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I have been crocheting since I was a teenager and started designing crochet patterns several years later. I wanted to make a sweater for my daughter and I couldn't read the crochet patterns. I later ...

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Recycled Market Bag

from Crochet With Attitude
(4) Name: 'Crocheting : Recycled Market Bag
Recycled Market Bag Recycled Market Bag
Recycled Market Bag Beads

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Chain st (ch). Slip stitch (sl st). Single crochet (sc).
  • Crocheting in rounds

Pattern Description:

Made from ordinary plastic shopping bags, the recycled market bag features matching wooden beads. This is a great bag for holding your produce from the farmer's market. You'll soon be collecting or trading for plastic bags in your favorite colors to make more!

US crochet terminology.


8 sts = 4", 10 rows = 4"

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Bag body is about 11 1/2" (29 cm) high x 13" (33 cm) wide, excluding handles which are about 12" (30.5 cm).


  • 20 standard-sized plastic shopping bags in complimentary colors
  • Size K-101/2/9mm crochet hook

You Will Also Need:

  • (Optional) Approx. 20 matching wooden or ceramic beads about 3/4" diameter
  • (Optional) Size 10 crochet cotton in a color to match shopping bags