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Free Pattern: Bag Keeper

One of my most used handmade items is a large grocery bag holder. I am sure you have seen these before. There are lots of patterns available. It is super handy for storing all the bags so they aren’t all over the place, plus easy to get them out.

crochet pattern ~ bag keeperThe nice part is you can make these any length you would like. We needed a short one for our trailer.

crochet pattern

I know a lot of people are going to cloth bags. This could also hold scrubbies and loufas for storage.

Bag Keeper

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Materials and Measurements

Yarn: Worsted Weight Acrylic
Sample: Red Heart Super Saver
Crochet Hook: I
Miscellaneous: yarn needle to weave in ends Gauge: not necessary for this project
Size (measured flat): 10″ tall (or desired length) x 5″ wide

Pattern starts at bottom of bag.

1. With I hook and yarn, ch 36, sl st in last chain to join in a circle. Make sure chain is not twisted. (36sts)
2. Ch 2, hdc in each st to end of round, sl st to join. (36sts)

3-4. Ch 2, *FPDC around next post, BPDC around next post*, repeat to end of round, sl st to join.

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5. Bottom band complete. Change color if desired. *ch 5, sk 2 sts, sl st in next st*, repeat to end of round. The last sl st of the repeat is worked into the first ch 5 space of the round. (12 loops)


6. *ch 5, sc in next loop*, repeat to end of round. Keep repeating until bag is 10″ long or desired length.image

7. Ch 5, sl st in next loop. Change color for top band if desired. Ch 2, 2dc in same loop, 3dc in each loop to end of round, sl st in beginning ch 2 to join. (36sts)


8. Ch 2, *dc2tog, dc*, repeat to end of round, sl st to join. (24sts)
9. Ch 1, *sc2tog, sc*, repeat to end of round, sl st to join. (16sts)
10. This step creates the hanger/loop. Ch 26, sk 3 sts on last round of bag, sl st 2 on bag. Ch 1, turn to work across the chain. Sc in each chain. Sl st in a st at base of chain. Finish off and secure yarn tail.

Sample Pix

Thanks to my awesome testers for sharing pictures of their samples. I really like the yarns they chose.

Try This One Too

If you enjoyed this project and would like to make a version with a bottom, try my “bath scrubby“. It could be made with regular yarn for a market bag.

Bath Scrubby Bag

Bath Scrubby Bag

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