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I am a maker - of things. It doesn't really matter what as long as I can create something - a pair of earrings from beads found years ago in a little, out-of-the way shop or a scarf with some of that ...

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Small Produce or Market Bag

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Small Produce or Market Bag
Small Produce or Market Bag
Small Produce or Market Bag
Small Produce or Market Bag
Small Produce or Market Bag Small, Reusable Produce Bag

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Required knowledge of knitted cast-on, backward loop cast-on, knit, knit in the round, purl, yo (yarn over), k2tog (knit 2 together), bind-off

Pattern Description:

I wrote this pattern because even though I buy patterns, I'm not always satisfied with them. I'm not typically a pattern writer, but after fiddling (and, struggling) with quite a few purchased patterns and revisiting several different techniques I've used for past projects (including an 'accidental' ribbed mesh pattern that was truly an accident), it seemed the perfect way to share my satisfaction with what I've come up with.

One of the causes of my frustration was working from the bottom up - because DPNs and I don't always play nice together, I've found that it's easier for me to finish rather than starting with them. So, these little bags are worked in the round, from the top down. And, because a little more than a simple Knit-Purl is required, I'd categorize this as for an Advanced Beginner - maybe even Intermediate, depending on your skill level. (It's really easy, though, so don't let this information intimidate you!)

I've included options for all 3 segments of the bags - the band/handles (2), the mesh body (4) and the base (2). The mesh techniques range from a cushiony 'accidental' ribbed mesh, to a very stretchy, fishnet type of mesh.


Not necessary

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Laid flat - approximately 6" in diameter


  • 3-4 ounces of kitchen cotton, US 5 - 16 inch circular needle, US 5 DPNs, stitch marker, tapestry needle, Fray-Check (optional, but recommended)

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Lily Sugar 'n' Cream