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    I'm looking for a crochet pattern for a produce bag, as in one to bag my veggies and fruits at the store. Has anyone ever seen this? And, can you recommend a type of thread/yarn for a produce bag? I don't have a sense of what I'd like for the bag.

    Or as an alternative, I don't know how to knit, but I'd like to learn (and I have a lovely SIL who has agreed to teach me). If you have a knitting pattern for a produce bag that's for beginners, I'd take that instead.

    Thanks!

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    What a great idea to crochet a produce bag! It's inspired me to give it a try. I found this online, you will have to buy the pattern but the bag looks awesome. If you're creative enough with your crocheting you could find a free mesh pattern and make it into what you want.

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=5819171

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    I was actually thinking about it, if you can do a fishnet style stitch with a thread that has some kind of elastic in it, it would work just as well. I have to find what thread would work, but it seemed like a fairly simple pattern to me

    ETA: That is actually a mesh stitch pattern (looks like the one from Stitch 'N ***** Crochet). It's not hard at all to do, it is just time consuming since the thread is thin and she uses a small hook, probably smaller than a 4mm. HTH!
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    Ooooh, perfect! Thanks for the tips.

    And www.etsy.com--how did I not know about this site? It's great. Thanks again!

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    Hey Kara, I have a pattern for a bag that would probaby work. It is a crochet pattern that came on a ball of yarn. I can mail it to you if you want it. Just let me know.
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    There is an easy knitted one online somewhere if I can find it.

    I was looking for a crocheted on though too, but I think the knitted one will go up fast.

    Stacey, I'd like that pattern if Kara doesn't or if you happen to have two copies of it. I'll even send you a stamped envelope to zip it back to me. thanks, Bonita
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    Bonita, I have two copies of the pattern (it was on two of the balls of yarn ). So if you PM me your address, I'll send it out tomorrow.
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    Stacey, I'd love that! Can I send you an envelope for the stamp, etc.?

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    Well I don't crochet off patterns, but what is more crucial than the pattern is the fiber you use in making the bag. If it is a very elastic fiber you are going to experience a lot of warping and it will strain when you load it. That is a bad thing for a grocery bag.

    Something like linen or hemp yarn, or even a good strong cotton cord would work great. But have your thought about using grocery bags> If you shred the old plastic bags into 1 inch stips across the length of the bag (they end up around two feet long) and overlap them several stitches to lock them in when you need to add a new strip, you are not only creating a waterproof, strong, fairly inelastic bag but you're recycling them for something earth-friendly and positive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jemmak View Post
    Stacey, I'd love that! Can I send you an envelope for the stamp, etc.?
    You don't even need to do that Kara. Is your address the same as from the card exchange last Christmas? If so, I will send it out today.
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