Crochet Plastic Bag Holder Free Pattern

Today, we’ll introduce you to a practical and fun project: The Crochet Plastic Bag Holder Free Pattern. If you’ve been wondering how to creatively store your surplus of plastic bags while adding a handmade touch to your space, you’ve come to the right place.

This plastic bag holder is available as a free pattern; scroll down for the details. You can get the Ad-free version using the buttons below.

As we make this project, we’ll help you declutter sustainably and explore the endless possibilities of transforming everyday materials into functional art.

So, grab your crochet hooks, and let’s breathe new life into your plastic bags with this unique and eco-friendly project!”

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Best yarn to crochet a plastic bag holder with

Choosing the right yarn for a crochet plastic bag holder is crucial. You want something durable, easy to clean, and able to hold up to frequent use.

Cotton yarn is typically the best choice for a project like this. Cotton is a sturdy, machine-washable material that can handle the weight of many plastic bags. It’s also soft to the touch, which makes it enjoyable to work with. Examples include Lily Sugar’n Cream, as it comes in a variety of colors, allowing you to match your plastic bag holder to your kitchen or utility room decor.

For this plastic holder pattern, I wanted a quick project and went for a super bulky yarn. Make s this a fast project.

Remember, when choosing your yarn, consider the thickness or weight. Any yarn from worsted weight to bulky weight cotton yarn would likely be your best bet for a plastic bag holder, as it’s thick enough to be durable but not so thick that it would be difficult to work with.

However, you can use other types of yarn as well. Acrylic yarn can also be a good choice, as it is durable and easy to clean. It might not be as breathable as cotton, but it can do the job.

Remember, the important factors are durability and washability. Whichever type and brand of yarn you choose, ensure it can withstand the frequent use and occasional cleaning a plastic bag holder might require.

Finished Measurement of the Plastic holder project

Base = 5”

Body = 15” Excluding the handle

Supplies needed for this crochet plastic holder pattern

Hobbii Bungee Mini, Bulky, #7 (42% Cotton, 48% Polyester, 68 yards/62 m per 200g)

Estimated Yardage

150 yards

Hooks and other Materials

  • 8 mm Crochet Hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Stitch Markers


7  sts over 6  Rows = 4” across, made using sc, before blocking.

Plastic bag holder pattern notes

  1. Please kindly read through the pattern before starting.
  2. Any # 6 or #7 weight yarn can be substituted
  3. Chains at the beginning of Rounds or Rows do not count as a stitch.

Difficulty – Intermediate

Terms – US Terminology

Stitches needed for this plastic holder pattern

Chain(s) – ch(s)

Single Crochet – sc

Slip Stich – sl st

Half Double crochet – hdc

Back Loop Only – BLO

Hdc 3rd loop

Crossed double crochet – xdc

Special Stitch

Crossed double crochet (xdc)

First row of xdc = *Skip next st, dc in next st, crocheting over the dc just made into the skipped st, yarn over, insert hook into skipped stitch and yarn over (3 loops on the hook), yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through the remaining 2 loops

Rep from * to the end

Subsequent rows/rounds of xdc =

 *Skip the first leg of xdc and ch sp, dc in the second leg of xdcl, crocheting over the dc just made into the first leg of xdc, yarn over, insert hook into skipped stitch and yarn over (3 loops on the hook), yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through the remaining 2 loops

Rep from * to the end.

As part of the summer vibes, this plastic bag holder pattern is featured.

How to crochet plastic holder

Section 1 – Base

Chain 8, join with a sl st to the first chain to form a circle.  

Round 1: Ch 1, 12 sc around the circle, join. 12 sc

  • Place the stitch marker on the last stitch and move it after every round, no need to join.

Round 2: 2 sc in each around. 24 sc

Round 3 :*sc in next st, 2 sc in next, repeat from * around. 36 sc

With a sl st, close the height difference.

Section 2: Body

Round 1: Ch 1, in BLO, sc in each st around, join with a sl st to the beginning ch. 36 sc

Round 2: Ch 3, xdc around, join with a sl st to the beginning ch. 18 xdc

Rounds 3 – 10: Repeat Round 2

Increase or reduce the repeats for a desirable length.

Round 11: Ch 2, hdc in each st around, join with a sl st to the beginning ch.

Rounds 12 – 14: Ch 2, in 3rd loop, hdc in each st around, join with a sl st to the beginning ch.

Round 15: Ch 1, sl st in each 3rd loop around, join.

Fasten off

Section 3 – Handle

Select the best points on your basket

First side of the handle

Join yarn with a sl st to the 4th loop (first ridge created when you worked into the 3rd loop)

Step 1 – *Ch 1, insert hook into the next loop, sl st, repeat from * until all the loops in that straight line have been used.

Step 2 – Chain 22, hdc in 3rd Ch from hook and in the remaining chains, continue to the remaining sts on the basket, sl at into these sts. 

Step 3 – Select the next loop on the basket, (the loop next to where you started your handle)

Step 4 –Slip stitch into this stitch and the next 4 sts.

Step 5 – Fold your bag handle and sl st to secure the tip of the handle to the bag

Weave in all ends.

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