DID YOU KNOW…
- Since the 1950’s, approximately 8.3 billion tons of plastic have been produced worldwide and only 9% of that has been recycled.
- Every minute, the equivalent of a truckload of plastic enters our oceans.
- If we do not drastically reduce our plastic consumption, by 2050, the oceans will contain more plastic than fish by weight.
- Micro-plastics are in our water, our air, our fish and even human stool.
- Stats via ZeroWasteChef.org
- 6.5mm (K) crochet hook
- 4mm (G) crochet hook
- Worsted weight (4) Cotton yarn – 117 yards
SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS (US TERMS)
- FDC = Foundation Double Crochet
- TR = Treble Crochet
- YO = Yarn Over
- The bag is worked in joined rounds. Then, you will make the braided cord and there is an option to add a leaf.
- If you want to go one step further in being earth-friendly… use an eco-friendly yarn! Something like, organic cotton, bamboo, tencel (lyocell), wool, silk, hemp, linen or any up-cycled yarn. Also, look for Oeko-Tex certified. This means it is free of hundreds of earth-damaging chemicals.
- The body is worked in rounds – do not turn – unless noted otherwise.
- For Round 1, you will turn, then work all the way around the Foundation Row.
Starting with the 6.5mm (K) crochet hook;
Foundation: FDC 25 – or – Ch27, DC in 3rd Ch and each Ch across – [25 DC]
Round 1: Ch4 (counts as TR + Ch1), turn, TR in same st, *Skip 2 sts, (TR, Ch1, TR) in next st*, repeat across – [9 Ch-sps] – Rotate to work in the side of the Row; (TR, Ch1, TR) in the side of the Foundation Row – [1 Ch-sp] – Rotate to work on the opposite side of the Foundation Row; *(TR, Ch1, TR) in the first st, Skip 2 sts*, repeat across – [9 Ch-sps] – Rotate to work in the side of the Row; (TR, Ch1, TR) in the side of the Foundation Row – [1 Ch-sp] – Join with a Slst in the beginning Ch-sp – [20 Ch-sps]
Rounds 2-8: Ch4 (counts as TR + Ch1), TR in the same Ch-sp, *Skip 2 sts, (TR, Ch1, TR) in next Ch-sp*, repeat around, join with a Slst in the beginning Ch-sp – [20 Ch-sps]
Round 9: Ch1 (doesn’t count), 2SC in the first Ch-sp, SC in each st and Ch-sp around, join with a Slst in the first SC – [60 SC]
Round 10: Ch1 (doesn’t count), *HDC in 5 sts, Ch1, Skip 1*, repeat around, join with a Slst in the first HDC – [50 HDC / 10 Ch-sps]
Round 11: Ch1 (doesn’t count), SC in each st and Ch-sp around, join with a Slst in the first SC – [60 SC]
Round 12: Ch1 (doesn’t count), SC in each st around to the end, Ch4 for hanging loop, join with a Slst in the first SC – FO – [60 SC]
- I fell in love with the series, “Just A Tip Tuesday”, from the @theknottyboss. Anna has a quick video tutorial on how to make this braided cord – CLICK HERE to watch
Using the 4mm (G) crochet hook;
Cord: With yarn on your hook; Ch1, Slst in the back bump of the Ch1, insert hook into the side loop, YO, pull through both loops, *insert hook into the loop closest to the hook, YO, pull through both loops*, continue repeating *to* until your braided cord measures approx. 32” – FO
Make a knot with the braided cord on each end, leaving approx. 1” of braided cord. Then, trim the tail ends to approx. 1”
Add to bag: Starting on the opposite side of the Ch4 hanging loop, start weaving the cord in and out of the Ch-sps from Round 10
OPTIONAL – LEAF DETAIL
- Once again, @theknottyboss shared a super cute leaf tutorial for her “Just A Tip Tuesday” series – CLICK HERE to watch
Attach the leaf color yarn to the first st next to the Ch-sp where your cord comes out;
Side 1: Ch11, insert hook in 2nd Ch, pull up a loop, *insert hook in next Ch, pull up a loop taller than the last one*, repeat *to* 4 more times, *insert hook in next Ch, pull up a look half the size of the last one*, repeat *to* once more, YO, *pull through 2 loops on hook*, repeat *to* 8 more times
Side 2: Turn, work down the opposite side and repeat Side 1
Turn, Slst in the first st – FO
Weave in all your ends and start shopping eco-friendly!
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