Tiny Star Produce Bag by Mikaela Bates
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Tiny Star Produce Bag

Crochet
March 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
4.0 mm (G)
77 - 98 yards (70 - 90 m)
US
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Made from colourful cotton with a tiny star at the centre - because you are a total star if you use these instead of single use plastic bags - these produce bags are big enough to fit a bunch of bananas or a handful of potatoes, they only weigh 30g and you can pop them in the wash when they get dirty.

And they are the perfect meditative, quick, satisfying, watching Netflix make that will continue to make you feel good every time you get them out and use them.

I created this pattern for my brother’s partner Bonnie. 
She is an amazing person who has a passion for and the will to change how we treat our environment.
In particular she works very hard to educate people on how much rubbish we make with disposable items like drink cups, takeaway containers and single use utensils, and shows them there are way better options available.

So with this is mind I wanted to make her something reusable and useful but still fun and so the Tiny Star Produce Bag was born.

Are you ready to use your crochet skills to help our planet?

Details
Level: Easy
The pattern uses a variety of techniques, including taller stitches and joining with a stitch - though tutorial links and heaps of photos make it accessible for confident beginners.

Yarn: Approx. 75 meters (30g) of 8ply (DK) cotton yarn.
I’ve used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK.
Cotton is recommended for this type of item but you can use any DK weight cotton.
You can use a different weight yarn with an appropriate hook but the finished size will vary. Here are some of the yarns (and hook sizes) my testers used.
Lincraft Cotton 8ply (4mm), Phildar Phil Coton 3 (3.5mm), Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton (4.5mm), I Love This Cotton (5mm), Bomulds garn cotton (4mm), Full Circle Fibres Eco Cotton 8ply (4mm).

Finished size:
~26 cm (10 1/4 in) tall lying flat and unstretched.
~23 cm (9 in) wide lying flat and unstretched.

Included in this 15 page PDF pattern:

  • 29 tutorial photos
  • 10 other photos
  • 2 options for the handles.
  • American English crochet terms used throughout.
  • Crocheted in the round.
  • Clear concise written instructions with a layout designed to make it easy to follow and not lose your place.
  • Text only printable pages so you can print the pattern on just 1 or 2 pages reducing paper usage.
  • Landscape layout that looks good on a laptop, tablet or phone (simply zoom in on half the page on your smart phone to see the pattern clearly in portrait mode).
  • Links to 4 tutorials and how to join with a stitch full photo tutorial within the pattern.
  • Tips and tricks to help you make this pattern more easily.

You may sell items created using this pattern. Please credit Mikaela Bates - Vivid Kreations for the design and consider linking to this pattern if selling online, and please price your items with respect for yourself and other makers.