For the ninth installment of the 2021 Household Crochet Series we are whipping up a plastic grocery bag holder and dispenser. This is a fun, quick, free crochet pattern that is useful and pretty chic, too!
Plastic Bag Holder Pattern
In today’s world, I feel like repurposing/recycling is the least I can do. Up until now, I’ve had a grocery bag stuffed full of other grocery bags in the closet, which sure seems silly when I think about it. Why not crochet a bag holder or bag dispenser with scrap yarn and a few hour’s time?
Now when you get home from the store you can shove your plastic bags in the top – which is reinforced with a 4″ steel ring! – and pull one out from the bottom – which encompasses a hair elastic! – when you need a bag for another purpose later on.
While the concept of a grocery bag holder is not new, this is a fun new take on an old classic.
See all of the other free crochet patterns in the 2021 Household Crochet Series and stay tuned! We’ve got three more months remaining!
Dishie Cotton yarn (100% cotton, worsted weight)
-approx. 188 yards
Crochet hook in size G/4mm
Elastic Hair Tie
4″ Steel Ring (optional but really sets it off, I think!)
Pattern written in US terms.
Start at the bottom and work your way up.
Bag dispenser is made in one piece.
Starting at the bottom, attach yarn around hair tie by pulling up a loop.
Row 1: Ch-2, dc 48x around hair tie. Join to top of first dc. (48)
Row 2: Ch-2, do not turn, * dc in next 7 sts, 2dc in next st * repeat between * * around. Join to top of first dc. (54)
Row 3: Ch-1, turn, sc in first (not same as join), ch-3, * sk 3 sts, sc in each of the next 3 sts, ch-3 * repeat from * around, sk 3 sts, sc in 2 remaining sts. Join to top of first sc. (54)
Row 4: Ch-1, turn, sc in same as join, 5dc around next ch sp. * sk next st, sc in next, sk next st, 5dc around next ch sp * repeat between * * around. Sk final st, join to top of first sc. (54)
Row 5: sl st in next 3 sts. Ch 1, turn, sc in first (not same as join), ch-3, * sk 3 sts, sc in next 3 sts, ch-3 * repeat from * around, sk 3 sts, sc in 2 remaining sts. Join to top of first sc. (54)
Rows 6 – 45: alternate rows 4 & 5 (54)
Row 46: Ch-1, turn, sc in first 2 sts, * 3sc going around both chain and 4″ steel hoop, again going around the steel hoop sc in next 3 sts * repeat between * * around. Sc in last st. Ch-50, fasten off leaving a long enough tail to attach to opposite side. Sew securely and weave in all ends.
That’s it! You’re done and ready to store your plastic bags in style.
I hope this was a fun project for you, and that you’ll join me in the rest of the series as they are published on the second Friday of each month during 2021.