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.