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5 Eco-Friendly Crochet Projects

Updated May 3, 2023

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Try these 5-eco-friendly-crochet-projects with these free patterns and video tutorials and take a step closer to living greener. We all want to do our bit to help the planet and reduce our carbon footprint and plastic waste. But what can we do that’s practical? From beauty bits and pieces to accessories, there’s plenty here to get on your eco-friendly bamboo hook. If you really want to help the environment, keep your makes to natural fibres like cotton, wool or bamboo.

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You could also make your own yarn! Portia at The Makery has a fabulous blog that shows you how to create your own eco-friendly crochet yarn from old t-shirts. Or, for something a little bit different, why not look at recycling your old plastic carrier bags into a yarn? It’s the perfect eco-frindly solution – you use up the bags and create something beautiful! Win-Win.


It’s time to wave goodbye to disposable make-up removers – made from fibres that aren’t biodegrable, these wipes often sit in landfill for ages. My face scrubbies are quick to make, don’t use much yarn and are much better for the planet.


A crochet washcloth is the perfect accompaniment to my face scrubbies – why not make a matching set, either for yourself or as a gift? If you like following a pattern, why not try mine? Otherwise, let me tell you a secret…crochet swatches make great washclothes. They’re the perfect way to use up squares you’ve created when trying a new stitch.

nesting baskets

Ditch the plastic tubs for re usable, washable crochet nesting baskets. These pots are easy to make in all different shapes and sizes and are great for storage throughout your home.


The Sundown Market Bag isn’t just a great way to cut down on plastic waste – it’s also super fun to crochet! Made from simple stitches, it’s the ideal project for an adventurous beginner to flex their skills. Whether you fill it with books, groceries or (more) yarn, it’s the perfect way to avoid plastic bags. And, let’s face it, it’s prettier than a Bag For Life too!

gift wrap

Crochet this beautiful reusable gift wrap. whether your recipient wants to save these for keep sake or re use them when they gift someone else, either way these beautiful ideas can be re used over and over again.

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  • Jo Coombs
    March 4, 2020 at 6:17 pm

    My girls would love the reusable water balloons! I quite look the look of that shower scrubbie. Than you for the patterns.

    • BellaCocoTeam
      March 4, 2020 at 6:21 pm

      You’re very welcome 🙂

  • Salma
    March 14, 2020 at 12:47 pm

    Shall I use a specific kind of yarns for the make-uo scrubbies?

    • BellaCocoTeam
      April 2, 2020 at 8:18 am

      Hi Salma you can use whatever your you choose however cotton yarn maybe better for these 🙂


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