Earlier this week I decided to cut a plastic table cloth into plarn. I basically did what Creative Jewish Mom did with her sheets but without the ripping. While cutting my plarn I was brainstorming for ideas of what I could use it for other than the basic idea of a shopping bag. My first thought was a head band, but that wouldn't be very comfy. So then I am thinking… hmmm, maybe a plastic bag dispenser… but I really love the way my plastic bag dispensers turned out made from regular yarn. So then I am looking on the web and around the house.. hmmm, what would be good made from plastic. a frisbee? Maybe?! Then I realized how great a ninja star would fly if it were plastic. So that is what I did 🙂 Plarntastic!! Its not as safe and pain free, when getting hit in the face, as the acrylic ninja star. But it floats! This will always be packed in our beach bag!
5 MM Hook
I used 1 inch plarn made from a plastic disposable table cloth (you can find them at Walmart)
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
TRE – Trebble Crochet
CH 4, Connect to first CH to make a ring.
CH 1, 8 SC inside ring. connect to CH 1.
CH1, *SC 2, CH 2. Repeat around from * four times. Connect to CH 1
Slip stitch across until you get to the CH2, slip stitch into the CH 2 space.
*CH 6, Slip stitch into the second CH from hook, SC, HDC, DC. TRE, Slip stitch into next CH 2 space. Repeat from * for all four points
Make two stars. Using the slip stitch, connect them together around the edges. PLARNTASTIC!
This looks great, always looking for some new toy ideas for my kids! The funny thing is that I had been saving a very huge bag of huge rectangular bags that the grocery store uses to line plastic delivery bins, but just before Passover we were out of garbage bags and ended up using my entire stash……of course I certainly have enough for some small projects so thnks so much. and do drop by and share on Craft Schooling Sunday, would love to have you!
Denise Johnson says
How do I make plarn from plastic tablecloths for tote bags?