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#1 joanieponytail

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 08:40 PM

Many years ago I made a shopping bag out of thread. I have no idea how I did it, 'cause I lost misplaced the pattern, but it took a while because it hurts my hands to work for very long with thread. I did not want to do it again.

Recently, I saw a shopping bag in a worsted weight 100% cotton yarn. When I was ready to make it I couldn't find the pattern, I thought I was. Sigh.

So this is what I came up with:
[IMG]http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa85/joanieponytail/DSCN3681.jpg[/IMG]

Then I made this (empty, so you can see the difference):
[IMG]http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa85/joanieponytail/DSCN3682.jpg[/IMG]

Mesh Bag

Sugar 'n' Cream cotton yarn (about 5oz.)
"H" hook

Gauge: not important, but the first two rounds of my bag measure 3 1/4 inches

Ch 6, join with sl st in 6th ch from hook to form ring.

rnd 1: ch 4, dc in ring, (ch 2, dc in ring) 5 times, ch 2, sl st in 2nd ch of ch 4. 7 ch 2 spaces.

rnd 2: ch 4, (dc in ch 2 sp, ch 2, dc in next dc, ch 2) 6 times, dc in ch 2 sp, ch 2, sl st in 2nd ch of ch 4. 14 ch 2 spaces.

rnd 3: ch 4, (dc in ch 2 sp, ch 2, dc in next dc, ch 2) 13 times, dc in ch 2 sp, ch 2, sl st in 2nd ch of ch 4. 28 ch 2 spaces.

rnd 4: ch 4 (dc in ch 2 sp, ch 2, dc in next dc, ch 2, dc in next dc, ch 2) 13 times, dc in ch 2 sp, ch 2, dc in next dc, ch 2, sl st in 2nd ch on ch 4. 42 ch 2 spaces.

rnd 5: 1 sc in ch 2 sp, (ch 5, sc in next ch 2 sp) 41 times, ch 2, dc in 1st sc.

From now on use a stitch marker in first ch 5 sp of each round.

rnd 6-23: (ch 5, sc in next ch 5 sp) 41 times, ch 2, dc in top of dc of previous round.

top side 1: ch 1, 2 sc over side of dc, 2 sc in next ch 5 sp, (1 sc in next ch 5 sp) 4 times, (2 sc in next ch 5 sp) 2 times, ch 1, turn.
Sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.
Sc in each sc across, fasten off.

top side 2: skip 13 ch 5 sp, attach yarn to 14th ch 5 sp, 2 sc in sp, 2 sc in next ch 5 sp, (1sc in next ch 5 sp) 4 times, (2sc in nest ch 5 sp) 2 times, ch 1, turn.
Sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.
Sc in each sc across, ch 1

handle 1, rnd 1: sc in side of each row of top side 2, (3 sc in next ch 5 sp) 3 times, (2 sc in next ch 5 sp) 2 times, (1 sc in next ch 5 sp) 3 times, (2 sc in next ch 5 sp) 2 times, (3 sc in next ch 5 sp) 3 times, sc in side of each row of top side 1, ch 50, sl st in first sc on side of top side 2 (be careful not to twist ch).
rnd 2: ch 1, sc in each sc across and in each ch, sl st in first sc.
rnd 3: ch 1, sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

handle 2: attach yarn to the side of the last sc in top side 1, work the same as handle 1.

Weave in ends.

Legal stuff: This pattern is a product of my imagination, but if it is coincidentally too much like a previously published pattern, I apologize. Please let me know. Otherwise, this is my pattern and I own the copyright (2007). You may make a copy of the pattern. You may make things from the pattern to give as gifts or to sell or to use yourself. You may not sell the pattern, post the pattern on another site or imply that it is your pattern. You may link to this pattern.

If you find any errors in this pattern or if you have an idea on how I can make it more clear or if you just have a question, please let me know.

JoAnn



#2 Riohnna

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 03:11 AM

Very nice bag! Thank you for sharing the pattern!!

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 04:32 AM

Thanks this could be very useful.
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Posted 04 October 2007 - 04:57 AM

That's great!! Thanks for a wonderful bag. :hook
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#5 geneinthebattle

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 09:30 AM

Thanks for the pattern. I've been wanting to make one and never had the urge to do this. This post inspires me. :)

#6 Belani

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 02:35 PM

Many thanks for your sharing ! This is a very cute bag !

#7 a1t2h9y1

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 06:28 PM

ooh...I'll definitely have to make one of those. how big does the bag end up being?

#8 joanieponytail

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 09:42 PM

If your gauge is the same as mine it will be about 23" long by 14" wide. It stretches quite a bit when it has stuff in it. You could make it longer just by adding more rnd 6-23 rounds, but I didn't want it to get too heavy when full.

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Posted 06 October 2007 - 10:04 AM

If your gauge is the same as mine it will be about 23" long by 14" wide. It stretches quite a bit when it has stuff in it. You could make it longer just by adding more rnd 6-23 rounds, but I didn't want it to get too heavy when full.


Thanks joanieponytail.

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Posted 07 October 2007 - 06:13 PM

This will make a great Christmas gift.

Thanks for the pattern.

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Posted 07 October 2007 - 08:03 PM

I have been wanting to make some shopping bags to carry to the store, but the ones that I have seen aren't what I wanted THIS is just what I have been looking for!! :clap

Thanks for posting the pattern, I'm off to make me some bags!
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#12 AggieMomx2

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Posted 08 October 2007 - 11:29 AM

Gorgeous! I have been dreaming of a bag like this for years and now that I'm back into crochet I can make it myself. Thank you for sharing your skills!

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 11:29 AM

When my 3yo daughter saw these pictures, she was enchanted. I don't know why, but she even got made at me when I scrolled past the pictures. (I think she's a girly-girl with a penchant for bags and purses!)

I had some miscellaneous cotton-blend baby yarn laying around, so I made a scaled down version for her. It holds a bunch of stuffed animals, and she is happy.

Sorry the picture is sideways, but flicker gives me an error every time I try to rotate.

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 11:33 AM

I love them...and talk about perfect timing! I'm so glad you shared! I'm totally going to make one...I've seen these before, but actually have a use for one now! Can't wait to get started...

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 01:15 PM

I love making mesh bags...
Thanks for your pattern...I'll give it a try...one of these days....

Great job!
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#16 joanieponytail

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 07:16 PM

Thanks for all the kind comments on my bag.

Krakovianka, the one you made for your daughter looks so nice. Your daughter is a doll. Thanks for sharing the picture.

Michael's had some cotton yarn on clearance Monday, so I am already making more. I think people will be getting them for Christmas this year.

#17 Nilliem

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 07:47 PM

This is wonderful! Thanks for the pattern, now I have an idea for the cotton yarn I have in my stash, hehe. My bff will looove a mesh bag for her traveling.
Anne

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Posted 13 October 2007 - 03:30 PM

Thanks so much for the pattern! And I love it in the variegated yarn!

I too have made these bags in thread and my hands have said "No!" to repeating that experience! But using the worsted weight cotton should be such much less painful!!
Ann

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Posted 13 October 2007 - 11:14 PM

I'm definetly going to have to try and make a couple of these. If I can manage it, I might even give them out as holiday gifts. (I'm terrible at finishing my projects :blush )

Thanks a bunch for posting this pattern!!

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Posted 14 October 2007 - 06:37 AM

I still can't get over how incredibly generous all you lovely people are for sharing your patterns.
Love this bag. THANK YOU.
June