Did you know that you can crochet plastic bags as a cheap yarn alternative? Perhaps you’re already well aware of this, and you’re looking for patterns, tutorials, instructions and ideas on how to crochet plastic bags to make fantastic projects such as pouches, scrubbies and other items. If so, read on for some fantastic ideas, tutorials and patterns for crocheting with plastic bags.
Free Plarn Instructions and Tutorials
There are bunches of different ways you could approach the task of making “plarn” to crochet with. One of the most popular methods is the spiral cutting method. Simply take a plastic grocery bag, cut off the handles and cut out the seam at the bottom, and then cut the rest it into one long, continuous spiral piece.
How to Make Plarn Using Plastic Produce Bags — I’ve posted a step-by-step photo tutorial for a lesser-known method of making plarn. This version allows you to make good use of all those zillions of plastic produce bags you take home from the farmer’s market or grocery store. After you use up all the tomatoes, apples and cucumbers you brought home, you can cut up those produce bags and make useful things with them instead of tossing them in the trash.
Free Plarn Patterns and Project Ideas
Simple Plarn Pouch — As far as plarn craft projects go, this pouch is a no-brainer of an easy one; if you’ve never worked with plarn before, it’s a great starter pattern. It’ll give you a chance to get familiar with plarn before you tackle a larger project like a purse, tote bag or yoga mat. it’s also a good pattern to try if you don’t have large numbers of plastic bags on hand, but you still want to do something cool with them.
That’s our short but sweet roundup of fantastic projects for crocheting with plastic bags. We have bunches more plarn crochet projects in the works; please do sign up for our free knitting and crochet newsletter if you want to be sure of getting all our updates and finding out when we add new plarn and other patterns and tutorials to our website.
More Frugal and Earth-Friendly Crochet Ideas
- How to Save Money on Knitting and Crochet
- Fabric Crochet: Make Fabulous Projects Using Old, Worn-Out Clothing or Sheets
- How to Crochet Without Yarn
This page was last updated on 2/3/2018.