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How to Crochet Net Bags

This week on our YouTube Channel, we hope you will enjoy the tutorial for these easy-to-make crocheted net bags that are exceptionally versatile while reducing your need for plastic bags. They are extremely easy to crochet, very light and will take a minimum amount of space in your carry-on bag or purse, so you can always have one or more handy when you need them!  

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They are also effortless, fun to crochet and very quick to make!!  Please help us save the earth by reducing the consumption of plastic one crochet bag at a time!  See the video below and click here to get the pattern.


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    • Carol on June 28, 2020 at 10:20 pm


    I have knit since I was old enough to hold a needle. I learned to crochet as a senior in high school. I enjoy both. Both have their place. I, also, do quilting and every other craft you can imagine. I just love creating.

    • Lorraine on June 28, 2020 at 10:24 pm


    I’m polycrafty. I knit, crochet, and sew. Love your blog and hope to see a recovered Carlos soon.

    • Judith on June 29, 2020 at 12:58 am


    I love to knit and have been doing so since I was seventeen. More than sixty years ago!

    • Annette on June 29, 2020 at 5:16 am


    I knit, do cross-stitch, sew, and I know how to crochet but haven’t made anything in many years, I knit all the time though.

    • Helen Snell on June 29, 2020 at 7:59 pm


    I do both!

    • Karen Koziol on June 29, 2020 at 9:36 pm


    I started out with crochet and learned to knit in 50’s. I enjoy both. I seem to knit more these days but want to crochet a bag after seeing this video and being inspired.

    • Sanne on June 30, 2020 at 7:14 pm


    I do both 🧶🧶

    • Lesley on July 1, 2020 at 2:36 pm


    I mostly knit, but can remind myself of crochet stitches when necesssary. After fifty years of knitting using the throw technique, I am now teaching myself to knit Norwegian style! It’s a bit loose but I am working on it! Lovely to see you both again, Arne and Carlos. I plan on knitting the horse next.

    • Mary on July 1, 2020 at 2:41 pm


    My granny taught me how to knit when I was about 8 and I have been knitting ever since. I taught myself to crochet about 8 years ago and love doing both crafts.

    • Becky Wahl on July 1, 2020 at 2:47 pm


    I knit and crochet. Knitting is my passion but I’ve been doing both for many years.

    Carlos if you read this I was on the Knitting Cruise March 1-10. I would like to know if we can get a copy of the group picture that was taken.

    Thank you and miss you guys!

    • vicki on July 1, 2020 at 3:07 pm


    What yarn are you using? Assuming cotton. What cotton

    • Vicki on July 1, 2020 at 3:08 pm


    Learned to knit very early but forget now and only crochet. I need something mindless and the projects I do don’t take much counting or thought.

    • Paula on July 1, 2020 at 3:25 pm


    I learned to crochet as a young girl, but always wanted to learn to knit because I like the “no holes” look of smooth stockinette stitch. When I was about 12 years old, my aunt taught me to knit and I enjoyed it very much. After a project or two, I went on to other things and years went by. As a Girl Scout leader, in my forties, I picked knitting back up, to teach the girls, and have never put it aside since. Now in my late 50’s, I have gone back to crochet with a few projects, and I recently completed your granny square scarf. I am enjoying “doing” crochet, but still prefer the look of knitted items more.

    • RidgeGirlJenny on July 1, 2020 at 4:13 pm


    I have knitted for 40+ years but never crocheted. I’m learning now so I can make the Gunnhild throw.

    • Kathleen on July 1, 2020 at 4:34 pm


    Crochet only, my knitting needles do not work:-}

    • Nancy on July 1, 2020 at 5:53 pm


    Really enjoy your tutorials.
    I am both a knitter and crocheter.
    Love all of your great ideas.
    The Mexican Fiesta bag is very pretty and would be great here in Texas.
    Thank you both for all of your great weekly get together’s.

    • Katherine Frydenborg on July 1, 2020 at 6:02 pm


    I learned to knit at age 8. As an adult I began to knit in earnest; most craft magazines in the 1970’s had both knit and crochet projects, so naturally, I learned to crochet. I have worked in many needlework styles, embroidery, needlepoint, and quilting. When my daughter was born 45 years ago, I learned to do English style hand smocking. By the time she was 6, I had opened a shop to sell supplies and teach smocking classes, which I did for several years. In the mid 80’s, I was firmly back to knitting with a little crochet as well. Needless to say, my daughter is accomplished in all the needle arts and is a very accomplished knitter. Keeping the skills alive!!

    • Karen Price on July 1, 2020 at 8:13 pm


    I do both as you both do.

    • Elise Petersen on July 1, 2020 at 8:27 pm


    I do both and enjoy both.
    KIndest regard

    • Debbie on July 1, 2020 at 11:14 pm



    • Barbara Harrison on July 1, 2020 at 11:58 pm


    I started to crochet at a very young age and then learned how to knit when I was in my teens! I grew up in Germany where everybody in our family was knitting.I also love to sew and do needlepoint.

    • Steve on July 2, 2020 at 1:10 am


    I love this new bag. A chance to Crochet something new and fun. I usually knit, but I also crochet.


    • Jackie Sylvia on July 2, 2020 at 1:59 am


    I knit only. I do teach my kindergarten students later in the school year how to crochet a chain using a hook. They love to do it It relieves stress, though they don’t realize it.

    • Jean S Whitaker on July 2, 2020 at 2:31 am


    I learned to crochet and knit at a very young age. I prefer knitting and the “look” of knitted items. However, I do a lot of crochet for some charity projects, like The Magic Yarn Project, that require certain items be crocheted.

    • Diane on July 2, 2020 at 2:49 am


    I first learned to crochet and learned to knit 30 years ago. I rarely crochet anymore but This video has inspired me to find my crochet hooks 🙂

    • Jean on July 2, 2020 at 4:18 am


    I learned to knit my own mitts with my brother when I was 5 and he was 4. (On 3 needles.) That was before there was TV and we lived in rural, northern Canada. When I was 6 I copied a German neighbour who knit the European way, after finding my mom’s throw method slow. Since then I have knit many sweaters, mitts, socks, afghans, —- learning on my own to read patterns, as my mother did not follow a pattern. Presently I do many many socks for family members, and a bigger project every so often. Knitting is my go-to activity when I am stressed, or when I have time on my hands! It’s been a hobby now for more than 72 years.

    • Jenni Dumlao on July 2, 2020 at 1:42 pm


    I knit and crochet 🧶

    • Ais on July 3, 2020 at 1:56 am


    I have been knitting since the mid 60’s but there are some unique projects that can be done with crochet so I am trying to learn that as well. I have put crochet borders on some knit projects and will try a few tote bags for myself and for gifts. Thank you for sharing the video:)

    • Holly Rust on July 5, 2020 at 1:12 pm


    I am 63 years of age. I learned to knit from a friend when I was about 10 years old. Later I learned some basic crochet. Overall, I prefer the look and texture of knitting but both are lovely.

    • Daisy Lisabeth on July 6, 2020 at 10:03 am


    I love everything : crochet, knitting, sewing & patchwork … and sometimes reading a book between my projects

    • Vina on July 10, 2020 at 6:32 pm


    I am a lifelong knitter, but I know how to crochet and, for example, use it to join my Quarantine squares for my pillow cover.

    • John Van Zanten on July 10, 2020 at 11:07 pm


    All knitters should crochet and vice versa. Thank you for your informative (as always) You Tube videos Arne & Carlos.
    Watching you two always makes my day!!!

    • Anne Dent on July 15, 2020 at 5:04 am


    I do both but prefer the look of knit. For this type of bag crochet may be fastest.

    • Cynthia on July 18, 2020 at 9:31 am


    Your crochet bag is the first crochet item I have ever attempted and I am enjoying doing it. I’m using colours very much like the blue one you showed on the blog. I really only seriously knitted while doing your quarantine cushion. I finished it and love it. I added a personal square with my family names (I have been doing geneology) on it. I’m envious of you being on the Lofoten Islands. I visited it them briefly while on a Hurtigruten cruise from Kirkenes to Bergen. Loved them and long to return. Stay safe and hope you are both fully recovered from Covid-19.

      • Julie on July 21, 2020 at 9:28 pm


      Hello Cynthia, I’m starting the crochet bag and have a question – to begin after ch 84 stitches- I’m not understanding if you join the chain to make it round? Watched the video and can’t seem to understand the first row where it appears there’s a slip stitch to join??? Help;)

      Thanks! Julie

      • Julie on July 22, 2020 at 2:33 am


      Hi Cynthia! Good news – I dug in and figured it out. Great fun!

        • Cynthia on July 25, 2020 at 10:20 am


        Hi Julie, Sorry I didn’t get back to you sooner. Glad you solved it. I didn’t understand either but just started doing 7 chain stitches along first chain and then continued round the other side. It turned out fine and I have used the bag and love it. Going to start another to use up the rest of the yarn now. I hope you enjoy it when it crocheted. I’m going to look for a crochet class after we are allowed to get back to what will be the new norm. Stay safe.

    • Tricia on July 30, 2020 at 1:27 am


    After watching this tutorial I realized I could use the same stitch pattern to make a net around a wool dryer-ball that keeps coming unwound. Thanks for the unintentional help!

  1. Reply

    I consider myself a knitter now, and only crochet if I have to.
    I did learn to crochet first, because I could never manage to master English “throwing” style of knitting.
    But when I learned on our trip to Iceland, that there was such a thing as Continental style…..hurray, I became a knitter.
    I much prefer knitting. It is more ergonomically comfortable, more aesthetically pleasing, more satisfying in every way to me.

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