Thursday, September 9, 2010
Cotton Is King Market Bag
I love cotton! It's comfortable to wear, and it makes a wonderful shopping bag. Just for grins, I tried making The Ultimate Recycled Market Bag with regular worsted weight cotton yarn instead of plarn. It works up great. No modifications to the pattern are needed.
Like the plarn bags made from this pattern, the cotton version stretches when in use, and it stays a bit stretched after that. The picture above was taken after the first use. The other picture shows the bag holding 1/2 gallon of orange juice, a bag of coffee beans, a jar of peanut butter, and a 1 lb. carton of raisins... with room (and strength) to spare.
You can find more crochet tips and variations on The Ultimate Recycled Market Bag pattern in the following posts:
Saving Your Hands and Arms When Using Plarn
T-Shirt Yarn Market Bag
My Old Crochet Hook