This one is all Tunisian crochet in the round.
I used my Denise hooks…
and a variety of sizes for the forward hook, to make the rows taller and the fabric thinner at the bag’s mid-height…
I also used a little starter square at the bottom,
then crocheted to its edges to start the in-the-round crochet…
This project turned out well.
I’ve been spending too much time on these, so this is the last one.
It’s optimized, with a nice thick bottom.
Like this one because I used a nice cushy worsted weight yarn for the bottom and the handles.
You can see the pictures above (with the bag empty, full of heavy stuff, and flat).
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:
And I’m not thrilled with it. I think maybe zippers are silly.
I’ve started on a new and better one, that won’t have a zipper. 🙂
After perusing the choices at the Walmart and the Hobby Lobby, I decided on mercerized cotton (size 3) crochet yarn this time. So far I’m using it with an H/8 hook and the bottom is working out well.
If you are a Ravelry person, you can see more details at Rav Project
It’s not perfect, but at least it’s finally done.
I added a zipper to keep stuff in
and a twill strap to keep it off the ground…
And filled with heavy stuff…
I made it with baby yarn (acrylic/nylon), which was a pain and may have been a mistake.
I’m mulling over improvements before I start the next one.