Don’t know where to put or what to do with all those plastic grocery bags from the store? Then I have the perfect solution for you! You need a grocery bag holder to store all those plastic bags in and what better of an idea than to make your own Crochet Plastic Bag Holder with this FREE pattern!
Besides for being a quick and easy crochet project, this pattern only takes 1 skein of yarn! I love one skein projects as they take no time to whip up.
Out of over 150 patterns that I’ve designed, I can’t believe that I have never designed or even crocheted a plastic bag holder!
I finally decided that it was time to change that and to crochet one and it turned out perfect!
It’s such a quick project that solves an everyday problem of where to put all those plastic grocery store bags.
What Yarn Works Best for Crocheting a Plastic Bag Holder?
I’d say that cotton is the number 1 choice that I would choose to use to make a crochet grocery bag holder. I have seen some made out of acrylic, but cotton gives a much cleaner and finished look.
Any worsted weight cotton yarn will work, I chose to use a skein of Dishie Cotton that I had in my stash. I still even had a good little bit of the skein leftover.
Other Cotton yarns that would be great for making a crochet bag holder would be
- I Love This Cotton from Hobby Lobby
- Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton
- Lily’s Sugar and Cream
If you are wondering exactly how much yarn it takes to make this bag saver, I’d say it takes less than 175 yards.
Other than 1 skein of yarn, you will only need an elastic band (like a ponytail holder) and a 5.5 mm hook.
This plastic bag dispenser will be the perfect addition to any kitchen pantry. You can easily adjust the hanging loop to make it longer if you would like for the loop to fit over a door knob.
Or keep it as is (or even a little shorter) to just fit over a hook so you could hang it anywhere that you please.
I could even see adding a command hook to the inside of a kitchen cabinet door some where like maybe the cabinet that is below the sink to put the bag holder in a very easily accessible and handy place.
Check Out Some of my Other Quick Crochet Projects!
If you are looking for some other great patterns that would work for the kitchen and are quick to crochet, then you will definitely want to check these out!
- Modern Round Potholders
- Kitchen Scrubbies
- C2C Washclothes
- Double Thick Potholders
- Pineapple Scrubby
- Watermelon Scrubby
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Grocery Bag Holder Free Crochet Pattern
All crochet terms are US terms.
Skill Level – Intermediate
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Things you will need:
- 1 Skein Dishie in Sunbaked Clay / Approx. 175 yards of worsted weight yarn (preferably cotton)
- I / 5.5 mm Crochet Hook
- 1 Ponytail Holder / Elastic Hair Band
- Yarn / Tapestry Needle
- Approx. 13” long and 6” wide when laid flat
Abbreviation / Stitch Key:
- ch = chain
- st = stitch (es)
- sk = skip
- sc = single crochet
- hdc = half double crochet
- dc = double crochet
- hdc2tog = half double crochet 2 stitches together
- mc = magic circle / magic ring
- sl st = slip stitch
- sp = space
- yo = yarn over
- t = turn
Puff Stitch (PS)= *yarn over and insert hook into stitch, pull up a loop (as if you were going to do a double crochet), you now have 3 loops on your hook. Yarn over and insert hook into the same stitch and pull up another loop (5 loops on hook) repeat from * 2 more times until you have 9 loops on your hook, yarn over and pull through all 9 loops. Secure with a chain st.
- This holder is crocheted in the round.
- You will join rounds with a slip stitch at the end of every round
Note about keeping the seam straight –
To keep the seam straight and not to curve where you join each round together, I would take turns in which stitch that I would put my very 1st stitch in of each round.
1st time I would start and place my stitch into the same stitch that I sl st into like so
The next time into the stitch next to that one to the left.
By taking turns it keeps the seam so much straighter! It may not still be exactly straight, but it’s way better than curving halfway around the holder and making for such a noticeable seam.
Crochet Plastic Bag Holder Pattern –
Attach yarn to ponytail holder and ch 2 (ch 2 does NOT count as a st)
Round 1: 40 hdc around the ponytail holder, sl st into first stitch to join (40)
Round 2 – 3: ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st into 1st st (40)
Round 4 – 5: ch 1, hdc in the 3rd loop only around, sl st into 1st st (40)
Round 6: ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st into 1st st (40
Round 7 – 8: ch 1, hdc in the 3rd loop only around, sl st into 1st st (40)
Round 9: ch 1, *PS, sk st* repeat * to * around, sl st into 1st st (40)
Round 10: ch 1, hdc in each st (every ps and ch st) around, sl st into 1st st (40)
Round 11: ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st into 1st st (40)
Round 12 – 13: ch 1, hdc in the 3rd loop only around, sl st into 1st st (40)
Round 14 – 28: repeat rounds 9 – 13, 3 times.
Round 29: ch 1, *PS, sk st* repeat * to * around, sl st into 1st st (40)
Round 30: ch 1, hdc in each st (every ps and ch st) around, sl st into 1st st (40)
Round 31: ch 1, * hdc in 2 st, hdc2tog* repeat * to * around, sl st into 1st st (30)
Round 32: ch 1, * hdc in 1 st, hdc2tog* repeat * to * around, sl st into 1st st (20)
Do NOT cut yarn.
ch 15 (or more if you want a longer hanger), sl st into same stitch, turn and ch 1 and single crochet back down the chain stitches to make the hanger thicker.
Cut yarn and weave in all ends
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