Save and reuse your plastic grocery bags in an organized and neat way with this quick and easy crochet project!
FREE directions and printable label included!
Supplies needed to make the two color Plastic Bag Holder:
Crochet the bottom:
In second color, connect to bottom using slip stitch.
Row 1: chain 2 and double crochet in the bottom of each chain around. Slip stitch to top of first double crochet.
Row 2: Scallop Trim: double crochet 5 times into second stitch from hook. Skip one stitch and connect with slip stitch in second stitch from where you did six double crochets. Skip a stitch and double crochet 6 times into the second stitch from hook again. Continue pattern (slip, skip, 5 doubles, skip, repeat from slip) all the way around and finish with a slip stitch where you started.
Weave all hanging yarn ends using the yarn needle.
Cut a piece of elastic the same width as the bag holder (about 4").
Put a safety pin in each end of the elastic.
Weave the elastic in and out through the double crochet stitches around the bottom.
Bring both elastic ends to the inside of the holder and sew together using the needle and thread.
If you want to give these as gifts you can print out the free printable label below. A handmade gift is really from the heart :-)
The picture above shows the plastic bag holder folded up nicely and paired with a set of reusable/washable crochet dishcloths. Find the pattern and free dishcloth printable for the Dishcloths Here!
Print the label by clicking on either the picture or the button below. It's a pdf file designed for 8.5" x 11" paper. I printed mine on KRAFT Brown Bag Paper from Amazon (affiliate link). Print the labels out (5 to a sheet) and cut between the dotted lines!
FREE PRINTABLE LABEL!
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Welcome! I'm Kathie, an educated, happily married mother and step-mother to four adult children. I wholeheartedly believe in creating and living a simpler, happier, and healthier life in this stressful and modern world! I work at creating a simpler life in ways that are as economically wise and environmentally conscious as possible. Please join me on my journey:-)