|Crochet Market Bag & Short Handle Bag|
These two market bags in Classic Elite Provence yarn are easy for even inexperienced crocheters and will last for a lifetime. Seriously, they're so easy that you'll want to make several of them … which is perfect since they make excellent gifts for that friend who has everything! Who doesn't need a reusable bag?
We tend to think of cotton as a soft fiber, and certainly cotton cloth can be exquisitely soft. But the tightly spun Classic Elite Provence is also remarkably strong, yet still has a soft feel ... perfect for market bags! Additionally, because it's crocheted, the mesh is quite thick and very durable. Aside from its strength, Provence features a color palette of 15 stunning colors that should please even the most discerning taste.
|Crochet Market Bag|
This is THE traditional market bag with some smart details. It has a sturdy bottom and handsome (but not too open) lattice-work for most of the body. That means that you can see what's inside without too much effort, your produce won't get squished, but you're not going to lose your grapes! The mesh top also makes it faster to crochet and it uses less yarn. It's worked from the bottom up in one continuous spiral with the strap crocheted last.
Short Handle Market Bag
For a sturdier, more solid bag, you may want to consider the two-toned Short Handle Market Bag. The bottom is nice and dense as are the handle and upper rim of the bag, —all worked in a contrasting color. The body, though dense enough to keep all but the smallest objects inside, is worked in alternating rows of tiny eyelets.
|Short Handle Market Bag|
Happy Marketing, and Happy Crocheting . . . . Amy