Mar 22

Crochet drink coasters using plarn. Make them a bit larger to use them as mats under potted plants.

Materials needed

  • Size N hook (preferably metal)
  • Size G or any smaller hook for finish work
  • Plarn (about five plastic bags)
  • Bottom liner for finished coaster (optional)


First round: Make magic adjustable ring; make one single crochet.

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Mar 21

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.

Click here for instructions on making plarn.