How to Make “Plarn” aka Yarn From Plastic Bags – It’s So Easy, You Can Start Today!

How to Make “Plarn” aka Yarn From Plastic Bags – It’s So Easy, You Can Start Today!

Plarn is perfect for making sturdy mats that can be used for a variety of purposes. People especially make them for homeless folks in urban areas.

I was reading about a teacher in Canada named Sophan Buffa who is organizing “plarn parties” and it struck me that her description of how to make plarn is the perfect primer for anyone who’s interested in getting started today.

Read more about Sophan and her great project via CBC, “Teacher looks to hook students on plastic yarn for homeless“. At the end of the article, there’s contact info for people who wish to donate plastic bags and/or get involved.

SUGGESTED MATERIALS: Jumbo crochet hooks required! Here are some great options:

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Danielle Holke is a long-time knitter, first taught by her beloved grandmother as a young girl growing up in Canada. In 2008 she launched KnitHacker, a lively blog and knitting community which has since grown to be a popular presence in contemporary knitting culture, reaching more than a million readers each year. As a marketing professional, Danielle advises and works with a motley squad of artists, yarn bombers, film makers, pattern designers, yarn companies and more. Learn more about her latest book, Knits & Pieces: A Knitting Miscellany.

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