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Plarn Tutorial by jesspotter Plarn Tutorial by jesspotter
I decided to make a tutorial on how to make plarn because plarn is so much fun to crochet with.

Plarn is taking plastic bags and turning them into yarn.

The ball of yarn in the final picture is about 10-15 bags worth and it doesn't make much.

Any questions feel free to ask me.

This is my first tutorial. If you have any suggestions, let me know!

My Plarn creations:
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:iconwhatami94:
whatami94 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I better fav this so i can use this later!
This is soooo cool! I must try this sometime!
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:iconjesspotter:
jesspotter Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconwhatami94:
whatami94 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
np!
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:icon8888katrin:
8888katrin Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
Great tutorial!
I do planters / flower pots with plarn coat, e.g.:
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:iconjesspotter:
jesspotter Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! And those are really cool! If I can ever figure out what happened to my huge ball of plarn maybe I could try that this summer.
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8888katrin Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
Great tutorial! I do planters / flower pots with plarn coat to brighten up my garden, e.g.:
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UnicornReality Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:dummy: This has a feature in Awesome Artisan Crafts X! :star:
:heart: :peace:
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:iconzukofangirl16:
Zukofangirl16 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Plarn is a very good idea, considering we have so many bags and we only use them for the cat box and possibly trash. I told my mom(An avid knitter) about it and she agreed it's a very creative use of plastic bags.

However, is there any easy way of doing this sans the loop bit? Like, cut the bag the way you say, and then...I dunno, cut them so it's one strand and then connect them like that? Or is it like the weaving loom loops? I'd get confused with crocheting if I had them in loops, so I thought I'd ask. It's nearly eleven PM and I'm half asleep, I hope that made sense. XD
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:iconjesspotter:
jesspotter Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess you could do it like that but then there are hundreds of little end bits to deal with.
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:iconzukofangirl16:
Zukofangirl16 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Well, I'll just do it with the loops, it seems like it'd be less work and all. Thank you so much for helping, though. ^_^
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:iconvonrow:
Vonrow Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
my mom and her friend used to make rugs with plastic bags & old t-shirts, using pretty much the same method
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:iconjesspotter:
jesspotter Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
A friend of mine gave me a kit with strips of fabric that work the same way.
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:iconpinkblues1234:
pinkblues1234 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This is cool! Even though I sew but it is awesome. Good job
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:iconjesspotter:
jesspotter Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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pinkblues1234 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
np
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:iconxerryta94:
xerryta94 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
good idea! thanks! :hug:
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:iconjesspotter:
jesspotter Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :D
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xerryta94 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:glomp:
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:iconknittywitty:
knittywitty Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So you're actually working with two lengths at the same time?
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:iconjesspotter:
jesspotter Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Kind of. It's the 2 sides of the loop at the same time but they are always connected by each knot that you tie.
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knittywitty Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
But what about the second knot? It isn't a loop, it's two ends. How do you tie two ends to two other ends?
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jesspotter Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
it's the same way. just attach it to the end of one of the 2 connected loops. You are always pulling the new through the old. A is the new one.
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knittywitty Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
But won't it slip off?
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:iconjesspotter:
jesspotter Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope. You're making a type of slip knot and it can't come undone unless you pick at the knot.
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:iconknittywitty:
knittywitty Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I get the feeling I'm missing something here... XD
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:iconjesspotter:
jesspotter Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Tomorrow I'll make a detailed part of that with 2 different colored bags to help explain it better.
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MoonyMina Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
cool one, and very interesting!!
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jesspotter Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D
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I fold the bag before I cut the top and bottom off. That makes it just a simple snip. Also, I cut it into 8 loops (cut in half, then halfs, then halfs again). It makes the loops more consistent in size.
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jesspotter Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That makes sense. I'll try it next time I make more. Thanks!
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RarasJewels Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's really creative. o:
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:iconjesspotter:
jesspotter Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconrarasjewels:
RarasJewels Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You are welcome~
I'll have to try it out sometime.
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:iconpepsicola56:
pepsicola56 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student General Artist
ill have to try this
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:iconjesspotter:
jesspotter Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The result is really cool
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littledemonplusher Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
oh ive seen this before cool!!!
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:iconjesspotter:
jesspotter Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D
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littledemonplusher Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
cool icon to!!
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:iconjesspotter:
jesspotter Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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littledemonplusher Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
any time!!
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