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Market Bag Crochet Pattern | More than a Market Bag | Colorful Crochet

I love all crochet bags, well…most of them! Some can be too bulky or too loose. The intent is to design a functional and easy market bag crochet pattern. Although, it is more than a market bag; with beautiful color changes and most importantly – it is durable.

A crochet bag and crochet market bag that you can take to the grocery store, the beach, farmers market, or on a long walk at the park. A beautiful colorful crochet bag that will hold *all* the stuff and not let it fall out!

The beautiful colors of Lion Brands 24/7 Cotton opened that door for me. The best thing about this yarn is the bright color, which makes for a great beach bag. The colorways remind me of warm beach sunsets, seashells, and the bright jades of the Emerald Coast. I wanted to create a bag that reflected those colors and brought out the sun and fun. The best thing about this easy crochet bag pattern is it is great for everyday use.

My favorite colors are the bright teal & ecru. I hope you enjoy this fun summer bag pattern.

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The Best Part About this Market Bag Crochet Pattern

  • Easy Pattern
  • Simple Stitch Pattern
  • Great Gift
  • Basic Crochet Stitches
  • Works great as an everyday tote bag
  • Great for Fresh Produce
  • Bright Color
  • Market Bag Video Tutorial
  • Simple Market Bag

The market bag is slightly different than the typical open-weave produce bags because it has a tighter stitch. That makes this beautiful bag the perfect shopping bag, grocery bag, or even a crochet project bag. I have used it for all three!

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All About The Market Bag Crochet Pattern

The Yarn Details

This easy crochet market bag pattern is made from 100% cotton, using a 4 mm crochet hook, using Lion Brand 24/7 cotton.  This yarn is a medium weight yarn, durable, and comes in lovely colors that do not fade through several washings. It’s a simple pattern you’ll love.

Crochet Market Bag Video Tutorial

I’ve created a full video tutorial for this pattern! Yay! The video is at the bottom of this post or you can find it on my Stardust Gold Crochet YouTube Channel.

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More than a Market Bag – Crochet Market Bag Pattern
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More than a Market Bag – Crochet Market Bag Pattern
Crochet Bag Crochet Market Bag Pattern (6)

If you have any questions, please leave a comment below or e-mail me – I’m happy to help you work the pattern.

Thanks to my lovely pattern testers for working through the kinks with me.

Skill Level: Easy

Gauge: 16 dc x 8 rows = 4″x4″ or (10 x 10 cm)

with a 4 mm hook, create a small swatch using double crochet.

gauge swatch

Materials Needed:

Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton

Yarn Details: 100% Mercerized Cotton, 186 yards per skein (3.5 oz/100g)

Colors:

C1Camel1 Skein
C2Creamsicle1 Skein
C3Pink1 Skein
C4Ecru1 Skein
C5Succulent1 Skein
C6Jade1 Skein

Other Materials:

  • Hook Size: 4 mm (USA G)
  • Scissors
  • Darning Needle
  • Stitch Markers

Sizing:

This crochet bag pattern is so great because you can make it ANY size easily. In the video tutorial, you can see that I made a tiny version. The pattern works in multiples of 3. It’s that easy! You many need to do some modifying to create the handle if you make it smaller, but I’m certain you will come up with something great.

Adjustable if you work multiples of 3.

Finished Measurements (Without straps): W 14″ x H 13″

more than a market bag laid out with measuring tape
more than a market bag laid out with measuring tape
more than a market bag laid out with measuring tape

Abbreviations:

trtreble crochet
dcdouble crochet
st(s)stitches
spspace
begbeginning
chchain
ch spchain space
*…**repeat*
BLO back loop only
sk stskip stitch
dc2togdouble crochet 2 together
dc3togdouble crochet 3 together

Stitch guide:

If you like learning new stitches, I have a great series called Crochet Stitch Explorers, where you will learn some fabulous new crochet stitches, crochet motifs & squares!

The blue titles below are clickable links to the video tutorials on my YouTube Channel.

dc – double crochet

yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo, draw through 2 loops, yo, draw through 2 loops.

hdc – half double crochet

yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo, pull through all three loops on hook.

dc2tog – double crochet 2 together

yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo, draw through 2 loops.  insert hook in next stitch, yo and draw through 2 loops, yo and draw through all loops on hook.

dc3tog – double crochet 3 together

yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo, draw through 2 loops.  *insert hook in next stitch, yo and draw through 2 loops* – repeat from * to * two times total, yo and draw through all loops on hook.

FPhdc – front post half double crochet (this stitch is similar to the FPhtr video here)

yo, insert hook around indicated stitch (from front to back and out the front again).  yo, pull through all loops on hook.

How to Read This Pattern

I write my patterns for readability and make them beginner friendly.  The words in bold are stitches and actions.  Stitch counts are in parentheses at the end of each row. Remember to count your stitches 😉.

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More than a Market Bag – Crochet Bag Pattern

Before you get started making this wonderful market bag crochet pattern, make sure you have all your supplies and remember to check out the full video tutorial at the bottom of the page to help you work the pattern.

Pattern Notes:

  • Join in in the top of first stitch of each round, unless otherwise noted.
  • 1st stitch of each round is made in first stitch of previous round, unless otherwise indicated.
  • Stitch count is 126 throughout pattern of main body, unless otherwise indicated.

Grab your crochet hook!

To start, ch 126 (should measure around 28” approximately, join ends because we will be working in the round and make sure there are no twists in your starting chain.

Market Bag Crochet Pattern:

Mark 1st stitch of each round.

Round 1 (C1):  Ch 3, dc entire round. Join. (126)

Rounds 2 – 3 (C1):  Repeat row 1, join C2, cut C1 and leave a tail for weaving. (126)

Round 4 (C2):  Ch 2, hdc in each stitch around beginning in same space as ch 2, join in front loop of 1st hdc of round. (126)

Round 5 (C2):    Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc and ch 1), turn.  Begin dc3tog (BLO) in the 5th ch/st from hook, then complete it in the 6th and 7th stitches from hook (creates 1 stitch).

*ch 2, dc3tog over next 3 stitches* (creates 3 stitches) – repeat from * to * until you reach the end of the round – there will be 2 stitches left, ch 2, dc2tog over those last two stitches, then make your join in the ch 3 space from beg of round.

You should have 42 dc3togs (including the last dc2tog/ch join) and 84 ch 2’s between those for a total of 126 stitches (126).

Round 6 (C2):  Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc and ch 1), turn, dc 3 into the top of each dc3tog from previous round, join in ch-3 space from beg of round.  You should have 42 dc3tog’s. (126)

Round 7 (C2)Ch 2, turn, hdc in each stitch around, join with C3 in top of 1st hdc, and cut C2. (126)

Round 8 (C3):   Ch 2, turn, hdc in each stitch around, join in the front loop of 1st hdc of the round. (126)

Round 9 (C3):  Repeat 5.

Round 10 (C3):  Repeat 6

Round 11 (C3):  Repeat 7, except join with C4 at end of round.

Round 12 (C4):  Repeat 8

Round 13 (C4):  Repeat 5

Round 14 (C4):  Repeat 6

Round 15 (C4):  Repeat 7, don’t change colors at end of round, continue working with C4.

Round 16 (C4): Ch 4, dc in 1st stitch (same as ch 4), *sk 2, (dc 1, ch 1, dc 1) in next stitch, repeat from * around, ch 1, skip the last 2 stitches, and join around the ch-4 from beginning of round. (126)

Round 17 (C4):   Ch 4, dc in 1st ch space of V below, *(dc1, ch 1, dc1) in next V ch space, repeat from * around, join around the ch-4 from beginning of round. (42 V’s)

Round 18: Repeat round 8, but don’t turn at beg. (126)

Round 19 (C4):  Repeat round 5.

Round 20 (C4):  Repeat round 6.

Round 21 (C4): Repeat round 7, change color to C5 at end.

Round 22 (C5):  Repeat round 8.

Round 23 (C5):  Repeat round 5.

Round 24 (C5):  Repeat round 6.

Round 25 (C5):  Repeat round 7, change color to C6 at end.

Round 26 (C6):  Repeat round 8.

Round 27 (C6):  Repeat round 5.

Round 28 (C6):  Repeat round 6.

Round 29 (C6): Repeat 7, however, no color change at the end, join in top 2 loops of 1st hdc of round – do not cut yarn.

Round 30 (C6)Ch 2, turn, hdc (BLO) entire round, join in top 2 loops of 1st hdc from beginning of round. (126).

Round 31 (C6)Ch 2, hdc (BLO) in 3rd ch from hook and in each stitch to the end of the round. (126)

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Adding the Straps:

Check out the crochet market bag video tutorial at the bottom of the post if you have trouble understanding this part of the pattern.

Counting to the left – count 63 stitches from hook and place a stitch marker in the 63rd stitches.

Rounds 1-3 (C6)Ch 2, hdc (BLO) in the 3rd ch from hook and in the next 7 stitches, then…

Ch 150 – make sure chain is not twisted.

Start at the stitch marker and count 8 stitches to the rightJoin the chain in that 8th stitch, hdc (BLO) in the same as join, hdc (BLO) in the next 15 stitches (so there is 16 hdc total).

Ch 150 – make sure the chain is not twisted.

Start at the beg of the round and count 8 stitches to the right.  Join the chain you just created into that 8th stitch, hdc (BLO) in the same stitch where you joined, and in the hdc (BLO) in each of the next 7 stitches, join with a hdc in the back loop of the 1st st of the round and mark it with a stitch marker.

Continue working hdc’s in each stitch and chain (work in back hump of chain, it gives it a nicer edge) around, until the straps reach your desired width.  Keep moving the stitch marker up with each round so you know where to end the rounds when the straps are the width you’d like.  I did 3 complete rounds.

Tip: Reinforce the corners of the straps, where the body meets the straps as shown below.

**Turn the bag inside out now.**

Creating the Base of the Market Bag

With bottom of the bag facing up – find the seam, and attach C1 in the stitch directly to the right of the middle seam and ch 1, FPhdc around each stitch. (126)

Join in top 2 loops of 1st FPhdc from beg of round.

**Now we are going to stitch the bottom together.**

Line up the pieces and slip stitch through the top two loops of both sides to bring it together.  (see video for help with this part).  When you get to the end, slip stitch into the center stitch to make it secure.  Cut, tie off and weave in tails.

Congratulations!  You’re finished!

Here are some of the designs from my testers for this pattern:

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Other Free Crochet Market Bag Patterns

If you are looking for another free crochet bag patterns, or more free crochet market bag patterns, head over to Nicki’s post.

There are tons of lovely bags out there, cute patterns with vibrant color, but not many of them have a solid base. The cotton yarn makes this easy crochet bag pattern great because the bottom of the bag won’t let anything slip out. I hope you enjoy this free crochet bag pattern!

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14 thoughts on “Market Bag Crochet Pattern | More than a Market Bag | Colorful Crochet”

  1. Quick question about round 18. The pdf says Round 18 : Repeat round 8, but don’t turn at beg. But in the video you DO turn at the start of round 18. Which way is correct? And if its not turning in a bit unsure where to do the first hdc of the round since we joined to a chain space so the stitches are a bit hidden. Thanks

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  2. Hi thank you for participating in the Spring into Spring Blog Hop. Just to let you know the code for Ravelry does not work. It comes up as expired.

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  3. I’m also finished making this bag – great pattern and super easy to follow. How do you reinforce the corners through? Are you just making stitches with yarn in between the corner and handle?

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    • I’m trying to envision what section you’re referring to. Do you mind sending me an e-mail with pics? You can do it through the contact page :).

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    • Yes, that’s what I did. I reinforced the corners by just taking a piece of yarn and sewing it around the loops in the stitches to create a more secure corner. Working in the back loops makes it a little insecure.

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