Crochet Market Bag Free Pattern
Here’s an easy crochet market bag free pattern that is quick & simple to make and looks beautiful when complete. It’s a very useful crochet market bag that also makes a wonderful gift!
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Crochet Market Bag
If you are looking for a crochet market bag, grab 400 yds of any size 4 (medium) yarn and an H/8 (5.00 mm) crochet hook and follow the step-by-step instructions for this easy market bag crochet pattern!
I call this stitch the Modified Blanket Stitch because it’s the reverse of the blanket stitch. It’s so easy to do and works up really quickly.
Crochet Market Bag Pattern
I’ve been using my Tote Bag all the time.
However, there are times when you need a lighter bag – like when you’re going to the market.
One of the reasons I love this Crochet Market Bag Pattern is because of the built-in handles. There’s no sewing involved!
I chose to make this bag using Pound of Love yarn, which is 100% premium acrylic. The handles do stretch a little. I personally don’t mind but if you don’t want your handles to stretch as much, I recommend using cotton yarn instead of acrylic.
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Market Bag Crochet Pattern Details
The pattern creates a bag that is approx. 13.5” high, 13.5” wide and 3” deep with straps that are 12.5” away from the bag.
Yarn: You can use any size 4 (medium) yarn. Cotton yarn will stretch the least. You will need approx. 400 yds in total.
I used Pound of Love by Lion Brand in “Oxford Gray.” This yarn is medium (4) and 100% premium acrylic. A skein is 1020 yds / 932 m and 454 g / 16 oz. I used less than half of a skein.
Crochet Hook Size: H/8 (5.00 mm)
Other Materials: Stitch markers, yarn needle, scissors and measuring tape.
This pattern is written for right-handed crochet using standard US terminology. If you’re more familiar with UK terms, here’s my US to UK Conversion Chart.
- ch = chain
- st = stitch
- sts = stitches
- sl st = slip stitch
- sk = skip
- sc = single crochet
- dc = double crochet
- ch-2 sp = chain 2 space
4” x 4” = 12 sts and 8 rounds following the bag body pattern (count sc and dc sts only, not chains).
- This market bag is made from the bottom up, in the round. Never turn at the end of a round.
- Chains never count as stitches.
- Always work into the 1st st, the st attached to the chain – unless instructed to skip it.
- Always put a stitch marker in the top of the first sc of every round to help ensure you start and end in the right place and you have the correct number of sts.
- If the instructions say “2 sc in next 3 sts,” what this means is make 2 sc in next st (if it’s the first st of the round, work into the 1st st), then 2 sc in the next st and 2 sc in the next st.
- If the instructions say “[2 sc in next st. 1 sc in next st] x 2,” what this means is to complete the steps in brackets a total of two times (i.e. 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st).
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Crochet Market Bag Free Pattern Instructions
Market Bag Bottom
Start: Chain 31.
For the first half of Round 1, you will be instructed to work into the back ridge loops. The back ridge loops are the bumps along the backs of each starting chain.
Round 1: In the second ch from hook (in the back ridge loop), sc. Sc in the next 28 chains (in the back ridge loops). In the last ch (in the back ridge loop), 5 sc. Working into the other side of the chain, sc in the next 28 chains. In the last ch, 2 sc. (64 sts). Sl st into the top of the first sc to join.
Round 2: Ch 1. Reminders: never turn. Always work into the first st, the st attached to the chain. Always put a stitch marker in the top of the first sc of every round. In the first st, 2 sc. Sc in next 29 sts. 2 sc in next 3 sts. Sc in next 29 sts. 2 sc in next 2 sts. (70 sts – reminder: chains never count as stitches). Sl st into the top of the first sc to join. (After Round 2, work should measure approx. 9.5” long x 1” wide).
Round 3: Ch 1. 2 sc in next 2 sts. Sc in next 30 sts. 2 sc in next 5 sts. Sc in next 30 sts. 2 sc in next 3 sts. (80 sts). Sl st into the top of the 1st sc to join.
Round 4: Ch 1. [2 sc in next st. Sc in next st] x 2. Sc in next 30 sts. [2 sc in next st. Sc in next st] x 5. Sc in next 30 sts. [2 sc in next st. Sc in next st] x 3. (90 sts). Sl st into the top of the first sc to join. (After Round 4, work should measure approx. 11” long x 2” wide).
Round 5: Ch 1. [2 sc in next st. Sc in next 2 sts] x 2. Sc in next 30 sts. [2 sc in next st. Sc in next 2 sts] x 5. Sc in next 30 sts. [2 sc in next st. Sc in next 2 sts] x 3. (100 sts). Sl st into the top of the first sc to join.
Round 6: Ch 1. Sc in next 5 sts. In next st, 2 sc. Sc in next 36 sts. [2 sc in next st. Sc in next 5 sts] x 3. Sc in next 34 sts. In next st, 2 sc. Sc in next 4 sts. Sk last st. (104 sts). Sl st into the top of the first sc to join. (After Round 6, work should measure approx. 12” long x 3” wide).
Round 7: Ch 1. Sk the first stitch. Sc in the back loop only (which is the loop furthest away from you) of each st around. (103 sts). Sl st into both loops of the top of the 1st sc to join.
Do not fasten off. The round numbers will now reset to make it easier to count rounds from the bottom up.
Note: As you work on the market bag body, you will notice that the right side (the top) of the bottom you just completed will be facing down and will be on the outside bottom of the market bag.
Market Bag Body
Round 1: Ch 1. Reminder: never turn. In the first st, sc. Ch 2. (Note: every time you ch 2, it creates a ch-2 space that you will work into on the following round). In the next st, make 2 dc in the same st. *Sk next 2 sts. In the next st, sc. Ch 2. In the next st, make 2 dc in the same st.* Repeat from * to * around until there is 1 st left. Sk the last st. (78 sts. Reminder: chains never count as sts). Sl st into the top of the first sc to join.
Round 2: Ch 1. Sk the first st (the st attached to the ch). Working into the first ch-2 space, (sc, ch 2 and 2 dc) in the same ch-2 space. *Sk the next 3 sts. Working into the next ch-2 space, (sc, ch 2 and 2 dc) in the same ch-2 space.* Repeat from * to * around. (78 sts). Sl st into the top of the first sc to join.
Rounds 3 – 26: Repeat Round 2.
After Round 26, do not fasten off. Work should measure approx. 13.5” high and 12.5” wide.
Market Bag Handles
Round 1: Ch 1. For this round, work into the tops of stitches (do not work into the ch-2 spaces and do not work into the ch sts). Sc in the next 12 sts. Ch 80. Sk the next 15 sts. Sc in the next 24 sts. Ch 80. Sk the next 15 sts. Sc in the next 12 sts. (48 sts). Sl st into the top of the first sc to join.
Round 2: Ch 1. Sc in the next 12 sts. Sc in the back ridge loops of each ch (80 sc). Sc in the next 24 sts. Sc in the back ridge loops of each ch (80 sc). Sc in the next 12 sts. (208 sts). Sl st into the top of the first sc to join.
Round 3: Ch 1. Sc in each st around. (208 sts). Sl st into the top of the first sc to join.
Rounds 4 & 5: Repeat Round 3.
Fasten off and weave in loose ends.
And now you have a new market bag!
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