Easy Crochet Market Bag Pattern for Beginners + Video Tutorial

I’m thrilled to share my latest crochet project with you—a Crochet Market Bag Pattern! This mesh-style bag is perfect for your trips to the farmers’ market or grocery store. The pattern is super easy to follow and includes a video tutorial to guide you through each step.

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced crocheter, you’ll find this project fun and practical. So grab your yarn and hooks, and let’s start crocheting this handy market bag together! The free crochet pattern is below.

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Free Crochet Market Bag Pattern

Materials

  • Crochet hook size: J-10 6 mm
  • Yarn: worsted weight yarn #4. I used cotton yarn.
  • Yarn needle: Use this to weave in your ends.
  • Scissors: Use scissors to fasten off your yarn.
  • Stitch marker(s): Use these to help keep track of your stitches.

Crochet Market Bag Pattern

Skill Level

Advanced beginner. This market bag pattern uses basic crochet stitches and involves some shaping. 

Finished Size

My crochet market bag measure 12 inches wide and 14 inches tall.

Gauge

15 stitches & 8 rows = 4 inches

Crochet Terms

  • hdc = half double crochet
  • hdc2tog = half double crochet decrease
  • ch/chs = chain/chains
  • st/sts = stitch/stitches
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • rem = remaining

Pattern Notes

  • The market bag is worked in the round from the bottom up.
  • The chain at the beginning of each round does not count as your first stitch. 
  • Join each round with a slip stitch to the first stitch made in that round. 
  • Repeat the instructions between the asterisks (*) for the rest of the round.
  • The pattern is written in US terms.

Crochet Market Bag Pattern Instructions

Body of the Crochet Market Bag

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)

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)

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)

Rounds 4 & 5: Ch 2, hdc in each stitch, join (104 stitches)

Round 6: Ch 2, *hdc, ch-1, skip a stitch*, join to the first ch-1 space (ch-1 spaces= 52)

Work into the ch-1 spaces for rounds 7-34.

Rounds 7-34: Ch 2, *hdc, ch-1, skip a stitch*, join to the first ch-1 space (ch-1 spaces= 52)

Round 35: Ch 2, 2 hdc in each ch-1 space, join (104 stitches)

Adding Straps to your Crochet Market Bag

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

Lay your bag flat and use locking stitch markers to mark 20 stitches (for each end of the strap) on each side of the bag.

First Half of the Strap

You are working in the 20 stitches that you marked off.

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.

Second Half of the Strap

Repeat rows 1-38 on the opposite side. 

Line up both ends of the strap and single crochet them together.

Finishing

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

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Let’s Connect!

I’d love to hear from you! Let me know what you think about this pattern. You can find me on social media- InstagramFacebookPinterest, and my YouTube channel. Until then, happy crocheting!