Instructions for Plastic Milk Bag Mats


Milk bags are the plastic bags that hold three smaller clear plastic bags of milk. According to Heather Ellis, a community employment program instructor at Trenton High School, it takes 250 bags to crochet a 30-inch by 48-inch waterproof mat. Mats sizes can be tailored to fit either adults or children.

Things You'll Need

  • Milk bags
  • Scissors
  • Crochet hook

Prepare Milk Bags for Chrocheting

  • Remove any tears or stretched plastic from the bags by cutting them from the bag and disposing them at a community recycling center.

  • Cut along the seam on the bottom of the bag so that both ends of the bag are open.

  • Cut strips measuring between 1 1/4 inches and 1 1/2 inches. The strips should be cut from side to side, producing a loop.

  • Chain two loops together by placing one inside the other to make a "T" and lightly tightening the knot. Continue chaining the loops until you have your desired length.

  • Use a 7mm to 10mm crochet hook and crochet the loops.

Tips & Warnings

  • 34-inch chain will make a 32-inch by 48-inch mat
  • 38-inch chain will make a 36-inch by 60-inch mat

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