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
10 oz Universal Cotton Supreme – 609 Grey (x3)
K (6.5mm) hook, Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Markers
Sizes are approximate:
Length including straps: 24″
Width laying flat: 15″
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
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”)
Beginning chain counts as the first stitch in the round throughout this pattern. You will work 2 strands together. Do not turn your work.
Click HERE for the free flower embellishment.
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
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