Crochet Market Bag Pattern

Discover the perfect crochet pattern for all your shopping adventures with this free crochet market bag pattern. Designed with more complex and beautiful stitches like the star stitch and bobble stitches, this bag is as functional as it is eye-catching.

The intricate details of these stitches create a stunning texture that will impress everyone who sees it. Whether you’re heading to the farmers market, beach, or running errands, this spacious and durable bag will keep your belongings secure while adding a touch of handmade charm to your outfit.

The pattern includes clear instructions and is suitable for intermediate crocheters looking to expand their skills. Say goodbye to single-use plastic bags and embrace sustainability with this reusable crochet market bag. Get ready to crochet a stylish and eco-friendly accessory that will turn heads wherever you go!

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farmers market tote bag

Skill Level

Intermediate. Pattern includes involved stitch patterns, color work, and/or shaping.

Materials

Gauge

Gauge is not important for this pattern.

Finished Size

14 inches wide by 13 inches long

Strap height is 17 inches

Important Notes

  • Bag is worked in the round.
  • Strap is worked in rows.
  • Joins are made with a slip stitch.
  • Colors changes are made when joining.
  • Fasten off old color during color changes or carry the yarn up.
  • Work first stitch(es) of each round in same stitch you joined to.
  • The single crochet that comes after the bobble stitch should be made behind the bobble stitch so that the bobble pops out on the right side.
  • The first star stitch of each round begins in the middle of the beginning ch 3.
  • The hdc2tog at the end of the star stitch rounds will prevent you from having a hole between your last star stitch and last stitch of the round.

Abbreviations

  • hdc = half double crochet
  • hdc2tog = half double crochet decrease
  • sc = single crochet
  • ss = star stitch
  • bo = bobble stitch
  • sc2tog = single crochet 2 stitches together
  • st = stitch
  • sts = stitches
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • ch = chain
  • chs = chains
  • rnd = round
  • rnds = rounds
  • rem = remaining
  • lp = loop
  • y/o = yarn over
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Crochet Stitches

Half Double Crochet (hdc)

  1. Firstly, yarn over & insert hook in next stitch.
  2. Then, yarn over and pull up a loop. You will have 3 loops on your hook.
  3. Lastly, yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on your hook.

Half Double Crochet Decrease (hdc2tog)

  1. Yarn over & insert hook in next stitch.
  2. Yarn over and pull up a loop. You will have 3 loops on your hook.
  3. Yarn over & insert hook in next stitch.
  4. Yarn over and pull up another loop. You will have 5 loops on your hook.
  5. Yarn over and pull through all 5 loops on your hook.

Single Crochet (sc)

  1. Insert hook in next stitch.
  2. Yarn over and pull up a loop. You will have 2 loops on your hook.
  3. Yarn over and pull through both loops.

Star Stitch (ss)

  1. Insert hook in next stitch
  2. Yarn over and pull up a loop. You will have 2 loops on your hook.
  3. Repeat step 2 four times. You will have 6 loops on your hook.
  4. Yarn over and pull through all 6 loops.
  5. Ch 1 and insert hook in that ch.
  6. Yarn over and pull up a loop.
  7. Insert hook in the side of last star stitch
  8. Yarn over and pull up a loop
  9. Insert hook in chain at base of last star stitch
  10. Yarn over and pull up a loop
  11. Insert hook in next ch
  12. Yarn over and pull up a loop
  13. Repeat steps 11 & 12. You will have 6 loops on your hook.
  14. Yarn over and pull through all 6 loops, ch 1

Bobble Stitch (bo)

  1. Yarn over and insert hook in next stitch
  2. Yarn over and pull up a loop
  3. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops
  4. Repeat steps 2 & 3 four times in the same stitch. You will have 6 loops on your hook.
  5. Yarn over and pull through all 6 loops

Crochet Market Bag Pattern

Note: The first star stitch of each round begins in the middle of the beginning ch 3.

Round 1 of Bag Bottom

Use Seabreeze yarn for rounds 1-6.

Ch 52, 2 hdc in the 3rd ch from the hook, 2 hdc in next ch, hdc in each of the next 46 chs, 2 hdc in each of the last two chs, you are now going to continue working in the backside of the chains, 2 hdc in each of the next two chs, hdc in each of the next 46 chs, 2 hdc in each of the last two chs, join (108 stitches)

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Round 2 of Bag Bottom

Ch 2, 2 hdc in each of the first two sts, hdc in each of the next 50 sts, 2 hdc in each of the next four sts, hdc in each of the next 50 sts, 2 hdc in each of the last two stitches, join (116 stitches)

Round 3 of Bag Bottom

Ch 2, 2 hdc in each of the first two sts, hdc in each of the next 54 sts, 2 hdc in each of the next four sts, hdc in each of the next 54 sts, 2 hdc in each of the last two stitches, join (124 stitches)

Bag Top

Rnds 4-6: ch 2, hdc in each stitch, join (124 stitches)

Switch to Ecru yarn for rounds 7-9.

Rnd 7: ch 2, *hdc, ch-1, skip a st*, join to the first ch-1 space (62 ch-1 spaces)

Rnd 8: ch 1, 2 sc in each ch-1 sp, join (124 stitches)

Rnd 9: ch 2, hdc in each st, join (124 stitches)

Switch to Sunshine yarn for rounds 10-12.

Rnd 10: ch 3, ss around (see special stitches), when you get to the last st y/o insert your hook into the same st as the last spike of the last star and pull up a lp, y/o and insert your hook into the last st of the rnd and pull up a lp, y/o and pull through all five lps (hdc2tog made), hdc in the top of the ch-3 sp, join (61 ss, 2 hdc)

Rnd 11: ch 2, 2 hdc in the eye of each star, hdc once in each of the last 2 sts, join (124 hdc)

Rnd 12: ch 1, sc in each st around, join [124 sc]

Switch to White yarn for round 13-15.

Rnd 13: ch 2, hdc in each st, join (124 hdc)

Rnd 14: ch 1, [{sc 8, bo, sc} 3 times, sc] 4 times, join (12 bo stitches, 112 sc stitches)

Rnd 15: ch 2, hdc in each st, join (124 hdc)

Switch to Seabreeze yarn for rounds 16-18.

Rnd 16: repeat rnd 7

Rnd 17: repeat rnd 8

Rnd 18: repeat rnd 9

Switch to Ecru yarn for rounds 19-21.

Rnd 19: repeat rnd 10

Rnd 20: repeat rnd 11

Rnd 21: repeat rnd 12

Switch to Sunshine yarn for rounds 22-24.

Rnd 22: repeat rnd 13

Rnd 23: repeat rnd 14

Rnd 24: repeat rnd 15

Switch to White yarn for rounds 25-27.

Rnd 25: repeat rnd 7

Rnd 26: repeat rnd 8

Rnd 27: repeat rnd 9

Switch to Seabreeze yarn for rounds 28-30

Rnd 28: repeat rnd 10

Rnd 29: repeat rnd 11

Rnd 30: repeat rnd 12

Switch to Ecru yarn for rounds 31-33.

Rnd 31: repeat rnd 13

Rnd 32: repeat rnd 14

Rnd 33: repeat rnd 15

Switch to Sunshine yarn for round 34

Rnd 34: ch 2, hdc in each st, join [124 hdc]

Switch to White yarn for round 35.

Rnd 35: ch 2, sc in each st, join [124 sc]

Switch to Seabreeze yarn for round 36.

Rnd 36: ch 2, sc in each st, join [124 sc]

Switch to Ecru yarn for round 37.

Rnd 37: ch 2, sc in each st, join [124 sc]

Do not fasten off.

Straps

Use Ecru yarn.

Begin where you left off for round 37.

Row 1: ch 1, sc 18, turn (18 stitches)

Row 2: ch 1, sc2tog, sc 14, sc2tog, turn (16 stitches)

Row 3: ch 1, sc2tog, sc 12, sc2tog, turn (14 stitches)

Rows 4-127:  ch 1, sc in each st, fasten off (14 stitches)

On the bag, skip over 44 sts and join yarn. Repeats rows 1-3 on the opposite side of the bag.

Line up the stitches and sew them together.

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