You asked: Can you turn plastic bags into yarn?

What is plastic yarn used for?

Plarn is short for plastic yarn. This sturdy plastic yarn can be used to crochet, knit, braid and weave projects including tote bags, rugs, doormats. coasters, hats, baskets and more.

How strong is Plarn?

You may not think that plarn would be strong, since grocery bags are relatively weak, but once you combine and stitch them, they are astonishingly durable. The first plastic bag yarn bag I ever made was in 2010, a nice simple drawstring mesh bag.

How do you crochet a plastic bag?


  1. Trim the bottom seam from the plastic bag.
  2. Unfold as much of the bag as possible. …
  3. Fold the bag not quite in half width wise (with the fold perpendicular to the seam you cut off). …
  4. Cut off the handles.
  5. About every inch or 2. …
  6. Grab the unfolded part of the bag, and shake gently.
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