I've been on a bit of a roll with the easy peasy crochet bag pattern of late... so I'm going to test it out using the magnetic tape from the video cassette.
Using a single strand of tape and a 5.0mm crochet hook.
I have to tell you, the tape is VERY SQUEAKY to work with. I find it more difficult and slower to work with than plarn or rags. On the upside, the preparation is much quicker than plarn and rags, so I guess it all works out in the end.
But it is really noisy... and it's one of those irritating 'fingernails on a blackboard' kind of sounds... which I find tolerable, but only in small bursts!
I'm thinking for a future project, I might ply together some video tape with regular plarn and try working with that. I'll add it to my ever-growing list of 'things to try one day'
The tape 'sticks' a bit, too. I keep wanting to powder my hands with some talc (which I sometimes do when working with plarn) but the tape has such a fabulous sheen to it, which I don't want to lose.
Base is complete - 5sc across, 20 rows long
Working on the sides
Sides complete after 15 rounds of sc.
This has created a small clutch style bag... and only used one spool of tape, which surprised me. I really thought it would take a lot more than that.
A crab stitch edging, using regular (recycled) yarn.
A twisted rope handle using the black yarn with some gold thread.
A clip on earring to embellish.
Voila... now it just needs a lining.