This is what you need to help the environment: a crochet hook, cotton yarn and about three hours of TV.
Words and photography: Magdalena Smolira
What you’ll need:
For an apple bag
- 1.5mm crochet hook
- A ball of no.8 mercerised cotton (10g = 87m)
- Some easy to tie string
The bag weighs 10g and holds up to 2kg of produce.
For a potato bag
- 2mm crochet hook
- About 70m of no.4 mercerised cotton
- A shoe lace
The bag weighs 20g and holds up to 4kg of produce.
- Slip stich
- Single crochet (USA) / double crochet (UK)
It is simply a doily! A produce bag, which is capable of preventing harm to marine wildlife and birds, is just a simple doily that our grandmothers used to make.