featured stitches:
chain (ch)
slip stitch (sl st)
single crochet (sc)
double crochet (dc)
sp (space)
stuff you’ll need:
plastic shopping bags in brown and white. (don’t worry if they have print on them.)
hook size n/13 (9.0mm)
large tapestry needle
gauge 12 stitches and 7 rows = 4” (10cm) in double crochet with size n/13 - (9mm) hook.

instructions
in brown plastic “yarn"
ch 4. join with a sl st to beginning ch to form a ring.

rnd 1:  loosely ch 1 (counts as 1st sc), 3 sc into ring. 4 sc total.

rnd  2: ch 2 (counts as 1st dc), work 1 dc into the same st, work 2 dcs into each of the next 3 sts. join with sl st to beginning ch. 8 dcs total.

rnd 3:  ch 2 (counts as 1st dc), work 1 dc into same st, *1 dc into next st,  work 2 dcs into next st*, repeat from * to * 3 more times; 1 dc in next st. join with sl st to beginning ch. 12 dc total.

rnd  4:  ch 2 (counts as 1st dc), work 1 dc into same st, *work 1 dc into next 2 sts, work 2 dcs in next st*, repeat from * to * 3 more times; 1 dc in next st. join with sl st to beginning ch.16 dc total.

rnd  5:  ch 2 (counts as 1st dc), work 1 dc into same st, *work 1 dc into next 3 sts, work 2 dcs in next st*, repeat from * to * 3 more times; 1 dc in next st. join with sl st to beginning ch. 20 dc total.

rnd  6:  ch 2 (counts as 1st dc), work 1 dc into same st, *work 1 dc into next 4 sts, work 2 dcs in next st*, repeat from * to * 3 more times; 1 dc in next st. join with sl st to beginning ch. 24 dc total.

rnd  7:  ch 2 (counts as 1st dc), work 1 dc into same st, *work 1 dc into next 5 sts, work 2 dcs in next st*, repeat from * to * 3 more times; 1 dc in next st. join with sl st to beginning ch. 28 dc total.

rnd  8:  ch 1 (counts as 1st dc), work 1 hdc into same st, *work 1 dc into next 6 sts, work 2 dcs in next st*, repeat from * to * 3 more times; 1 dc in next st. join with sl st to beginning ch. 32 dc total.

rnd  9:  ch 2 (counts as 1st dc), work 1 dc into same st, *work 1 dc into next 7 sts, work 2 dc in next st*, repeat from * to * 3 more times; 1 dc in next st. join with sl st to beginning ch. 36 dc total.

rnd  10:  ch 2 (counts as 1st dc), work 1 dc into same st, *work 1 dc into next 8 sts, work 2 dcs in next st*, repeat from * to * 3 more times; 1 dc in next st. join with sl st to beginning ch. 40 dc total.

rnd  11:  ch 2 (counts as 1st dc), work 1 dc into same st, *work 1 dc into next 9 sts, work 2 dc in next st*, repeat from * to * 3 more times; 1 dc in next st. join with sl st to beginning ch. 44 dc total.

rnd  12:  ch 2 (counts as 1st dc), 1 dc in ea st around to beginning ch. join with sl st to beginning ch. 44 dc total.

change to white plastic “yarn".

rnd 13: ch 1, 1 sc in ea st around to beginning ch. join with sl st to beginning ch. 44 scs total.

change to brown plastic “yarn".

rnd 14: ch 2, 1 dc in ea st around to beginning ch. join with sl st to beginning ch. 44 dc total.

rnd 15: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc + 1 ch), skip 1 dc, dc in next st. *ch 1, skip 1 dc, dc in next st*. repeat from *.*  join with a sl st in 1st ch 3.

rnd 16: ch 2, 1 dc in ea st around to beginning ch. join with sl st to beginning ch. 44 dc total.

change to white plastic “yarn".

rnd 17: ch 1, 1 sc in ea st around to beginning ch. join with sl st to beginning ch. 44 sc total.

change to brown plastic “yarn".

rnd 18: ch 1, 1 sc in ea st around to beginning ch. join with sl st to beginning ch. 44 sc total.

change to white plastic “yarn".

rnd 19: ch 1, 1 sc in ea st around to beginning ch. join with sl st to beginning ch. 44 sc total.

change to brown plastic “yarn".

rnd 20: ch 2, 1 dc in ea st around to beginning ch. join with sl st to beginning ch. 44 dc total.

rnd 21: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc + 1 ch), skip 1 dc, dc in next st. *ch 1, skip 1 dc, dc in next st* ; repeat from *.*  join with a sl st in 1st ch 3.

rnds 22 - 31: *1 double crochet in every ch space, with chain 1 between ea dc.* repeat from *.* to beginning chain 2. join with sl st to beginning ch.

rnds 32 - 33: ch 1, 1 sc in ea st around to beginning ch. join with sl st to beginning ch.

change to white plastic “yarn".

rnd 34: ch 1, 1 sc in ea st around to beginning ch. join with sl st to beginning ch.

change to brown plastic “yarn".

rnds 35 - 36: ch 1, 1 sc in ea st around to beginning ch. join with sl st to beginning ch.
handle is worked back and forth in rows

row 1: ch 1 (counts as 1st sc), turn. sc in next 7 scs. 8 scs total.

rows 2 – 75: repeat row 1.
using a large tapestry needle, sew end of handle to opposite side of bag.
weave in ends.