Crocheting a Rug Using Plarn

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Cutting grocery bags into strips makes a durable and very inexpensive material for making throw rugs for your kitchen, bathroom, and entryways. This is a page about crocheting a rug using plarn - plastic yarn.


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This is a rug we use for muddy shoes. It is easily rinsed clean and drip dried.

Approximate Time: Approx. 2 hours



Cut grocery bags so you have "loops" of the plastic. Attach the loops together to make "plarn" for your project.

Begin crocheting in an oval shape and continue until it is the desired size.

I wanted this rug for our shoes so it is long and narrow. I used single crochet for the first row, then moved into double crochet stitches.

By Monica from Cortez, CO

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August 27, 2011

I would like to make a rug using plastic grocery bags. I need a crochet pattern. Thank you.

By Terri


September 2, 20110 found this helpful

This site has patterns for all sorts of things recycled:

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March 2, 20180 found this helpful

you don't really need a pattern just start crocheing in a chain and go back and fourth or in a circle its really easy my grandmother used to make these rugs all the time out of bread wrappers and even panty hose there great for the outside at the door,

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April 23, 2012

How do I make a rug from plastic grocery bags?

By debit


April 24, 20120 found this helpful

Try youtube and type in crochet plastic bag rug, you need to use plarn which plastic bag yarn roll. you can also see that on youtube.


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September 7, 2011

I have several free patterns for crocheting rugs using plastic bags or plarn at my blog. I have attached one oval rug pattern link. You can also use any regular yarn pattern and just adjust your gauge as using plarn is equivalent to a chunky yarn weight.

By Cindy from WA


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February 4, 2012

Crochet yourself a round plarn rug. If you are not familiar with the term plarn, it's plastic bags cut into strips to create yarn. You then crochet with it. I have a free crochet pattern available if you want to make this rug. These plastic rugs are really handy for boots and doormats. You can just rinse them off and hang to dry. Check out the free pattern link.


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October 5, 2010

I am interested in finding out how to crochet plastic rugs.

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