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Cutting up Your Bag

Everyone has a bunch of plastic shopping bags lying around, so why not turn some into a raw material for knitting by making plarn or plastic yarn? It's a quick and easy process you're sure to enjoy.

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Fancy recycled plastic bag crochet. Mi have plenty of plastic bags maybe I could take a crack at this

Plarn = plastic yarn (usually acquired from old shopping bags) Discovering projects like this one is why I wanted to learn crochet in the first place.

Make Plarn * Plarn is short for “plastic yarn.” Plarn is made by cutting plastic grocery bags into strips, which are then strung together into a single long strand. You can use plarn instead of regular yarn to crochet sturdy, reusable tote bags, purses, doormats, and more.

crocheted plarn bag by Thoughtful Rose, she used 1" loops of plarn, and a size H crochet hook. Tight, dense stitches are the key to a plarn bag that won't stretch out of shape (that, and crocheting through both loops).

joining ends of t-shirt yarn. love this diagram. need for when i finish cutting up my old sheets

made with plarn ( plastic bags cut into strips and crocheted...! )

rug crocheted entirely out of plarn. (plastic bags cut and tied into yarn) ♥

Plastic bag's basket; make braids and sew them together. Nice!

Checkered Plarn rug - Design by Belinda "Bendy" Carter - FREE CROCHET PATTERN

how to attach pieces of t-shirt yarn or plarn for crocheting rugs