Easy Crochet Market Bag Pattern

Crochet Tote Bag

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Embark on a delightful crafting journey with my crochet market bag pattern, designed with simplicity in mind for beginners.

This free crochet market bag pattern is not just a project; it’s an eco-friendly statement piece to take on all your errands.

With step-by-step instructions, you’ll create a durable, reusable tote that’s both practical and chic.

My crochet market bag free pattern is created with usability and accessibility in mind.

Whether you’re new to the craft or looking to expand your crochet repertoire, this pattern will guide you through each stitch with clarity and precision.

For those just starting out, the market bag crochet pattern is an excellent choice. It’s an opportunity to practice and perfect the basics of crocheting while producing something truly useful.

The free crochet market bag pattern is also an ideal canvas to experiment with colors, allowing your creativity to flow as freely as your market day finds.

This project is a great choice to practice mastering crochet for beginners, as it highlights essential beginner crochet patterns that are fundamental to growing your skills.

By the end of this project, not only will you have a lovely handmade market bag, but you’ll also gain the confidence to take on more complex crochet endeavors.

Be sure to check out my other free crochet patterns before you go!

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Skill Level

Advanced beginner. Projects may include involved stitch patterns, color work, and/or shaping.

Finished Size

width= 12 inches
height= 14 inches

Materials

Gauge

Gauge is not very important for this pattern.

15 hdc stitches and 8 rows= 4 inches

Pattern Notes

  • Bag is worked in the round from the bottom up.
  • The beginning of each round starts with a chain. This chain does not count as your first stitch. 
  • At the end of each round, you’ll join your yarn with a slip stitch (sl st) to the first stitch made in that round. 
  • Instructions between asterisks (*) should be repeated for the remainder of the round.

Abbreviations

  • dc = double crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • sc = single crochet
  • hdc2tog = half double crochet 2 stitches together
  • st = stitch
  • sts = stitches
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • ch = chain
  • chs = chains
  • rnd = round
  • rnds = rounds
  • rem = remaining
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Crochet Stitches

Half Double Crochet (hdc)

  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 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.

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Crochet Market Bag Pattern

Round 1

Ch 42, 2 hdc in 3rd ch from the hook, 2 hdc in next ch, hdc in next 36 chs, 2 hdc in last 2 chs, continue working on backside of chs, 2 hdc in next two chs, hdc in next 36 chs, 2 hdc in each of the last two chs, join (88 stitches)

market bag free crochet pattern

Round 2

Ch 2, 2 hdc in first two sts, hdc in next 40 sts, 2 hdc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 40 sts, 2 hdc in last two sts, join (96 stitches)

market bag free crochet pattern

Round 3

Ch 2, 2 hdc in first two sts, hdc in next 44 sts, 2 hdc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 44 sts, 2 hdc in last two sts, join (104 stitches)

market bag free crochet pattern

Rounds 4 & 5

Ch 2, hdc in each stitch, join (104 stitches)

market bag free crochet pattern

Round 6

Ch 2, *hdc, ch-1, skip a stitch*, join to the first ch-1 space (ch-1 spaces= 52)

market bag free crochet pattern
market bag free crochet pattern

Rounds 7-34: Working in the ch-1 spaces.

Ch 2, *hdc, ch-1, skip a stitch*, join to the first ch-1 space (ch-1 spaces= 52)

market bag free crochet pattern
market bag free crochet pattern
market bag free crochet pattern

Round 35

Ch 2, 2 hdc in each ch-1 space, join (104 stitches)

Straps for Crochet Tote Bag

Strap is worked evenly on both sides and then stitched together in the middle.

Firstly, lay your bag flat. Then, use your locking stitch markers to mark off 20 stitches on each side for your strap.

Strap: First Half

Row 1: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc 16, hdc2tog, turn (18 stitches)

Row 2: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc 14, hdc2tog, turn (16 stitches)

Row 3: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc 12, hdc2tog, turn (14 stitches)

Row 4: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc 10, hdc2tog, turn (12 stitches)

Row 5: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc 8, hdc2tog, turn (10 stitches)

Row 6: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc 6, hdc2tog, turn (8 stitches)

Row 7: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc 4, hdc2tog, turn (6 stitches)

Rows 8- 38: ch 2, hdc in each stitch, turn (6 stitches)

Your strap should measure approximately 17 inches.

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Strap: Second Half

Repeat rows 1-38 on the opposite side. 

Lastly, single crochet both straps together.

image of a crochet market bag being made
image of a crochet market bag