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Crochet Produce Bag Pattern

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This crochet produce bag pattern is really easy for beginners.

Not only for produce but it can also be used for many things, from storing small toys to bathroom items.

Scroll down to view and save the PDF printable free crochet pattern.

crochet cotton drawstring bag

A Drawstring Bag You Can Use For Many Things!

The crochet drawstring bag can work up really fast and you can do so much with it. 

You could even adjust the pattern to make it smaller or larger depending on your purpose.

The bag can be used for baby items on the go as well as for storing items in the home (not just produce).

Made in 100% cotton, the bag is durable, yet soft and can be open and closed with a drawstring.

Produce bag crochet pattern

Make Your Own Reusable Produce Bags

While we are all trying hopefully to use less plastic and have less waste in general, the little things really can help.

Going to the market nearly every day and collecting plastic or paper produce bags that end up going into the recycling is not the way forward.

Taking your own reusable produce bags to the market can make a great difference.

  • If you weigh your fruit and vegetables in bags when you are at the market, this bag will add a little weight.
  • But if like me you weigh them without any bag, then this will be a good option.
  • For more expensive items, it would be a good idea to weigh without the bag.
cotton drawstring bag with lemons

Make A Drawstring Bag For Your Crochet Or Knitting Projects

If you don’t want to have them rolling about in your basket loose taking your own reusable fruit and veggie bags is a great idea!

Plus, if like me you get your lemons from your neighbor’s tree, even better to just pop a few in the mesh bag.

Not just for fruit, the cotton drawstring bag can be used for a number of things.

Some ideas:

  • Storing toys
  • Bathroom/toiletries/personal items
  • Baby items
  • For travel – underwear/socks/sandals/flip flops
  • Crochet or knitting project bag

Knitting project bags or crochet bags are always needed if you have many different WIPs on the go!

cotton drawstring produce bag

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:

This free pattern is great for any advanced beginners.

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Crochet Produce Bag Pattern

Skill Level – Easy

Notes

Make reusable shopping bags for your next trip to the farmer’s market or grocery store.

This will also make a great little market bag for small groceries.

You could even adapt it and add handles to make a larger shopping bag.

But for whatever you use it for, this bag is a great crochet project for any essentials you want to carry around with you.

Copyright Info

  • Please do not copy, sell, redistribute or republish this pattern. 
  • If you wish to share this pattern, link to the pattern page only.
  • You may sell items produced using this pattern.
  • Do NOT use the copyrighted photos for your product listing.
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Measurements

The bag measures laying flat / finished size – 26cm / 10 inches in height and 26cm / 10 inches in width.

Gauge = 14 sts / 4 rows in 4″ – Treble crochet

14 sts / 14 rows in 4 ” – Single crochet

reusable crochet produce bag with lemons and chopping board

The Supplies You Need

Yarn

Cotton yarn is best for this project, you could substitute the yarn I used with Lion Brand cotton, or Lily sugar and cream.

drawstring zero waste cotton bag with lemons

Abbreviations

The pattern is written using US terms and abbreviations.

You can find a free PDF of US and UK terms and abbreviations here.

  • Cont – Continue
  • CH – Chain
  • SC – Single crochet
  • TR – Treble Crochet
  • Rep – Repeat
  • RS – Right side
  • WS – Wrong side

Pattern Instructions

The Body Of The Bag

The body of the produce bag is worked in one long piece and then seamed.

  • Make a slip knot and ch 41, turn
  • sc into every ch, ch 1, turn,
  • Rep row 2 until you have worked 8 rows of single crochet.
  • At the end of the last row, for the turning ch, ch 4, tr into the second stitch, cont to work tr to the end of the row.
  • Rep row 4 until you have worked 6 rows of treble crochet.
  • At the end of the last row, for the turning ch, ch 1, sc into every st to the end of the row.
  • Rep row 6 until you have worked 24 rows of single crochet.
  • At the end of the last row, for the turning ch, ch 4, tr into the second stitch, cont to work tr to the end of the row.
  • Rep row 4 until you have worked 6 rows of treble crochet.
  • At the end of the last row, for the turning ch, ch 1, sc into every st to the end of the row.
  • Rep row 10 until you have worked 8 rows of single crochet.
  • Cut yarn and secure through the last loop.
Crochet produce bag diagram

Making Up

Fold the bag with the right sides facing and the wrong sides facing you on the outside.

sc the sides together on both sides of the bag.

Secure the yarn and weave in any loose ends.

The Drawstring

In the same color yarn or a coordinating color –

Make a slip knot and ch 110, cut yarn, and secure through the last loop.

Thread the darning needle and thread the chain through the top part of the bag – around 1 inch from the top of the bag.

When both ends are hanging from one side of the bag, put a knot at one end and in the thread left hanging too.

Now you will be able to pull the drawstring to close the bag and open it out again.

reusable crochet produce bag with lemons and chopping board

For more market bag crochet patterns please look here – 10 Of The Best Reusable Crochet Market Bag Patterns.

You may also like this crochet beach bag and this crochet bag pattern.

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I love seeing your finished projects!

If you enjoyed making the crochet market bag pattern, I’d love to see yours on Instagram, be sure to tag me @handylittleme.

I’d love to see your work!

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