19 Plarn & Tarn Projects for Sustainable Creations
by Hannah Ege
There are so many different and alternative materials that you can use to crochet other than the traditional yarn and thread.
Alternative material crochet includes crocheting with plastic bag yarn, t-shirt yarn, jute twine and so much more. Here are 19 terrific crochet projects that showcase the beauty and versatility of alternative material crochet.
Plarn & Tarn Projects
Discover these inspiring plarn and tarn projects that embrace sustainability and creativity. Transform discarded plastic bags and old t-shirts into beautiful and functional creations with these eco-friendly ideas. Start your upcycling journey today!
T-shirt yarn crochet basket free pattern via @molliemakes article on 10 ways to use t-shirt yarn. T-shirt yarn is really versatile and generally soft and cozy to work with. It’s a great thing to try if you’ve never done it before.
We all have a pile of stained, raggedy looking T-Shirts we keep around "just in case" or for outdoor work projects. Now, you can repurpose those T-Shirt by creating a bath matt or area rug with them! Check out how Lazy Daisy Jones does it!
Something In the Water crochet art project was on display in Ojai, CA in May 2015 and in Glendale, CA that same fall.
These giant sized nipples were created out of up-cycled trash bags and plastic bags by different artists. They were then sewn together to make a coral reef, raising awareness about the trash in our oceans.
The creator behind this project writes, “All works in the exhibition plumbed the depths of water issues amplifying each other in powerful ways.,..So many people were intrigued, curious, emotional, and impressed with everyone's contributions."