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Designer Spotlight: Reduce, Reuse Market Bag by Kirstin Webb

When it comes to knitting, crocheting and designing, Kirstin Webb tends to “wing it.” She learned the basics from a grandmother when she was young and got a refresher from her husband’s family as an adult. From there, she did a lot of reading and experimentation.

Kirstin’s Reduce, Reuse Market Bag is the first pattern she designed. It came about as a teaching tool for her beginner crochet class. Using just single crochets and chain stitches, the bag is worked from its square, solid bottom, up through the mesh body and finished with either one or two straps. Kirstin used Berroco Remix to make her bag completely eco-friendly.

Reduce, Reuse Market Bag by Kirstin Webb
Reduce, Reuse Market Bag by Kirstin Webb

Tell us about yourself.

I am 27 years old, married, and I am an at-home mom with a 4 year-old son and a 12 year-old stepdaughter. I love to knit for my kids and have knitted a sweater for my husband that fits him perfectly! Not bad for my first adult knitted garment!

What made you choose this yarn?

I choose Berroco Remix because I like the colors, weight and texture of the yarn. It is a very attractive yarn. I also like that fact Remix is made of 100% recycled fibers. I thought it would be the perfect yarn for a reusable market bag, bringing eco-friendly full circle.

If you could knit something for anyone in the world, it would be…?

If I had time and could knit anything, I would knit myself a sweater!

What’s you favorite thing about knitting and crochet?

I find knitting and crocheting very relaxing, and an excellent outlet for my creativity. Also, they are very portable activities, which fit my lifestyle – I am constantly on the run!

Do you have a cool design you want to share? Or did you recently finish a project with Berroco yarn? You can email Ashley: or post it to the Berroco Lovers forum in Ravelry.

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