As they say, “alternatives to plastics are fantastic!” and the best place to start is always at home. You know you have some yarn stash to bust, so make one of these awesome yet multipurpose market bag today! Stitch one up with the free pattern below or get the ad-free printable PDF pattern here!
Farmer’s Market Bag Crochet Pattern
I’m always looking for ways to be more sustainable, which is why I was so excited to create this market bag pattern.
I often find that some more traditional crochet bag patterns can be a little dull or simple, so I wanted to create a bag pattern that would be unique – with a little character.
This is an intermediate pattern but don’t be intimidated! If you’re interested in getting more practice with some of the skills you might need for this pattern, I teach everything from tension, gauge, magic ring and more in my Crochet Fundamentals course online. You can register for FREE to watch the video classes from the comfort of your home here.
This bag has a modern, boho feel and it’s designed to be both sturdy and stretchy to accommodate all of your shopping needs.
This market bag is a great alternative to a tote bag and is perfect for outings from shopping at the farmer’s market and grocery store to carrying along snacks on road trips.
It also makes a wonderful beach bag to hold towels, sunscreen, anything else you might need.
This bag takes a very little time to crochet up, and it’s all worth it! That is what I love about Done in A Day crochet Patterns. I love them so much I bundled together 90 (yes 90!) of my favorite Done In A Day Patterns here.
I’m in love with this pattern and have gotten nothing but compliments so I know you’re going to love it as much as I do!
Farmer’s Market Bag Crochet Pattern
Skill Level: Easy
119 yds worsted weight cotton yarn
US size K/10½ (6.5mm) crochet hook
Size: One size
Gauge: Gauge is not critical
Pattern uses US crochet terms.
|hdc||Half double crochet|
|sl st||Slip stitch|
Single crochet 2 together (dec): Insert hook in next st, yo, pull up a loop, Insert hook in next st, yo, pull up a loop, yo and pull through 3 loops on hook. 1 st decreased
Double crochet increase (dc inc): Work 2 dc into the indicated st or space.
Half double crochet increase (hdc inc): Work 2 hdc into the indicated st or space.
The bag is worked by holding 2 strands of yarn together.
Join at the end of rounds with a sl st into the indicated st or ch.
Click HERE for the free flower embellishment.
Rnd 1: Holding 2 strands of yarn together, ch 4, join in first ch to form a loop, 9 sc into the loop, do not join. (9 sts)
Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), dc in same sc, dc inc in each sc around, join into top of ch 3. (18 sts)
Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc inc in next st, *dc in next st, dc inc in next st, repeat from * around, join into top of ch 3. (27 sts)
Rnd 4: Ch 4 (count as first dc and ch 1), skip next st, *dc in next st, ch 1, skip next st, repeat from * around, join into 3rd ch of ch 4.
Rnd 5: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), hdc in same st, hdc inc in each st and sp around, join into top of ch 2. (54 sts)
Rnd 6: Ch 3 (counts as first hdc and ch 1), skip 1 st, *hdc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, repeat from * around, join into 2nd ch of ch 3. (27 hdc, 27 ch sps)
Rnd 7: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), *hdc in next ch sp, ch 2, repeat from * around, join into 2nd ch of starting ch.
Rnd 8: Sl into first hdc, ch 2 (does not count as a st), *hdc in next ch sp, ch 2, repeat from * around, join into 2nd ch of starting ch.
Rnd 9: *Ch 3 (counts as ch sp), sc in next ch sp, repeat from * around, ending with ch 3 and sc around beginning ch 3. (27 sc, 27 ch sps)
Continue by working in a spiral- do not join. Be sure to use your stitch marker to keep track of the beginning of rounds.
Rnds 10-16: Repeat Rnd 9.
Rnds 17-18: *Ch 5 (counts as ch sp), sc in next ch sp, repeat from * around, ending with ch 5 and sc around beginning ch 5.
Rnd 19: *Ch 2 (counts as ch sp), dc in next ch sp, repeat from * around, ending with ch 2 and dc around beginning ch 2.
Rnd 20: 3 hdc in each ch sp around. (81 sts)
Rnd 21: Hdc in each st around.
Rnd 22: Ch 43 (first handle), sk 20 sts, hdc in next 20 sts, ch 43 (second handle), sk 20 sts, hdc in last 21 sts. (41 hdc)
Rnd 23: 43 hdc into first ch sp handle, hdc in next 20 sts, 43 hdc into second ch sp handle, hdc in last 21 sts. (127 sts)
Rnd 24: *Hdc in next 19 sts, dec in next 2 sts, hdc in next st, dec in next 2 sts, hdc in next 39 sts, repeat from * once more, sc in last st. (123 sts)
These decreases may seem excessive but will stretch out with use.
Rnd 25: *Hdc in next 18 sts, [dec in next 2 sts] twice, hdc in next 39 sts, repeat from * once, sc in last, join in first st. (119 sts)
Weave in ends.
If you’d like some more inspiration for crochet bag patterns, take a peek at some of my other blog pages here: 30 Easy-to-Follow Crochet Tote Bag Patterns