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Mini Petal Plastic Bag Saver

Mini Petal Plastic Bag Saver

Tired of supermarket plastic bags cluttering your kitchen? Want to reuse your plastic shopping bags, but keep them tidy until needed? This Mini Petal Plastic Bag Saver is perfect! Make a few and stash one at home (for bin liners), one in the car (for grocery trips), or one in the classroom (for emergency decluttering)...

Needles: 5mm (US: H) crochet hook, darning needle
Yarn: DK
Materials: none
Yardage: negligible

Directions: Turning chains have been specified. Join all rounds with a slip stitch. All directions in UK English; see abbreviations glossary for US English equivalents.

Mini Petal Bag

Top View of Mini Petal Plastic Bag Saver

Rnd 1: ch14 and join [14 chs]
Rnd 2: tch1, dc14 [14 dc]
Rnd 3: tch1, *2htr, htr* 7 times [21 htr]
Rnd 4: tch3 (counts as tr), 2htr, skip 2, *3htr, skip 2* 6 times [21 htr]
Rnd 5: tch1, htr21 BLO [21 htr]
Rnds 6-9: repeat rounds 4-5
Rnd 10: tch1, dc21 [21 dc]
Rnd 11: tch1, *dc, ch2* 21 times [21 dc, 21 ch-sp]
Rnd 12: tch1, *(dc, htr), (tr, htr), (dc, slst)* 7 times into ch-sp

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Mini Petal Drawstring

Rnd 1: ch42 and thread through bag eyeholes (chain spaces) before joining [42 ch]
Rnd 2: no tch, dc3, slst and turn
Rnd 3: skip 1, (dc, htr), (tr, htr), (dc, slst)

Fasten off and hide ends with darning needle.

If you'd like to make the plastic bag saver taller, simply add extra repetitions of bag rounds 4-5, after round 9.

An alternative to bag rounds 1-2 would be a single round of foundation dc. (Use the yarn tail to close the join gap, at base.)


BLO = back loop only
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-sp = chain space
dc = double crochet (US: single crochet)
htr = half treble (US: half double crochet)
slst = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tch = turning chain