market bag crochet pattern

Market Bag

Market Bag

MARCH 25, 2020

market bag free crochet pattern

market bag free crochet pattern

This Market Bag crochet pattern is a great bag for beginners. The pattern is simple, easy to follow and the mesh style stitch works up super fast! I love that these reusable market bags are so environmentally friendly. They are very light weight which makes them perfect for your weekend trips to the Farmers Market. You could also crochet this bag using some bright colored yarn and use it as a pool or beach bag. The possibilities are endless!

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Finished Size

width= 12 inches
height= 14 inches

Gauge

Stitches
15 hdc stitches= 4 inches / 8 hdc ch-1 spaces= 4 inches

Rows
4 hdc rows= 2 inches / 6 hdc ch-1 spaces= 2 inches

CLICK HERE to watch my Market Bag Tutorial
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Materials

Abbreviations

  • ch= chain
  • ch(s)= chains
  • hdc= half double crochet
  • sc= single crochet
  • hdc2tog= half double crochet 2 stitches together

Notes

  • bag is worked in the round
  • bag is worked from the bottom up

Once you finish this pattern, be sure to check out my Summer Tote Crochet Pattern & Tutorial!summer tote bag crochet pattern free

Bag Bottom: Round 1

Step 1
Round 1: Chain 42 (40 + 2  for turning chain)

market bag free crochet pattern

Step 2
Round 1: make 2 hdc in the 3rd chain from the hook (the two chains that you skipped are your turning chain)

Step 3
Round 1: make 2 hdc in the next chain. Add a stitch marker to the LAST of the four hdc you made. You should now have four hdc.

market bag free crochet pattern

Step 4
Round 1: hdc once in each of the next 36 chains (you will have two chains remaining)

Step 5
Round 1: make 2 hdc in each of your last two chains and turn your work. Add a stitch marker to the FIRST of the four hdc you made. You will now work in the BACKSIDE of your chain(s).

Step 6
Round 1: You are now working in the backside of the chains. We are going to repeat what we did in the front of the chains. Make 2 hdc in each of your first two backside chains. Add a stitch marker to the LAST hdc made.

Step 7
Round 1: hdc once in each of the next 36 chains (you will have two backside chains remaining)

market bag free crochet pattern

Step 8
Round 1: make 2 hdc in each of your last two backside chains. Add a stitch marker to the FIRST of the four hdc you made.

market bag free crochet pattern

Step 9
Round 1: Join in the round with a slip stitch to the first hdc of round 1 [stitch count= 88]

market bag free crochet pattern

Bag Bottom: Round 2

Step 10
Round 2: Chain 2, 2 hdc in each of the first two stitches. Move your stitch marker to the LAST of the four hdc you made. You should now have four hdc for round 2.

market bag free crochet pattern

market bag free crochet pattern

market bag free crochet pattern

Step 11
Round 2: hdc once in each of the next 40 stitches (you will have to remove a stitch marker from round 1 to work into the stitch)

market bag free crochet pattern

Step 12
Round 2: make 2 hdc in each of the next two stitches. Add a stitch marker to the FIRST of the four hdc you made.

Step 13
Round 2: make 2 hdc in each of the next two stitches. Move stitch marker to the LAST of the four hdc you made (stitch marker hasn't been moved yet in the photo).

market bag free crochet pattern

Step 14
Round 2: hdc once in each of the next 40 stitches (you will have to remove a stitch marker from round 1 to work into the stitch)

market bag free crochet pattern

Step 15
Round 2: make 2 hdc in each of your last two stitches. Add a stitch marker to the FIRST of the four hdc you made.

market bag free crochet pattern

Step 16
Round 2: Join in the round with a slip stitch to the first hdc of round 2 [stitch count= 96]

Bag Bottom: Round 3

Step 17 
Round 3: Chain 2, 2 hdc in each of the first two stitches. Move your stitch marker to the LAST of the four hdc you made. You should now have four hdc for round 2.

Step 18
Round 3: hdc once in each of the next 44 stitches (you will have to remove a stitch marker from round 1 to work into the stitch)

Step 19
Round 3: make 2 hdc in each of the next two stitches. Add a stitch marker to the FIRST of the four hdc you made.

Step 20
Round 3: make 2 hdc in each of the next two stitches. Move stitch marker to the LAST of the four hdc you made.

Step 21
Round 3: hdc once in each of the next 44 stitches (you will have to remove a stitch marker from round 1 to work into the stitch)

Step 22
Round 3: make 2 hdc in each of your last two stitches. Add a stitch marker to the FIRST of the four hdc you made.

Step 23
Round 3: Join in the round with a slip stitch to the first hdc of round 2. [stitch count= 104]

market bag free crochet pattern

Bag Top

Round 4: ch 2, hdc once in each stitch, join [stitch count= 104]

Round 5: ch 2, hdc once in each stitch, join [stitch count= 104]

market bag free crochet pattern

Instructions between asterisks should be repeated for the remainder of the round.

Round 6: ch 2, *hdc, ch-1, skip a stitch*, join to the first ch-1 space [ch-1 space count= 52]

market bag free crochet pattern

market bag free crochet pattern

You are now working in the ch-1 spaces. This will give your bag the "mesh" look. 

Rounds 7-34: ch 2, *hdc, ch-1, skip a stitch*, join to the first ch-1 space [ch-1 space count= 52]

market bag free crochet pattern

market bag free crochet pattern

market bag free crochet pattern

Round 35: ch 2, make 2 hdc in each ch-1 space, join [stitch count= 104]

Strap

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

Lay your bag flat. 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 [stitch count= 18]

Row 2: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc 14, hdc2tog, turn [stitch count= 16]

Row 3: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc 12, hdc2tog, turn [stitch count= 14]

Row 4: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc 10, hdc2tog, turn [stitch count= 12]

Row 5: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc 8, hdc2tog, turn [stitch count= 10]

Row 6: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc 6, hdc2tog, turn [stitch count= 8]

Row 7: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc 4, hdc2tog, turn [stitch count= 6]

Rows 8- 38: ch 2, hdc in each stitch, turn [stitch count= 6]

Your strap should measure approximately 17 inches.

market bag free crochet pattern

market bag free crochet pattern

Strap: Second Half

Repeat rows 1-38 on the opposite side. 

market bag free crochet pattern

Single crochet both strap halves together.

market bag free crochet pattern

I love ♥ when you guys share pictures and tag me. It's so cool to see you guys crocheting my designs, especially when you guys add your own creative twists. Lots of talent and creativity out there! Tag me on Instagram (lovable_loops) or Facebook to share your pictures and I'll share your photo to my stories!

market bag free crochet pattern

market bag free crochet pattern


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