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PLARN! 25 Recycled Plastic Bag Crochet Patterns

These plastic yarn projects are a wonderful way to reduce, reuse, and recycle.

By: Jeanette Benoit, Editor, AllFreeCrochet
Updated February 18, 2021

Don't wait for Earth Day to show your love and appreciation for our planet. Check out our collection of recycled plastic bag crochet patterns today and celebrate Earth Day every day. Also known as plarn, or plastic bag yarn, this material can be used to make a variety of surprisingly pretty projects!

Preserving the world we live in is an important message that adults and kids can both benefit from. These free crochet patterns are an easy way you can minimize your carbon footprint. Save the planet one crochet pattern at a time, starting with our latest collection of recycled crafts to crochet.

Most of these free crochet patterns are made using plarn, but t-shirt yarn is another popular way to crochet with upcycled materials. Learn how to make t-shirt yarn here!

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Recycled Plastic Bag Crochet Patterns

How Do I Crochet With Plarn?

Plarn means "plastic yarn" and it's created by cutting plastic grocery bags intro strips and stringing them together in a long single strand. Plarn is used in place of regular yarn if you're looking to create projects that are especially sturdy and durable. Using plarn is also another great way to reduce your carbon footprint by making recycled crafts. If you've never made plarn before, you'll need to know how it's done to complete the recycled crafts in this collection. These recycled crafts to crochet are amazing and super easy to do, so you should definitely learn how to make plarn so you can make them!

What is Plarn? + How to Make Plarn

What is Plarn? + How to Make Plarn

Plarn Shopping Bag Patterns

Plarn is a popular choice for crochet bag patterns because it adds an extra element of strength and durability. Because of this, a crochet tote bag from plastic grocery bags is a popular option for reusable grocery bags!

More Free Plarn Crochet Patterns

These recycled craft ideas to crochet are great items to have around your house. Make your home more eco-friendly! The planet and your family will thank you later. These quick and easy crochet patterns are cheap to make. You'll find plastic yarn projects for a variety of occasions and ages. Whether you need a gift idea for a friend, or simply want to treat yourself to something nice, these recycled craft ideas to crochet will definitely fit the bill.

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