Crochet Market Bag

crochet market bag

Yarn Review featured project! Red Heart Cordial is perfect to crochet a market bag!


Crochet Pattern by B. Hooked Crochet, Copyright 2015.

Please do not copy, sell, redistribute or republish this pattern. If you wish to share this pattern, link to this page only. You may sell items produced using this pattern. Do NOT use the copyrighted photos for your product listing.

This pattern is written in US crochet terms

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Gather Your Supplies

  • Approximately 210 yds, Red Heart Cordial (Shown: Sprout)
  • 6.5 mm Crochet Hook
  • Large Darning Needle
  • Scissors

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Gauge and Sizing

The finished market bag measures 13″ from top of bag to bottom and 11″ from one side to the other. The handle measures 18″ when folded.

Abbreviations

  • Ch – Chain
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Slst – Slip Stitch
  • Sts – Stitches
  • Tc – Treble Crochet

To print a list of all crochet abbreviations to keep in your crochet notebook, check out my quick guide here:

Crochet Abbreviations Quick Guide

Pattern Notes

The Crochet Market Bag is worked from the bottom, up by crocheting in the round. The handle is crocheted last by working into the stitches on one side of the bag and sewn on with a darning needle to the other side. Please note that although this pattern recommends crocheting a handle that is 36″ long, you may add more rows of single crochet (or subtract) to make the handle the perfect size to meet your needs.

This pattern calls for the use of a magic ring or magic circle to begin working in the round. This technique is broken down in the video tutorial, but if you find yourself needing a more detailed and slower demonstration, I recommend you take a look at this article to get you started – Crochet Magic Ring for Beginners.

If the magic ring is your natural born enemy and you wish to begin this pattern using a different method, I recommend you check out this article for guidance – Alternate Magic Ring Method.

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Written Instructions

crochet market bag

Bag

Round 1: Create a magic ring (or alternate method) with 6 sc.

Use a stitch marker and continue working in a spiral fashion

Round 2: Make 2 sc in every stitch. (12 sts)

Round 3: Sc once into the first stitch and 2 sc into the next stitch. *Sc into the next stitch, 2 sc into the next. Repeat from * around. (18 sts)

Round 4: Sc once into the first 2 stitches and 2 sc into the next stitch. *Sc into the next 2 stitches, 2 sc into the next. Repeat from * around. (24 sts)

Round 5: Sc once into the first 3 stitches and 2 sc into the next stitch. *Sc into the next 3 stitches, 2 sc into the next. Repeat from * around. (30 sts)

Round 6: Sc once into the first 4 stitches and 2 sc into the next stitch. *Sc into the next 4 stitches, 2 sc into the next. Repeat from * around. (36 sts)

Rounds 7-10: Sc once into every stitch. (36 sts)

Round 11: Sc once into the first 5 stitches and 2 sc into the next stitch. *Sc into the next 5 stitches, 2 sc into the next. Repeat from * around. (42 sts)

Round 12: Sc once into the first 6 stitches and 2 sc into the next stitch. *Sc into the next 6 stitches, 2 sc into the next. Repeat from * around. (48 sts)

Round 13: Sc once into the first 7 stitches and 2 sc into the next stitch. *Sc into the next 7 stitches, 2 sc into the next. Repeat from * around. (54 sts)

Round 14: Sc once into the first 8 stitches and 2 sc into the next stitch. *Sc into the next 8 stitches, 2 sc into the next. Repeat from * around. (60 sts)

Round 15: Sc once into the first 9 stitches and 2 sc into the next stitch. *Sc into the next 9 stitches, 2 sc into the next. Repeat from * around. (66 sts)

Round 16: Sc once into the first 10 stitches and 2 sc into the next stitch. *Sc into the next 10 stitches, 2 sc into the next. Repeat from * around. (72 sts)

Rounds 17-18: Sc once into each stitch. (72 sts)

Rounds 19-25: Ch 4. Tc in the next stitch. Ch 2, skip 2 sts, Tc in next 2 sts. *Ch 2, skip 2 sts, Tc in next 2 sts. Repeat from * around. Join with a slst to the 4th chain.

Round 26: Ch 1. Sc in the next stitch. *Sc 2 times in the ch 2 gap space. Sc in next 2 sts. Repeat from * around. Join with a slst to the first chain. (72 sts)

Round 27: Ch 1. Sc in every stitch. (72 sts)

Bind off and weave in your ends.

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Handle

crochet market bag

Beginning with the stitch where you binded off, count over 14 sts to the left (or right if you are left handed). Bind on and sc in the same stitch as bind on. Sc in the next 7 sts. *Ch 1 and turn your work. Sc in the next 8 sts. Repeat until your handle measures 36″ in length. (Note: you may adjust the length by adding rows or subtracting rows to make a handle that meets your personal needs)

When you have finished crocheting your handle, bind off leaving yourself a tail that is approximately 8″ long. Using a large eye darning needle, sew the end of your handle in place on the opposite side of the bag.
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