TRIANGLE STITCH BAG
free crochet market bag pattern
Great little bag to use as a market bag for kids or just a fun tote for adults. Great in multiple colors or solid. I found this stitch when I was looking for something for a top that I am making and wanted something open but still with structure. When I started working with it, a bag kept coming to mind and so I created this one. This was one of those patterns that wouldn’t leave me alone until I made it!
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Modern Baby or another #3 yarn
Cord (piping cord will work. What I used was about the same size as my yarn), approx 1/8″ OR worsted yarn, cotton works well.
G-6 (4.0mm) hook
Tapestry or yarn needle
12″ tall x 7″ wide (at bottom)- smaller version can be found HERE
3 inches diameter at Round 5
ch(s) – chain(s), sc – single crochet, hdc – half double crochet, dc – double crochet, tr – treble crochet, sl st – slip stitch, st(s) – stitch(es), BLO – back loop only, mc – magic circle, hdc inc – half double crochet increase, beg – beginning, sp(s) – space(s), fsc – foundation single crochet
hdc inc – 2 hdc in same st
- Ch 1 does not count as sc or hdc at beginning of rounds.
- Bottom of bag is worked in continuous unjoined rounds.
- Round 1-12 are worked around the cord.
Round 1: Mc, ch 1, hdc 9 in mc. DO NOT JOIN. Use st markers to mark rounds. <9> Crochet around the cord.
Round 2: Hdc inc in each st around <18>
Round 3: *Hdc, hdc inc* around <27>
Round 4: * Hdc 2, hdc inc* around <36>
Round 5: *Hdc 3, hdc inc* around <45> Measures approximately 3 inches in diameter at this point.
Round 6: *Hdc 4, hdc inc* around <54>
Round 7: *Hdc 5, hdc inc* around <63>
Round 8: *Hdc 6, hdc inc* around <72>
Round 9: *Hdc 7, hdc inc* around <81>
Round 10: *Hdc 8, hdc inc* around <90> Measures approximately 6 inches in diameter at this point.
Round 11: *Hdc 8, hdc inc* around. Sl st into next st. <100>
Round 12: Ch 1, BLO hdc in each st around. Join. <100> Stop crocheting around the cord at this point.
Round 13-14: Ch 1, hdc in each st around. Join. <100>
Change colors if desired.
Round 15: Ch 1, sc in each st around. Join. <100>
Round 16: Ch 4 (counts as tr), dc, hdc, sc, ch 4, *tr, dc, hdc, sc, ch 4* around. Join with sl st to top of beg ch 4. <not sure how to list this st count>
Round 17: Ch 1, turn, *sc in top of ch 4, ch 3* around. Join with sl st to 1st sc. <25 sc, 25 ch 3 sps>
Round 18: Ch 1, turn, sl st into ch 3 sp, ch 4 (counts as tr), dc, hdc in ch 3 sp, sc in next st, ch 4, *[tr, dc, hdc] in ch 3 sp, sc in next st, ch 4* around. Join with sl st to beg ch 4. <25 triangles>
Round 19-35: Repeat round 17 and 18 ending on a round 17 repeat.
Round 36: Ch 1, turn. *3 sc in ch 3 sp, sc in next st* around. Join. <100>
Round 37: Ch 1, DO NOT TURN. Sc in same and each st around. Join.
Change colors if desired.
Round 38-40: Start crochet around cord. Ch 1, DO NOT TURN, sc in each st around. Join. <100>
Round 41: Drop cord for this round. Ch 1, sc in same and next 4, fsc 30, sk 25 sts, sc in next 25, fsc 30, sk 25 sts, sc in next 20. Join. <110>
Alternate round 41: Drop cord for this round. Ch 1, sc in same and next 4, ch 30, sk 25 sts, sc in next 25, ch 30, sk 25 sts, sc in next 20. Join. <50 sc, 60 chs)
At this point pick the cord up again.
Round 42: Ch 1, sc in same and each st or ch around. Join. <110>
Round 43-44: Ch 1, sc in same and each st around. Join. <110>
Finish off and weave in ends.
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|Leah is the owner of Creative Threads by Leah. She has been crocheting for more than 20 years. Her favorite things to design are girls’ and women’s accessories and clothes. You can find Leah on Facebook, Ravelry, and on her blog.|