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Repurposing Dry Cleaner's Plastic to Crochet

February 19, 2018

Repurposing Dry Cleaner's Plastic to CrochetMake plarn (about 2 inches thick) with the plastic and crochet baskets, purses, and bags, among other things.

To make the piece more sturdy or give it a color theme attach regular yarn to the plarn and crochet together. Repurposing Dry Cleaner's Plastic to Crochet

 

I attached a very thin yarn to my plarn while making the yellow/orange and blue clutches. Repurposing Dry Cleaner's Plastic to Crochet

 
Repurposing Dry Cleaner's Plastic to Crochet
 

You can also switch between the plarn and the yarn or craft rope for more color. Another option for pieces to be more sturdy is to gather together 2 or 3 strings of plarn and crochet these as you work. Dry cleaner's bags being used to crochet

 

Here are a few other examples:

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Repurposing Dry Cleaner's Plastic to Crochet

 
Repurposing Dry Cleaner's Plastic to Crochet
 
Repurposing Dry Cleaner's Plastic to Crochet
 

Total Time: Varies

Supplies:

Note that depending on your piece, you will require different amounts of plarn. Some pieces use only 8 - 10 garment bags, others more than 20.

  • 9-10 Bags dry cleaners plastic garment covers
  • scissors
  • crochet hook size 7 or 8 depending on the project
  • regular yarn (optional)
  • Lining is optional where lining: material, button, and/or zipper are used.
  • craft rope (optional)
Repurposing Dry Cleaner's Plastic to Crochet
 
Repurposing Dry Cleaner's Plastic to Crochet
 

Directions:

  • Crochet your item as if you were following the crochet pattern of an item using regular yarn.

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    Go to YouTube and learn how to make plarn. Just search how to make plarn. It is very easy and fast.

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