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New Grocery Bag

This one is all Tunisian crochet and kinda homely, but it worked well on its maiden run (in the 2nd picture it’s loaded and strapped to the back seat of my scooter).

Pictures…

Bag BagOnScooter

As you can see in the 2nd picture, it’s fairly large.  It has a 2.5 gallon (9.45 liter) container of water and other stuff inside.

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A Larger, Not Optimal Bag

This one has a lot of obvious room for improvement.  And it will be improved.

Later edit:  actually I’ve been using this bag a lot and it’s better than I thought when I first posted.  It never stretched out more than this (unlike the knit acrylic bags) and it holds groceries pretty well.

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New Type of Market Bag

This one is all Tunisian crochet in the round.

full

I used my Denise hooks…

denisehooks

and a variety of sizes for the forward hook, to make the rows taller and the fabric thinner at the bag’s mid-height…

side

I also used a little starter square at the bottom,
then crocheted to its edges to start the in-the-round crochet…

bottom

This project turned out well.

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Last Market Bag

I’ve been spending too much time on these, so this is the last one.

It’s optimized, with a nice thick bottom.

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Giganto-Bag

 

This is another market bag, of large size and with an improvement.

I’ve used thin rayon crochet yarn to give it thin, stretchy walls.

The improvement is that I doubled the yarn so that the bottom, top, and loops are made with a thicker, plusher fabric. This worked out well.

Pictures of bag, empty and loaded:

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Finished Another One

This time I left off the zipper, which seemed silly, and did it all in Tunisian crochet.

It does not stretch as long, without the knit part. On the other hand, I need to find a better-looking Tunisian lacy stitch.

Pictures:

I really like the mercerized cotton crochet yarn for this type of bag. The bright lime green yarn is something else and perhaps not as successful.

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Finished Zipper Bag

And I’m not thrilled with it. I think maybe zippers are silly.

Pictures…

I’ve started on a new and better one, that won’t have a zipper. 🙂

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