Yarn in the Kitchen

My household is becoming a haven for urban hippies- We have been trying to eat more produce, particularly local produce, and we have attempted to do at least a little to reduce waste.  Both came together so perfectly in a couple of crochet projects I’ve adopted.

I stumbled across a pattern from Oh the Cuteness! for a crochet produce bag that literally took only an hour or two to make.  I only altered the handles into a draw-string.  Otherwise, I think the pattern works out great and is easy to follow.

 

You can get about two bags out of a ball of Lily Sugar N Cream cotton yarn and each one saves about a million of those plastic produce bags you get from the grocery store.  Plus it’s nice to out-hippy the customers at Whole Foods.

I was so pleased with the way the bags turned out, that I decided I would use the general pattern to create a hanging produce basket for my kitchen.  Basically, I used the scheme to double the loops in another row so that I could make it wider.

I then used a ring for holding cross-stitch fabric as the top support.  I connected three yarn chains to the top to hang it up.  Voila!  A banana hammock!

It’s a pretty addition to the kitchen.  Isn’t it great when function meets fashion?

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