Hanging Hemp laundry bag
Pattern

Delicates Laundry Bag Crochet Pattern

As I transition into using more natural, organic fibers, I find myself still really wanting to use the washing machine. Especially when it’s something like a washcloth or face scrubbies. In comes a delicates bag! It allows me to wash cotton without agitation.

This pattern is super simple. I can imagine making it bigger for other uses but at this size – about 8″x8″ – it’s perfect for a small load of delicate cargo. 

Material:
1 skein of DK weight yarn – I used this yarn by hemp basics.
4.0mm Crochet Hook
A single hole toggle stopper – I used these.

Abbreviations (US Terms):
sl st – slip stitch
ch – chain
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet

r1: ch2, 8 hdc in 2nd ch from hook. sl st in first hdc. Ch1, turn.
r2: 2hdc in each stitch around (16). sl st in first hdc. Ch 1 turn
r3: *2hdc in next stitch, 1hdc in next* repeat around (24) sl st in first hdc. Ch 1 turn
r4: *2hdc in next stitch, 1hdc in next 2 stitches* repeat around (32) sl st in first hdc. Ch 1 turn
r5: *2 hdc in next stitch, 1hdc in next 3 stitches* repeat around (40) sl st in first hdc. Ch 1 turn
r6: *2hdc in next stitch, 1hdc in next 4 stitches* repeat around (48) sl st in first hdc. Ch 1 turn
r7: *2hdc in next stitch, 1hdc in next 5 stitches* repeat around (56) sl st in first hdc. Ch 1 turn
r8: *2hdc in next stitch, 1hdc in next 6 stitches* repeat around (64) sl st in first hdc. Ch 1 turn
r9: *2hdc in next stitch, 1hdc in next 7 stitches* repeat around (72) sl st in first hdc. Ch 1 turn
r10: *2hdc in next stitch, 1hdc in next 8 stitches* repeat around (80) sl st in first hdc. Ch 4 turn
r11: skip 1 stitch, *dc. ch1 skip next stitch* repeat around (40dc) sl in the 3rd ch of the turning chain.
r12: sl st in next chain 1 space. ch 4 turn. skip 1 stitch, *dc. ch1 skip next stitch* repeat around (40dc) sl in the 3rd ch of the turning chain.
r13-21: repeat r12. finish off

Make the drawstring
Cut 3, 24″ pieces of yarn and tie them together at one end. Braid the three strands together and tie off. Weave your braid through the r21, in and out of the ch1 spaces all the way around.

Insert the two braided ends into your drawstring toggle and tie the ends together so there’s not much excess when the bag is opened. Cut the remainder.

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