Making Plarn or Farn?

Plarn is Yarn made from plastic grocery bags. Farn is more commonly known as fabric Yarn and it can be made from rags or new fabric if you wish.

I will give you directions on how to crochet a useful bag made from Plan and I also have crochet directions on a really cute little bowl made from the fabric yarn.

I have a ton of plastic bags that I will bring a share.  If you have a specific color you want to use, bring them.  

For the fabric bowls you will need about a yard of 44 inch wide cotton.  Preferably pre-washed.  

You should bring:




-large size crochet hook, I used a P

I am working on the bowl this weekend and hope to have a picture to post soon.

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  • Melodie

    Mary, I know there were crochet hooks available at the last MeetUp, but I'm thinking since we need a really big one for this that I really do need to buy one this time, right? TX! Looking forward to this; that bowl you showed us was so cute, and useful to boot!

    August 14

    • Mary C.

      Melodie, how about a $.98 eye screw from Home Depot in the end of a drill? I think it could work!

      August 18

    • Melodie

      Possibly, but I'm thinking that might cause damage to the drill. I was thinking the chuck might just hold the fabric as is, but don't have time to test it out today. Also thought about a non-electric drill my family used to have, but have no idea where it is. I'll figure out something. Then I'll have to wait until the next time I see you so you can get me started on the Magic Circle!

      August 18

  • Kim C.

    Tried two times to upload the photos and they didn't go through so I will try through the FB site

    August 17

  • Kim C.

    Thanks Mary for all the instructions and planning even though I didn't make a darn thing today! ha ha

    2 · August 17

  • Michelle H

    Is August a mistype? If not, I'm extremely impressed by your pre-planning! :)

    1 · April 15, 2014

    • Melodie

      Kim, you have to come to entertain the rest of us!

      1 · August 14

    • Kim C.

      After all that is my real job in life! ha ha

      August 15

  • Kathryn

    I live in Durham I don't drive Are there any members that would lie to share a ride to out of Durham meetings. Willing to share cost of gas.Ty

    August 7

    • Melodie

      Kathryn, where in Durham are you? I live in South Durham, so if you're in my area we could probably carpool. Do you want to go to this event Sunday?

      August 14

  • Kathy

    Will we be cutting strips from the fabric? If so, what width? I have several 1in (1.5 in.) strips of fabric left over from quilt - is the reason I ask.

    August 9

    • Mary C.

      We are going to be ripping the strips in a zig zag fashion. So the fabric should be probably at least 6 inches wide. But, it might make an interesting pieced bowl! The strips we will be ripping will be 1 1/2" wide.

      August 9

  • Shahzaadee

    So...I don't know how to crochet. Should I assume you will teach that or that 'directions' means I should have the basics down already?

    May 10, 2014

    • Mary C.

      I have worried about this issue. We were supposed to do the Plarn this month. I did not think we could do both the making of the Plarn and the instruction in the same Meet-Up. So this month we are doing a plain yarn crochet project (with instruction as needed) and then in August we will make the Plarn and Rag Yarn and give you patterns. I will help you start either project. And we can do Crochet Help sessions at the Sit And Stitch as needed! How does that sound?

      2 · May 11, 2014

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