what do you do with yours???
You might remember a few months back I was pondering my sanity. I was collecting plastic bags, mostly bread bags and supermarket bags. Cutting them into strips, spinning two strands together and then plying two of the spun plarns together. So the resulting material had four strands of plastic twisted together. Much stronger than regular plarn. But also much harder on your hands to crochet with.
Plarn. I love that word. So clever. PLARN = PLASTIC YARN
I have to say.... it's a lot of fiddly work... but check out the results
The body of the bag is crocheted using the plarn and a 6.5mm hook.
The red detail is worked with plarn sourced from an old plastic tablecloth.
The crochet loop trim and strap are worked in reclaimed yarns with a 4mm hook.
I'm calling it my bag born from bags. I wish I had kept track of how many plastic bags were used for this project, but I have no idea. Maybe one hundred? It certainly felt like that many, or more.