Written by Kate Curry
1 ball of Single-Ply Hemp Yarn
Water bottle/cylinder container
Step One: Cut 8 pieces of hemp yarn, each 130 inches long. Once cut, fold the strands in half and knot, leaving 1-2 inches of loop to create the hanging handle of the produce bag.
Step Two: Keeping 4 strands in the center and 2 strands on each side, make 7 half spiral knots
Step Three: Take a container or and tape the top of the cords to the top. I had a dog food container that worked nicely!
Step Four: Taking four strands, create two square knots. You will have 4 square knots and 2 left over strands. Leave those two strands - we will use those later!
Step Five: After your initial four square knots, continue making square knots, combining the stands to create a net. Make sure these rows of squares are relatively close together For extra security, you can tape the finished square knots down to help you as you continue to knot. Square knot down the body of your container in a diamond pattern until your container is covered.
Step Six: Un-tape and pull your container out of the bottom of the wrap. Gather the strands together and tie them together using the wrapped knot. You can do this with another strand of hemp. You can leave the strands hanging or cut them short.
Step Seven: At the top, take the two strands and wrap them around the strands underneath the half spiral knot. This helps adjust the opening in case it is too large.
Step Eight: Taking the remainder of the strand, larks head and wrap the hanging loop.