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.

How to make plarn:

  • Lay bag flat and fold it in half lengthwise.
  • Fold bag in half again.
  • Cut folded bag into loops, discarding handles and bottom.
  • Knot loops together to form a single strand.
  • Roll the strand into a ball and crochet or knit as you would with yarn.

How to Make Plarn