How to Make Plarn (Plastic Yarn)By Rachel Choi – 53 Comments
| Why use yarn when you can have plarn?
Inspired by eco-friendly crafts, I decided to make my first ball of “plarn”. Plarn is plastic yarn. The image to the right is my first proud ball of plarn. The ball contains about 10 plastic grocery bags. You can use plarn to crochet just about anything. To make plarn, all you need is a bunch of old plastic bags and a pair of scissors. Here is how I made it.
Step 1: Lay bag flat
Step 2: Fold bag in half
Step 3: Fold bag in half again
Step 4: Cut off handles and bottom of bag. Discard them into a recycling bin.
Step 5: Cut bag into 1 inch strips. It doesn’t have to be perfect. You can also make thicker or thinner strips if desired. Just remember that thinner strips are more likely to tear.
Step 6: Open two strips and lay one on top of the other
Step 7: Take the loop that is on the bottom and pull it through itself
Step 8: Continue to add more loops to the end as desired
Once you have a nice ball of plarn, you are set to start making your first plarn crochet project!
If you need help making plarn, just leave a comment!