Easy Plarning Projects

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Plarning ideas!

Hopefully you had a chance to read Part 1 of Plarning! If you didn’t, you can catch up here! Maybe you’ve even made your plarn and procured your crochet hook. If so, you get a gold star; Go you! Now you’re probably ready to try some easy plarning projects.
 
Honestly at this point, your options are endless. There are so many crafts you can create. Anything you can crochet with yarn, you can crochet with plarn.
 

Tips to get started with Plarn

Ignore the fact that there are “rings” in your plarn.
Pretend they don’t exist. You can smooth it out so it looks like a solid piece of string.
Don’t make your crochet stitches too tight. You don’t want to stretch or rip the plastic. Plus, the plarn is a bit beefier, and trickier to maneuver since it is in rings.
 

Some Easy Plarning Projects

Easy Plarning Projects

Create a pots/pans scrubber.

This is a basic pattern that I use. Remember it’s plastic, so it doesn’t need to be perfect. Give it a try!
 
Hook Size: K (or something close)
Yarn: 3 bags worth of plarn
Abbreviations:
ch = chain
sl = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
st = stitch (normally referring to the top of the stitch below the current row)
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Plarn scrubbie instructions (5” scrubbie instructions)
Ch 6
sl to join into a ring
Ch 3
10 dc in ring
sl to top of ch 3
 
Round 1
ch 3, 1 dc in same st as ch 3
2 dcs in each st.
Sl to top of chain 3.
 
Round 2
Ch 3, 1 dc in same st as ch 3
 2dc, 1dc, 2dc, 1 dc, etc in each st around.
Sl in top of chain 3.
 
Tie off as you would with yarn.
 
 

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Create a plastic bag of plastic bags.

Check out this super cute one on allfreecrochet. The pattern is free!

 

Create coasters.

Use my instructions for the scrubbie above, but use a variety of colors and maybe add an exciting edge for flair!
 

Create a floor mat.

These instructions use fabric scraps. Hopefully it gives to inspiration to try a larger project.


  
Like I said, now that you can create plarn, you can do anything!
 
I hope you enjoyed these easy plarning projects! Happy plarning!


5 thoughts on “Easy Plarning Projects”

  1. Sewing, knitting and crocheting are things I have never been good at, but this is a really cool idea. I had never heard of plarning before! I might be willing to give it a shot!

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