Easy Crochet Market Bag

Rainy day so I decided to just crochet a quick project. California has banned all free bags at checkout and I’m a thrifty sort. Had been carrying my own green bags before the ban and always have an assortment in the car (unpack, put the bag on the doorknob leading to garage, put it in the car on the next trip to garage). However, being home to too many cats, some plastic bags are necessary for basic cleanup of the indoor cat owner’s bane – the litter box. So, I’d been on a ‘sometimes use my green bags, sometimes take their bags’ pattern until the ban. Once you get your habits down, the bag ban is easy to adjust to and you can train yourself to never purchase a bag again. At the same time, you can never have too many market bags as it seems some don’t always make their way back to the car.

I chose the Crochet Market Bag by Tiffany Roan. I love this easy pattern and have made a few since this post 🙂 .

The pattern is easy to follow and should you add or delete a stitch by mistake – it doesn’t matter. No row or part of the pattern is stitch number dependent. Just keep going!

editing the post ot add that I used Lily Sugar and Cream cotton and that I go around the handle and bag opening on each side with a single crochet to re-enforce the handle.

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For those who follow my blog, I am sorry for the absence. We all know that every living creature is born, will live and then the sun will set on them one last time and they will die. Unfortunately, there’d been a bit too much of that latter part in my life over the past year. I have continued to make things, grow things, bake and read voraciously. Just hadn’t taken that extra step to share here. Let’s see if I can get back into the swing of things.

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4 comments on “Easy Crochet Market Bag

  1. awyarn says:

    Beautiful bag. I love the color you chose.

  2. Molly says:

    That is very cool, you are very clever


  3. Claudya says:

    Sorry for any difficulties you’ve been going through. Love the bag. I’m rather frugal myself as well and have a million reusable bags because I won’t pay for a bag at the store. Still I forget them so I have these tubs in my trunk that I can use.

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