Tuesday, May 27, 2008
JUNE - GO GREEN MARKET BAG
GO GREEN MARKET BAG
Paper or plastic? The answer is neither, GO GREEN by crocheting a reusable market bag. Would also make a great beach bag. What other uses can you think of? Instructions are included for over the shoulder straps, or a shorter version for over the arm.
1. Read instructions all the way through before beginning.
2. Treble Crochet V stitch = treble, chain 1, treble (tr, ch 1, tr)
3. When working the joining slipstitch pull the stitch tight. That way you won’t be tempted to work into it next time around.
4. If your gauge is larger than stated, 5 ounces may not be enough to finish bag. So make your first one out of a 7 ounce skein.
5. Be sure to change to the H hook for working rounds 16-21, this gives your bag a stable top.
6. You can make the Go Green Market Bag without the CD, it will be less structured if you choose to leave it out.
Worsted weight yarn, approximately 5 oz.
CD for base of bag
H (5.0mm) and J (6.0 mm) crochet hooks
Yarn needle for weaving ends
GAUGE: Rounds 1-6 = 6 inches, 4 Treble Crochet V sts = 4 inches
SIZE: 15 inches wide and 12 inches from base to upper edgeINSIDE BASE:
Round 1: With H hook, ch 3, (do not count as first dc) 12 dc in the 3rd ch from hook. Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (12 sts)
Round 2: Ch 2 (do not count as first dc from now on), 2 dc in each st. Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (24 sts)
Round 3: Ch 2, *dc in 1 st, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * around. Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (36 sts)
Round 4: Ch 2, *dc in 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * around. Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (48 sts)
Fasten off, weave ends into back of work.
Round 1-4: Rep rounds 1 - 4 of inside base but DO NOT fasten off. Ch 1.
Round 5: Put both pieces together, wrong sides facing each other. Working through both layers; insert hook through same st as join and any st on the other layer, slipstitch.
Ch 2, *dc in 3 sts (first dc goes in join), 2 dc in next st, repeat from * around. Insert CD before closing. Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (60 sts)
Round 6: Change to J hook. Ch 5, tr in join. *Skip 1 st, tr, ch1, tr all in next st, repeat from * around. Join with a slipstitch in 4th ch of ch 5. (30 Treble Crochet V sts)
Rounds 7-15: Slipstitch into first ch space, ch 5, tr in same space. * Tr, ch1, tr in next ch 1 space, repeat from * around. Join with a slipstitch in 4th ch of ch 5. (30 Treble Crochet V sts)
Round 16: Change to H hook. Ch 1, sc in join. *Sc over ch 1 space, sc in next 2 sts, repeat from * around, ending sc over ch 1, sc in last st. Join with a slipstitch in first sc. (90 sts)
Round 17: Ch 1 and sc in each st around. Join with a slipstitch in first sc. (90 sts)
Round 18: Ch 1, sc in join and next 22 sts, ch 70 (40), skip 20 sts , being care not to twist the ch, sc in 25 sts, ch 70 (40), skip 20 sts, being careful not to twist the ch, sc in remaining sts. Join with slipstitch in first sc. (190 (130) sts, but who’s counting?)
Rounds 19: Ch 1, sc in each sc and each ch around. Join with slipstitch in first sc. (190 (130) sts)
Rounds 20-21: Ch 1, sc in each st around. Join with slipstitch in first sc. (190 (130) sts)
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Thanks for a great idea!
thanks for posting your directions.
I have made up a few by just messing around myself...
I love your choice of colors !
Keep 'em coming .
Also, I have fit 6 2liter sodas,an 8lb bag of chicken and other stuff in the spaces btwn the neck of the soda bottles.
I prefer the long handles.
I'm making this for a Crochetville swap partner!
Thanks for an easy and earth-friendly idea!
If there are any errors or ambiguities I appreciate people letting me know so I can fix them.
It uses about twice as much yarn, so twice as long as the beanie?
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