Friday, May 14, 2010

Crocheted Produce Bag




We discovered this stylish and eco-friendly Crocheted Produce Bag on the Oh The Cuteness blog - perfect for bringing home fresh produce from Growers and Farmers Markets!

Materials:
• 1 skein Lion Brand Organic Cotton Yarn (#680), or similar worsted weight yarn
• Size I-9 Crochet Hook
• Little scrap of fabric (optional)

Instructions:
• Rnd 1: Begin with an adjustable loop, and crochet 12 double crochet (dc) into the loop and pull tight.

• Rnd 2: *Chain 7, skip 1 dc and slip stitch in next dc.* Repeat around. It should look like a little flower:


• Rnd 3: Chain 7, Slip stitch (slst) into 4th chain (ch) of round 2. You will ch 7 and attach it to the center of every little petal of the flower you created in round 2. At the end of the round ch 3 and slst into the 4th ch of the first ch 7 of the round. You should end up with a round like this:



• Rnd 4: Ch 7, slst into the point where the last two rounds meet, then ch 7 and slst into the 4th ch of the last round as well. Repeat all the way around. This is an increasing round, and should look like this when you are done:



• Rnd 5: Ch 7 and slst into the center of each "petal" from the last round, and end with a ch 3 and slst into the 4th ch of the first ch 7. The work should look like this:



• By now you should be seeing the pattern emerging, just ch 7 and attach it to the middle of each loop from the previous round, and every other round you will have to end in a ch 3 and attach it to the middle of the original ch 7 of the round. You do not need to increase any more, and the sides will slowly form on their own. Work the chain pattern until you finish round 15.

• Rnd 16: Single crochet (sc) in every chain around, join with a slst.

• Rnd 17: *Sc in next 15 sc, then ch 50 to form the handle. Skip 33 sc and attach the ch back to the work, making sure not to twist it.* Repeat from * again to form the second handle, then sc to the end of the round and join with a slst.

• Rnd 18: Sc in every stitch around, join with a slst and weave in the ends. Embellish with a little tie of scrap fabric and voila!

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Oh The Cuteness for more crafty ideas!

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