Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Crocheting Plastic Bags

I have seen some cool things out there on recycling but this I have to say is one of my favorites. Crocheting with plastic grocery bags is just like crocheting with yarn. If you can do it with yarn you can do it with plastic bags.

In order to make the “Plarn” as we will call it you need to roll a plastic bags into a long strip. Cut off the bottom of the bag so it is open at the end and cut the handles off (save them for later). With the remaining strip cut into one inch sections. Open all loops and add handle loops. You will weave them together into one long plarn strip. There you have it Plarn.

Here is today’s project with the plarn. I made a can holder, so your hands will not get cold with a cold drink.

Hope you like it.

Happy Crafting,
Alley Cat


  1. I would never have thought of crocheting with plastic bags!
    It looks great too.
    You're just so creative.

  2. Plarn is a great way to keep all of these bags out of the landfill and you can make some neat stuff out of it.