Crochet, project #363, completed June 2012
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I crocheted this produce bag as a gift for a co-worker. The big hook turns single crochet into an interesting mesh. The bag is made from sturdy cotton-acrylic blend yarn and should hold “about a pound of apples”.
Pattern adapted from instructions by ScrapJam (link) — sadly, its last update was May 2011
About 16″ long and 9″ across (when flat)
GAUGE: Not important. Keep it loose enough to get the big hook through the stitches!
Crochet Hook: 11.5 mm (P)
Yarn: 3 oz, 176 yds worsted weight yarn
- From 1 hank Berroco Weekend (75% Acrylic, 25% Peruvian Cotton), 3.5 oz. / 100 g, 205 yds. / 187 m. Color: 5960, Cherry.
Notions: tapestry needle for weaving in yarn ends, scissors, and 1 yard leather thong (72″ boot laces cut in half)
This pattern uses American crochet terms.
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
slip sc = slip stitch
- This bag is made in joined rounds (not spirals) until all increases have been completed.
- Once you have either 48 or 50 sts, start working in a continuous spiral without joining rounds.
- Whether you are working in rounds or in a sprial, crochet without turning at the end of a round.
- The square brackets [ ] denote a set of instructions to be repeated all the way around. Each increase round adds 6 sts.
- My increase to 50 sc was accidental, but it makes a nice size bag. So now it is a design element 🙂 Round 9 has directions for making the bag 50 sc on purpose.
MAKE THE BAG:
1. Ch 2. Work 6 sc in 2nd chain from hook – 6 sc. Join round with slip stitch.
2. Ch 1, [2 sc in each sc] – 12 sc. Join round.
3. Ch 1, [sc in next 1 sc, 2 sc in next sc] – 18 sc. Join round with slip stitch.
4. Ch 1, [sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] – 24 sc. Join round with slip stitch.
5. Ch 1, [sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc] – 30 sc. Join round with slip stitch.
6. Ch 1, [sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc] – 36 sc. Join round with slip stitch.
7. Ch 1, [sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc] – 42 sc. Join round with slip stitch.
8. Ch 1, [sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc] – 48 sc. Join round with slip stitch.
9. Optional: Add 2 more sc in this round. If you want them evenly spaced, then ch 1, [sc in next 23 sc, 2 sc in next sc] – 50 sc. Join round with slip stitch.
Continue to work rounds of sc in a spiral (no need to join rounds) until the yarn runs out: sc in each sc around.
Finishing: Fasten off, leaving a 6-inch tail. Weave in all ends tie off, weave in ends.
Thread the cord in an out of the second row of stitches from the top, secure in any way you like.
- Photo by https://qctester.wordpress.com
- Thanks to THE “Crochet abbreviations” article for language about brackets (link)
- Written instructions were edited with standard pattern language suggestions from Kim Guzman and the “Crochet on Ravelry” group (“Pattern Grammar” post)