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small crochet mesh shopper

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hello! happy new week!

sorry, it took a while but here are the explanations to make the first bag of the set (see my previous post). more to come in nearby future :) 

below are my notes, it is not a detailed pattern, but i hope it’s sufficient to crochet your own small mesh shopper. would you prefer a comprehensive crochet tutorial, you can take a look here: how to make a mesh bag.

crochet mesh shopper 3 colors yarn

 

 here we go!

 

used yarn:

scheepjes stone washed XL, for the body green agate and blue apatite, for the top and handles smokey quartz, 1 ball of each color. more info about the yarn here.

UPDATE! this is the correct link to the info about the XL version of the yarn

close up of stitch patterns in three colors

 

i worked with crochet hook 4 mm.

stitches used in american terms:
  1. chain = ch
  2. slip stitch = ss
  3. single crochet = sc
  4. half double crochet = hdc
  5. double crochet = dc

 

 

body of the bag

 

the height of the body of my bag is about 27 cm.

  • start with a magic ring
  • row 1. 1 ch, 8 sc into ring, ss into first sc
  • row 2. 1 ch, 1 sc in first sc, *3 ch, 1 sc in next sc*, repeat between * and * until you have  7 loops, end with 1 ch and 1 hdc into the first sc = 8th loop
  • row 3. 1 ch, 1 sc over the hdc, *4 ch, 1 sc into next loop*, repeat between * and * until end of row, but end with 2 ch and 1 hdc into first sc
  • row 4. 1 ch, 1 sc over the hdc, *4 ch, 1 sc into next loop, 4 ch, 1 sc into same loop*, repeat between * and * until end of row, but end with 2 ch and 1 hdc into first sc
  • row 5. 1 ch, 1 sc over the hdc, *5 ch, 1 sc into next loop*, repeat between * and * until end of row, but end with 2 ch and 1 dc into first sc
  • row 6. 1 ch, 1 sc over the dc, *5 ch, 1 sc into next loop*, repeat between * and * until end of row, but end with 2 ch and 1 dc into first sc
  • row 7. 1 ch, 1 sc over the dc, *5 ch, 1 sc into next loop, 5 ch, 1 sc into same loop*, repeat between * and * until end of row, but end with 2 ch and 1 dc into first sc
  • row 8. 1 ch, 1 sc over the dc, *5 ch, 1 sc into next loop*, repeat between * and * until end of row, but end with 2 ch and 1 dc into first sc
  • row 9 and further. repeat row 8 until your bag has the height you like to have.
    note: better don’t make the body to large because it really stretches (see photo below).
    crochet mesh shopper by elisabeth andrée

 

 

top part of the bag

 

the top part of my bag measures about 5.5 cm.

  • row 1. 1 ch, *1 sc into next 5 ch, 1 ch into sc*, repeat between * and * until end of row, ss into first stitch
  • row 2. 1 ch, 1 sc into first sc, *1 ch, skip 1 sc, 1 sc into next sc*, repeat between * and * until end of row, end with 1 ch and ss into first sc
  • row 3. 1 ch, sc into first sc, 1 ch, skip 1 ch, 1 sc into next sc*, repeat between * and * until end of row, end with 1 ch and ss into first sc
  • row 4 and further. repeat row 3 until you like the height of the top part. 

 

handlessmall crochet mesh shopper handles

 

 

 

the handles of my bag are circa 26 cm long and are located about 5-6 cm from the sides, there is about 17-18 cm between start and end points of the handles.

hold or lay bag flat and measure where you like to have your handles, the ‘scar’ (that is where you start and end the rows) will be at the side.  

 

  • row 1. 1 ch, sc into first sc, *1 ch, skip 1 ch, 1 sc into next sc*, repeat between * and * until you reach the starting point of your first handle, crochet sufficient chains to create the length you like to have for you handle (remember the number), 1 sc into sc at the ending point of your first handle, continue with the stitch pattern, until you reach the starting point of your second handle and crochet the same number of chains as your first handle, 1 sc into sc at the ending point of your second handle, continue with the stitch pattern until end of row, end with 1 ch and ss into first sc
  • row 2. 1 ch, sc into first sc, *1 ch, skip 1 ch, 1 sc into next sc*, repeat between * and * until end of row, end with 1 ch and ss into first sc
  • row 3. make 1 ss into all the sc, skip all the 1 ch spaces, work loosely, the slip stitches look large!
  • weave in yarn ends
  • attach yarn at left beginning point of one handle and make 1 ss into each of the chains until you reach the end of the handle, continue working at the top part of the body between starting and ending points of the handle, make 1 ss into all subsequent sc, skip all the 1 ch spaces, work loosely, ss into first ss. weave in yarn ends.

 

make the second handle in the same way.

 

 

optional

 

make a small band/strap that fits around the top part of the bag to hang a keyring onto (or something else). 

crochet chains to required length, turn, 1 ss into second ch from hook and into all subsequent chains, turn and work on the other side of the chains, 1 ch, 1 ss into first ch and into all subsequent ch until end of row, cut yarn, hang keyring onto band, fold band around the top of the bag and sew ends of band together.

 

you are done!

 

hope you like to use your little mesh bag very often!
until next time!

 

 

13 thoughts on “small crochet mesh shopper

  1. made a similar one some time back for my husband. he carries his lunch boxes in it. I made it with cotton thread and a size 3 hook. will post pictures in my blog when i dig them out (it is a loooong time now since i crocheted it!)

  2. This is absolutely great !!!!! ….. and the strap for the keyring …..a simple, but perfect detail!!!!!
    thank you for sharing Andre’e, xxxxx Ale

  3. I love this too. It’s as nice as your other bags.😉 I think about it to crochet for Christmas … Hope you ‘re well, greetings from Germany, Sabine.😀

  4. Hola, me encanta tu blog de ganchillo y esta bolsa es perfecta¡¡¡¡ estoy haciendo una bolsa de red a ganchillo pero tardaré un poco en publicarla, estoy liada con mas proyectos a la vez. Te sigo por instagram.
    besos

  5. Thank you for sharing your lovely pattern, I posted to my FB Fan page. Sandy

  6. Love this shopper!! I’ve been looking for patterns with sturdy handles & this one looks great!!! Thanks for sharing your creativity!!!
    ~Tess