I can finally post this project!
I made this for the Common grounds swap for @Lynx2Lancer. Please see the link for everyone’s wonderful goodies!
Common Ground swap gallery!
Anyhow, I knew I wanted to crochet a reusable bag. I first thought of cotton and then felt like plarn (yarn from plastic bags) would work well and make a huge statement about recycling and reusing for anyone who ever sees it. I looked in my cabinets and found my bag stash. I try to use reusable bags, but I’m human and forget sometimes. Anyway, I had the most of the gray bags. I got started and figured I’d add a motif…
I had never seen anyone do this before and was excited! It grew and grew
I later added a few beads to make the drawstring handle easier to use (it still bunches but works well with patience). The final project can be found in the gallery.
This was a lot of fun! To make plarn, just flatten the bag lengthwise and cut into strips that create loops when unfolded. Use slip knots to do barely visible knots to link them together, pulling gently to not break the strips. It’s easy to prep ahead, but time consuming. There’s a tutorial here which is great:
Anyone else doing plarn?
It’s a nice way to reuse bags before recycling them, however I personally try to eliminate plastic use when possible. Thanks for looking!