Blooming Crochet Market Bag

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crochet market tote

Blooming Crochet Market bag with Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream

Crochet Pattern by B. Hooked Crochet, Copyright 2018.

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This pattern is written in US crochet terms

intermediate crochet pattern

Gather Your Supplies

Crochet Market bag

Get Creative With Color!

Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream is one of my favorite cottons because it comes in a large variety of colors! You can make each element pop by using 5 different colors like you see here, however, this crochet market tote will also look amazing with 3 or even fewer colors. Which colors will you choose? Tell me in the comments below!

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Gauge and Sizing

4 sts x 5 rows = 1″ (single crochet in the round)

Your finished crochet market bag will measure approximately 16″ from base to handles and 15″ in diameter. You can fit a ton of goodies in this tote!

Abbreviations

  • Ch – Chain
  • Dc – Double Crochet
  • Dc2tog – Single Crochet Two Together
  • Rep – Repeat
  • Rem – Remaining
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Sk – Skip
  • Slst – Slip Stitch
  • St(s) – 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

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Your Crochet market bag is made up of crochet diamond granny squares, mesh stitches and a handle. First, we’ll work the diamonds. Then we’ll stitch them together to for a star, the bottom of the tote. Once we have the bottom in place, we’ll work through the mesh stitch repeat and finally, add a sturdy handle.

I recommend that you block your granny diamonds before stitching them together.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to leave them in the comment section at the end of this page!

How to Crochet the Blooming Crochet Market Bag with Brittany

This tutorial is also available in a left-handed version. Click the link below to be directed to the left-handed video on my YouTube channel.

How to Crochet the Blooming Crochet Market Bag – Left Hand Tutorial with Brittany

Written Instructions

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“Granny Square” Diamonds


  1. Ch 3. Join with a slst to first ch. Ch 6 (Tc and 2 ch). In center of ring, [tc, tc, dc, dc, ch, dc, dc, tc, tc, ch 3, tc, tc, dc, dc, ch, dc, dc, tc]. Join with  slst to the 4th chain.
  2. Ch 6 (Dc and 2 ch). 2 Dc in ch 2 space. Dc once in the next 4 sts. In ch 1 gap space, [dc, ch 2, dc]. Dc in next 4 sts. In ch 2 gap space, [2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc]. Dc in next 4 sts. In ch 1 gap space, [dc, ch 2, dc]. Dc in last 4 sts. Dc once in gap space from prev round. Join with a slst to 3rd ch.

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Joining the diamonds

After blocking your diamonds, lay them out so that they form a star shape. Working with two diamonds at a time, use color D fasten on in the point. In each stitch and corner, slst through the inner loops of each stitch on each diamond. I find it easiest to hold the two diamonds together, wrong side in, and slip stitch in each stitch.

After you slst two diamonds together, find the next two and slip stitch them to the first two.

You can take any approach to joining your diamonds. As you can see in the photo, I chose to pick out the inner “Y” to start with. Once I had this foundation, I continued slip stitching them together, group by group.

Once you’re finished joining, weave in your ends along the back of the work.

Finishing the base of the market bag

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Fasten on color D in any of the 5 points of the star. Ch 3 (counts as Dc). Make two more Dc in same space. Evenly space 16 Dc to first inverted point of star. Dc2tog in next two ch-1 spaces. *Evenly space 16 Dc to next point of star. 3 Dc in ch-2 space (point). evenly space 16 Dc to next inverted point of star. Dc2tog in next two ch-1 spaces. Rep from star around. Join with a slst to 3rd ch. (180 sts)

Mesh Pattern

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With color E, fasten on in any Dc from previous round.

  1. Ch 1 (not st). Sc in same st as ch. *Ch 3, sk 3 sts, sc in next. Rep from * to end of round. Join with a slst to first sc.
  2. Slst in next ch-3 space and sc. *Ch 3, sk to next ch-3 space and sc. Rep from * to end of round. Join with a slst to first sc.

Rep 2nd round until your mesh section measures approximately 10″ long. Fasten off color E. With color A, fasten on in any ch-3 space.

  1. Ch 1 (not st). Sc in same ch-3 sp. *Ch 3, sk to next ch-3 space and sc. Rep from * to end of round.
  2. Slst in next ch-3 space and sc. *Ch 3, sk to next ch-3 space and sc. Rep from * to end of round. Join with a slst to first sc.

Rep 2nd round until your mesh section measures approximately 12″ long.

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Band

  1. Continuing with color A from previous round, Slst in next ch-3 space. Make 3 sc in that space. *Make 3 sc in each ch-3 space. Rep from star to end of round. Join with a slst to first sc. (132 sts) Fasten off color A.
  2. Fasten on color B. Make one sc in each stitch. Join with a slst to end of round. (132 sts) Rep round once more. Fasten off color B.
  3. Fasten on color C. Make one sc in each stitch. Join with a slst to end of round. (132 sts) Rep round once more. Fasten off color C.

Handles

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  1. Fasten on color D. Make 1 sc in first 18 sts. Ch 30, sk 30 sts, sc in next. Sc in next 35 sts. Ch 30, sk 30 sts, sc in next. Sc in last 17 sts. (132 sts)
  2. Ch 1 (not stitch). Sc in first st. Sc in each stitch to end of round. Join with a slst to first sc. (132 sts)
  3. Rep last round three times more. Fasten off.

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