending on how wide the stitch was).  Next single crochet the next round.  Then double crochet the rest of the rounds.  When finished, slip stitch in the next two stitches.  For the scalloped edge, double crochet 7 stitches into one stitch, skip a stitch, 1 double crochet in next stitch, skip a stitch, and repeat.  Finish with a slip stitch.  I made a long chain stitch for the draw string handles.  I wove them around the single crochet stitches in the last round.

What are your thoughts on this bag?  Do you have any suggestions on how I can improve this one or the next one that I make?


  1. I could see it as a garbage can for the car!

    1. Fab idea!
      For the car...... hmmm, might have to make two then - one for cabbage and one for my 'emergency knit kit'!

  2. It's really cute! I think it would be a perfect bag for kids to collect things in. Like marbles or other pretty things they like. Nice to be able to see it in there. Very cool idea.

    Thanks for linking up again this week :-)

  3. does it matter what size bottle you use? a granny stitch pattern would look good on this project also.thanks for the great idea.

  4. It doesn't matter what size the bottle is. I was thinking about doing it on a smaller bottle. Thats a great idea, making granny squares on it.