Free Crochet Pattern: Modern Bag Saver

By Amy Yarbrough – 7 Comments

If you normally keep those extra grocery bags stuffed into a cabinet then this pattern is for you! This is a simple pattern that works up quickly — that much closer to an organized cabinet. By making the adjustable ring large to begin with you have a hole in the bottom just big enough to pull out a bag but not so big they fall out themselves. The top is made like a drawstring bag, opening easily to add more bags and closing when it is hung up.

I used some leftover Bernat Home Dec yarn to make this bag saver because it makes such clean and neat stitches, but feel free to choose another bulky weight yarn of your choice.

Have you ever considered making your own bag saver? Give it a try!

Skill Level:

Finished Size: about 15” (38 cm) long, 12” (30.5 cm) in circumference

Materials:
Bulky weight yarn (approximately 80 yards)
Crochet hook I (5.50 mm)
Yarn needle

Gauge:
6 dc = 2’’
2 rows = 2’’
Gauge Swatch: 2’’w x 2’’h (5 cm x 5 cm) ch 8.
Row 1: dc in fourth ch from hook and in each ch across: 6 dc
Row 2: ch 3, turn, dc in each dc across: 6 dc
Finish off.

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Crochet Pattern: Modern Bag Saver
Round 1: make an adjustable ring and wrap yarn around 4 times, ch 1, 30 sc in ring, sl st in first sc: 30 sc
Round 2: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc now and throughout), dc in first sc, dc in next 4 sc, * 2 dc in next sc, dc in next 4 sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first dc: 36 dc
Round 3: ch 3, dc in first sc, dc in next 5 sc, * 2 dc in next sc, dc in next 5 sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first dc: 42 dc
Round 4: ch 1, sc in back loops only in each st around, sl st in first sc: 42 sc
Round 5 – 6: ch 1, sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc: 42 sc
Round 7: ch 4 (counts as 1 dc and ch 1), skip first sc, * skip next sc, dc in next sc, ch 1, repeat from * around, sl st in third ch of beginning ch-4: 21 dc
Round 8 – 26: ch 4, * dc in next dc, ch 1, repeat from * around, sl st in third ch of beginning ch-4: 21 dc
Round 27 – 28: ch 3, dc in each st around, sl st in first dc: 42 dc
Round 29: ch 1, sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc: 42 sc
Round 30: ch 2, working in back loops only, dc in next sc (counts as first dc2tog), * dc in next 5 sc, dc2tog, repeat from * around, sl st in first dc: 36 dc
Round 31: ch 2, in working in back loops only, dc in next sc (counts as first dc2tog), * dc in next 4 sc, dc2tog, repeat from * around, sl st in first dc: 30 dc
Round 32: ch 1, sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc: 30 sc
Finish off.

Cut 2 strands of yarn measuring 18″ long. Holding strands together, thread needle and make a running stitch (with a width of every 2 stitches) in Round 31. Tie strands together at end for easy hanging.

Having trouble crocheting? Leave me a comment below and I’ll get back to you!

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7 Comments

  1. Erica says:

    What a great idea, Amy! I love it!

  2. Doretha adams says:

    Confused! I am working on the bag for plastic grocery bags. I get to row 30, I have 21 stitches. In the instructions you say to decrease some. Then end up with 36 stitches? What am I missing?

    • Hello Doretha,
      I found the problem and have updated the pattern at Round 27-28 and adjusted the stitch count from there on. Hope this fixes your problem! Let me know if you have any more questions.
      Keep crocheting,
      Amy

      • Doretha adams says:

        Ok you adjusted the amount of stitches. but how are you doing it? Doing 2 stitches in each stitch? I am still confused, sorry

  3. Doretha adams says:

    Never mind, I got it figured out. Thanks for the pattern.

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