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Reduce ... Reuse ... Recycle Business Card Case

Knitting
March 2011
Recycled plastic bag strips
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
4 stitches and 5 rows = 1 inch in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
25 yards (23 m)
one - holds business / credit cards
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Reusing something that would otherwise be discarded is the purest form of recycling, and don’t we all have plastic bags lying around the house? Don’t throw them out - use them to make a sturdy little business card case! This project could be made using strips of any plastic (just remember, the more flexible, the better), scrap cloth, or less than a skein of leftover worsted-weight yarn. Attach a button from your button box, and not only do you have a cute new protective case to hold your business cards, your project is practically free, and you can feel good because all your materials are recycled!

Once you get used to working with the plastic strips, the knitting is easy, and the pattern is written out step by step. The finished pouch could hold business or personal address cards, credit cards or other small items. Made larger, it would be a cute coin purse or clutch. Ideas for variations are included in the pattern. Or take it further and use plastic-bag yarn for tote bags, purses, hats, you name it!

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