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Crochet Shopping Bag – Free Crochet Pattern

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You’re going to love this free pattern for the crochet shopping bag. First of all, if you don’t have much time, this amazing crochet pattern is perfect for you.

All you need is half a skein of two typical sized fabric yarns (750 g), a big crochet hook & a couple hours to kill. That’s it!

Not convinced yet? Well the crochet shopping bag is also going to be your true companion whenever you need to bring something with you. Let say, shopping, traveling, bringing your crochet project? You got it.

Best of all, it’s a FREE crochet bag pattern.

 

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Crochet Shopping Bag - Free Crochet Pattern

 

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Crochet Shopping Bag - Free Crochet Pattern

Crochet Shopping Bag - Free Crochet Pattern

 

 

 

 

 

THE YARN


For the crochet shopping bag, you’re going to need fabric yarn. Fabric yarn is typically recycled yarn, from fabric waste. It’s great to use for projects like rugs, pillows etc. & obviously market bags.

Fabric yarn has typically on average the same  thickness, which means you don’t have to go for a special brand, rather use what you can find & in a color you like.

You can also make fabric yarn from old clothes you don’t use anymore, that’s such a nice way to reuse rather than throw away. Added bonus, you can make without spending money!

For the pictured market bag, the yarn used was from two brands: Welcome Yarn & Hoooked Zpagetti.

 

Crochet Shopping Bag - Free Crochet Pattern

 

THIS BAG PATTERN IS PERFECT AT ANY TIME & ANYWHERE


Yes, you’re going to love to make this crochet market bag at any time & anywhere. The crochet shopping bag is great all year through.

Imagine bringing your brand new crochet bag to the beach? It’s perfect for that. Why? Effortless cleaning with fabric yarn (fabric is washable) & it’s really durable. The sand also will not stay inside the bag, because it doesn’t have too tight stitches.

But also imagine bringing your brand new crochet shopping bag to any vacation. Snow or warm. It’s the perfect size for any crochet project. You can bring multiple extra skeins of yarn & everything you need for your current project.

Finally, go shopping with the crochet market bag. No need to use extra plastic bags. Bring your crocheted market bag & do something positive for the environment. Less plastic bags used, & a bag made of recycled material couldn’t be better.

 

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Crochet Shopping Bag - Free Crochet Pattern

 

Crochet Shopping Bag - Free Crochet Pattern

 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO CROCHET THAT?


How long it takes to crochet something varies depending on your skill & how fast you crochet. But that isn’t a helpful answer is it?

Well, I’ve developed a yarn calculator to help you get the answer to this question.

It will help you calculate exactly how much time you’ll spend crocheting a project.

All you need to know is how much yarn you will use on the project in either meters, yards or skeins. Then crochet your test square & time it.

Calculate how long it takes to crochet that. 

 

CROCHET SHOPPING BAG – THE FREE CROCHET PATTERN


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About the pattern:

You’re going to love this crochet shopping bag pattern. It works up super fast and are easy to make.

Use this crochet market bag for shopping, travel, your crochet projects or as a crochet beach bag. 

Pick your favorite color & make this crochet bag. 

 

Skill level: 

Easy – Intermediate.

 

Read about skill levels.

 

Materials Needed:

  • Crochet hook size 15 mm / US: P/Q / UK: –
    • Hook I used: A wooden crochet hook from a Wool and the Gang kit
  • 6 Super Bulky Yarn:
    • Yarn I used:
      • Welcome Yarn
      • Hoooked Zpagetti
      • Note: You can use any fabric yarn for this bag & even from your own old t-shirts.
    • Yarn amount needed (Approximately):
      • Color A: 0.5 skein / 375 g / 62.5 m / 68 yards
      • Color B: 0.5 skein / 375 g / 62.5 m / 68 yards
  • Needle:

 

Gauge:

Measured in with Double Treble Crochet Stitch Cluster crocheted in the rounds.

0,37 stitches and 0,18 rows per cm // 3,6 stitches & 1,8 rows per 10 cm.

0.91 stitches and 0,46 rows per inch // 3,6 stitches & 1,8 rows per 4 inch.

 

Size & Measurements*:

Width: 28 cm / 11 inches

Height: 33 cm / 13 inches

Handles: 40 cm / 15.7 inches

*Note: Measurements given for this crochet shopping bag is measured before the bag is used. The size of the bag & length might stretch/widen when used. The same goes for the handles, especially when carrying a heavy load.

 

Abbreviations:

CA = color A

CB= color B

Ch = chain (s) (tutorial)

DTCS = double treble crochet stitch cluster (tutorial)

FL = front loop

FSC = foundation single crochet (tutorial)

Prev = previous

Sc = single crochet (tutorial)

Sk = skip

Sl st = slip stitch (tutorial)

St = stitch (es)

Tr = treble crochet (tutorial)

 

Notes: 

  • This crochet pattern is written in US terms (more details).
  • All measurements given are unblocked.
  • Note that measurements are given as exact as possible. But crochet tension & technique might give variations in the result, that changes from person to person.
  • Gauge isn’t that important for this tutorial. It can be made in any size & the size can be adjusted by editing starting stitches. However, note that any change in size, affects how much yarn you’ll need.
    • But if trying to match gauge:  Make a swatch that measure at least 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4 inches using the stitch the gauge is given for. If your swatch matches the gauge, you’re good to go. If the gauge is wrong, you might need to change your hook. Go up in crochet hook size if your stitches are smaller & go down in crochet hook size if your stitches are bigger (more details).
  • At the end of each row, the stitch count is given in parenthesis. It includes 1 start stitch (explained below).

 

Crochet Shopping Bag - Free Crochet Pattern

 

Special stitches you will need:

  • Foundation Single Crochet (FSC)
  • Double treble crochet stitch cluster (DTCS):
    • This stitch will be done both over 1 & 2 stitches, it will be specified in the pattern.
      • Over 1 stitch: Yarn over twice, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over twice, in the same st, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through the remaining stitches on the hook.
      • Over 2 stitches: Yarn over twice, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over twice, in next st, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through the remaining stitches on the hook.
      • Start stitch: Ch 2, tr 1, are made in 1st st & counts as 1st DTCS.
  • Crocheting in the front loop. This means that you will not crochet through the whole stitch as usual. A typical stitch contains two loops. One in the front, nearest you, and another stitch in the back, furthest away from you. One is called the front loop (the one nearest you), the other one the back loop, the one furthest away from you. For this pattern you will crochet slip stitches through the front loop.

 

 

Instructions:

Make 20 st using the FSC technique.

Notice: You’re making stitches to work in on both sides when using the FSC technique. The side you’re making with the crochet hook is the side you’d typically continue to crochet in, if you turn & continue. This will be called the regular side. However the other side or the opposite side will be the first side to crochet in on this project.

 

Round 1 with CA: Without turning, sl st directly in FL of opposite side of last FSC made, sl st in FL of all st on opposite side, 19 st + the first sl st. Sl st in FL of all st on the regular side, 20 st, do not end round (=40 st).

Round 2 with CA: 1 start stitch over 2 st, DTCS 1 over 2 st in all st from prev round, sl st in start stitch from beg of round (=20 st).

Round 3 with CA: 1 start stitch over 1 stitch, DTCS 1 over 1 stitch in all st from prev round, sl st in start stitch from beg of round (=20 st).

Round 4 with CA: Repeat round 3.

Round 5-6 with CB: Repeat round 3.

Round 7 with CA: Ch 1, sc 1 in start stitch from prev round, sc 2 in all st from prev round, sl st in first ch (=40 st).

Round 8 with CB: Ch 1, sc 1 in the next 5 st, FSC 20 st (making first handle), sk 8 st, sc 1 in the next 12 st, FSC 20 st (making second handle), sk 8 st, sc 1 in the next 6 st, sl st in first ch.

 

Fasten off & cut yarn.

 

Finishing:

Fasten threads & weave in ends.

 

Crochet Shopping Bag - Free Crochet Pattern

 

SHARE IT & SHARE PICTURES!


I really hope you liked the crochet shopping bag!

However, if you really like it, make sure to share the FREE pattern & share pictures of your crochet market bag that you’ve made with me.

 

  1. Tag me on Instagram: Take a picture of your project, use #joyofmotioncrochet & tag me!
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