How to Repurpose Plastic Carrier Bags as a Dish Scrubber

Turn leftover plastic bags into a handy dish scrubber with this interesting upcycling project using plastic yarn or 'plarn'.

Materials Needed

– Plastic bag – Knitting needle

Step 1: Remove Handles

Step 1: Remove Handles

The first thing to do is remove the tough handles from the top of your plastic carrier bag. 

Step 2:Cut one long strip

Cut the rest of the bag into a continuous strip of yarn or ‘plarn’ (plastic yarn), 1cm wide. 

Step 3:Knit

Step 3:Knit

Using 6mm needles, cast on 20 stitches and knit garter stitch (basic knit stitch) until work measures 10cm. 

Step 4: Fold & Sew

Fold the scrubber in half widthways and sew up around the open sides with the remaining length of yarn.   

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