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Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Easy Market Bag

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

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Materials:

3.50 mm crochet hook
DK Yarn - I used 100 grams (2 balls) of Moda Vera Beetle which is 50% cotton and 50 % acrylic.
Scissors
Yarn needle

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

Pattern:

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.




9 comments :

  1. i will do you one better, use plarn when making these bags. totally reduce, re-use, recycle.
    fold plastic bags, cut off handles and bottom, cut into 2" strips (which open to loops). interweave the loops forming plarn = plastic yarn.
    you will have to use a bigger hook, but it's worth it
    all my friends are bringing me their plastic bags to plarn with

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    1. I have seen plarn before but never thought to use it for this. Someone else might decide to use this idea as it is a great way to re use plastic bags.

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  2. what is plarn and how is this done.need pattern

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    1. Plarn is yarn made from plasic shopping bags. Here is a great tutorial on how to make it. http://www.plasticbagcrafts.com/make-plarn/

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  3. i was also going to make this with plastic bags! great minds.... ;-P

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  4. Plastic bags here, too. And I'm going to also use my old VCR tapes!

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  5. If you use plarn you may want to use cotton yarn with plarn for the handles It makes it stronger. All my stores have same boring colors so I cut up Poise bags, cat litter labels etc This gives you more variety. Cutting the bags is hard on your hands and sissors I also cut up the bag as i go along. I hate making balls and it doesn't tangle up

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  6. Is it possible to get an approximate finished size for this project?
    thanks!

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  7. Idk, but I'm gonna add it to my pile of projects that I will someday make!

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