40+ Free Crochet Market Bag Patterns

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40+ Free Crochet Market Bag Patterns

Plastic bags are slowly making their way out, and what better way to replace them than to make your own. DIY reusable crochet market bags are quick and easy to make. Not only are they a more sustainable option but they also look more stylish as well!

Learn how to make a crochet market bag using a few simple stitches.  Since most grocery bags have large, open stitches, they tend to work up really quickly which makes this a great crochet project for selling at craft shows and markets.

Overall, these crochet tote bag patterns are made with easy stitches so they are good beginner-friendly projects. I’ve also added a few advanced crochet patterns for those looking for an added challenge.

Crochet any style of tote you like with any type of yarn you want depending on your personal style, shopping preferences, and favorite colors. These crochet bags are customizable too. If you’re feeling adventurous you can also add a fabric lining to these cute crochet bags. Or perhaps you want to add a more durable thicker strap for heavier loads of groceries.

If you’re thinking about your next shopping trip, you’re going to want to check out this list of crochet market bag patterns to jumpstart your eco-friendly journey. 

 

What is the Best Yarn to Use for Crochet Market Bags?

Most crochet market bag patterns suggest using cotton yarn, which is more durable and sturdy. 

Cotton holds its shape well so your bag will not stretch too much and easily go out of shape. It is also easy to care for and will withstand wear and tear even with frequent washing.

But you can use any yarn you have available, which makes these crochet tote bags a great way of using up your yarn scraps. Don’t forget the other essential crochet tools like stitch markers for keeping track of your rounds, a good yarn needle, and some sharp scissors. 

Here are some of my favorite options for yarn to use to make crochet tote bags:

Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Solids

Lily Sugar ‘n Cream is known for its exceptional quality and wide range of colors. Made from 100% cotton, this yarn is amazingly smooth and cool and can be machine washed and dried.

sugar'n cream cotton yarn

Universal Yarn Cotton Supreme

If you love cotton, you will LOVE this Universal Cotton Supreme yarn. 100% cotton, Universal Cotton Supreme gleams with vibrancy – soft, easy to handle and a dream to crochet.

Universal cotton supreme yarn

Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton

The 24/7 Cotton is a dream come true. This 100% mercerized cotton is great for clothes, accessories, home textiles, things for the baby, toys for the kids, and pets.

24 7 Lion brand cotton yarn green

 

How Much Yarn Do I Need to Make a Crochet Market Bag?

A good-sized reusable crochet market bag will use up about a skein of yarn (around 350 yards). But that will depend on the pattern you are following. Be sure to check your pattern for the details about the yarn used. 

 

How Do You Crochet a Market Bag?

Crochet market bags are easy to make, all you need to know are the basic stitches. Most crochet market bags are made from the bottom up (base to straps) often starting with the magic circle crochet technique. This list of crochet market bag patterns varies in difficulty so you can find one that suits your crochet skill level and style!

 

Crochet Market Bag Patterns

Encourage your family and friends to make more eco-friendly choices by switching to reusable bags – they make great gifts too. Crochet market bags are a great choice, they don’t only help reduce pollution, but they’re also chic and stylish. Check out this collection of free market bag patterns you can make for your next shopping trip.

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French Market Bag

Designer: Two of Wands

Yarn weight: (4) Medium/Worsted

Yarn suggestion: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton

Fill up this bag with all the beautiful things – flowers, bread, leafy greens, and even beach essentials. This crochet market bag, inspired by traditional French net bags, is simple but chic. Make it in different colors to keep for yourself or to gift to family and friends. While most market bags are crocheted in the round, this one is made as a square and then gathered together with the handles.

Get the pattern here.

french market bag pattern in blue

 

DIY Farmers Market Bag

Designer: By Hand London

Yarn weight: (4) Medium/Worsted

Yarn suggestion: Wool and The Gang Billie Jean Cotton Yarn

This market bag starts with a solid base from which the net stitches radiate. The solid base makes for a sturdier bag and prevents things from poking out at the bottom. 

Get the pattern here.

free crochet market bag project

 

Crocheted Market Bag

Designer: 5 Little Monsters

Yarn weight: (4) Medium/Worsted

Yarn suggestion: Darice Essential Cotton

Alternating rounds of V-stitches and double stitches in the ch space give this market bag a different kind of mesh look. You can even adjust the handles to make it longer for carrying over your shoulder, or shorter for carrying in your hands.  At approximately 12″ wide and 14″ tall not including handles, it’s a great size for filling up with whatever you need to carry around. The strap is long enough to fit over the shoulder or it can be carried in your hands.

Get the pattern here.

crocheted market bag

 

Motif Market Tote

Designer: A Crocheted Simplicity

Yarn weight: (4) Medium/Worsted

Yarn suggestion: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton

Simple, openwork granny squares are the main feature of this tote bag. Perfect for spring or summer, beginners and more experienced crocheters will definitely enjoy making this easy pattern. Create it in one color or make different colored squares to make it more interesting!  The visual interest created by the openwork crochet stitches used in the design makes it the perfect market tote for any season. This tote bag is constructed by first crocheting 13 motif squares laid out as shown in the pattern and then seamed together.

Get the pattern here.

motif market bag

 

Easy Crochet Tote Bag

Designer: Krista Cagle of Easy Crochet

Yarn weight: (4) Medium/Worsted

Yarn suggestion: Lily Sugar n’ Cream

This free crochet tote bag pattern is fun to make and is the perfect size for a beach bag! Just think, no sand-filled bags! You can also take this easy crochet grocery bag to take to the farmers market, the store, or pretty much anywhere you go. 

Get the pattern here.

easy to crochet tote bag

 

Don’t Mesh With Me Market Bag Free Pattern

Designer: MJ’s Off the Hook Designs

Yarn weight: (4) Medium/Worsted

Yarn suggestion: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton / WeCrochet Dishie Cotton

Using treble crochet, this bag works up pretty quickly. With 4 different sizes available, you can easily make one to use as a shopping bag, a market bag, or even a project bag for your WIPs!  The XS and S crochet bag sizes are perfect for children or heavy items. This great pattern also includes a step-by-step video tutorial as well.

Get the pattern here.

mesh stitch market bag

 

Harvest Market Tote

Designer: Make and Do Crew

Yarn weight: (4) Medium/Worsted

Yarn suggestion: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton

Mercerized cotton yarn is the secret to making this airy bag more sturdy. It is light and compact when empty, but accommodates a lot of goodies when needed. The Solomon’s Knot stitch gives it its airy mesh look, which also makes it expandable while still holding its shape. The crochet Solomon’s Knot stitch is simply a combination of single crochets and longer-than-usual chain stitches. 

Get the pattern here.

harvest market tote bag

 

Promenade Market Bag

Designer: Rich Textures Crochet

Yarn weight: (4) Medium/Worsted

Yarn suggestion: Lion Brand Pima Cotton

This bag design features chain stitches (ch) and single crochet (sc) stitches which makes it quick and easy to make. The cotton yarn used in the crochet project makes it easy to wash and holds up well to wear and tear so you can use this bag every day. Grab your hooks and yarn for the Promenade Market Bag now!

Get the pattern here.

premenade market tote bag

 

Mesh Stitch Crochet Market Bag

Designer: Craft Passion

Yarn weight: (3) Light/DK

Yarn suggestion: Wool and The Gang Ra-Ra-Raffia 

This market bag is made with raffia yarn which is lightweight, stain-resistant, and holds its shape well. A beginner-friendly pattern, there are step-by-step photos that show you what you need to do to be able to make this crochet grocery bag.  The basic crochet stitches you need to know are chain stitches, slip stitches, single crochet stitches, half double crochet stitches, double crochet stitches, and the decrease stitches.

Get the pattern here.

mesh stitch crochet bag

 

Market Tote Bag Free Pattern

Designer: Yarn and Chai

Yarn weight: (5) Bulky

Yarn suggestion: Bernat Maker Home Dec

Worked in a continuous seamless round, this crochet market bag works up quickly using bulky weight yarn. But you can easily make this with a smaller yarn weight as well. This tote bag, including its handles, is worked in a continuous, seamless round. Simply use a stitch marker to mark the beginning of your rounds – easy peasy!

Get the pattern here

market tote bag project

 

Keary Market Bag

Designer: Pacific Knot

Yarn weight: (4) Medium/Worsted

Yarn suggestion: Loops and Threads Crème Cotton

The possibilities are endless with this crochet market bag. It is cute and functional, perfect for farmers’ markets, groceries, or even beach trips! It’s a fun and quick pattern that you will surely enjoy making.

Get the pattern here.

keary market tote bag

 

Crochet Market Bag

Designer: My Poppet

Yarn weight: (3) Light/DK

Yarn suggestion: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton DK

Ditch the plastic bags for this roomy crochet market bag. This bag has a robust, solid base to keep your things from falling out. Pop it in your purse or handbag on your next trip to the shops, it’s roomy enough to carry your groceries home and the solid base will stop your carrots from falling out the bottom.

Get the pattern here.

crochet market bag blue and white

 

Crochet Mesh Grocery Tote

Designer: Just B Crafty

Yarn weight: (4) Medium/Worsted

Yarn suggestion: Lily Sugar n’ Cream

If you ever shop at a grocery where you get discounts for bringing your own bag, then you should always bring this bag with you. It is roomy and sturdy enough to carry a lot of goodies. Keep one in the car to make sure you always have it on hand for those emergency grocery runs!

Get the pattern here.

crochet mesh grocery tote

 

Easy Crochet Market Bag

Designer: Nicki’s Homemade Crafts

Yarn weight: (4) Medium/Worsted

Yarn suggestion: We Crochet Dishie Multi

Turn heads with this open-mesh crochet market bag. Made with self-striping yarn this makes for easy color changes and a bit more dynamic color. Open lacy stitches are fast to work up and allows your crochet bag to expand to almost twice its original size! 

Go the pattern here

easy to crochet market tote

 

Ocean’s Breath Market Free Crochet Bag Pattern

Designer: Crafting for Weeks

Yarn weight: (4) Medium/Worsted

Yarn suggestion: WeCrochet Dishie

This elegant bag is a definite eye-catcher when you take it out shopping. Featuring some lace, textured stitches and an i-cord strap, you will surely be shopping in style when you carry this bag with you.  This crochet market bag has a little bit of everything good…some lace, some textured stitches, and it’s finished off with a sturdy i-cord edge and strap.

Get the pattern here.

beach market bag

 

Lucky Stripes Market Bag 

Designer: Rich Textures Crochet

Yarn weight: (4) Medium/Worsted

Yarn suggestion: Lion Brand Pima Cotton

Cluster stitches that look like little shamrocks give this bag its “lucky” name. The easy blossom design mixed with single crochet stitches makes this bag lacy but sturdy. The bag pattern is worked in rounds, as one piece, from the bottom up to the handles.

Get the pattern here.

stripes market bag

 

More Than a Market Bag

Designer: Stardust Gold Crochet

Yarn weight: (4) Medium/Worsted

Yarn suggestion: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton

A durable and functional market bag that holds all the stuff you need. Bring it to the market, or take it to the beach. You can even make a smaller version of this bag for twinning with your mini-me.  The tote bag is slightly different than the typical open-weave produce bags because it has a tighter stitch. That makes this beautiful bag the perfect reusable shopping bag, grocery bag, or even a crochet project bag.

Get the pattern here.

market bag for groceries

 

Solid Granny Square Bottom Bag

Designer: Crochet with Clare

Yarn weight: (3) Light/DK

Yarn suggestion: Moda Vera Marvel 8ply (discontinued) / Premier Yarns Basix DK

If you love granny squares, you will love this simple and easy crochet market bag. This granny square bottom bag is easy to make and will look great with color-blocks or stripes. You can use any yarn weight you have, and make the base as big as you want to make your bag.

Get the pattern here

granny square bag

 

Granny Square Market Tote

Designer: American Crochet Association

Yarn weight: (4) Medium/Worsted

Yarn suggestion: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton

Made up of 3 granny squares, this crochet tote bag is the perfect project for granny square lovers. This crochet tote bag is made in 4 parts – the 3 joining granny squares and the border. Keep it plain or experiment with colors to make a totally unique crochet tote bag.

Get the pattern here.

granny square market bag

 

Crocheted Linen Grocery Tote

Designer: Purl Soho

Yarn weight: (2) Fine/Sport

Yarn suggestion: Louet Euroflax Original (discontinued) / Paton’s Grace

Made with just single crochets (sc) and chains (ch), you’ll love making (and using!) this netted grocery tote. Scrunch it up into a ball and keep it in your purse for emergency grocery runs.

Get the pattern here.

crocheted linen grocery tote

 

Filet Crochet Market Bag

Designer: Sara Dudek

Yarn weight: (3) Light/DK

Yarn suggestion: WeCrochet CotLin

This super customizable crochet bag is a great project for practicing the filet crochet technique. You’ll be able to design different patterns to create a unique market bag. Practice the filet crochet technique with this mesh bag. Create patterns in the shape of a heart, a flower, or a chevron pattern, or create a chart all your own. You will be a filet crochet expert by the time you finish this fast and fun tote bag project.

Get the pattern here.

filet crochet market bag

 

Maui Market Bag

Designer: Susan E. Kennedy on Ravelry

Yarn weight: (4) Medium/Worsted

Yarn suggestion: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton

This dip-dye style crochet tote bag will be one of your favorite weekend projects. Made with mercerized cotton yarn, this crochet market bag is sturdy, durable, and easy to clean. Take it out for a walk on the beach or a trip to the farmer’s market, this crochet bag will be your go-to for all your summer outings.

Get the pattern here.

market bag for beach

 

Red Heart Lacy Crochet Market Bag

Designer: Kristin Omdahl for Red Heart

Yarn weight: (2) Fine/Sport

Yarn suggestion: Red Heart Luster Sheen

This roomy crochet bag comes in handy when shopping or even when traveling. This reusable crochet tote bag makes a perfect gift and a simple way to encourage making eco-friendly choices. 

Get the pattern here.

lacy crochet market bag

 

Mini Market Bag

Designer: Left in Knots

Yarn weight: (4) Medium/Worsted

Yarn suggestion: Lion Brand Re-Tweed

Smaller than a typical plastic bag, this mini crochet bag is easy to carry and use for any occasion. Made with your basic crochet stitches – single crochet, double crochet, and chains – this is a project you can whip up quickly. Use recycled yarn to make it even more eco-friendly!

Get the pattern here.

mini market bag

 

Crochet Market Tote Bag

Designer: Daisy Cottage Designs

Yarn weight: (5) Bulky

Yarn suggestion: Lion Brand Rewind Tape Yarn

It’s never too early to teach your kids to care for the environment. This dainty crochet market bag is perfect for little ladies, so they have their own cute crochet bag. Add a flower embellishment to make it even cuter. The average crocheter could crochet this tote bag in 3 hours or less. 

Get the pattern here.

crochet market tote bag

 

Bellissima Market Bag

Designer: Pattern Paradise 

Yarn weight: (4) Medium/Worsted

Yarn suggestion: Red Heart Creme de la Creme

This crochet market bag is beautiful enough to use even for beach trips or even your everyday walks. It has a solid base and lovely lace design created with the crochet v stitch. You definitely won’t regret switching from plastic bags to using this crochet bag.

Get the pattern here.

bellissima market bag crochet pattern

 

Crochet Farmer’s Market Bag

Designer: Just B Crafty

Yarn weight: (4) Medium/Worsted

Yarn suggestion: Lily Sugar n’ Cream

This crochet market bag has a mesh body that allows for a lot of stretch to fit more items than you can imagine. It also has long handles for carrying on your shoulders, and a solid bottom of the bag to make sure everything stays in its place. All you’ll need to know to make this bag is how to make single crochets, chains, and slip stitches. A project that is perfect even for beginners!

Get the pattern here.

crochet farmers market bag

 

Miller Crochet Market Bag

Designer: Lakeside Loops for Make and Do Crew

Yarn weight: (5) Bulky

Yarn suggestion: Lion Brand Rewind Tape Yarn

A beginner-friendly crochet project, this crochet tote bag is made with a simple rectangle using the half double crochet (hdc). A modern, multi-purpose bag, this crochet market bag will be one of your favorite go-to accessories all year long. 

Get the pattern here.

crochet market bag

 

2-Hour Crochet Market Bag

Designer: Crochet Dreamz

Yarn weight: (4) Medium/Worsted

Yarn suggestion: Lily Sugar n’ Cream

Featuring the crochet shell stitch, this crochet market bag is worked bottom-up in a tube. You can make it in two sizes, with two options for the handle length. Make it in a solid color, or experiment with color combinations for a more stunning crochet tote bag.

Get the pattern here.

2 hour crochet market bag

 

Caldwell Crochet Market Bag

Designer: Stitching Together

Yarn weight: (4) Medium/Worsted

Yarn suggestion: Paintbox Cotton Aran

Get ready to crochet granny squares to make this cute crochet bag. The crochet puff stitch and open double crochet v stitch give this bag an interesting texture. Grab two of your favorite colors and whip up this crochet tote bag for your next grocery run.

Get the pattern here.

v stitch crochet bag

 

Wave Market Bag 

Designer: Heart Hook Home

Yarn weight: (3) Light/DK

Yarn suggestion: Patons Hempster Yarn

The crochet wave stitch is one of the crochet patterns that give your projects a unique look. This crochet market bag starts with a solid base, then goes on to a gorgeous crochet wave stitch pattern. It’s not only useful for carrying your produce but you can also use it as a beach bag for your next beach trip.

Get the pattern here.

wave stitch market bag

 

Fresh Market Tote

Designer: TL Yarn Crafts

Yarn weight: (3) Light/DK and (4) Medium/Worsted (held together)

Yarn suggestion: Lion Brand Cupcake Yarn (discontinued) / Lion Brand Mandala and Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton 

This easy and simple crochet grocery bag is made with a combination of your basic crochet stitches – slip stitches, chains, single crochet, and double crochet – to make a modified granny stitch. Using a DK weight and Worsted weight yarn held together, this crochet tote bag is sturdy and will withstand wear and tear from frequent use.

Get the pattern here.

fresh market tote for groceries

 

Crochet Market Tote Bag

Designer: Winding Road Crochet

Yarn weight: (4) Medium/Worsted

Yarn suggestion: Caron Cotton Cakes

Use a cotton-acrylic blend yarn to make this crochet market bag. Cotton helps reduce stretch, while acrylic helps to make the bag soft. You can use a self-striping yarn to create the colored rows or practice how to change colors in crochet by using different yarn colors as you go. 

Get the pattern here.

crochet market bag tote

 

Step-by-Step Video Tutorial Crochet Market Bags

If you prefer to learn crochet visually, here are some step-by-step crochet video tutorials that will show you how to make your own market bags. 

 

DIY Crochet Market Bag

Designer: yarnTh3ory

Hold your odds and ends with this simple and easy crochet market bag. Made with braided cotton cord, this pattern works up in no time! You may substitute braided cotton cord with t-shirt yarn or any worsted-weight cotton yarn for a sturdy everyday-use bag.

Go to the pattern video

diy crochet market tote

 

Crochet Shopping Bag

Designer: Brunacticality

A super easy mesh crochet market bag, this pattern only uses a little amount of yarn. The mesh pattern allows this crochet bag to expand to carry a lot of items. Leave it as is, or add a stretchy lining to make it more sturdy. 

Go to the pattern video

crochet shopping bag

 

Fall Bookshop Market Bag

Designer: Just B Crafty

This lovely crochet tote bag is great for carrying your favorite books from the library to the nearest coffee shop, or your produce from your local farmer’s market. This pattern has crochet videos for both left and right-handed crocheters, as well as a written pattern.

Go to the pattern video

crochet book bag

 

Crochet Market Bag – Beginner-Friendly Crochet Tutorial

Designer: Goodness Gracious

A beginner-friendly pattern, this crochet market bag only uses basic crochet stitches – chain, single crochet, and double crochet. This market bag crochet pattern will definitely be one of the easiest projects you will make. You’ll surely encourage others to help save the turtles when they see this cute crochet tote bag.

Go to the pattern video

crochet market bag video tutorial

 

Mesh Market Bag Crochet Tutorial

Designer: Day’s Crochet

Don’t be intimidated by this easy crochet bag pattern! It might look complicated, but it uses an easy technique to create the stitch pattern that makes the beautiful meshwork. 

Go to the pattern video

mesh market bag crochet tutorial

There’s one more crochet bag pattern to share with you and that’s my own pattern the Easy Crochet Market Bag Pattern. The crochet tote features a solid bottom, nice double handles, and an easy shape and size to carry all of your groceries from the grocery store with.  Made using only single and double crochet stitches, this bag is a perfect beginner crochet pattern.

We hope you found this list of free patterns full of ideas for your next crochet bag design. The reusable market bag is one of the best alternatives to plastic bags. The cute and lightweight bags are an eco-friendly and stylish option for carrying your market goods. Make one (or more!) of these bags for yourself, your family, and your friends, and do your part in helping save the Earth.

40 crochet market bags collage

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