Crocheters can be very inventive. While there are plenty of amazing amigurumi projects like cute aliens and BLT sandwiches, that's just the beginning. We rounded up some great videos that will teach you how to crochet hair, the Death Star, soda lids and an American Flag bikini top.
SHOPPING BAG MADE FROM PLASTIC BAGS
Have a ton of plastic grocery store bags you don't know how you'll ever use? Fold them up and crochet those plastic bags into a shopping bag. Yes, you'll have the most "meta" upcycled grocery bag ever. And when you're done you'll need one less grocery bag.
Even if you don't wear your hair in dreadlocks, learning how to crochet them is pretty interesting. In this Howcast video, the stylist takes hair that hasn't been dreaded and pulls the loose strands into the rolled hair with a crochet hook. As the video advises: Only experienced crocheters should attempt this project.
If you're looking for the perfect crocheted gift for a "Star Wars" fan, you can bet they'll be impressed by Pops de Milk's Death Star pillow. You'll need two tones of gray yarn and a little bit of dedication, but when it's done you'll be the envy of the entire Empire (and possibly the Rebel Fleet).
CROCHET AMERICAN FLAG BIKINI TOP
Of course you can crochet a bikini top, and plenty of people do. Why not celebrate the great United States of America with a little Bicentennial style, as created by Krystal Everdeen. You can just about guarantee patriots will be talking about your craftiness.
SODA CAN PULL TAB PURSE
Who knew it was possible to crochet soda can pull tabs? This purse, by Yolanda Soto Lopez, is an unexpectedly practical conversation piece. Several hundred soda can pull tabs are necessary to make the bag. For those wondering where anyone gets that many tabs, it's possible to buy them on eBay and other online marketplaces.
MEN'S SHORTS MADE FROM VINTAGE AFGHANS
While this isn't a how-to, it's still a pretty funny video to see. Check out these men's shorts refashioned from vintage crocheted afghans. You are definitely making a fashion statement by wearing, particularly in the snow, with nothing else on. If you really love them, men's crocheted shorts are for sale on Etsy.