If you're like us, you likely never leave your local farmer's market empty-handed. Instead of toting everything home in a plastic bag, though, what about using your crochet skills to create the Linen Market Bag? This pattern is easy to make and includes a mesh design that can hold your veggies, cheese, and other goodies. The crochet bag pattern is stylish, and the bag can be folded up and stashed in your car or purse when it's not in use. You just might get requests to crochet a bag or two from family and friends!
In the Designer's Words: No more plastic bags! Crochet our own pretty market bag and carry your groceries in style. This crochet market bag is easy to make, using the linen stitch.
Market bags are the perfect way to combine your love of free crochet patterns with practical uses. While buying recycled bags might seem like a cheaper and easier solution, those bags are not made to last ironically enough. If you tend to carry a lot of heavy groceries and need something sturdy for your veggies, then check out the Striped Crochet Market Bag. This crochet pattern makes the perfect market bag, because it is roomy, sturdy, and easy-to-carry. Apples, oranges, and even canned goods will easily be carted in this cutie.
"This large crochet mesh market bag is one of my favorite projects. It is so fun to make, and it feels good being eco-friendly bringing my own bag to carry items. Crochet Sturdy Mesh Tote This crochet tote is made from just one yarn cake! I used cotton string fingering yarn to crochet this lightweight mesh bag. It is pretty and it folds up to stash in a handy place. This one-piece crochet bag design is a semi-circle that increases with each row that is added. The crochet stitches used in this pattern are the double crochet stitch and the puff stitch."
Don't go to farmers markets without a tote of your own - make sure to bring along the 1 Skein Farmer's Market Bag. In the designer's own words, "this slouchy farmer’s market bag is perfect for shopping and hauling all kinds of goodies! It only uses one skein of yarn and can be used countless times instead of those icky plastic bags that really hurt our planet. I recommend using a cotton yarn for durability but photographed is an acrylic (I Love This Yarn in Pasha). Hope you guys enjoy this one, don't forget to post as a project so I can see your beautiful bags!
"This fun and easy crochet market bag uses two skeins of kitchen cotton yarn and a large hook for a light but sturdy bag. You'll be surprised at just how much you can fit in it! The base is solid, to keep your items contained, but the mesh sides work up very quickly. This bag is perfect for a beach bag, market tote, or even a bag for toting your library books in. The possibilities are endless!"
You can run to the store or pack a trip to the pool with this Go Green Mesh Crochet Tote. With more and more people and organizations wanting to save the environment, we have to do something about the plastic waste. The best way to combat that is to use non-plastic bags for our groceries and other purchases. You can work up this tote bag in no time and help save our precious earth at the same time. What more could you want from a crochet pattern