I started this bag last weekend and finally finished it last night. It is based on a bag I saw on another blog (Crochetbug) and I thought “well I can make something like that”. I didn’t follow her links to find the pattern she used because it looked fairly easy to figure out something similar.
I built up the base using HDC rounds and increasing each round until I had 68 stitches to work with. After that my rounds were:
Round 1: chain 4, skip 3 st, sc in next. Repeat around until back at first st. Join with slst.
Round 2: slst into first ch 4 loop. Ch 1. 4 hdc in each ch 4 loop around. Join with slst.
Round 3: ch 1, hdc in same st. Hdc in each st around. Join with slst to first hdc. (should still have 68 st).
Repeat rounds 1-3 until bag is as tall as you want. End on a round 3. Then add additional round 3’s until the top is as wide as you want.
I made sure to still have 68 st around when I was done. For the handle, I did hdc in first 4 st of last round. Ch 1, turn, hdc across 4 st. Rinse and repeat until I had the length i wanted. I then counted out 30 st along the last full round to figure out where to attach my handle on the other side.
The first picture is of the bag laying flat. This is made with Sugar,n Cream cotton yarn in the colorway Wooded Moss.
The second picture, I hung the bag from my OTT light and snapped the shot. The bag looks a lot darker on the outside but with the light shining from within, it really highlights the pattern in my opinion:
This bag doesn’t have as much stretch in it as the other two grocery bags that I made. Which could be good or bad.