Crochet Pattern: Plarn Market Bag

By Rachel Choi – 4 Comments
Crochet old plastic grocery bags into this sturdy market bag! Use your market bag over and over at the grocery store, beach, or any where you need a large bag. This pattern is intended to be made with plarn (plastic yarn) but can also be crocheted with medium weight yarn. Instructions for creating the proper gauge and adjusting the size of the bag and straps are included within the pattern. To download this pattern, visit the Crochet Spot Store.

Finished Size: 22” (56 cm) wide and tall when flat, including straps

Skill Level: crochet skill level easy
crochet plarn market bag

Approximately 80 grocery bags cut into 1” wide plarn
Crochet hook H (5.00 mm)
Yarn needle

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If you need help while crocheting your market bag, just let me know and I’ll help you out!

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  1. Vick says:

    Thanks for the pattern! It’s kind of ironic to crochet a market bag with old grocery store bags; I love it! I have to use my giant pile of bags somehow 😀

  2. Angie says:

    I love it but, unfortunately hate plarn…I just can’t get the hang of it and the bags always rip…it’s way too time consuming…maybe it’s something for me to try at a later time.

  3. Rachel says:

    Angie, you can always make the bag with regular yarn.

  4. Laurie says:

    I love Plarn. I have made totes with plarn to give as gifts and carry two of them myself. They are the perfect beach bag and for every day needs, they change shape to accommodate whatever you are carrying. Some bags are better than others to use when making Plarn totes. The best bags are soft and stretchy like the ones at Albertsons or Target. They have the nicest plastic bags for this purpose. To cut them quickly, I layer and smooth out several bags at one time. I fold them over and then cut them using a quilter’s ruler and rolling blade. I work on making my lengths of yarn while I watch tv with my husband and it doesn’t seem quite so tedious.

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