Replace those plastic shopping bag with an environmentally friendly crochet market bag. This pattern was inspired by http://www.crochet-world.com/newsletters/talkingcrochet/pages/TCNL3008_patt2.html
3.50 mm crochet hook
DK Yarn - I used 100 grams (2 balls) of Moda Vera Beetle which is 50% cotton and 50 % acrylic.
THIS PATTERN IS WRITTEN IN US TERMS. IF YOU NEED HELP CONVERTING STITCHES TO UK TERMS PLEASE SEE THIS CHART THAT ALSO PROVIDES LINKS TO VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO COMPLETE THE BASIC STITCHES. IF YOU NEED MORE ADVANCED INSTRUCTIONS PLEASE SEARCH YOUTUBE OR GOOGLE THE STITCH
To begin I used rounds 1-6 of this pattern
Round 7 -11 : Sl st to first ch space, *sc in ch space, ch 7* repeat around. Sc into first ch 7 space to join round.
Round 12-20: Sl st to first ch space, *sc in ch space, ch 5* repeat around. Sc into first ch 5 space to join round.
Everyone has their own preference for length so either stop here or continue until you reach desired mesh length. (this does not include handle).
Round 21: Ch 1, sc in same stitch as ch 1. Place 5 sc in each ch space. Skip each sc. Join to first sc with a sl st.
Round 22: Ch 1, sc in same stitch as ch 1. Sc around. Join to first sc with a sl st.
Round 23: Ch 1, sc2tog around. Join to first sc with a sl st
Round 24- 26: Ch 1, sc in same stitch as ch 1. Sc around. Join to first sc with a sl st.
Now working the handle.
Row 1: Ch 2, hdc in next 8 st. (9 hdc)
Row 2- 48: Ch 2, turn. Hdc across. (9 hdc)
You can either finish off here or continue until the strap is the length you would like.
Sew end of strap to other side and weave in all ends.