Free Knitting Pattern: Stretchy Mesh Bag

mesh bagsReusable bags are great, and it seems like you really can never have too many of them. Once a month or so it seems like all of ours disappear, either because they’re in the back of someone’s car or they never got unloaded or they went upstairs, never to be seen again.

This Stretchy Mesh Bag (available as a free download from Ravelry) from Rhonda Hoffman is one bag you would work hard to keep track of. It’s a pretty easy pattern, worked bottom up and from the center of the bottom out. The mesh is made by doing double yarn overs on one round and dropping the extra yarn over on the next round (one yarn over is compensated for with a decrease).

This it a pattern that would also work up really quickly and would be useful to keep in your purse or car for whenever you might need a stylish shopping bag.

[Photo by Rhonda Hoffman.]


  1. says

    My mother in law made me something similar, which I love. Just make sure it only stretches out to the sides, if you can. Mine got longer and longer when I was at the farmers market until it was nearly on the ground!

    I sewed in a liner to preserve the shape and now it works great! =)

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