Ditch Plastic Bags

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. 😉

EJ-BAG-001 © Elvira Jane 2018

Free crochet pattern for market bag designed by Elvira Jane. Available in UK, or US, crochet terms, via my Facebook page.

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.  🙂 

EJ-BAG-002 © Elvira Jane 2018

Free crochet pattern for fruit ‘n’ veg bag designed by Elvira Jane. Available in UK, or US, crochet terms via my Facebook page.

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.



About Elvira Jane

I am a self-taught Crochet Designer, specialising in free-standing sculptural crochet. I'm striving towards a simpler life, where I can appreciate and co-operate with nature. Small steps, but I will get there!
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