Plastic Bag Holder

I have a stash of yarn that is as scratchy as one of those old crochet throws from the 60's. I know most of you know what I'm talking about. Probably most everyone has one of those blankets that your aunt or grandma made you that would work better as a back scratcher than a snuggle sheet.

I found the perfect thing to make with this type of yarn.
You can find these ole things at any yard sale, thrift store, or again, in grandmas house.

Its a "Bag holder"!!  Aka: "bag bag", "bag pooper" what ever you want to call it. I made one.

Its ugly, I know, but its going to be great. Right now, I have plastic bags inside of bags and on the floor around it. I'm ashamed to admit, one of these is going to come in handy at my house.

At least I can say, I made it.
You can make one too!!!

Here is how I did it:
  • chain 35 or 40 ( I did 40)
  • join chain to make a circle (make sure its not twisted)
  • Single stitch 1 row. (don't join. this is done in rounds)
  • double stitch around and around until you have the desired length.(mine is 18 inches long)
  • after you get your length, do a single stitch around.
  • Last: Single stitch around a rubber band.
  • slip stitch at end and finish off.
I didn't use a marker: I just pretty much guessed at my starting round. Since its going to be gathered with a rubber band at the bottom, being a stitch or two off isn't going to show.

Decorate it and there you have it!

Ive shared this at:
friday-link-party at craftionary
super-sunday-party at whoneedsacape
nifty-thrifty-tuesday at coastalcharm


  1. I love it! I have one of those on my pantry door (cloth one) but it doesn't match anything cause someone's grandma made it for me. I might try my hand at this when I get caught up. Ha! I might have one suggestion though. Use a hair pony tail holder instead of a rubber band. Cause rubber bands rot ( found out the hard way from other crafts ). Just being helpful! Hugs!

    1. Thats a good idea! I didnt think about that. Thanks!

  2. This is great! I recently started using a mesh bag that onions came in however it is quite small. Maybe I can get motivated and try making one like this. I think it looks nice and not ugly at all.
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  3. What a smart idea! Love it!

    Thanks for linking up to Super Sunday at Who Needs a Cape! We hope you can join us next week!

  4. excellent. thanks for the instructions

  5. It's not ugly at all. I made one with plastic bags! I like it.

  6. Actually your's looks very nice. Most don't. Thank you for sharing. I need to make it for me to that I can use the cupboard I store the empty plastic bags in can be used for something else.

  7. oh and yes, rubber bands deteriorate fast here because I live in such a dry climate so I'll use a ponytail holder as one of the other posters suggested

  8. Love it, and that's actually one of my favorite colors. I just finished one using your pattern,oh this is got to be the easiest plastic bag pattern ever.only took a few hrs as I made little butterflies and attached them to the bag.It's a b-day present for a dear friend of mine so I'll put it up with the other stuff I have made for her,although her b-day isn't until July I figured I had better get started now if I want to get everything made for her...Thank you sooo much for sharing this super ez pattern with us...Oh geez I checked the Notify me box and it says an error occurred while contacting the server,Hmm I wonder what the problem is and I have checked the box several times. Well shux because of this you probably won't be able to respond back to me but I'll keep trying. I previewed what I have commented here and it even says Unknown!!! Grrr how aggravating

    1. It shows your blogger profile is private. That is why you show as unknown. You can fix that in settings.
      Im glad the pattern worked for you. I be its beautiful.
      Thanks for visiting.