FREE CROCHET PATTERN Zero Waste Produce Bags

These produce bags are ideal if you’re looking for a zero waste lifestyle or you’re trying to reduce the amount of plastic you use.  They’re eco friendly and a great stash buster as they don’t take up very much yarn.  If you’re interested in zero waste crochet patterns why not see my soap saving, shower gel reducing, soap socks a great way to reduce the amount of plastic shower gel bottles you’re using by swapping them for a bar of soap and an awesome cotton soap sock.

mesh bag produce bag

The labels pictured can be found here.  Great for craft sellers or gifting.

Another great stash buster are cotton face scrubbies and why not pair them with a homemade lemon and coconut sugar scrub for your face.  These make great zero waste, eco friendly gifts that you can make yourself.

Materials

7 mm Hook

less than 50g of your favourite DK cotton.  I like rico designs creative cotton

scissors

darning needle

Abbreviations

MR         Magic Ring

CH         Chain

SS          Slip Stitch

DC          Double Crochet

BLO       Back Loops Only

SKP        Skip a Stitch

Pattern Notes

This pattern is written in American crochet terms.  The CH3 at the start of each round does not count as a stitch unless otherwise stated.

no plastic zero plastic produce bags

Instructions

R1          MR, CH3, DC 11 times inside the MR then pull tight.  SS into the top of your first DC completing the circle. (11)

R2          CH3, 2DC into the same ST as CH3, 2DC in each ST around.  SS into the top of your first DC to join (22)

R3          CH3, 2DC into the same ST as CH3, 2DC in each ST around.  SS into the top of your first DC to join (44)

R4          WORKING IN BLO CH3, DC in same ST as CH3, DC in each ST around.  SS into top of CH3.  (44)

R5          CH5 (the first 3 CH of this count as a DC,  The last 2 CH are the CH2) SKP next ST, *DC into the next ST, SKP next ST*

*repeat all the way around

At the end of this round SS into the 3rd CH of your CH5 that you made at the start of the round.  When you have joined your round you should have – 23 DC (including the CH3) and 23 CH2 spaces.

R6-14     SS into the CH2 space, CH5, *DC in next CH2 space, CH2*

*repeat all the way around

At the end of this round SS into the 3rd CH of your CH5 that you made at the start of the round.  When you have joined your round you should have – 23 DC (including the CH3) and 23 CH2 spaces.

R15       SS into the CH2 space, CH1, SC,  *CH2, SC in next CH2 space*

*repeat all the way around

At the end of this round SS into the top of the first SC of this round.  Then CH100.

When your CH100 is finished fasten off with a 10cm tail.

Thread your CH100 in and out of the CH2 spaces left on the previous round to create a draw string closing.  Using your 10cm tail sew the end of the CH100 to where the CH started and weave in your end.

Weave in the end from your MR and fill with your favourite produce to reduce your plastic bag use!

 

free pattern crochet produce bags

 

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