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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Mesh Produce Bag

Back in the 1970's, I wanted something to store my potatoes and my onions in.  I subscribed to Needlework magazine and saw this pattern.


I had a blue and white kitchen, so I made white bags with blue lettering.  I used them for years and probably have them tucked away somewhere yet.  I had pretty much forgotten about them.  A few weeks ago my daughter called and asked if I remembered them.  She was storing her onions in the mesh bag that they come in, but wanted me to crochet a bag.  She wanted red and white because those were the colors she accessorizes with in her kitchen.  I found the pattern and this is what I came up with.  She didn't want it to say onions because some day she may store something else in it.


There are free patterns online for Market bags or Mesh Produce Bags and some from Etsy to purchase.   I just added a stripe pattern in the middle to stabilize the bag.  This bag was made with #10 Crochet Cotton and a #3 hook, but the larger the thread, the larger the bag.  I may have to make myself a couple of new ones.