Frequent question: How do you crochet a Plarn bag?

How many bags does it take to make a Plarn bag?

You’ll need a lot of plastic bags. The amount I ended up cutting up was about 60, giving me some extra plarn at the end. Bags without holes or obvious stretching from groceries are the only bags you’ll want to use.

What size crochet hook do you use with Plarn?

You’ll need a crochet hook size 10 or above. If you get a really large crochet hook, you will find that it’s easier to crochet looser, making the mat more cushiony, and making it more comfortable to crochet with the plastic.

How much yarn is needed for a tote bag?

Yarn: Approx. 435 yards of Bernat Maker Home Dec, a #5 bulky weight cotton/nylon blend.

How long does it take to make a Plarn bag?

A: It only takes a minute to fold and cut each plastic bag into strips then loop them end to end. Once enough plarn is made, it only takes about a week to crochet the plastic into something new and reusable.

How do you spin Plarn?

To spin the plarn, you can just twist it in your fingers while rolling it into a ball. This takes quite a long time to accomplish, though. A drop spindle can be very helpful.

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