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How to make Plarn. Plastic Yarn.
Make from plastic shopping bags.
Then you can use it to create something like the purse that I crocheted out of Plarn, 

You will need:
*Plastic shopping bags
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Step 1: Flatten out bag

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collect lots of plastic shopping bags. 
flatten out the bag by pulling at both ends.

Step 2: Cut top and bottom off of bag

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Cut the handles off of the top of the bag in a straight line.
Then cut the bottom seam off of the bag in a straight line.

Step 3: Fold the bag lengthwise

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Fold the bag lengthwise in half, then in half again.

Step 4: Fold the strip

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Fold the strip in half lengthwise.

Step 5: Cut in half

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cut the strip in half at fold.

Step 6: Cut strips in thirds

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cut strips into three pieces.

Step 7: Open strips and attach together

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Open each of the six strips.
Take two strips and loop them inside each other.
Pull each end until there is only a small knot.
Then keep attaching one loop at a time to the end
until you have a ball of yarn.
If the bag has a hole, that's okay. Or if the loop is not closed.
Just tie a knot so your plarn doesn't come apart.

Step 8: Roll your plarn into a ball and create something

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