Market Bag – FREE Crochet Pattern

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Another item of the Knottie Hooks Green Living line!  I love how this tote feels on my shoulder.  Whether you are shopping at the farmers market or going to the beach, this crochet market bag will hold everything you need!

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The Yarn


There are so many options when choosing a yarn for your Market Tote.  Personally I like to use Lily’s Sugar’n Cream because it is 100% cotton and stays true to my specifications for the Knottie Hooks Green Living line.

However, Caron Cotton Cakes works great, as well as Lion Brand Comfy Cotton Blend.  Choose whatever color suits your mood.  The Market Tote is so easy to make you can whip up a couple to have in all kinds of colors!

Market Bag - FREE Crochet Pattern Pin

IT’S FARMERS MARKET SEASON!!!


When I designed the Market Tote it was spring.  Here in Columbia Missouri the farmers market is Huge!  I was making many Produce Bags to take and sell at the farmers market and realized that I needed to design something to carry all those awesome filled produce bags.  I needed a bag for my bags!  So I got to work.  I knew it needed to stretch and I wanted straps that were crocheted as part of the bag and not sewn on after.  About a day later I had a finished Market Tote!

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Market Bag - FREE Crochet Pattern Pin
Market Bag - FREE Crochet Pattern Pin

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. 

MARKET TOTE – THE FREE CROCHET PATTERN


Pattern Options


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About The Pattern


The market tote is perfect for those wanting to reduce their effect on the environment.  It uses a 100% cotton yarn that is both ideal and savvy to the green living enthusiast.  The market tote will stretch making it great for your local farmers market shopping days, as well as your quick trips to the grocery store where you can say “pass” on those plastic bags.

Market Bag - FREE Crochet Pattern Pin

Project Level 


Easy Skill Level

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Materials Needed


Crochet Hook

Size 5 mm / US: H – 8 / UK: 6

Yarn

Yarn used:

Yarn Brand – Lily’s Sugar’n Cream Ombres

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Yarn amount used: 

1 cone / 14 oz / 400 g / 645 m / 706 yards

Yarn characteristics:

Other Materials Needed

Gauge


Measured with double crochet crocheted in rows:

14 stitches & 7 rows per 10 cm / 4”.

Notes 


  • This crochet pattern is written in US terms.
  • 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.
  • Read pattern instructions carefully before beginning to make sure you understand everything. It might save you hours frogging your work & crocheting it again!
  • 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. Learn more about testing gauge.
  • Check yarn info if you want to find an alternative or test your yarn against the gauge. Learn more about substituting yarn.
  • This pattern is written for 1 size.
  • At the end of each row, the stitch count is given in parenthesis.

Size & Measurements


Width: 13″ at the opening, 16.5″ at the bottom

Height: 14.5″ (does not include strap height)

Abbreviations

We try our best to include all crochet abbreviations in the list above for the crochet pattern, but sometimes we may forget one or two.

Learn more about crochet abbreviations & find a complete list on our Crochet Abbreviations & Terms post.

Stitches You Will Need 


Fsc, sc, sk, dc

Techniques You Will Need 


The Market Tote is worked flat.  The straps are constructed at the very beginning of the pattern and the very end.  The bag is then folded in half and single crocheted up the sides.

Market Bag - FREE Crochet Pattern Pin

Market Bag Pattern Instructions


STRAP:

Row 1:  Fsc 125, turn.

Row 2-6:  Ch1, Sc in the first st and across, turn.  (125)

Row 7:  Ch1, sc 15; ch20, skip 95 stitches (be careful not to twist the chain or the strap you just crocheted).  Sc in next, sc14 to the end, turn.  (15+20+15=50)

Body

Row 1:  Ch4, (counts as first stitch always) *sk 1; dc in next, ch1. *  Repeat ** to the last stitch.  Dc in the 3rd chain from the previous row, turn.  (25 dc)

Market Bag - FREE Crochet Pattern Pin

Row 2-5:  Ch4, dc ch1 in each dc from the previous row, turn (25 dc).

Market Bag - FREE Crochet Pattern Pin

Row 6:  Ch3, (counts as first stitch always) *dc in 1st ch1 space, dc in next dc*.  Repeat ** across, turn. (50)

Market Bag - FREE Crochet Pattern Pin

Row 7-45:  Ch3, Dc in each st across, turn.  (50)

Row 46:  Ch4, *sk 1; dc in next, ch1. *  Repeat ** to the last stitch.  Dc in the 3rd chain from the previous row, turn.  (25 dc)

Row 47-50: Ch4, dc ch1 in each dc from the previous row, turn (25 dc).

STRAP #2:

Row 1:  Ch1, sc in 1st st, sc in ch1, *sc in next dc, sc in next ch1* repeat for 11 more stitches.  Ch95, Skip 20 chains. Sc in next, sc14 more to the end, turn.  (15+95+15=125)

Row 2-6:  ch1, Sc across, turn.  (125)

Fasten off & cut yarn.

Finishing


Fold the bag in half.  Match up the double crochets along each side.  Crochet 2sc in each dc space all the way up the side of the bag.  Repeat for the opposite side.  You can also add a row of single crochet on the inside of the handle for extra strength, but this is optional.

Turn right-side-out; Enjoy!

Market Bag - FREE Crochet Pattern Pin
Market Bag - FREE Crochet Pattern Pin
Market Bag - FREE Crochet Pattern Pin
Market Bag - FREE Crochet Pattern Pin
Market Bag - FREE Crochet Pattern Pin

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Faydra Kenning

Faydra Kenning

Knottie Hooks. Guest Designer.

Knottie Hooks focuses on creating functional items like dryer balls and scrubbies to replace disposable products, aiming to reduce plastic waste. The passion lies in crafting eco-friendly alternatives to everyday items.


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