Re-Usable Grocery Bag

My knitterly friends inquired about the bag I was working on at S’rB. 
101+ uses!
I’m making more of these to sell at the Relay for Life and just for funsies I’m posting the pattern I used.  If you decide to make one yourself, let me know!  If you like it or if there’s something that needs to be tweaked, I’d like your inputSmile
 
Grocery Bag Pattern
yarn:  2 balls Sugar ‘n Cream cotton yarn 2 oz each
needles:  4.5 mm circular needle & 10 mm circular needle
gauge:  not really important but the garter section is approximately 5sts & 10rows=1" on 4.5 mm needles
 
A note on this pattern, I added a faux seam on either side but I doubt one is needed.  If you’d like you can omit the knit 1 at the beginning and middle of the round and just do a k2tog, yo around.
Using 4.5 mm needles, CO 30 sts & knit in Garter St (k every row) for 30 rows.  PU 15 sts along left edge of piece, 30 sts along CO edge, & 15 sts along right side of piece-90 sts.  Join for knitting in the round; pm after 37 sts & 82 sts.  Work 6 rnds in garter st (k 1 rnd, p 1 rnd).  Switch to larger needles.  All rnds:  [k1, *k2tog, yo rep from * to marker] rep once for the rnd.  Cont in this manner for pattern always beginning the k2tog from the yo of the previous rnd.  Cont patt until bag measures ~15” or until the first ball runs out.  Rnd 1: switch to 4.5mm needle k rnd even.  When a marker is encountered, drop down the k st to the beg of garter section and pick it back up making a faux seam (using a crochet hook, pick-up the first st then *pu the strand from the next 2 rnds and pull through, pu the strand from one rnd and pull through* rep until the top of the work).  Rnd 2: purl.  Rnd 3: knit. Rep these 2 rnds for a total of eight (end with a p rnd).  Next rnd: K 3, BO 39, k6, BO 39, k3.  Working back and forth in rows, make a garter st strap ~20” long.  Do a 3 needle BO with the 6 sts on the other side of the bag.
 
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I'm a SAHM, knitter, spinner, occasional runner & hermit.
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