Crochet Plastic Bag Holder- Free Crochet Pattern

Follow this free crochet plastic bag holder pattern to organize all your loose plastic grocery bags in this functional and fabulous place.

Follow this free crochet plastic bag holder pattern to organize all your loose plastic grocery bags in this functional and fabulous place.

My family recently moved into a tiny house, like a real tiny house… 400 sq feet, and I was struggling to find a home for my plastic grocery bags. We reuse these on a regular basis in our home and finding a place for them to live that’s both cute and functional was a must.

That is how the Crafty Boho Bag Holder was created!

After I shared it on Instagram I immediately got lots of interest in the pattern and a few messages about buying the finished piece! I wanted to get this out to you guys as soon as possible, so you can start selling them in your shops!

I also bet they will sell well at craft shows this year, in states that still use plastic bags of course.

You can purchase the ad-free PDF below if you would like to support the shop.

Or follow the full video tutorial here (coming soon)

For everyone who wants to hang out with me here on the blog for the pattern, let me tell you what you’re going to need!

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MATERIALS (WITH CLICKABLE LINKS)

H (5.0mm) Crochet Hook
-Scissors
1 skein of Dishie Cotton
– Ponytail Holder
Tapestry Needle
2 stitch markers

Finished Bag Sizing: Bag body is about 13” tall and 5” wide. 

STITCH KEY (US TERMS) 

SC = Single Crochet
HDC= Half Double Crochet
FSC= Foundation Single Crochet
CH= Chain
YO= Yarn Over
INC= Increase (Put two stitches in the same space.
SLST= Slip stitch
*= To Be Repeated

SPECIAL STITCHES

Bobble: *YO, Insert hook into stitch and pull up a loop, YO and pull through 2 loops on your hook* Repeat 3 more times. Now you should have 5 loops on your hook. YO and pull through all 5 loops on your hook. 

Foundation Single Crochet: This technique is really a time saver once you get the hang of it! Your row of single crochet will have more give than it would if you made a chain first and just single crocheted back down. This technique will be explained within the pattern.

IMPORTANT BEFORE YOU START YOUR PLASTIC BAG HOLDER

When crocheting round work with the HDC it’s difficult to get your seem to be straight up the back. Depending on where you put your starting stitch, the seem will either curve to the left or curve to the right.

To fix this I alternate where I put my first stitch once I see my seam starting to go in one direction or the other.

Sometimes I put my first stitch in the same space as my join and chain 1, and sometimes I put it in the next space next to where I joined. I will explain this in detail in the video that goes with this pattern. 

Switching this up helps me get a fairly straight seam up the back.

Follow this free crochet plastic bag holder pattern to organize all your loose plastic grocery bags in this functional and fabulous place.

Crochet Plastic Bag Holder Pattern

Row 1: HDC 41 around a ponytail holder. Join into the top of the first HDC. CH 1. (41)

Rows 2-3: HDC in each stitch around. Join into the top of the first HDC. CH 1. (41)

Turn your work after finishing row 3.

Row 4: SC in the first stitch, Bobble in the next stitch. Repeat this all the way around ending with a SC. Join into the top of the first SC, CH 1, TURN YOUR WORK.

Repeat rows 1-4 8 times, giving you a total of 32 rows.

Row 33: HDC in each stitch around. Join into the top of the first HDC. CH 1. (41)

Now things are going to get a little tricky.

We want to center-off our front 20 stitches. Your numbers might be a little different than mine depending on where you put your first stitch for each row. (I mentioned this in the “before you start” section at the beginning of the pattern).

Row 34: Use 2 stitches markers to mark off the front 20 stitches of your bag.

HDC to your first stitch marker (for me it was 10 HDC). SLST across the 20 front stitches. Then HDC to finish the row and give you 41 stitches total. (for me it was 11 HDC).

Move your stitch markers up so they still mark the 20 center stitches.

Row 35: Repeat row 34. Being sure to SLST into row 34’s SLST’s. Join into your first stitch. CH 1.

Row 36: HDC until you get to your stitch marker (for me it was 9) SLST across the front 20 stitches, HDC 11. There will be one stitch left, this is intentional.

So far Row 36 only has 40 stitches.

Now we are going to FSC 7. Insert your hook into the side of your last HDC to make the spot for your first FSC stitch.

Now we are going to create a loop with our 7FSC stitches.

Insert your hook into your last FSC stitch, like you’re going to create another FSC stitch and pull through.

You should now have 2 loops on your hook.

Insert your hook into the top of the first stitch from the row and pull up a loop. Now you have 3 loops on your hook.

Yarn over and pull through all three loops, securing your stitch. SLST in the next space and tie off.

Sew in all your tails and you are finished.

Follow this free crochet plastic bag holder pattern to organize all your loose plastic grocery bags in this functional and fabulous place.

I hope you loved this pattern as much as I do! Im a sucker for any crochet pattern that just uses one skein of yarn.

If you make any Crochet Boho Bag holders and share pics, I’d love to see them! You can tag me @ACraftyConcept on social media if you’d like to share.

If you need a way to hang your crochet plastic bag holder on the fridge, I love these magnetic hooks I got off amazon.

Love organization crochet patterns like this one? Here is a list of 5 more amazing free patterns to help you organize your home!

Good luck selling these in your Etsy shops and at your craft shows! I hope they are a very hot item for you and you go viral!

Happy Crocheting
❤️Ashley

6 thoughts on “Crochet Plastic Bag Holder- Free Crochet Pattern

  1. MaryAnn Atzrott says:

    This is such a beautiful pattern! I’ve been wondering if plastic bag holders are still needed since plastic bags have been banned? What I really need now is a way to store all of the paper bags I seem to be accumulating…lol.

  2. Valerie says:

    Thank you so much for posting!! My husband and I are first responders and at times are taken to remote locations. Our “lunch boxes” are plastic bags and we then reuse them as a trash bags on the go/road. Thank you so much for creating a beautiful design that can also serves a function in the home 🙂

  3. WENDY says:

    I am another one from MI and have bags. Lots of them stuffed into a larger plastic type bag with handles. And believe it or not, I do use my own heavy bags for shopping too.
    I have Dishie in a few colors left over from knitting and crocheting dish cloths.
    And, I will have to make ‘twins’ to hold my bags and crank out one for my new neighbor too,
    as a welcome to the building gift. 🙂
    You are one talented gal. Keep up the creativity.

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