How to make Trash Bag Plarn


Plarn, in simple terms is Plastic Yarn where Pl stands for plastic and arn stands for Yarn.

Trash Bag Plarn
Trash Bag Plarn

Plarn can be used for making anything that a yarn artist can make out of it. Your imagination is your limit. The easiest way to recycle trash bags is to make plarn with it.

The plarn I have made is a Super Bulky weight plarn. You will need a 6.5mm – 7.5mm hook to crochet with it.

Here, I have showed you how to use this simple thing into plarn. I used this plarn to make a handbag and a clutch. I will be adding the links to the patterns soon.

Plastic!!! It can be harmful to the environment. However, I like to see the glass half full rather than half empty.

Plastic can also be reused for creating art and crafts. This project is my initiative into reuse of plastic.

I want to inspire others as well to use it for making useful things than just throwing it in the landfills. Let us all help the environment a little at a time.

I have used soft, thin plastic(polythene) trash bags for making this plarn.

Here are the steps to make it.:

Step 1:

Fold and flatten a trash bag. Cut the closed bottom end as shown in pictures using a scissor or a rotary cutter and a ruler.

Polythene Trash Bag
Polythene Trash Bag


Cut The Bottom End
Cut The Bottom End

Step 2:

Cut 1.25 inches strips using a rotary cutter and a ruler or a scissor.

Cut 1.25 Inches Strips
Cut 1.25 Inches Strips

Step 3:

Separate the folds of each strip. Open the loops and place them together for ease in making plarn with it.

Separate The Folds Of Each Strip
Separate The Folds Of Each Strip

Step 4:

Place 1st strip below the 2nd strip and join them with a knot as shown in the pictures. Please make sure not to bind the 2 ends tightly so the plarn will turn very thin. Just make a soft knot.

Place 1st Strip Below The 2nd Strip
Place 1st Strip Below The 2nd Strip
Insert One Loop Into Another
Insert One Loop Into Another
Join Them With A Knot
Join Them With A Knot
Please Make Sure Not To Bind The 2 Ends Tightly So The Plarn Will Turn Very Thin. Just Make A Soft Knot.
Please Make Sure Not To Bind The 2 Ends Tightly So The Plarn Will Turn Very Thin. Just Make A Soft Knot.

Step 4:

Join the remaining strips together like shown in the pictures below. It is easier to join strips together this way. Keep joining strips till you have a long enough plarn to crochet your intended project.

Join The Remaining Strips Together Like Shown In This Pictures Below.
Join The Remaining Strips Together Like Shown In This Pictures Below.
It Is Easier To Join Strips Together This Way.
It Is Easier To Join Strips Together This Way.

I have used this plarn for making my Trash Bag Handbag and Plarn Heart Clutch. If you would like to buy already made plarn, please contact us.

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