Easy Crochet Market Bag Pattern
There’s nothing better than a market bag. Especially a crochet bag pattern that makes a light and easy-to-wash crochet tote.
Stash this easy crochet bag in your car and take it with you every time you go shopping. It’s the perfect Farmer’s market bag that you can pop in your purse and pull out when you’ve picked out the perfect tomatoes and zucchini.
The crochet tote features a solid bottom, nice double handles, and easy shape and size to carry all of your groceries with. Made using only single and double crochet stitches, this bag is a perfect beginner crochet pattern.
Constructed with worsted-weight cotton yarn, this crochet market bag makes a perfect gift for your favorite environmentally-conscious friends.
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Uses for Crochet Market Bags
- Perfect for taking to the beach as a crochet beach bag. If sand gets into the tote bag, it will simply fall out through the holes.
- The crochet bag is great for carrying kids toys to the park or beach
- Use it as a nice-sized crochet book bag to take to the library or the local coffee shop for an afternoon read.
- Obviously take it to the farmer’s market to carry all your beautiful produce – it’s often so fresh it still has dirt on it so the dirt will fall through the holes as you move about
- Take this crochet tote bag with you to the grocery store every time you go grocery shopping. These lightweight lacy crochet bags will fit easily into your handbag.
- Give them as lovely handmade crochet gifts to your friends and family
- Line the bag with beautiful fabric and use it to take your yarn and crochet hooks (or knitting needles) with you everywhere you go!
What is the Best Yarn to Use for Crochet Market Bags?
Generally, most crochet market bag patterns are made using cotton yarn. Cotton yarn is so soft and versatile. It has many benefits including its a lightweight yarn, it’s strong and durable, absorbs water easily, accepts dye beautifully, and can be tossed into the washing machine and dryer when dirty.
Here are some of my favorite options for yarn to use to make crochet tote bags:
- Universal Cotton Supreme Yarn (which is the yarn I used in this market bag pattern)
- Lion Brand 24/& Cotton Yarn
- Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Solids
- Paintbox Yarns Recycled Cotton Worsted Yarn
How to Make a Crochet Market Bag?
Made using only single and double crochet stitches, this tote bag is a perfect beginner crochet pattern. Constructed from the bottom up, after the sturdy bottom is crocheted, the mesh style stitch is created by making a series of basic crochet stitches including the chain stitch (ch) and the double crochet stitch (dc). The top of the bag and handles are made stronger by introducing the single crochet stitch (sc) into the pattern.
Grab your crochet hook and your favorite cotton yarn and let’s get busy with this easy crochet bag!
Easy Free Crochet Market Bag Pattern
This free crochet pattern is written in US crochet terms
SKILL LEVEL: EASY
- Hook: size J / 6.00 mm hook
- Yarn Weight: Size 4 – Worsted weight yarn
- Yarn Used: Universal Cotton Supreme – colors used: Grey x 2 (color A) and Silken x 1(color B)
- yarn needle, stitch marker and scissors
- st = stitch
- ch = chain
- sl st = slip stitch
- sc = single crochet
- dc = double crochet
FINISHED SIZE: the finished size of the crochet tote measures 14.5″ wide x 15″ high
This bag is made in three sections, the bottom of the bag, the body of the bag and the top of the bag. The crochet pattern below is written in individual sections.
Extra pattern photos of handle details are included in paid crochet bag pattern here.
CROCHET BAG PATTERN
Bottom of the Market Bag
With main bag body yarn color, ch 54.
Row 1: Sc in the 2nd chain from the hook and in each chain until the end. Ch 1, turn. Join round with sl st.
Rows 2-7: Sc in each stitch across row. Ch1, turn. Join round with sl st.
You will now change from rows to rounds.
Round 1: At the end of Row 7 of the bottom of the bag, instead of turning the fabric to start the next row, you will now crochet around the entire perimeter of the rectangular fabric you just completed. That means you’ll ch1 (place stitch marker here to mark the beginning of each round), and then sc in each stitch around, making sure to do 2sc in each of the four corners of the rectangle. Join round.
Round 2-6: Ch 1, sc in each stitch in the round, join round.
Body of the Market Bag
Round 1: Ch 4, *skip a stitch, dc, ch1*, repeat from * to * around round ending with a dc and ch1 into the 3rd chain from the bottom of the turning chain into the top of the 3rd chain from previous round.
Round 2: Ch 4, [dc, ch1] into the top of each dc from the previous row, continue around row, join. Join round with sl st.
Round 3-24: repeat round 2
Round 25: Ch 1: ch 1, sc into each stitch in round. Join round with sl st.
Top of the Market Bag
Round 1 – 5: Change yarn to color B. Ch 1, sc into each stitch in round. Join round with sl st.
Round 6: Lay the bag down and pat flat so that it’s even and the seam is at the edge of the bag. Place a stitch marker at 1.5 inches in from the edges of the bag, on each side of the bag, both front and back (4 stitch markers in total).
Ch 1, sc into each stitch until you get to the first stitch marker. Complete a sc in the stitch with the stitch marker and then chain 72. Join the chain across to the opposite side of the bag where the next stitch marker is with a sc stitch.
Sc in the next stitches until you reach the next stitch marker. Complete a sc in the stitch with the stitch marker and then chain 72. Join the chain across to the opposite side of the bag where the next stitch marker is with a sc stitch. Finish the last set of sc’s until you reach the end of the round, join.
Round 7: Ch 1, sc into each stitch in the round, including into the chains on each side of the bag (these will become the handles of the bag). Join round with sl st.
Round 8 – 9: Ch 1, sc into each stitch in round. Join round with sl st.
Fasten off, and weave in the ends. Block bag if needed.
If you enjoyed this free market bag pattern, stop by my post on 40+ Crochet Market Bag Patterns here.