Introduction: How to Make Plarn (Plastic Bag Yarn) for Knitting and Crocheting
I like plastic bags from stores and butiques with cute prints on it. But I end up with piles of useless plastic bag. So, I make them into plarn (plastic yarn). You can make all sorts of crafty stuff out of these. For crochet or knitting material or braid them into other stuff like bracelet or whatever your crafty mind can come up with. Have fuuuunnn ^__^
Step 1: Things You Need
You will need a plastic bag and a scissors..
You can use any size or kinds of plastic bag, with or without print.
Make sure the plastic bag you will use is clean.
Step 2: Cut the Handle and the End
Cut the end of the plastic bag and the top where the handles are.
So you will have a turbular plastic.
Step 3: Cut to Pieces
Fold the plastic bag several times and then start cutting it using a scissors.
You can cut it 1 - 5cm wide, depends on how thick you want your plastic yarn will be.
Step 4: Start Connecting
Start connecting piece by piece..
1. Put your plastic piece overlapping one and another
2. Fold one piece and slide it under
3. Pull both piece gently untill both piece are connected
Step 5: Make a Strand
Continue connecting pieces of plastic untill you have a long strand.
If you run out of yarn you can repeat step 1 with a new plastic bag.
Combining different plastic bag is a good idea to make patterns.
Step 6: Ready for Use
Your plarn is ready for your knitting/crocheting project <3