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We ALL have one: a squirrel cache of plastic grocery bags hidden away underneath a cabinet somewhere.
Some of us keep them in the bathroom to use as mini trash bags. Others tuck them under our kitchen sink for various uses.
Some of us (ahem, me) keep an entire years supply of them in a storage tub because hoarding these and NOT throwing them away after one use is the one habit our brain has locked onto for some reason.
Whatever the reason, it is good to keep them out of the landfill before they’ve served their purpose. But that doesn’t mean we can’t keep them in style!
So, naturally, I crocheted a few cute holders for these. Now, I can keep a reasonable amount, displayed prettily inside my cheerful crochet grocery bag holder.
This sack-sock, if you will, uses just about 50g of worsted weight cotton yarn, so it’s perfect for using up little bits and bobs of cotton in your stash.
You could use an acrylic yarn if you like, but I love the feel of cotton in the kitchen. It’s just sturdy and homey!
1 skein Peaches & Creme Yarn, Worsted (4) weight 100% cotton 3.5 oz; I/9 5.5mm Crochet Hook; Scissors and yarn needle for finishing. Optional: 1 .25” button, sewing needle and thread.
Ch- chain; Dc – double crochet; Rpt- repeat; Sc- single crochet; Sl- slip stitch; Sp – space
Pattern is worked from the top down, starting with a nail hook, and ending with an optional button hole to keep the sleeve shut.
The initial turning chain counts as a dc, ch 3, and the first pattern stitch is completed by one dc in the same space. Feel free to adjust this starting chain to suit your tastes- for some tight chainers a ch 6 or even a ch 4 for looser crocheters may work better than my ch 5.
Easy Mesh Grocery Bag Holder
Ch 10, sl to form nail hook; ch 36, sl to join in the round..
Round 1: Ch 1, sc in each ch around, excluding nail hook. [36 sc]
Round 2: Ch 5, dc in second sc (counts as dc, ch 3, dc in next); sk 1 sc, *dc in next sc, ch 3, dc in next sc, sk 1 sc,* repeat from * to * around, sl to ch-sp to join. [24 dc, 12 ch-sp]
Round 3: Ch 5, dc in same ch sp (counts as dc, ch 3, dc); *sk 2 dc and work (dc, ch 3, dc) in next ch-sp,* repeat from * to * around, sl to ch-sp to join. [24 pattern rpts]
Rounds 4-15: Repeat Round 3.
Round 16: ch 1, place 2sc in each ch-sp around, sl to join. [24 sc]
Optional button hole:, ch 6, sl to first st to form loop.
Sew button to opposite side of bag.
Fasten off and weave in your ends.
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