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!
Scroll down to see the pattern.
Yarn: 3 skeins of Cotton 8ply
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 it gets full. I would recommend to make it 10 cm (4”) shorter.
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)
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
You will have a rectangle at the end of row 6 that will serve as a bottom part of the bag.
Bag sides (to crochet in rounds)
Row 7: Ch 2 (counts as first DC), DC in the next 67 stitches until the end of the row. Do not turn, continue to crochet around the rectangle on the short side, 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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