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This market bag is very easy to crochet and if you know how to crochet the basic stitches (single and double crochet) you’ll be able to make it in a matter of couple of days. Well, it may even be a couple of hours, depending on your speed. I personally like to take it slow and enjoy the process!

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Crochet market bag


Yarn: 3 skeins of Cotton 8ply (I like this selection of cotton yarn, click here or this one here)

Hook: 3mm (I’m using this set of hooks from Amazon)


12 DC (with Ch 1 inbetween as per pattern) x 10 rows = 4″ (10cm)


This Market Bag measures 30cm (12”) wide and 46cm (18”) long (without handles)

Handles are 28cm long (11”)

Note: This bag is a little longer than I was expecting it to be as it stretches when filled with groceries. I would make it 10 cm (4”) shorter if I had to do it again. 


Ch = chain

Sc = single crochet

St = stitch

Dc = double crochet

Sl st = slip stitch


crochet market bag

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BOTTOM OF THE BAG (to crochet in back and forth rows)

Ch 70 (or any even number if you’d like to make it wider. You will have a rectangle at the end of row 6 that will serve as a bottom part of the bag)

Row 1: Sc in the third chain from the hook and across (68 total) Turn.

Row 2-6: Ch 1, Sc in the first stitch and across. Turn 

BAG SIDES (to crochet in rounds)

Row 7: Ch 2 (counts as one Dc), Dc in the next 67 stitches until the end of the row. Do not turn, continue to crochet around on the short side of the rectangle, work 5 Dc in total on this side. Continue on the long side, 68 Dc in total and on the short side 5 Dc in total. Sl st in the first Dc. (total 146 in this round)

Row 8: Ch 2, Dc in each stitch across.

Row 9: Ch 3 (counts as first Dc and Ch 1), skip one, Dc in the next. *Ch 1, skip one, Dc in next* Repeat ** until the end of the row. (total 73 Dc). Sl st. 

Row 10- 46: Ch 3, Dc in every stitch above Dc from the row below.  Change colour in the beginning of row 42.

Row 47: Dc in each and across, Sl st (total 146)

Row 48-56: Ch 1, Sc in each and across. Sl st


Lay down your bag on a table and make sure the sides are straight. Count 17 stitches from each side to the middle and place a marker or a piece of yarn. This is where your handles will start. In this case (take a look at the picture below) the rows start on the side and not right at the edge of the bag.

Row 57: ch 1, 11 Sc, chain 100, skip 39 stitches. work 34 Sc, chain 100, skip 39 stitches again and work 23 Sc. Sl st.

Row 58-64: Ch 1, Sc in each stitch, Sl st.

Weave in ends.

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