11 August 2010

cotton produce bag

I crocheted up this produce bag using the linen grocery tote pattern from the purl bee.  Instead of linen yarn I used up some cheap-o cotton yarn I had laying around. I ran out of the primary color just as I was about to start the handles, so I did those in a yellow cotton.
No modifications to the pattern this time, but if I give it another go I think I'll crochet a tighter mesh so that skinny cucumbers and zucchini can't make their escape so easily.  They have a tendency to poke out of the bag in a very obscene fashion, and I'd like to put an end to that right now.  I also might make the next bag a little bit shorter-- it has so much stretch that when it is full it hangs down practically to my knees.  Cute pattern overall, seems sturdy enough for a modest load of produce.

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2 comments:

  1. I made some produce bags out of a meshy-tulle fabric a while ago, which I can throw in the wash pretty easily. I wish I could find similar fabric that was organic. Got any sources? You're so creative.

    Sorry I'll be missing you this weekend, have fun in Ohio!

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  2. Hmmm, let me work on that one! We have some great produce bags that sound similar-- Chris' mom found them on Etsy.

    Hope the movie viewing turns out as awesome as it sounds... document it thoroughly, please :)

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