Market Bags. I’m addicted horribly. I mean, I get to buy bright cotton yarn and crochet up something fast and have a different looking bag each time I go buy fruit. Oh, and the environment is saved slightly, yay! I find this bag is more sturdy, faster to make than my Fishnetty Bag.
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SKY SHOPPING BAG
Chain 29 with a 10mm hook.
DC in the 5 chain from the hook, followed by a Ch1 and DC in the same chain
(3 stitches completed in the 5 chain). *Skip 2. Work a V Stitch (DC, Ch1, DC) in the
same stitch* repeat until the end. (9 V Stitches Total.)
DO NOT TURN
Continue adding V Stitches on the foundation chain underneath in the 2 Ch gaps.
Once you get to the end, do 1 V Stitch in the 5 chain starting gap. (18 V Stitches Total.)
Do not turn. Place a marker to indicate the beginning of each round. V Stitch in
each Ch1 gap from the previous row.
Repeat Row 2, finishing until you have 12 Rows completed. The bag will work
its self into a round.
To mimic the colour changes in the example, switch to a second colour on the 8 row and work 4 rows in this colour.
Lay your bag flat as possible and mark where you will put your handles, 2 V Stitches wide, on the corner edges of the bag.
HDC 4. Ch2 and turn. I find doing 1 HDC in the gap between V Stitches, 2 HDC
in the Ch1 Vstitch gap, and the last 1 HDC in the inbetween V Stitches works well.
Repeat this row 14 times, or until desired length.
Attach handle to the other side of the bag by slip stitching loosely both the handle
and the edge of the bag at the same time. Fasten off and weave ends.
Switch to a 6mm hook. With the front of the bag facing you, SC or HDC evenly around the top of the bag and handles. I used SC for the green bag, HDC for the blue bag with the main colour. Since the bag stretches, you want this to be somewhat loose, thus around 2 stitches in each V Stitch and 1 or 2 in the handle. Repeat for the other edge.
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