Thursday, September 23, 2010

Free Patterns for Hemp Produce Sacs

I know you're so excited right?  These sold quite well in my Etsy shop.  But I just don't have the time to make these on an ongoing basis to sell.  What's more "Green" than sharing?  I am sharing these simple patterns because I want people to use them!

Hemp Produce Drawstring Sac Patterns

Designed by Chriss Smith
Say no Plastic in the Produce Section Too! These handy bags stretch to hold whatever your buying. They are machine washable and dryable. The Drawstring keeps your produce securely in the bag where you want it. This is a quick and easy project. If you cannot access hemp yarn, you could try cotton or organic cotton, but they will not be as strong.


 Larger Sac 10x13 Materials:
2 Skeins Allhemp3 (2 skeins will make 3 sacs)
A few yards of contrasting colored yarn for drawstrings
10 mm Crochet Hook
4 mm Crochet Hook
Darning needle

Using Larger hook:
Row 1: Chain 22, dc in 4th chain from hook and each chain across, when you reach last chain; work 2 more dc in last chain, then work 1 dc in each back loop of beginning chain across. When you reach the beginning chain 3, work 1 more dc in same stitch, join with slip stitch to top of chain 3.
Rows 2-12: Chain 3, turn, work 1 dc in each dc around, join with slip stitch to top of beginning of chain 3. Fasten off weave in ends.

Drawstring: I like to use a contrasting color to make my draw string. Simply chain 100 with smaller hook or to desired Length, and fasten off. Weave string into row ten of bag and secure with an overhand knot.



Smaller Sac 6 1/2 x 10"Materials



1 Skein Allhemp3 by Lanaknits
8mm Hook
4mm Hook
Darning needle

Sac is worked in the round with a join at the end of each row. 
Using Larger Hook:
Row 1: Chain 17, hdc in second chain from hook and in each chain across, when you reach last chain; work 2 more hdc in last chain, then work 1 hdc in each back loop of beginning chain across. When you reach the beginning chain 3, work 1 more hdc in same stitch, join with slip stitch to top of ch 2.
Rows 2: Chain 2, turn, work 1 hdc in each dc around, join with slip stitch to top of beginning of chain 2.
Rows 3: Chain 3, turn, work 1 dc in each dc around, join with slip stitch to top of beginning of chain 3.
Row 4: Chain 2, turn, work 1 hdc in each dc around, join with slip stitch to top of beginning of chain 3.
Repeat rows 3 & 4, 5 more times or to desired Length. Fasten off weave in ends.

Drawstring: I like to use a contrasting color to make my draw string. Simply chain 75 with smaller hook or to desired Length, and fasten off. Weave string into row ten of bag and secure with an overhand knot.


You are welcome to use this pattern for personal use, you may even sell items made from this pattern at craft fairs and Markets.  I just ask that you do not sell them online.  Please feel free to share this pattern with anyone and everyone. 

FYI: The "tare weight" of Each bag smaller bag is 16 grams or .04 of a pound,and the tare weight of Each Large bag is 27 grams or .06 of a pound,simply ask the cashier to subtract this amount at checkout if you are paying by weight for your produce. Tare weight is the weight of the bag or container when empty. It's usually a legal requirement for stores to subtract the weight of the empty container when weighing your produce or bulk purchase. 


Enjoy!!


8 comments:

  1. That's very generous of you to share your pattern - thanks so much :-)

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  2. I'd like to thank you as well for the wonderful patterns! How awesome are these?

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  3. I love this pattern! I also have a shop on Etsy and if it is okay with you I would like to sell these bags.

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  4. What a lovely pattern. Thanks for sharing.....

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  5. Love these! I featured a link to the pattern this morning on Moogly! http://www.mooglyblog.com/lace-weight-crochet-patterns/

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  6. What a gift yor pattern is!
    To creafters, the ocean life and future generations. These will be great Green homemade christmas hanukkah kwanzaa gifts!

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  7. Yes, thank you so much for sharing your pattern. It's great to have something like this to take to the store and use instead of plastic bags. Thanks again. :D

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