Crocheting with Plarn
What you'll learn
- How to crochet with plastic bag yarn
- Helpful to know how to crochet, but not required
In this introduction to plarn, you'll learn how to turn your old plastic bags into yarn, which you'll then use to create a cute and durable reusable market tote! It's environmentally friendly, the bags are free, and it's lots of fun! I recommend using "traditional" plastic bags, rather that the more rubbery, stretchy bags like trash bags, but the color and size doesn't matter! You can make your market tote a single color, striped, or completely random, and it will still turn out great!
While I will review all the stitches we're going to use, it's helpful if you've crocheted before. Plarn is a little more difficult to work with than traditional yarn, and the focus of this class is really on how to make and use plarn, and less on how to crochet. We will primarily be using double crochet stitches, but also some slip stitches. The pattern is pretty easy to follow, and a written pdf with instructions is included in the first Market Tote lesson.
Learn how to recycle those plastic bags accumulating in your pantry into plarn
Learn the tricks to working with plarn
Create a cute, stylish market bag you can use again and again
Approximately 60 plastic shopping bags
A bowl or basket
Size H (5.0mm) crochet hook
Who this course is for:
- People interested in recycling their plastic bags into yarn
I started crocheting around 2012, teaching myself from the book "The Happy Hooker." Fast forward to a few years ago, and we started using grocery pickup. The convenience was fantastic, but it seemed like we ended up using so many more plastic bags! I couldn't stand the waste, so I determined to learn how to recycle these bags into yarn, and the rest is history!