Using durable reusable things instead of plastic disposable items is very important to me. I still use a shopping bag that I sewed almost 10 years ago!
When shop for groceries, I prefer to pick fruit and vegetables that are not packaged. I buy loose oranges for example and not the oranges in a plastic net and loose apples instead of apples laid in styrofoam and covered with plastic. I have already made transparent organza bags with a string to pack loose fruit and I also use them for bread.
No more plastic bags for groceries. They are really simple to make (you can also buy them). I know #nomoreplastic is (almost) impossible for most of us with almost all products are packed in it but fruit and vegetables and even some bread are not so why not avoid packing them in plastic if you can? Do what you can to #savetheearth ok?
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And now I also crocheted shopping bags.
I did not use a pattern and also did not write a pattern but I took some pictures of the process. I believe you can understand how I made them from the photos and do the same if you want. If you must have a pattern you will find a lot of similar patterns on pinterest if you look up the words crochet shopping bags free patterns (or click on the link :P).
I started with a chain in the desired length of the bag. I think it was 66 or 68
This is the first row:
And this is still the first row, preparing to crochet in a circle:
This is the second row. I chrocheted 6-7 row in each color (totally 3 colors)
The third color is white (this photo is from the purple bag):
After 6-7 (how many you want) rows in white, 2 rows of single crochet and then the bag handles
Don’t think “This bag is so small! I will make mine much bigger!”
Make no mistake, this bag is very elastic! It is stretched when it is filled with heavy things and become longer!
For decoration I sewed tags:
This bag is very elastic and you can carry a lot in it.