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Recycled Crafts: 17 Craft Ideas to Crochet

By: Jeanette Benoit, Editor, AllFreeCrochet

Don't wait for Earth Day to show your love and appreciation for our planet. Check out our collection of Recycled Crafts: 17 Craft Ideas to Crochet today and celebrate Earth Day every day. 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!

Plarn Placemats and CoastersPlarn Grocery Tote

Recycled Crafts: 17 Craft Ideas to Crochet

How Do I Crochet With Plarn?
Free Crochet Bag Patterns

Recycled Home Crafts to Crochet
Thrifty Homemade Gifts to Crochet

 

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!

  1. How to Cut Plarn
  2. Plarn Tutorial
     

Free Crochet Bag Patterns

Plarn is a popular choice for crochet bag patterns because it adds an extra element of strength and durability. Because of this, crocheted bags made with plarn are popular for reusable grocery bags and tote bags.

  1. Plarn Grocery Tote
  2. Box Bottom Tote
  3. The Cutest Plarn Grocery/Beach Bag
  4. Upcycled Crochet Backpack
  5. Plarn Pouch
     

Recycled Home Crafts to Crochet

These recycled craft ideas to crochet are great items to have around your house. Choose any one of these recycled home crafts to crochet and make your home a more eco-friendly environment. Household chores are never exactly fun to do, but at least you will feel better about yourself when you're using these recycled crafts that you made with your own two hands. The planet and your family will thank you later!

  1. Plarn Placemats and Coasters
  2. Plarn Laundry Basket
  3. Plarn & Yarn Pot Scrubber
     

Thrifty Homemade Gifts to Crochet

No matter what the occasion is, we have the perfect homemade gift idea for you. These quick and easy crochet patterns are cheap to make and perfect for last-minute celebrations. You'll find homemade gift ideas for a variety of occasions and ages. There are free crochet jewelry patterns, crochet heart appliques, and even crochet baby patterns to choose from. Whether you need a last-minute 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.

  1. Plarn Heart Applique
  2. Crocheted Bottle Cap Flower Button
  3. How to Crochet a Plarn Rain Hat
  4. Recycled Baby Bib
  5. Plarn Pop Tab Ring
  6. Glamour Bracelet
  7. Lazy Pop Tab Plarn Bracelet
     
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