Design Loop: Plastic Bag Sandals

I’m a guess and check kind of lady, and I learn from my mistakes. I made a prototype plastic bag sandal that turned out super small and trashy. There was no way I could turn in these shoes for a grade. I’m not even going to show a picture of them on this blog post, that’s how messed up and deformed these little shoes turned out. But I’m way better than crappy plastic bag sandals, so I reiterated my design.

I figured out the flaw in my design: 1-ply plastic bag yarn. My plarn was too thin and weak to crochet. I needed something better than flimsy 1-ply garbage. What’s better than 1-ply? 2-ply. Boom. Problem solved. The following images show my new and improved way to make double-bagged plastic yarn.

Step 1: Lay your grocery bag on your coffee table

Step 2: Cut off the top and bottom of the bag

Step 3: Roll up the plastic bag

Step 4: Cut the rolled up bag into 1.5″ sections

Step 5: Unravel the strips and lay one on top of the other

Step 6: Fold bottom strip over the top, then under itself on the right end. Pull taught to link the two.

Step 7: Repeat steps 1-6 a billion times and then roll it all up into a nice ball like the one shown below.

Now it’s time to redeem myself and crochet new sandals.

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  • First of all, I liked reading your post, your writing style is fun. It looks like you’ve put in a lot of time so far, that is a pretty sizable plarn (love) ball. That new crochet you’ve got going looks thick, which is good. Do you think it is thick enough to provide support for the bottom of the shoe? You might want to look into something sturdier like a rubber or cork maybe?


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