CROCHET?Yes, and I blame Carol completely for this. She posted her version, and the very easy pattern, and I went into the stash, hunted down some cotton to try it out, and 2 days later I had the blue one, then I found some single balls of linen and some hemp, and well, single balls aren't useful for anything, and some of my friends and family have dropped hints about reusable bags (I think they are after sewn ones, but we'll see...), and well, then I found myself with hook in hand.
(I'm pretty sure I haven't convinced anyone of anything other than the fact that I am a complete startitis fan, and just felt the need to make these.)
But there have been requests for bags, so I'm thinking this is a nice change for me while I decide on my next project. (or which of my current projects I may pick up again.)
It's a ridiculously easy pattern, and once into the mesh part is completely mindless (as long as you can count to five) and great for watching tv.
I sort of screwed up the blue bag - I made the bottom a touch tight, I think, as it's more of a cone shape than a flat disk, but I paid better attention to the red linen one and got that bottom to lie flat. However, the blue bag still works, so no big deal.