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Recycled Net Market Bag

Posted on November 1, 2008

I have been working on this market bag with a netting type look. The bottom is crocheted with a Half Double Crochet stitch to give it a nice sturdy base. The bottom is also expandable up to 7 inches which provides lots of room for those larger items as shown. I designed this recycled tote bag to be used for a grocery market bag but it would also be an outstanding beach bag.
Recycled Plastic Net Market Bag

Please enjoy this market bag project!

Pictures are clickable to view full-sized.

Free Recycled Net Market Bag Pattern

Bag measures 14 inches wide at top and 13 inches long
Straps are each 18 inches long

Materials: One large ball of plarn (plastic bag yarn) Appox. 40-45 bags
Picture tutorial is found here on how to make plarn

Hook: Metal N (9 mm) size crochet hook

Chain 24


Rnd 1
Hdc in 2nd ch from hook in each chain.
Continue to the corner end st, work 2 Hdc in end st. Continue around and down the back side of chain by working a Hdc in every stitch of chain, work 2 Hdc in end st.

Rnd 2
Hdc in each st down to first end. Work 2 Hdc in the two end sts, and then Hdc in ea st down to other end. Work 2 Hdc in ea of the two end sts. Do not connect at end of rounds, just continue working Hdc in ea st to create a seamless bag bottom.

Rnd 3 – 5
Hdc in each st down to first end. Work 2 Hdc in the two end sts, and then Hdc in ea st down to other end. Work 2 Hdc in ea of the two end sts.

Rnd 6 – 7
Hdc in ea st around entire bag. Finish rnd at side of the bag.

Rnd 8 (Netting Stitch)
Sc in the 1st st at the side of the bag. *Ch 3, sk 2 sts, Sc in next st*. Repeat between * to end of rnd. Ch 3 and join with a Sc to top of 1st Sc.

Rnd 9
*Ch 3, Sc in next chain 3 space*. Repeat between * to end of rnd and then continue with this pattern until bag length measures 12 inches long. Finish at side of the bag with a Sl St into a Sc.

(Appox. 18 rounds of the netting stitch which are worked without joining, Just continue working Ch 3, Sc in next chain 3 space around and around until bag measures the desired length.)

Top Edging:

Row 1
Ch 1, *3 Sc in next chain 3 space, sk Sc*, Repeat between * to end of rnd and join with Sl St into Sc at side of bag.

Row 2
Ch 1, Sc in ea st around. Join with Sl St in top of Ch 1. FO.

Straps (Make two)

Start strap at side of bag by joining plarn with sl st with right side facing out approx. 1-1/2 inches from side edge. Sc across top edge of bag in the next 5 sts (toward center.) *Ch 1, turn. Work Sc in ea of the 4 sts.* Repeat between *until strap is desired length. (Counting the Ch 1 as one Sc, work even on 5 sts.)

End so your strap can be attached to other side of bag to match the other side. Working from the inside Sc in ea of the 5 sts across the top edge of bag at opposite side to attached strap. This way your work doesn’t show the attaching of sts.

On the outside press down to flatten your strap attaching sts so it lays flat.
Leave long your end so you can reinforce your attaching sts of the strap by intertwining through your attaching sts to strengthen.

Repeat strap instructions above for the other side of bag.

Finish off and weave under ends.

If you have any questions or find discrepancies in this pattern, please email me using contact tab above.

Abbreviations:
Ch – Chain
Dec – Decrease
Ea – Each
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Plarn – Plastic Bag Yarn
Rnd – Round
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Sm – Same
Sp – Space
St – Stitch

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****Please do not copy my patterns on your blog site or post my patterns on Internet sites. I do not allow my patterns to be republished without expressed written permission. Posting of my patterns, without written permission is in violation of my copyrights and is content theft.

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19 Responses to “Recycled Net Market Bag”

  1. Leah Siemens
    Nov 02, 2008

    i just wanted to thank you so much for posting on here how to make things out of plastic grocery bags! i was actually trying to figure out a way to do it a couple of months ago, but i couldn’t figure it out! my mom has made similar rugs out of rags… and my grandma is also fighting with breast cancer… your projects are really cool, and i’m working on one right now, but i need to get some more bags. soooo… thank you thank you thank you!!! 🙂


  2. Leah Siemens
    Nov 02, 2008

    p.s. it looks like you have honey bunches of oats and grape nuts flakes in there…. 2 of my favorites! 🙂


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  6. kyrie
    Nov 04, 2008

    thank you for sharing your designs and patterns to make these recycled plastic bags!!! very grateful!!! now i will learn more about how to crochet!


  7. Felicia
    Nov 06, 2008

    Holy crow! I’ve never heard of plarn but wow, what a groovy idea. And I love your crochet bag 🙂


  8. Andrea
    Nov 06, 2008

    This is a lovely design. i just wish my crochet skills were better.
    Hope you are ok.
    XX


  9. Nan
    Nov 09, 2008

    Looks great and a fab. design!


  10. Jo Beaufoix
    Nov 12, 2008

    Wow those are brilliant. I may well have a go. Thanks for taking part in the Carnival of Trash. 😀


  11. […] Cindy presents Recycled Net Market Bag posted at My Recycled Bags.com, saying, “Here is my latest trash to treasure crafting project. It’s a plarn (plastic yarn created from recycled plastic bags) into this reusable market bag. It’s makes a handy and strong grocery tote or beach bag.” […]


  12. Almost Mrs Average
    Nov 13, 2008

    You are soooo clever. It really is fabulous 😀


  13. Wen Rou
    Dec 21, 2008

    I made this bag with a change on the handles. Thanks for your pattern 🙂
    (click on my name)


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  15. Allison
    Jan 08, 2010

    I love this bag pattern! I’ve made this bag for so many people as gifts, and everyone loves it. I’ve also become my job’s resident plastic bag drop off person. My family cannot get enough of this bag. I only wish I could come up with a pattern so creative.


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  1. […] For those who want to (and are able to) crochet, shows us how make our own market bags. […]

  2. […] a rain garden to prevent storm water from polluting our lakes and streams.” RecycleCindy presents Recycled Net Market Bag posted at My Recycled Bags.com. Cindy says, “Here is a great way to recycle and repurpose those […]

  3. […] how to make a recycled-net-market-bag over at My recycled bags. What a splendid idea. It looks […]

  4. […] Cindy presents Recycled Net Market Bag posted at My Recycled Bags.com, saying, “Here is my latest trash to treasure crafting project. It’s a plarn (plastic yarn created from recycled plastic bags) into this reusable market bag. It’s makes a handy and strong grocery tote or beach bag.” […]

  5. […]  which has a myriad of things created from plastic bags. I particularly like this one #mce_temp_url# .It is very practical and can be used for many trips to the market. […]

  6. […] Net Market Bag Image by Wen Rou Pattern This entry was posted in Recycled and tagged Recycling. Bookmark the permalink. ← Organic […]

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