Friday, November 25, 2016
Crocheting with PLARN.......what????
PLARN. What is it and how can we bless others with it?
Plarn is simply plastic yarn. How is it made? By folding plastic bags from your local grocer or big box store, cutting into strips, and looping together the pieces. It is very simple and FREE!
Now, how can we bless others with it?
By crocheting mats for those living out in the weather this cold and rainy season! Actually they are good for any season. The plastic helps hold in body heat, keeps the cold and rain much more at bay than a simple cloth blanket and also drys much quicker.
Basic crocheting skills are all that is needed since the mat is a simple rectangle using double crochet stitch. The mats should be approximately 3 feet wide by 6 feet long. This takes approximately 700 bags. Now I realize this seems like a lot of bags but believe me they add up quickly. Plus, you can ask family and friends to save them for you and end up with lots and lots!
By using a bigger needle, say a "J", this makes for a fluffier mat.
Making the "plarn" is easy. Simply start by flattening a bag out
For those who are not crocheter's, this could be their job, to make the plarn. .Maybe make an assembly line. A folder, a cutter and a looper.
Their are many videos on youtube if you need more instruction too!
What a great project this could be for any group!
So simple to.........
BE PREPARED TO BLESS!