Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Plastic bag keeper, free pattern

This plastic bag holder or keeper is my own design, I first made them early last year. I've had a couple of people ask for this pattern so here it is! Please be respectful of my original design and do not copy this pattern, you can make and sell items you make with this pattern, please just link back to this page.
the plastic bag keeper is a tube with a drawstring at each end
The plastic bag keeper is a tube with a drawstring at each end, pull the top drawstring tight and use the loop to hang the keeper. Keep the bottom drawstring loose so you can slip bags in underneath, pull the drawstring to close if needed.
weave the drawstring in between the stitches

Plastic Bag Keeper Pattern

you'll need less than 100g of 8ply yarn for this, I used acrylic and a 4mm hook
1. ch 60, sl st into 1st ch to form loop, ch 3 (counts as 1st st of round 1) dc into ea ch to end, sl st into top of 1st st (60 st)
2. ch 4 (sk 1, dc into next st, ch 1) repeat to end, sl st into 3rd ch (30 ch spaces)
3-34 sl st into next ch sp, ch 4 (dc into next ch sp, ch 1) repeat to end, sl st into 3rd ch (30 ch spaces)
repeat round 3 until round 34
35. ch 3 (dc into next ch sp, dc into next st) repeat to end, sl st into 3rd ch
36. ch 60, fasten off and tie a loose knot, starting at the 1st st of round 35, weave the 60 ch in and out of the stitches, cont. to end, undo the loose knot and sl st into 1st ch of 60 ch to form drawstring, fasten off and weave in ends.

To form drawstring at beginning end, start a new ch 60, fasten off leaving enough yarn to complete last sl st, and tie a loose knot. Starting at the 1st st of round 1, weave the 60 ch in and out of the stitches, cont. to end, undo the loose knot and sl st into 1st ch of 60 ch to form drawstring, fasten off and weave in ends.

Please leave a comment if you found this free pattern useful, I'd love to hear from you!

25 comments:

  1. Thank you. A very pretty and practical project.

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  2. thankyou! I'm glad you like it <3

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  3. l was in search of such use full thing especially for kitchens thank you very much

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  4. Cute idea! I am going to whip one up for my friend.... but I must "rename" it. She calls her saved plastic grocery bags "WalMart DONUTS" 'cause she has a nifty way of twisting them into a ring and tucking end in the center hole... much neater than wadding them up like I USED to do! Thanks for this pattern!

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    1. thankyou! I'm glad you like it <3

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  5. Thank you for a lovely practical pattern my sisters really liked them

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    1. thankyou! I'm glad your sister liked them <3

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  6. I think this would be a great project for a fund raiser raffle. Thank you for the pattern.

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    1. good idea, I'm glad you like it, thankyou for commenting <3

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  7. This turned out beautiful with variegated yarn. The colors spiraled up the plastic bag keeper. I used Red Heart "fall" color. I love it!! Thanks for this pattern.

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    1. That sounds great, I'm glad you enjoyed the pattern <3

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  8. Great pattern and very useful! Thank you for posting it.

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  9. I just finished making this and I love it! It was super simple and quick to make. I can't wait to get my cabinet that is full of grocery sacks back lol thank you!

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  10. I will make this from plarn (plastic bags cut into strips and used as yarn), as I do many things, but it really seems appropriate to make something from plarn to store plastic bags in.

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    1. Its a great idea to make it out of plarn! I hope you enjoy the pattern <3

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  11. This is a nice pattern. I made one to donate to a charitable bazaar.

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  12. I am anxious to try this pattern as I have so many plastic grocery bags. I may make some for family members also!

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    1. Give it go, it isn't too hard! Good luck and enjoy <3

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  13. G'Day from Downunder Teena, They say Friday 13 is unlucky, well it has been lucky for me. Unable to sleep due to pain from fibromyalgia and wanted something simple I could do to minimise hand pain and take my mind off things a tad. Did not think I would get this lucky, my friend asked me a few days ago if I could crochet her something of this ilk. Checked my emails at 03:45am and via my Hooked on Crochet sub, discovered your pattern. Just thought I would let you know that I have completed one - it is now 06:30am Friday THIRTEENTH of Feb 2015. I did continue for about another 10 rounds hence round 35 & 36 became 45 & 46 and finished off as per pattern. I used a variegated yarn in lemon, beige, pink to match Bellah's kitchen. I love the look of your 4 round doilies and the bikini and sun hat for "Barbie". My twin grandies have Barbie and I just know that they will love these. Thank you so much for making these patterns available. I live on a tight budget and it makes such a difference to the purse when you can obtain patterns such as these at no cost. Keep up the kind and wonderful gesture Teena. Cheers 'n Beers from OZ - regards, PamW-M.

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  14. I'm glad you like the patterns! Its just a little something I am able to do, and its fun! I'm glad to hear that today has been lucky for you with little pain. I'm bored today, I wonder what I will do? Thanks for your comment <3

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  15. Thank you for this free pattern. Just what I was looking for; simpl but beautiful and very functional. DS

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