Easy Crochet Plastic Bag Holder – Free Crochet Pattern

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This free pattern is called the Crochet Plastic Bag Holder and will be your best friend when it comes to storing your grocery bags and plastic bags. It will be your most-used storage item in your house. No more problems finding and looking for all your plastic bags.

I created this pattern within only a few hours and I am in love, especially with the yarn I used. The Crochet Plastic Bag Holder uses I love this yarn in the color Strawberry Jam which makes my strawberry heart melt.

Yes, I love strawberries so much. This bag holder, therefore, is the perfect addition to my kitchen making it feel warm and cozy.

Not only does it look great, but it is also so functional. I love the combination of practical and beautiful which is joined perfectly in this plastic bag holder pattern. The pattern is super easy and works up so fast!

You can certainly make a few of these to sell at your craft stall or make them as practical gifts for friends and family.

Why make crochet plastic bag holder?

We are the first generation to know the environmental impact we have on the planet. We are also the last generation who have the chance to save it! It can be hard to know what to do and we often feel overwhelmed by the amount of information.

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However, there is little steps you can make at home to make a big difference in the long run. And you get to use your hook and yarn!

My Crochet Plastic Bag Holder is perfect to help the environment by saving plastic bags to reuse for groceries and so much more?

The most wonderful thing about the Plastic Bag Holder is that it uses only one skein of yarn and very easy and basic crochet stitches. You will be making lots of these for sure if you will attend a craft show. I promise you these plastic bag holders will be a hit.

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Now, before I show you the materials and the actual free crochet pattern, please also be sure to add this pattern to your Ravelry Favorites by clicking the button below as that allows my pattern to be shown to more people who might want to see it and also want to make it.

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So let me now get started and tell you what you will need in order to crochet this amazing pattern.

How to make the Crochet Plastic Bag Holder


Stitches used (US terms)

Click HERE to learn these basic stitches

  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • inv dec = invisible decrease
  • Suzette Stitch


3 rows x 2 Suzette sts = 1 square inch

Final Size

16 (H) x 8 (Diameter) inches (without loop)

Crochet Plastic Bag Holder Written Instructions

Start by attaching the yarn to the hair tie

Be sure to use a stitch marker, as the Rounds are made continuous without a slip stitch till the end.

Round 1: 24 sc’s all around the hair tie

bottom opening of crochet plastic bag keeper

Round 2: *1 sc in the next 2 sts, 2 sc in the same st, repeat from * all around

Round 3: *1 sc in the next 3 sts, 2 sc in the same st, repeat from * all around

Round 4: *1 sc in the next 4 sts, 2 sc in the same st, repeat from * all around

Round 5: *1 sc in the next 5 sts, 2 sc in the same st, repeat from * all around

Round 6 – 43: *1 sc and 1 dc in the same st (suzette st), sk 1 st, repeat from * all around

Round 44: *1 sc in the next 5 sts, 1 sc inv dec, repeat from * all around

Round 45: *1 sc in the next 4 sts, 1 sc inv dec, repeat from * all around

Round 46: *1 sc in the next 3 sts, 1 sc inv dec, repeat from * all around

Round 47: *1 sc in the next 2 sts, 1 sc inv dec, repeat from * all around

body of plastic bag holder crochet pattern

Creating the loop to hang the back

Ch 15, sk 2 sts, sl st to the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each ch back to the other side, sl st to the st before you started the ch

Finishing Instructions

Fasten off and weave in the ends.

Weave a piece of yarn about 1.5ft through the gaps between the sts of the last round which you will use to tie the opening on the top closed after adding bags.

opening of plastic bag holder pattern

You are now done with the free crochet plastic bag holder pattern. I hope you love it as much as I do.

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  1. I’m taking a stab at the holder and would like to know the dimensions of it as I’m a little concerned of my overall gauge. Does the holder hold it’s shape or is it shaped per the number/quantity of bags? Did you block your’s or is it as is?

    Thanks so much for all the info & patterns! Your newsletters and blog are a go to, thanks again!

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