Here is a quick and easy crochet bag holder pattern to keep all your grocery bags tucked away neatly. To use the bag holder, simply stuff your plastic bags in at the top. Then when you need a bag, simply dig one out at the bottom.
I did mine in a solid color, but this is a project where you could literally pull out all the smallest odds and ends and use them up. Especially if your holder ends up on the inside of a cupboard or closet door where no one is ever going to see it. With that said, I’m sure you could do some pretty amazing stripes that you’d be proud to show off.
The Stitches and How It’s Made
The stitch pattern is mindless and super easy to work on. It’s the extended single crochet along with chain one spaces to give a nice texture on the fabric. The extended single crochet is slightly higher than the single crochet, and really easy to learn.
This crochet grocery bag holder pattern is started at the bottom by working around an elastic hair band. The elastic is helpful in keeping the bags from falling out and also makes it easier to grab the bags when needed.
As for the drawstring, I stitched both ends together after I weaved it into the bag. Thus, for
I used an economic acrylic yarn, Red Heart Comfort. It is an aran weight yarn. It’s a bit thicker than the super saver. Any similar worsted weight acrylic yarn will work to make this. I like the acrylic, because it adds a nice stretch, allowing you to put in even more bags than bargained for.
Other Patterns to Try
- ESC Dishcloth
- ESC Pencil Organizer Cozy
- Crochet Mop Cover
- CD Double Roll Tissue Cover
- Pretty Simple Free Crochet Soap Cozy Pattern
Crochet Bag Holder
- Yarn: Red Heart Comfort
- Crochet Hook: H/8-5.00mm
- Other: 1 Hair Elastic, Scissors, Yarn Needle.
- Gauge: 2" across 4 (esc, ch-1) repeats
- Finished Size: When laying flat it measures approximately 12" high by 9" wide.
Special Stitch Instructions
- ESC = Insert hook in stitch indicated, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through one loop, yarn over and pull through both loops on hook.
- Rnd 1: Join yarn to hair elastic and work 36 sc around elastic; join with sl st in first sc. [36 sts]
- Rnd 2: Ch 1, esc in same st as join and into each st around; join with sl st in first esc; [36 esc]
- Rnd 3: Ch 1, (esc, ch 1) in same st as join and into each st around; join with sl st in first esc. [36 esc and 36 ch-1 sps]
- Rnd 4: Ch 1, (esc, ch 1) in same esc as join and into each esc around. (Do not work into ch-1 sps) [36 esc and 36 ch-1 sps]
- Rnds 5-32: Same as rnd 3. [36 esc and 36 ch-1 sps]
- Rnd 33: Ch 1, sc in same esc as join and into each esc and into each ch-1 sp around; join with sl st in first sc. [72 sc]
- Rnd 34: Ch 1, (esc, ch 1) in first sc, sl st in next sc, *(esc, ch 1) in next sc, sl st in next sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first esc. FO.
- Ch 40. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and into each ch across. FO leaving a 4-5" tail. Weave string into open spaces of rnd 32. Sew the ends together using the tail end.