Learn to Make Plarn & Teach Others

We host free plarn workshops to teach residents how to create the source material for this project.

Partners in plarn 2
Free workshops will begin again in Summer 2018.  Schedule a workshop for your own organization or group of friends by e-mailing us. **Please note, private workshops will only be held for 20 or more participants.** Or read our guide on how to start your own Operation Bed Roll program.

What to Bring

Ask your neighbors, coworkers, family, and friends to help collect bags. Here is what you need to bring to workshops:

  • 10 or more plastic bags
  • Scissors or a rotary cutter and mat
  • Q-sized crochet hook (16 mm)

Do-It-Yourself Instructions & Video 

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Supplies Needed

Plarn crafting

    • 500-700 plastic bags 
    • Scissors or a rotary cutter and mat 
    • Q-sized crochet hook (16 mm)

Do-it-Yourself Resources 

    • How to make plarn instructional flyer
    • How to make plarn and crochet bed roll instructional video
    • Crochet bedroll pattern
    • Crocheting for beginners instructional video.