A while ago I saw in the 5th edition of Aan de Haak (a Dutch crocheting magazine) a design of a groceries bag.
Very handy, a (spare) groceries tote, and good for the environment!
It also looks a lot happier than those plastic bags.
I especially liked the bottom and the handles of the bag, I wanted to change the sides. Below you can read what I changed.
The bottom of the bag is made of a big circle of double crochets. As you can see I used yarn with many colors. It is Papatya batik acrylic yarn.
In the original pattern the sides are made with 7 chainstiches, hooked with a single crochet. This becomes a fishnetted pattern. I replaced this with 5 chain stitches, hooked with a single crochet, and 3 double crochets in each loop in the row above. Then a row with 5 chain stitches, and then another row of 3 double crochets in each loop. Etcetera. The bottom- and top two rows are made with loops of 3 chainstiches instead of 5.
The handles are made as the pattern describes. The last two rows were crocheted with a matching blue yarn, and the top row is a crab stitch.
I gave this bag to my sweet sister, she had her birthday last week. I put a few little gifts in the bag.
I’m working on a new pattern, it will be ready for King’s day (hint!). Come back soon!