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Grocery Bag x 3
December 22 2016
December 2016
Project info
Grocery Bag x 3
Grocery Bag by Haley Waxberg
Hooks & yarn
3.75 mm (F)
Patons North America Grace
Patons North America Grace

I’ve made this pattern before, but not with such nice, mercerized cotton. Mesh will never be my favorite thing to make, but the resultant bag is useful.

Crocheting into the chain for the handles is tedious-- but the bulk of the project is just the simple, meditative counting of chains and keeping track of where you are in your spiral. (A scrap of contrasting yarn works well for marking the first stitch of each round.)

The yarn was a clearance-bin purchase from years ago. I got one bag per skein, with a little to spare.

This boldly variegated “Spearmint” colorway wouldn’t work for many things (imho)-- which is probably why it was left over for the clearance bin-- but for a practical market bag, it’s fine.

I thought I was done (except for taking a photo), but then I decided to make a couple more bags using another colorway. I prefer the way “Tangelo” is working up. Less contrast in the colorway translates to a more harmonious look, imho.

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by Patons North America
100% Cotton
136 yards / 50 grams
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  • Project created: December 15, 2016
  • Finished: January 19, 2017
  • Updated: April 25, 2018
  • Progress updates: 2 updates