Lightweight Shopping Bag
Crochet a lightweight and reusable shopping bag for trips to the supermarket or other stores. These bags from Lily Sugar n' Cream are comfortable to carry and keep you from wasting plastic bags.
- Yarn: Lily Sugar’n Cream (Solids: 70.9 g/2.5 oz/ Ombres: 56.7 g/2 oz) Solids or Ombres 3 balls or Lily Sugar’n Cream Super Size (Solids: 113 g/4 oz/ Ombres: 85 g/3 oz) Solids 2 balls or Ombres 3 balls
- Crochet Hook: Size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.
Size: Bag measures 11½ ins [29 cm] wide x 18 ins [45.5 cm] long.
Gauge: 14 sc and 14 rows = 4 ins [10 cm].
Base: Ch 43.
1st rnd: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of ch. Do not turn. Working into other side of ch, work 1 sc in each rem loop of ch. Join with sl st to first sc. 84 sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sc as last sl st. 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
Rep last rnd 6 times more.
Mesh Section: 1st rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sc as last sl st. *Ch 5. Miss next 3 sc. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * around, ending with ch 2. Miss last 3 sc. 1 dc in first sc.
2nd rnd: *Ch 5. 1 sc in next ch-5 loop. Rep from * around, ending with ch 2. 1 dc in last dc of previous rnd.
Rep last rnd until work from base when folded flat measures 12 ins [30.5 cm].
Next rnd: Sl st in next ch 5 loop. Ch 1. 3 sc in same sp. *1 sc in next sc. 3 sc in next ch-5 loop. Rep from * around, ending with 1 sc in last dc. Join with sl st to first sc. 84 sc.
Next rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sc as last sl st. 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
Rep last rnd once more. Fasten off.
Strap: Lay bag on a flat surface. Mark centre 12 sts on upper edge of one side. Join yarn with sl st to first of these 12 sts.
1st row: Ch 1. 1 sc in same st as last sl st. 1 sc in each of next 11 sts. Ch 1. Turn.
2nd row: Draw up a loop in each of first 2 sts. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook - sc2tog made. 1 sc in each of next 8 sts. Sc2tog over last 2 sts. Ch 1. Turn.
3rd row: 1 sc in each st across. Ch 1. Turn.
4th row: Sc2tog over first 2 sts. 1 sc in each st to last 2 sts. Sc2tog over last 2 sts. 8 sts. Ch 1. Turn.
5th row: 1 sc in each st across. Ch 1. Turn.
Rep last row until strap measures 18 ins [45.5 cm] ending with WS facing for next row.
Next row: 2 sc in first sc. 1 sc in each sc to last st. 2 sc in last st. Ch 1. Turn.
Next row: 1 sc in each st across. Ch 1. Turn.
Next row: 2 sc in first sc. 1 sc in each sc to last st. 2 sc in last st. 12 sts. Join strap to other side of bag working 1 sl st through corresponding centre 12 sts of bag at same time working sl st through 12 sts of strap.
Strap and Upper Edging: With RS of work facing, join yarn with sl st to one side of strap and work 1 rnd sc evenly along strap edge and top edge of Bag. Join with sl st to first sc. Rep around other side of Bag.
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