Knitting Pattern – Grocery Bag Organizer

Knitting Pattern – Grocery Bag Organizer

This knitting pattern shows you how to make a plastic grocery bag organizer, These are also great for undies and socks when travelling.

What you need

Worsted Weight Yarn
I used Redheart (8 ounce)had a lot left.
Size 10 &1/2 double point needles
Two hair elastics, medium size.
Pretty ribbon, bead or charm of your choice.


Gauge: 4 stitches = 1 inch

Cast on 60 stitches

Join together being careful not to twist.

Knit 5 rounds, or about 1 inch.

This round you will be attaching the hair elastic:
Round 6: Insert the right needle as usual to knit.Loop the hair elastic over right needle, bringingthe yarn over the hair elastic, knit the stitch dropping both the stitch and hair elastic from the needle.Knit the next stitch.This will work the hair elastic into the row securely.
HINT: I held the hair elastic with my right index fingerwhile knitting it into the bag.

Knit until the bag dispenser is the length youwant it. Mine is short so it would fit on the scanner.

Repeat Round 6

Knit 5 more rounds.
Bind off.

Copyright to Judith Prindle 5/30/05


  1. Kelly leopard says

    Confused about hair tie. As you knit the rows after 6 do you keep catching the hair elastic with each row as you pass? & I don’t see instructions about how that all works?

  2. I am wondering about the elastic row. What type of hair elastic do you use? HOw big does it need to be. Do you keep using the elastic when row 6 is repeated and do you keep putting the elastic along the entire round?

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