Love my bags

I Love My Dog’ poop-scoop the natural choice for the dog owner, many local authorities and leisure parks. For my first post of the year, I bring you the green shopping bag. This is a true green crafting idea in every sense of the word. This crocheted shopping bag is created in three pieces and then assembled as shown in the photos below. As always, I offer the free recycled plastic bag pattern below. This shopping bag is crocheted in 3 pieces. A front and back piece and one long strip that runs down the side, across the bottom and back up the other side of the bag. Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in ea chain st down to end. Repeat row 1 until you have 14 inches long which is about 28 rows. If your gauge is off a bit it doesn’t matter in this pattern.

Repeat row 1 to create your strip by working even on 15 sts until your piece measures 40 inches long. Don’t finish off but leave your yarn attached should you need to add another row to your strip. If your strip is too short when you put your bag together this allows you to add a row without a problem. Assemble by taking one main bag piece and your long strip and placing them with edges together. Starting in the corner, work a Sc through both layers to attached them together. Work down the sides, across the bottom, and back up the other side. You will notice that using this method of attachment creates a raised edge seam around your entire bag. Tip: If your strip is too short when you join the first main piece, just crochet another row of Hdc so the strip is long enough to match to the top of bag at both ends. FO the strip once you have the first main piece and strip attached. Take the remaining main piece and place it together at the top of your long strip.

Starting in the top edge corner of the bag, work a SC through both layers to attach in the same manner as you did above. Leave yarn attached to work handles. Using yarn still attached at top front edge of your bag, Sc in the next 8 sts, ch 27 for handle, skip over then to the remaining 8 sts of front side of the bag and work 8 Sc in ea st to match other side. Continue working Sc around in ea st until you are at the top front edge of the main piece of the other side, Sc in next 8 sts, ch 27 for handle, skip sts at center to the remaining 8 sts of front side of the bag and work 8 Sc to match other side. Check your handles and make sure each side matches each other before moving on. Adjust your sts as needed to match. Sc in ea st around to handle. Sc in ea st around to other side’s handle.

Sc around that handle chain to match other side. Sc in ea st to handle. Sc in ea st of handle and Sc in ea st of bag. Repeat for other side to match and Sl St into next two sts at side of bag to finish off edge smoothly. If you have any questions or find discrepancies in this pattern, please email me using contact tab above. No commercial sales or use of this pattern or photos are permitted. Links to this pattern are acceptable and appreciated.

Please do not copy my patterns on your blog site or post my patterns on Internet sites. I do not allow my patterns to be republished without expressed written permission. Posting of my patterns, without written permission is in violation of my copyrights and is content theft. I think you may have finally inspired me to try it! This project took me a while to complete as I kept taking breaks from it. It does use a lot of bags and many hours from start to finish. But then it’s really cool so it’s worth it! Thanks for the visit and a happy, healthy and crafty New Year!

love my bags

love my bags