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Crochet an environmentally-friendly bag in Red Heart Eco-Cotton yarn with this free bag crochet pattern. Use this attractive, reusable bag for trips to the local farmer's market or shopping.


Crochet Earth Bag


Materials:

  • Yarn: RED HEART® Eco-Cotton™ Blend: 2 skeins 1340 Almond
  • Crochet Hook: 3.75 mm [US F-5]
  • Stitch marker
  • Yarn needle

Gauge: Rounds 1-9 = 4” diameter.

Size: Bag measures 12” wide x 14” tall, unstretched. Bag has considerable stretch.

Special Abbreviation: Sc2tog = Single crochet decrease – insert hook in first st, draw up a loop; insert hook in next st, draw up a loop, yo, draw through all loops on hook.

Instructions:

BASE
Round 1 (Right Side): Using adjustable loop technique, work 8 sc in ring – 8 sts. Mark beginning of round, moving marker up each round.
Round 2: 2 sc in each st around – 16 sts.
Round 3: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around – 24 sts.
Round 4: *Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around – 32 sts.
Round 5: *Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around – 40 sts.
Round 6: *Sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around – 48 sts.
Round 7: *Sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around – 56 sts.
Round 8: *Sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around – 64 sts.
Round 9: *Sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around – 72 sts.
Round 10: *Sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around – 80 sts.
Round 11: *Sc in each of next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 88 sts.
Round 12: *Sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around – 96 sts.

MESH SECTION
Round 1: Sc in first st, *ch 5, skip next 2 sts, sc in next st; repeat from * to last 2 sts, ch 2, skip 2 sts, dc in first st to join – 32 spaces.
Round 2: (Dc just made is first st of rnd), *ch 5, sc in next ch-5 space; repeat from * around, end ch 2, dc in first st to join – 32 spaces.
Rounds 3-30: Repeat Round 2.

TOP
Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc around length of joining dc, hdc in same place, *3 hdc in next ch-space; hdc in next sc; repeat from * around, end hdc in last space, slip st in top of beginning ch to join – 128 sts.
Round 2: Sc2tog, *sc in next st, sc2tog; repeat from * around – 85 sts.
Rounds 3-5: Sc in each st around.

FIRST HANDLE
Row 1: Working in back loop only, sc in each of next 4 sts, turn – 4 sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, working in back loop of previous row and unused loop of row below, sc in each st – 4 sts.
Repeat Row 2 until 14” or desired length.
Fasten off leaving a long tail. Skip next 8 sts. Sew short end of handle to next 4 sts.

SECOND HANDLE
Skip next 26 sts. Working in back loop only, join with sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts – 4 sts.
Work as for First Handle.

Finishing: Weave in ends.

 

Find more crochet patterns and yarn inspiration at Red Heart Yarn.

 

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