Are you wanting to live and shop more sustainably? The Summer Harvest Bag is a great way to start! This bag is sturdy enough for carrying produce and lightweight so that it’s easy to carry around. Because this tote requires only two stitches, this bag is a very easy bag that works up quickly and mindlessly.
Over the past year, I have become more conscious about living more sustainably and reducing my waste. A simple and easy way to start reducing waste is using re-usable bags when your shopping instead of the plastic bags.
And what better way to start using reusable bags than by making your own?
Thanks to the stitch used with this bag, the Summer Harvest Bag is really dense and sturdy. I also love how this stitch is similar to the traditional crochet mess market bags, but it is still different and unique!
Because this bag uses only two stitches, it is a really easy, mindless project.
I used Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton in Goldenrod. This yarn is one of my favorite cotton yarns, it’s soft and it had incredible stitch definition. This yarn is also super durable which is exactly what you want for a bag! Another reason why I love this yarn is because of all the color options. There are 24 color ways to choose from, and they are all so beautiful and vibrant. I think this bag would look lovely in Succulent, Lilac, or Silver.
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- 470 yards of worsted weight (4) yarn held together
- I used Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton in Goldenrod.
- G/4.00mm crochet hook
- Tapestry needle
- Stitch marker
- This pattern is written in standard US crochet terms.
- This pattern is worked in the round.
Size: When laid flat, Width = 13 inches, Length = 13 ½ inches
Gauge: Approximately 12 rows of 9 scs = 2 inches
Stitches and Abbreviations:
Sl st: Slip stitch
Sc: Single crochet
Cross dc: Cross double crochet
Skip st, work 1 dc in next st, go back and work 1 dc in the skipped st (be sure to work this one around the first dc).
Need a little more help on how to do the cross dc stitch? Below is a video tutorial on how to do the stitch!
Work 108 foundation scs (Counts as row 1). Sl st into the first sc, ch 1.
Round 2-7: 1 sc in every st (108). Sl st into first st, ch 1.
Ch 2 at the end of round 7. From now on, do not join at the end of each round, instead work in a continuous spiral.
Round 8: Skip first st, in next st work 1 dc, go back and work 1 dc in the skipped st (work this dc around the 1st dc). Continue working Cross dc around (108)
Round 9: Work the first dc in the first dc from round 8, work the next dc in the ch 2. Continue working Cross dc around (108)
Round 10-27: Work Cross dc around (108)
Round 28: *Work 82 foundation scs, skip 25 sts, work 1 dc in next st. Go back and work 1 dc in the 25th st (this creates a Cross dc). Work Cross dc for the next 32 sts* repeat one more time. (17 Cross dc on either side of the handles)
Round 29-33: 1 sc in every st (224)
Sl st into st. Fasten off and weave in loose ends.
Flip the bag inside out and lay flat. Sew on the line to close the bottom of the bag.
On each side on the bottom, fold to create a point. Sew on the line.
Tack the triangle down on the lines.
Repeat on the other side. Flip the bag back right side out. This is what it should look like.
I hope you enjoyed making the Summer Harvest Bag! Be sure to tag me on Instagram (@_stitchberry) with your bag, I would love to see it!
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