This free crochet market bag pattern is one that is fairly easy and works up in just a few days! Or even hours if you have a day to do nothing but crochet! Wouldn’t that be awesome. 🙂 Keep on reading down to find the full free pattern and happy crocheting!
READY TO MAKE AN EASY CROCHET MARKET BAG?
I used Lion Brand Yarns new Rewind Yarn (affiliate link) in the colorway Current Situation for entire bag. This fiber is a tape yarn and oh so soft! It really is one that you have to see in person to appreciate how pretty it is! You will need to hold two skeins together at once for this pattern to make it sturdy and holds up well to all the goodies that will be filling it!
This is meant to be a cross body bag but you could easily crochet two handles and use it as a shoulder bag if you wish.
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MAKE A CROCHET FARMERS MARKET BAG TODAY!
This is a cute and simple crochet market bag tutorial that can be used all summer long! Take with you to local farmers markets, shops and much more to fill up with whatever it is you may need! This would even make a cute beach tote! The spaces between the stitches are perfect for letting sand fall through back on to the beach and not in your house!
Ready to get started?
The Milo Crochet Market Bag is a pattern that can be worked up fairly quickly holding two skeins of yarn together at the same time. If you think you are ready to learn how to crochet a market bag then read on down for the full free pattern and Happy Crocheting!
Milo Crochet Market Bag Pattern Description:
Skill Level: Intermediate
Materials: As written you will need less than 444 yards of Lion Brand Rewind Yarn in Current Situation (or two skeins), size K crochet hook , scissors, stitch marker and a yarn needle.
Dimensions: Tote: approximately 21″ circumference & 12.5″ height (without handles) Handles: 37″ & 2″ width
- ch = chain
- dc = double crochet
- sc = single crochet
- st = stitch
- sk = skip
- scbl = single crochet in the back loop of a stitch
This pattern is written in American Standard Terms.
Hold two strands of yarn together for the entire pattern including the handles.
I cannot guarantee how different yarns will work up with this pattern. I highly HIGHLY urge you to use the yarn that the pattern was written with.
When working in rounds we will be placing a stitch marker in the first stitch of every round.
This is a cross body bag so you will have one long handle attached.
Free Crochet Market Bag Pattern Instructions:
!! Work the entire pattern with two skeins of yarn held together !!
Working in Rows:
To start: ch 19
Row 1: In 2nd ch from the hook do a sc, sc in every ch across, turn. (18)
Row 2: Ch 1, In the 1st stitch do a sc, sc in every st across, turn. (18)
Row 3: Repeat 2
Row 4: Repeat 2
Row 5: Repeat 2 (but don’t turn, keep working the piece with the directions below)
Working in Rounds:
Round 1: working down the short side after the last row sc in the same st again, sc 4 times evenly along the short side, make on more sc in the same space as the last sc, now working down the bottom of the starting ch, sc across in each st for a total of 18 sc’s, sc in the same st as the last sc, work 5 sc’s down the other short side. (48 stitches including the 18 from row 5)
Round 2: scbl (place a stitch marker into this st), scbl in every st around. (48)
Round 3: sc (place a stitch marker into this st), ch 1, sk a st, *sc, ch 1, sk a st, repeat across ending with a ch 1, sk st. (48)
TIP: place or move up the stitch marker in the first st of each round
Round 4: *dc in ch 1 space, ch 1, sk a st, repeat from * around . (48)
Round 5: Repeat 4 (48)
Round 6: Repeat 3 (48)
Round 7: Repeat 4 (48)
Round 8: Repeat 4 (48)
Round 9: sc in every st around. (48)
Round 10: Repeat 9 (48)
Round 11: *sk the next st, dc, go back to the sk st and dc (criss cross double crochet is made!) repeat from * around. (48)
Round 12: Repeat 9 (48)
Round 13: *dc, sk a st, ch 1, repeat from * across (48)
Round 14: Repeat 4 (48)
Round 15: Repeat 4 (48)
Round 16: Repeat 9 (48)
Round 17: Repeat 9, (48) slip stitch into the row before to finish. Fasten off yarn.
To start: Leave a 10″ tail and ch 5
Row 1: starting in 2nd ch from the hook sc, sc in the remaining ch’s, turn. (4)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in the first st, sc in each st across. (4)
Row 3 – whatever length reaches 37″: Repeat Row 2, after the last row fasten off yarn leaving a 10″ tail.
Tote: Weave in ends throughout the tote with a yarn needle.
Handles Attach the handles using the 10″ tail piece on each end and a yarn needle and attach to the top of the tote bag evenly along the next to last row of sc’s and along the top securely on opposite sides of the bag to make cross body strap.
You are done with your very own crochet farmers market bag! The bag will stretch a bit but that just means you can fit more goodies in it! If you have any questions please feel free to send me an email at Krista [at] rescuedpawdesigns.com.