Twine Crochet Apple Bag / by Melody

Twine Crochet Apple Bag We went apple picking today. It was beautiful. You absolutely can't skip apple picking during fall in New England - it's a one-of-a-kind experience and a wonderful tradition. My mom and I packed up my camera and our autumn clothing and headed over to a pick-your-own place south of here. The woman in the tent put down her knitting to get us a bag and a color guide to the trees and the kind of apples they grew. We strolled up the dusty track and cut through rows of trees to get to the white-marked trees - my mom's favorite, Cortlands.

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She'll kill me for that picture, but I love it. It's so Americana to me. Also she's beautiful, and her hair is lovely.

So onto the reason for the title of this post: I took this opportunity to make and use a twine crochet apple bag! I had a bunch of twine left over from the lamps I crocheted (you'll be seeing more projects involving twine, I'm sure), so I decided to crochet a chunky mesh bag from one of the rolls. It turned out rather well!

Twine Crochet Apple Bag

Twine Crochet Apple Bag

Twine Crochet Apple Bag

Twine Crochet Apple Bag

Twine Crochet Apple Bag

Download the PDF: [download id="3091"], or continue reading below for pattern.

You'll need:

  • US K/10Β (6.5mm) crochet hook
  • Jute TwineΒ - 3ply twine
  • Yarn needle

Abbreviations:

  • Ch - Chain
  • Dc - double crochet
  • Sl st - slip stitch

1.Ch 15, 2 dc in 4th ch from hook (3-ch counts as first dc), dc in each ch across, working 3 dc in last ch, turn to work up opposite side of foundation chain, dc in each ch, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-3.

2. Ch 3, work dc in same st as join, work 2 dc in each of next 2 dc, dc in each dc across to other end, work 2dc in each of the 3 dc at end, dc to end, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-3.

3. Ch 3, work dc in same st as join, work 2 dc in each of next 5 dc, dc in each dc across to other end, work 2dc in each of 6 dc at end, dc to end, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-3.

4.Ch 3, dc in each dc around, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-3.

5. Ch 1, sc in same st as join, ch 5, skip 2 dc, sc in next dc, repeat from * around to beginning, end ch-5, sc in first ch-5 sp, continue to work around in a spiral in mesh pattern (ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp), until you have 12 rounds of mesh pattern. Ch 1, work 3 sc in each ch-5 space and 1 sc in each sc around, join with sl st in first sc.

Strap:

Ch 3, dc in next 3 dc, turn, ch 1, sc in each dc, ch 3, dc in each sc, repeat these two rows until you have 63 rows total, ending with a sc row. Fasten off and stitch to bag opposite from beginning row. Weave in all ends.