It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted on here, but I have been busy…honest 😉
As part of the drive to ditch plastic bags, I have created free crochet patterns for a market bag, and a fruit ‘n’ veg bag. Both can be made in linen, or cotton yarns, and the size is easily altered too. 🙂
This is the market bag, which is a great substitute for the plastic carrier bag. I chose an 8ply linen yarn, which is naturally very strong, yet still very easy to work with. However, this pattern works really well with dk dishcloth/craft cotton, it just needs a couple of extra rounds to achieve the same length. I carry mine in my handbag, and it’s proved so useful already, not just for food shopping, visiting the flea market, but for yarn too. 😉
This is the fruit ‘n’ veg bag (or produce bag, if you prefer), which is a great substitute for the clear plastic bags, which supermarkets provide for loose fruit and vegetables. I chose a No. 10 mercerised cotton, for the main pattern, so it’s nice and lightweight, which means the additional cost, when the produce is weighed, will be minimal. For a stronger, and larger bag, I chose a linen yarn (25 wpi), but a 4ply cotton works well too (and is a bit easier to get hold of). My pattern also explains how to make a smaller bag, which is great for cherry tomatoes, garlic bulbs etc. 🙂
To obtain a copy (pdf) of my bag patterns, just click on the image, and my Facebook post will open in a new window. Have a read of the post, for full details, then message me (via Facebook), with the pattern reference(s) for your preferred crochet terms. I will then reply to you with the pattern attached. Nice and easy. 🙂
Please note: All of my patterns (including the free ones) are subject to copyright.