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Ditch The Disposable

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Let’s Knit
23 Jan 2019
Ditch The Disposable

Eight knitting patterns to help you ditch the disposable for good!


Every eco-warrior needs their own shopping bag. Instead of paying for plastic alternatives, you can use and re-use this bag for years to come! If you are determined to spread the message, you could also try knitting shopping bags for your friends and family. Then they’ll have no excuse but to join in your efforts. Designed by Kristi Holaas this pattern is available as a free Ravelry download. The bag pictured was created by 53 Chevy


Next up, we have eco-friendly dish cloths. Although it might feel odd to use one of your knits for cleaning up, it’s a great way to do your bit for the environment. The dish cloths pictured above were created by LeeAnnG using a free pattern from Lion Brand Yarn.


Why go to the store and buy scrubbers wrapped in plastic, when it is so easy to make your own? Both sides of this scrubber are effective, so it is bound to last you twice as long! Designed by Remy Ray, this pattern is available as a free Ravelry download.


This phone case is bright, beautiful and so much better than a plastic alternative! The soft yarn will cushion your phone to prevent scratches and breakages. There is even a handy loop for you to wear around your wrist and a buttoned flap to close the case. This pattern was designed by Lucinda Ganderton and is available for free via letsknit.co.uk


The next step is to create a woolly wallet for your coins. We just love these purses from Plymouth Yarn. Whether you keep them for yourself or use them as a gift for someone you love, one things for sure, these purses will be treasured for years to come. Access the pattern for free via loveknitting.com


If you have a lovely lavander bush in your garden or a green fingered friend who is willing to give you some snippings, you could try making these lovely lavender bags. Quick to knit, you should have them done just in time for a spring clean. Knitted in Debbie Bliss Eco Baby yarn, this pattern is available for free via loveknitting.com


Rather than wearing plastic jewelry, you should treat yourself to this darling knitted brooch. What a wonderful way to use up your spare scraps of yarn! Designed by Christine Harvey this pattern is available for free via letsknit.co.uk


Last but not least is this fabulous pencil case. As a homemade gift, this vibrant accessory has a lot more sentimental value than a regular piece of stationary. Hopefully this will encourage it’s owner to think twice before splashing out on a replacement. Designed by Nicola Valiji this pattern is available for free via letsknit.co.uk

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