Learn to make plarn

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.


  1. Joysetta says:

    This is great! Do you have knitting patterns?

    PBC Admin: We are sorry but at this time we can only offer crochet instructions. If possible we will try to find a way to translate them.

  2. Diane Rachal says:

    I would love to have instructions on knitting bags. Sounds like it would be as easy as crocheting.Thanks , Diane

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