Create your own crocheted market bag with my easy written pattern and video tutorial. This tote is made from the bottom to the top in one section, and is worked in simple stitches.
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Today, let’s dive into the world of hooks and yarn to explore the joy of crafting a trendy shopping bag. What inspired me? Just the desire to make something stylish and practical.
I must also admit that bags are some of my favourite things to crochet. This particular bag is my go-to for a chill and enjoyable time, without counting the stitches for most of the work.
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What supplies do I need to crochet a Market Bag?
- Around 570 mt / 620 yds of Lightweight #3 Yarn – I used Alize Cotton Gold yarn (45% acrylic, 55% cotton; 1 ball= 330 mt / 360 yds)
- 7/4.5mm crochet hook
- 2 stitch markers
You can use any DK or lightweight yarn to make this bag. I recommend using either pure cotton or a blend of half cotton for your crochet projects as cotton provides durability and a natural, breathable texture, making it perfect for creating functional items like bags.
It can also work well with other weight yarns as well, but the size of the bag will be different.
How Long Does It Take To Crochet a Market Bag?
It took me around 3 hours to crochet this bag.
This bag is 50 cm / 20′ ‘wide by 40 cm / 16” long (without the handles).
10 sc = 2.7″ (7 cm)
Abbreviations (US Terms):
- sc – single crochet (Photo Tutorial)
- hdc – half double crochet (Photo Tutorial)
- dc – double crochet (Photo Tutorial)
This pattern is worked from the bottom to the top in one piece.
Work in continuous rounds. Do not chain 1 or slip stitch join unless otherwise instructed.
(…) at the end of each round, is the number of stitches you should have at the end of the round.
Use stitch marker at begin of each round, to keep track of the start of your rounds.
<…> repeat what is written between the brackets x times more.
Grocery Bag Video Tutorial:
Grocery Bag Written Pattern:
Chain 41. Starting in second chain from the hook, sc into the next 39 chains. Place a stitch marker into first stitch made, then make 3 sc into the last chain. Rotate the work so you can work on the opposite side of the foundation chain (picture 1) and make 1 sc into next 38 chains. 2 sc into the last chain. (82 sc)
Round 2: Make 2 sc into first stitch (replace marker), make 1 sc in next 38 stitches, make 2 sc in next 3 stitches (picture 2), then make 1 sc in the next 38 stitches, make 2 sc into the last 2 stitches. (88 sc)
Round 3: Replace marker. Make 2 sc into first 2 stitches, make 1 sc into next 39 stitches, make 2 sc in next 5 stitches, make 1 sc in next 39 stitches, make 2 sc in the last 3 stitches. (98 sc)
Round 4: Replace marker. Make 2 sc into next 3 stitches, make 1 sc in next 42 stitches, make 2 sc in next 7 stitches (picture 3), make 1 sc in next 42 stitches, make 2 sc into last 4 stitches (112 sc).
Round 5: Replace marker. Make 2 sc in next 4 stitches, make 1 sc in next 47 stitches, make 2 sc in next 9 stitches, make 1 sc in next 47 stitches, make 2 sc into last 5 stitches (130 sc).
Round 6: <Skip next stitch and make hdc and dc into next stitch> (picture 4) repeat around. Replace marker (130 stitches).
Round 7: <make hdc and dc into each space> repeat around. Replace marker
Round 8- 43: repeat round 7. Remember to replace the stitch markers.
Round 44: Make 1 hdc into every stitch (picture 5). Replace marker (130)
Round 45- 48: Make 1 sc into each stitch. Replace marker (130).
Lay your bag flat in front of you. Check position of your stitch marker. Should be in line with right edge. You might add extra sc or finish round 48 a few stitches before stitch marker.
Round 49: Make 1 sc in next 10 stitches, then chain 70 and skip the next 45 stitches. Make 1 sc in next 20 stitches (see picture below) then chain 70, and skip the next 45 stitches. Make 1 sc into the last 10 stitches. Replace marker
Round 50: Make 1 sc into next 10 stitches, then make 1 sc into each chain (70), make 1 sc into 20 stitches, make 1 sc into each chain (70) and finally make 1 sc into the last 10 stitches (180 sc).
Round 51: Make 1 sc into each stitch across. Replace marker
Round 52: Make 1 sc into each stitch across. At the end. slip stitch into each of the next 2 stitches.
Cut the yarn, and weave ends in.
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