Sturdiest Ever Market Bag crochet pattern in olive on a camping trip by Celina Lane, Simply Collectible

Allow me to preface by stating that I designed this crochet market bag pattern 6 years ago and I’m still using my bags quite often. We have a plastic ban bag in Austin and it is strongly encouraged that we carry our own market bags by getting a little discount at the register or purchase bags. I’ve absolutely loved these bags so very much.

Sturdiest Ever Market Bag crochet pattern in olive on a camping trip by Celina Lane, Simply Collectible

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They’ve been to farmer’s markets, the beach, playgrounds and held everything from cans and juice containers to sand toys or snacks. Honestly, I can’t tell you how many times I have taken all three to the post office full of packages.

This bag does not work up quickly and it is not a quick fix. A friend of mine kicked hers out in one day, but this is a project that you will be extremely glad you invested the time to make. It is worth every single stitch. (Technically, it isn’t demanding, but working with 2 strands of cotton requires some patience as it can be hard on the hands and wrists. Take your time. It’s worth it. I have osteoarthritis and can only work on it for 15 minutes at a time.)

 

Sturdiest Ever Market Bag crochet pattern in hot blue & espresso holding multiple skeins of yarn! by Celina Lane, Simply Collectible

Worked with 2-strands together, this crochet pattern makes a strong Beach Bag or Market Bag that is extremely versatile with integrated straps that will be contoured to your shoulder and don’t dig in. It can hold 9 skeins of yarn with a couple of notebooks and my wallet. A soccer ball also fits in there nicely with a towel and water bottle.

The construction is intended to have a solid bottom so small items such as markers or highlighters stay in the bottom without falling out. (Of course, if you tip the bag…. I don’t have to tell you stuff will slide out the sides.)

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Yarn

10 oz Sugar n Cream Cotton or other worsted weight cotton

Materials

K (6.5mm) hook
Scissors
Yarn Needle
Stitch Markers

Difficulty: Intermediate

Sizes are approximate
Length including straps: 24″
Width laying flat: 15″

Gauge: Not crucial for this project

Stitch Guide in American Terms

ch- chain
sl st- slip stitch
xs- times
sk- skip
alt- alternate
sc- single crochet
hdc- half double crochet
dc- double crochet
inc- increase (2 of the stitch worked into the same stitch)
dec- decrease (see Special Stitches)
ea- each
st- stitch
sts- stitches
sp- space

Special Stitches

dec – Insert hook into st and draw up a loop. Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook (also known as “sc2tog”)

Notes

Beginning chain counts as the first stitch in the round throughout this pattern. You will work 2 strands together. Do not turn your work.

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Instructions

R1: working with 2 strands together, ch4, join into a loop. Sc9, do not join — 9sts

R2: ch3, dc in next st, dc inc around, sl st into top of ch — 18ts

R3: ch3, dc inc, *dc, dc inc. Repeat from * around, sl st into top of chain — 27sts

R4: ch4, *dc, ch1. Repeat from * around, sl st into 3rd ch of starting ch — 27sts

R5: ch2, hdc in 1st st, hdc inc around, sl st into top of chain — 54sts

R6: ch3, sk1, *hdc, ch1, sk1* Repeat from * around, sl st into 2nd ch of starting ch — 27sts, 27 ch-1 spaces

R7-8: sc, ch2, *hdc in ch1 space, ch2. Repeat from * around, sl st into 2nd ch of starting ch — 27sts, 27 ch-2 spaces

R9: sc, *ch3, sc in ch2 sp. Repeat from * around, ending with ch3, sc around beginning ch3 — 27sts, 27 ch-2 spaces

Continue by working in a spiral (do not join). Be sure to use your stitch marker.

R10-16: *ch3, sc into ch space. Repeat from * around, ending with ch3, sc around beginning ch3 — 27sts, 27 ch-3 spaces

R17-18: *ch5, sc. Repeat from * around. –27sts, 27 ch-5 spaces

R19: *ch2, dc into ch space. Repeat from * around -27sts, 27 ch-2 spaces

R20: hdc3 in ea space around — 81sts

R21: hdc around — 81sts

Sometimes I add an extra row of hdc around.

R22: ch43, sk20, hdc20, ch43, sk20, hdc21 (40sts)

R23: hdc43 into chain, hdc20, hdc43 into chain, hdc21 (127sts)

R24: *hdc19, hdc dec, hdc, hdc dec, hdc39*, sc in last (work * to * twice- 127sts)

These decreases may seem excessive but will stretch out with use.

R25: *hdc18, 2 hdc dec, hdc39* sc in last (work * to * twice- 123sts)

To end: sc, sk1, sl st and fasten

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