Giant Plarn Mandala


"Recycle plastic tablecloths into plarn that can be crocheted into a large decorative mandala.Simply gather 8 colors of tablecloths and cut into strips. Then use a large (10 mm) crochet hook and this free pattern to make a giant mandala that can be hung inside or out. Pattern includes basic crochet stitches (sc, dc, ch, hdc) along with a few cluster stitches that are explained in the instructions. Finished project measures approximately 36" (3 feet) across."


Crochet HookN/15 or 10 mm hook

Yarn Weight(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)

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I am always trying to find ways to recycle. From glass jars to plastic bags if I can not reuse I will recycle. I find this post interesting and I can think of a lot of applications for this idea. Knowing I can easily find more colors to use with my plarn projects is giving me a lot of ideas to say the least.

When I think Plarn, I think about repurposing plastic grocery bags, but the same principle would certainly hold true for plastic tablecloths. The embedded hula hoop explains how the designer managed to maintain that perfect circle. Other than a display object, Im not sure what else you could do with it. And having to buy tablecloths in the appropriate colors sort of defeats the purpose of recycling.

I am happy that I found this post for the giant plarn mandala. I would never have thought to use those inexpensive plastic table cloths to make plarn but when you need to create a project and can't wait to accumulate the plastic shopping bags this would be a good go to.

This is a very pretty project. I can't believe what it's made from. And then I read the directions and could not believe how easy it is to make. Such a surprising little project. It will look perfect on the patio by the pool. Thank you for offering this wonderful new project.

What an awesomely fun idea to reuse and recycle in 2018. She should be commended for creating this beauty. I would LOVE to hang something like this on my deck or front porch. It is so colorful. I appreciate patterns like this one. Keep them coming!


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