Produce Bag- FREE Crochet Pattern

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This produce bag is one of my favorite items to make.  It is one of four Green Living patterns by Knottie Hooks that will be featured here on the Joy of Motion Crochet Blog over the next few weeks!

They work up very fast and you can do so much with them.  I take them with me everywhere and use them for all kinds of things.  They hold my daughters princesses, you know the ones you get at the register?  We have to take them everywhere!

I use them for my produce (obviously) and love that all I have to do is put them in the fridge or in their special little basket on the counter and not worry about the moisture getting to my food and causing accelerated rot.  My produce can breathe in these bags.  They are great for wet cloths.  Got a potty trainee?  Forgotten wet tinkle cloths are the worst!  They are great for the beach as the sand shakes right out!

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The Yarn


I use a lightweight yarn such as Ganxxet  or Premier Cotton Fair and the bag only weighs about 1.2 oz, if following the pattern, therefore you need not worry about extra cost in weight to your produce at the check out!  This is a very versatile pattern that is so easy to customize to your needs.  Any #2 light weight yarn will do.

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DITCH THOSE PLASTIC GROCERY PRODUCE BAGS!


Since starting Knottie Hooks I have tried to continually come up with ideas and things that help in everyday lives as well as all the pretty things I love to design and create.  I was inspired to create a solution to a problem I noticed while grocery shopping.  I had a bad habit of always grabbing one of those little plastic bags they have in the produce department and keeping it in had so I had it when I found what I was looking for.  I would do my shopping getting all the things I needed, check out, pack the car and head home.

Upon putting the groceries away I started counting all those little bags, then remembered my other bad habit of putting the ones I didn’t use in my back pocket.  Over a month I collected roughly 25 of these little land-fillers!  Now to give me a little credit I made a conscience effort to not continue to put them in my back pocket and that did help in reducing the amount I came home with, however, 25!  I felt I had to do something…

So I grabbed my hook, and some lightweight yarn I’ve had lying around for a while and went to town!  A few hours later I had my prototype!

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How Long Does It Take To Crochet That?


How long it takes to crochet something varies depending on your skill & how fast you crochet. But that isn’t a helpful answer is it?

Well, I’ve developed a yarn calculator to help you get the answer to this question.

It will help you calculate exactly how much time you’ll spend crocheting a project.

All you need to know is how much yarn you will use on the project in either meters, yards or skeins. Then crochet your test square & time it.

Calculate how long it takes to crochet that. 

PRODUCE BAG – THE FREE CROCHET PATTERN


About The Pattern


These bags work up very quickly and are so easy to personalize and make different sizes.  The mesh design of this bag allows for quite a lot of stretch and I have no trouble fitting a full bunch of bananas in this bag!  I like to make it in all different sizes for different produce.  I may even color code them…

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Project Level 


Easy Skill Level

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Materials Needed


Crochet Hook

6 mm / US: J – 10 / UK: 4

Yarn

Yarn used:

Premier Cotton Fair.

Find it here.

Yarn amount used: 

1 skeins / 3.5 oz / 100 g / 290 m / 317 yards

Yarn characteristics:

Other Materials Needed

  • Needle, find one here (if you don’t already have one)!
  • 18-20” Cotton yarn for cinching
  • Bead with center large enough for the cinching yarn
  • scissors

Gauge


Measured with double crochet in rows:

9 stitches & 7 rows per 10 cm / 4”.

Notes 


  • This crochet pattern is written in US terms.
  • All measurements given are unblocked.
  • Note that measurements are given as exact as possible. But crochet tension & technique might give variations in the result, that changes from person to person.
  • Due to the nature of different yarn and yarn brands you may need to adjust your hook size or number of increase rounds to meet gauge.
  • This pattern can be easily manipulated by adjusting the number of rounds you repeat.
  • For a wider bag, continue increasing rounds until desired width. Be sure to adjust your cinching cord to accommodate the larger opening.
  • Read pattern instructions carefully before beginning to make sure you understand everything. It might save you hours frogging your work & crocheting it again!
  • Make a swatch that measure at least 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4 inches using the stitch the gauge is given for. If your swatch matches the gauge, you’re good to go. If the gauge is wrong, you might need to change your hook. Go up in crochet hook size if your stitches are smaller & go down in crochet hook size if your stitches are bigger. Learn more about testing gauge.
  • Check yarn info if you want to find an alternative or test your yarn against the gauge. Learn more about substituting yarn.
  • At the end of each row, the stitch count is given in parenthesis.

Size & Measurements


MAIN PART:

Width:9-10″ at opening

Height: 13″

Size Adjustments

  • Adjustment; for a wider bag continue increasing rounds until desired base size is attained.  For a shorter or longer bag add or subtract the number of rounds after the increasing rounds.

Abbreviations

We try our best to include all crochet abbreviations in the list above for the crochet pattern, but sometimes we may forget one or two.

Learn more about crochet abbreviations & find a complete list on our Crochet Abbreviations & Terms post.

Stitches You Will Need 


STITCH:

single crochet, double crochet, slip stitch, chain.

Techniques You Will Need


MAGIC CIRCLE:

Worked in the round then slip stitched to the beginning and a chain 3 to start the next row.

Produce Bag Pattern Instructions


Begin with a magic circle.

Rnd 1: 10 sc into magic circle, slst to beg st (do not turn) (10)

Rnd 2: ch4, dc in same space as beginning ch4, ch1.  Dc ch1 x2 in each stitch around.  Slst to 3rd chain of beginning ch4.  (20 dc’s)

Rnd 3:  Ch4, dc ch1 in 1st ch1 space.  Dc ch1 x2 in next ch1 space.  *Dc in next ch1 space.  Dc ch1 x2 in next ch1 space*.  Repeat ** around.  Slst to 3rd ch of ch4. (30 dc’s)

Rnd 4:  Ch4, dc ch1 in 1st ch1 space.  Dc ch1 x2 in next ch1 space.  *Dc ch1 in next 2 ch1 spaces, dc ch x2 in next. *  Repeat ** to end.  Slst to ch3 of beginning ch4.  (40)

Rnd 5:  Ch4, dc ch1 in each ch1 space around, slst to 3rd ch of beginning ch1 (40)

Repeat round 5 until your bag measures 13 inches long

Fasten off & cut yarn.

Finishing 


Holding your cinching cord alongside your last rnd, sc around the cord into the ch1 space.  (40).  Fo, weave in ends, attach bead.  Enjoy!

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Faydra Kenning

Faydra Kenning

Knottie Hooks. Guest Designer.

Knottie Hooks focuses on creating functional items like dryer balls and scrubbies to replace disposable products, aiming to reduce plastic waste. The passion lies in crafting eco-friendly alternatives to everyday items.


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