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
collect lots of plastic shopping bags.
flatten out the bag by pulling at both ends.
Step 2: Cut Top and Bottom Off of Bag
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
Fold the bag lengthwise in half, then in half again.
Step 4: Fold the Strip
Fold the strip in half lengthwise.
Step 5: Cut in Half
cut the strip in half at fold.
Step 6: Cut Strips in Thirds
cut strips into three pieces.
Step 7: Open Strips and Attach Together
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.