Plastic into Yarn – PLARN!

17 Jan

 Up-cycling (or recycling for simplicity) is important in today’s day and age. It is always nice to make something from another item rather than just tossing into a recycle bin and hoping that it’s taken care of properly.

This is a video tutorial on how I make plarn – or plastic yarn. Please enjoy and leave a comment. If you like the video – I’d appreciate a “thumb’s up” for the effort.



Posted by on January 17, 2011 in Video Tutorials


9 responses to “Plastic into Yarn – PLARN!

  1. Merri

    January 18, 2011 at 12:00 am

    WOW! Talk about creative! Great job!

    Cheers! Merri

  2. Merri

    April 5, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    WOW! Talk about creative! Great job!

    Cheers! Merri

  3. Do

    November 7, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    Thank you so much for the video it was great and I had never thought of using my grocery bags to crochet with. thank again and have a wonderful day

  4. Cris

    November 7, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    They actually make great, more sturdy bags once crocheted. Hopefully you give it a whirl :)

  5. Antlue55

    November 25, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Thank you for the new (old) idea.  My grandmother and one of my father's cousins used to crochet with bread bags but that was before I started crocheting.  I am thrilled to learn how to do it.

  6. Barb

    February 10, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Great job on the video!  I will be making a lot of plarn rather than recycling all those bags.

  7. PAT

    February 11, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    This was very interesting to watch and unique, to what an easy, inexpensive plastic bag can do,  that can be worked into a project, such as a pot scrubber.  Never knew before what Plarn was and how it could be used for, other than recycling.  Thank you for the video lesson.  It would certainly be challenging I think, to try and master it with crocheting it into the yarn. At least, you wouldn't feel it would be wasteful when it no longer performs.  Right? Ha!

  8. Cris

    February 12, 2012 at 4:45 am

     You are very right! I don't feel bad at all – and if I did, I could always cut the plastic off the yarn and toss it into the recycle bins at the store :)

  9. Cathy

    February 17, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Great information. I was given a pot scrubber last year for Christmas and wanted to make more but was never able to find out how. I will be using this information right away. Thank you for the information.


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