Today I finished a messenger bag with a chevron ombre pattern that was made with the humblest of fiber materials; plastic grocery bags lovingly processed into plarn (plastic yarn).
Please enjoy the picture show of how this bag was created.
…and a ball of pink plarn.
Since I had many shades of pink plastic bags I decided to incorporate an ombre design. See how the pink transitions as I crocheted along, finishing the back panel after three days.
After the back panel was complete it was time to make the front. I could have done the same Chevron pattern here, but I decided to enlarge it instead. This section took one evening to complete.
Next I made a long strip of crocheted brown plarn to give the bag some thickness and then attached all the pieces together. I used pieces of yarn to hold everything in place as I worked so that all of the pieces were perfectly alined.
Finally, I attached an old belt for the strap, since it feels better for wearing than it would had I just made the strap of crocheted plarn.
And here is the messenger bag completed…
I hope you enjoyed the step-by-step pictures of how I made this bag.
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