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.
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!
Download the PDF: [download id="3091"], or continue reading below for pattern.
- US K/10 (6.5mm) crochet hook
- Jute Twine - 3ply twine
- Yarn needle
- 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.
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.