Mini Petal Plastic Bag Holder

5 Jan

Use a 5mm (H) crochet hook and DK (8 ply or light worsted) yarn. Join rounds, where specified, with a slip stitch. Turning chains have been specified, throughout. Do not add a turning chain unless directed to do so! All crochet terms are given in UK English; see the abbreviations list for US English equivalents, at the end of this page.

The petal drawstring is optional; you can substitute a ribbon or length of yarn. If using the petal drawstring, you should thread it through the drawstring loopholes so that both ends of the string are coming out of the same hole – this represents a “stem” with a single petal/bud at the end.

Mini Petal Plastic Bag Holder

Petal Bag

Rnd 1: ch14 and join
Rnd 2: tch, dc14 and join [14 dc]
Rnd 3: tch, *2htr, htr, rep * to end and join [21 htr]
Rnd 4: ch3 (counts as tr), 2tr, *skip 2, 3tr, rep * to end and join [21 tr]
Rnd 5: tch, htr21 BLO and join [21 htr]
Rnds 6-9: rep rnds 4-5
Rnd 10: tch, dc21 and join [21 dc]
Rnd 11: tch, *dc, ch2, rep * to end and join
Rnd 12: tch, *dc, dc2 into ch-sp, rep * to end and join
Rnd 13: *(dc, htr), (tr, htr), (dc, slst), rep * to end and fasten off

Petal Drawstring

Rnd 1: ch42, thread through loopholes and join
Row 2: dc3, slst and turn
Row 3: skip 1, (dc, htr), (tr, htr), (dc, slst) and fasten off

This mini plastic bag holder fits 4 standard size supermarket plastic bags. It’s ideal for quick shopping trips, where you’d like to reuse existing plastic bags and want to store them neatly until required.

Close ups of Mini Petal Plastic Bag Holder

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BLO = back loop only
ch = chain
ch-sp = chain space
dc = double crochet (US: single crochet)
htr = half treble (US: half double crochet)
rep = repeat
rnd(s) = round(s)
slst = slip stitch
tch = turning chain
tr = treble (US: double crochet)


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