Pull Tab (Soda Tab) Crochet

I saw a bag made from pull tabs (off the top of soft drink/soda cans). It was crocheted and the tabs created an amazing ‘indie glomesh’…bigger and better than the original glomesh my grandma’s purse was made out of in the 70’s …so like all things interesting I decided it was something I could make too! There’s a long story to how I gathered enough pull tabs to make it… needless to say I appropriated them. Here’s how it is coming together so far…

Repeat the single crochet around the centre cross bar of the pull tab three times then single crochet before and after the treble from the row beneath.

The yarn in this example is ‘Romantic’ by Moda Vera  –  it may no longer be available. 

Bindy ⛓💙


38 Replies to “Pull Tab (Soda Tab) Crochet”

  1. I love the purse and if you don’t mind I would greatly appreciate it if you could send me the pattern. I have tons of pop tabs and am always looking for new patterns to use them for. Thanks.

    1. You’ve got it in one. The very beginning is two pop tabs together. Then add two more, overlapping the first two by the holes. Continue like this and this method creates two rows at the same time. The next row you add becomes the third row.

      I forgot to mention though, that the method pictured here is quite different. It’s crochet through the pop tab knew at a time rather than crocheting them together.

      Thanks so much for visiting my blog. Happy crochet! Bindy.

    2. I love the look of this pattern, and can easily see how the tabs go together. But what makes up the first row to build on? I.E., How do you stitch the first row together? Or, if you have the entire pattern, I’d appreciate your sending it along. Thank you for sharing a beautiful purse!

  2. Great purse please can you send me the pattern how too I have 6 granddaughters beggin me to make them thank you looking foward to hear from you. Rose Ann

  3. I would love to make some purses for my granddaughters, could you e-mail me the pattern. I do not mind paying for it. My e-mail is lenfrer@centurytel. net Thank you so much hoping to hear from you soon. Lenore

  4. What kind and size yarn or Cord did you use?
    Really like this and want to make the pull tab purse. You are so creative. I would like to have the pattern also. Collecting tabs now.😊

    1. Hi Paula, The Silver yarn in this example is called ‘Romantic’ by Moda Vera. It’s a viscose/metallic yarn. It may no longer be available. 😊

  5. Please email me the pattern.
    Not following your instruction to SC in the Treble crochet before and after. Where do you do the treble?

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