Every time I go to the grocery store and pull off one of those plastic bags they provide for produce and then try to get it open (without licking my fingers!) the environmentalist in me goes berserk yet, I have not been able to come up with anything else that I could use instead. Until now!
Another blogger graciously posted a pattern for a crocheted bag that she had made as a Christmas gift. It's a very simple pattern using the chain stitch, double crochet and triple crochet.
The bag turned out narrower and taller than I would have liked but it's usable. I've started a second bag and have modified the pattern a bit to better suit my tight stitches. I'm also making it wider at the base and shorter on the sides.
I'm really pleased with the use and function of these bags and am going to make a few of them and leave them in my car or maybe even in my purse so I'll have them whenever I go to the grocery store. No more plastic bags that I can't get open!
If you're interested in making a reusable market/produce bag, check HERE and HERE for pattern instructions. Join in the effort to cut back on waste one plastic bag at a time!
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Till next time,