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Net Shopping Bags

Black & red, net shopping bag

A few years ago I made one of these on a whim and gave it as a gift. Sadly I hadn’t taken any photos or properly written down the pattern. The recipient sent me photos of the original Net Grocery Bag and I was able to recreate it. I made two more and gave them to her this year.

Blue & white, net shopping bag

These compress nicely so you can stuff one in your purse or backpack or whatever, and it expands to hold a lot of groceries. It’s sturdy and I designed the handle to be big enough to get up on my shoulder when it’s full. If you need that to be bigger, increase the handle loop (R21) as much as needed.
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Net Grocery Bag

I made this a few years ago and gave it as a gift on a whim, but hadn’t taken any photos of it. The recipient let me know that she loves it and uses it all the time so I asked her for a photo.

20151202 - Grocery Bag

(I found my original, terrible notes for this bag at the end of 2009.)

Large Messenger Bag with Pockets

I don’t know why I got the itch to design a messenger bag, other than maybe seeing lots of bags in books and online and none of them suited me. They were all a little off somehow.

Yarn: Black Chenille – Thick & Quick, and Claret, Wool-ease – Thick & Quick. (Both Lion Brand)

Hook: N/10mm

Start with Claret: Ch 30

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, and in ea ch to end. (29 sc). (Be sure to work into the back side of ea ch, so that you leave a nice edge. This makes both ends look nearly the same without actually stitching an edge back on here after the fact.)

Row 2: : ch 1, turn, sc in ea st to end. (29 sc)

Note: You will be repeating row 2 for this entire piece. You are more or less creating a simple piece of fabric. The important thing is the striping pattern. So I am now going to simply tell you how many rows in each color.
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