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Pop Bottle Purse

Contest Photo by: ConnieGardiner
Howell, MI
Category: Functional


Recycle any type of plastic bottle or container and make a purse. A small water bottle would be a nice little size to carry a cell phone or ipod.


- Pop bottle, bleach bottle (any plastic container)
- scissors (to cut bottle)
- hole punch, to punch holes
- crochet hook (size to fit nicely through holes)
- yarn of your choice

How to Make

  • I cut off the top of a 2 liter pop bottle, then used a hole punch to punch holes evenly around the top. (You could recycle any type of plastic bottle/container.)

  • Then I used a crochet hook and yarn to pick up stitches through the holes, and chain one in between.

  • Then I just did rows of single crochet until I got the height I wanted. Then I chained 3 and did a double crochet in every other stitch with a chain one between each double crochet. I finished it with one row of single crochet at the top.

  • I then made a crochet "chain" to thread through the double crochet row for the handle.

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