Many that enjoy the art of crocheting are missing the boat on a wonderful area of creating new items, simply because they are intimidated at trying new hobby adventures. Making crocheted items from plarn, or plastic bags that have been made into crochet material is a great way to make useful items from materials that may otherwise find it's way to landfills. In addition to this plarn items are light weight and are generally easier to clean and maintain because the plastic is much less absorbant to being stained than ordinary yarn. For those that have experimented with plarn crocheting it can become addictive quickly and you may find yourself begging family and friends for their unused plastic grocery bags to keep up with your crafting endeavors.
Here are but a few of the thousands of plarn crochet patterns available on the web: