Crochet Plastic BagsBy Rachel Choi – 14 Comments
An interesting way to mix up your crochet life is to try crocheting with new material! Transforming plastic bags into crochet-able yarn is a fun adventure to try. If you hate it, then at least you can say that you tried, but if you love it, there is so much you can create by crocheting with plastic!
Why crochet with plastic?
- A new adventure!
- You can recycle your plastic grocery bags and turn them into something amazing!
- Some things are just better when they are made with plastic, such as a crocheted soap dish.
- Crocheting with plastic creates a very strong material, which can be great for making bags that will carry heavy objects.
How to crochet with plastic bags?
That’s simple! Here is a tutorial for “how to make plarn (plastic yarn)“. This post shows you the easy process of transforming your plastic bags into crochet-able plastic yarn, or as enthusiast say, plarn. Crocheting with plarn is just like crocheting with regular yarn. The only difference is the texture that may take a little while to get used to. There are even crochet pattern on my site and other sites that are specially designed as a plarn project. But don’t limit yourself to those patterns, regular crochet patterns can be made using plarn as well! Just make sure to check gauges when needed.
Most importantly, have fun with this new adventure in crocheting plastic bags! If you ever need any help or would like to share your knowledge in crocheting with plarn, feel free to leave a comment!