Blooming Crochet Market Bag

A unique way to shop at the farmers market.

Difficulty Level | Intermediate
Finished Size | 15″ wide (lying flat); 16″ long

Polish your motif-making skills in an eye-catching crochet market bag. The star bottom comes together with diamond motifs creating a sturdy base to hold all your goodies.

Project sponsored by Yarnspirations

If you’re looking for a unique project that’s quick and useful, you’re in the right place. Our blooming crochet market bag works up in a dedicated weekend so it’s ready for shopping when you need it.

This project will help you hone in on your crochet diamond making skills and give you a practical way to use them. The diamonds are stitched together for a star-shaped base that’s extra sturdy while the sides are constructed with a simple crochet mesh so they’re nice and stretchy.

Before you begin, review this page entirely so you understand the full scope of the project. We’ve prepared a list of recommended supplies and abbreviations you’ll need to get started as well as a video tutorial demonstrating how to crochet our blooming crochet market bag and, of course, written instructions to walk you through the project from start to finish.

  • 1 ball; Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream; Lavender – Color A
  • 1 ball; Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream; Hot Green – Color B
  • 1 ball; Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream; Hot Blue – Color C
  • 1 ball; Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream; Teal – Color D
  • 2 balls; Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream; White – Color E
  • 4.5 mm Crochet Hook
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors


  • Ch Chain
  • Dc Double Crochet
  • Dc2tog Single Crochet Two Together
  • Rep Repeat
  • Rem Remaining
  • Sc Single Crochet
  • Sk Skip
  • Slst Slip Stitch
  • Sp Space
  • St(s) Stitches
  • Tc Treble Crochet
Finished Size

15″ wide (laying flat);
16″ long

Gauge

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

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Crochet Diamonds
  • Color A: Make 5
  • Color B: Make 10
  • Color C: Make 5

Round 1: Ch 3 and join with a slst to first ch to form a ring. Ch 7. 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 a slst to 4th ch.

Round 2: Ch 6. 2 dc ch-3 sp. 1 dc in each st to ch-1 sp. In ch-1 sp [dc, ch 2, dc]. 1 dc in each st to next ch-3 sp. In ch-3 sp [2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc]. 1 dc in each st to next ch-1 sp. In ch-1 sp [dc, ch 2, dc]. 1 dc in each sp to last ch-3 sp. 1 dc in ch-3 sp from prev round. Join with a slst to 3rd ch.

Base Assembly

Step 1: Block the diamonds to improve the shape.

Step 2: Arrange diamonds in a star shape.

  • Color A – Lavender
  • Color B – Green
  • Color C – Blue

Step 3: With color D, fasten on between any two diamonds. Slst in FLO of each stitch and each diamond point. Follow each line within the star, joining each diamond and fastening off.

Step 4: With color D, fasten on in any of the five points of the star. Ch 3 (counts as dc). 2 dc in same space. [Evenly space 16 dc to next inverted point of star. Dc2tog (will each be ch-1 sp). Evenly space 16 dc to next point of star. 3 dc in ch-2 sp] four times. Evenly space 16 dc to next inverted point of star. Dc2tog (will each be ch-1 sp). Evenly space 16 dc to next point of star. Join with a slst to 3rd ch. (180 sts)

Step 5: Weave in all the ends.

Mesh Pattern

Round 1: With color E, fasten on in any dc from previous round. Ch 1. 1 sc in same st as ch. *Ch 3. 1 sc in next ch-3 sp. Rep from * to end of round. Join with a slst to first sc.

Round 2: Slst in next ch-3 sp. Ch 1 and sc in same space. *Ch 3. 1 sc in next ch-3 sp. Rep from * to end of round. Join with a slst to first sc.

Repeat: Rep round 2 until mesh section measures 10″ from base round when slightly stretched. Break E, fasten on A.

Next Round: Ch 1. 1 sc in same st as ch. *Ch 3. 1 sc in next ch-3 sp. Rep from * to end of round. Join with a slst to first sc.

Repeat: Rep round 2 until mesh section measures 12″ from base round when slightly stretched. Do not fasten off.

Band

Round 1: Continue with color A from mesh. Slst in next ch-3 sp. Ch 1. 3 sc in same ch-3 sp. *Sk to next ch-3 sp. 3 sc in ch-3 sp. Rep from * to end of round. Join with a slst to first sc. Break A and add color B. (132 sts)

Rounds 2-3: Ch 1 and sc in same st. 1 sc in each st. Join with a slst to first sc. Break color B at end of 3rd round and add color C. (132 sts)

Rounds 4-5: Ch 1 and sc in same st. 1 sc in each st. Join with a slst to first sc. Break color C and add color D at end of 5th round. (132 sts)

Handles

Round 1: Ch 1 and sc in same st. 1 sc in next 17 sts. Ch 30. Sk 30 sts. 1 sc in next st. 1 sc in next 35 sts. Ch 30. Sk 30 sts. 1 sc in last 17 sts.

Round 2: Ch 1 and sc in same st. [1 sc in each st to ch-30 sp. 1 sc in each ch] twice. 1 sc in each rem st. Join with a slst to first sc. (132 sts)

Rounds 3-6: Ch 1 and sc in same st. 1 sc in each st. Join with a slst to first sc. (132 sts)

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