Saturday, March 29, 2008

Recycle, reuse, conserve

Here's a way to reuse all those endless plastic bags we all seem to accumulate.
Fold the bag lengthwise and cut it into strips 1-2 inches wide. You should now have lots of rings of plastic. Loop them together to create one continuous length of "yarn."Crochet a chain several inches long and then start crocheting single crochet stitches into the chain, around and around and around until the bottom of your basket is big enough. How big is enough ? That's up to you ! Decrease by skipping a stitch on the next round every so often. This creates the wall of the basket. Keep going until the walls are high enough. Add 2 handles and voila ! A very useful basket .

And while we're at it - join us tonight and turn off your lights from 8PM - 9 PM for Earth Hour. It's a world-wide effort to raise awareness about conserving energy and resources !

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