We have cut out the large plastic shopping bags from our lives, but we are still inundated with plastic produce bags. I actually re-use the bags as dog bags, but I could be using the biodegradable bags for that task, which makes more sense. So, I looked around for a solution.
My mum just buys her produce loose and then puts it in a market bag after it’s gone through the till, but she buys much less than we do and I didn’t think having all that produce rolling around in the cart was really a good thing. So I knew I still wanted a way to contain the fruit and vegetables – just not in plastic.
This is the first of what I plan will be many produce bags. It is knit from crochet thread, so is very lightweight and folds up into a tiny little ball when empty. There were a few patterns on Ravelry for produce bags, and I think I’ll try one of the other ones for my next attempt. This is a fine bag, but I wouldn’t mind experimenting with some of the other patterns as well.
Pattern: Reusable Produce Bag, free on Ravelry