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As summer approaches, I’ve been looking or the perfect crochet market bag pattern. I wanted something easy to crochet that didn’t take a ton of yarn, but could come with me to the beach, the farmer’s market, or even just the park.
After indulging myself browsing on Ravelry and Pinterest for an hour, I decided I may as well just create my own!
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This surprisingly simple one row mesh repeat worked in multiples of five makes a beautiful and functional market bag. The allover mesh is light, but not too wide open, which makes it perfect for the beach or the farmer’s market. Plus, you’ll only need about 200 yards of worsted weight cotton to complete it.
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This free crochet market bag pattern makes a perfect last minute gift. Or, just treat yourself! The pattern is super simple and relaxing, and it works up in just a few hours.
Dc- double crochet
Dctog- double crochet two together
M- mesh repeat
Tbl- through back loop
Mesh Repeat- (Dc, ch 3, dc) into same chain space.
Gauge / Finished Size
5 rows and 12 dc per 4”. Finished bag measures 16” tall (excluding handle), 13” across widest point.
Bag is worked in joined rounds. Do not turn after each round.
Handle continues in rows, and is slip stitched to opposite side of bag.
Throughout pattern, the turning ch2 does NOT count as a stitch.
Market Mesh Bag Body
Begin with the base color.
Round 1: In magic loop, ch 2 and work 5 mesh repeats, sl to join. [5 M (10dc, 5 ch3 loops)]
Round 2: Sl to ch sp, ch 2, work 2 mesh repeats into each ch sp around, sl to join. [10 M]
Round 3: Sl to ch sp, ch 2, *work 2 M in first ch sp, then 1 M into next ch sp,* repeat * to * 4 more times around, sl to join. [15 M]
Round 4: Sl to ch sp, ch 2, *work 1 M in next 2 ch sp, then work 2 M into next ch sp,* repeat * to * 4 more times around, sl to join. [20 M]
Round 5: Sl to ch sp, ch 2, work 1 M in each ch sp around, sl to join. [20 M]
Rounds 6-17: Repeat Round 5. [20 M]
Round 18: Ch 2, *dc in dc, sc in ch sp, dc in dc,* repeat * to *, sl to join. [60sts (40 dc, 20 sc)]
Crochet the Handle
Row 1: Ch 2, dc 12. [12 dc]
Row 2: Ch 2, turn, dc2tog, dc 8, dc2tog. [10dc]
Row 3: Ch 2, turn, dc2tog, dc 6, dc2tog. [8 dc]
Row 4: Ch 2, turn, dc2tog, dc 4, dc2tog. [6dc]
Row 5: Ch 2, turn, dc 6. [6 dc]
Row 6-17: Repeat Row 5.
Row 18: Ch 2, turn, 2dc in first dc, dc 4, 2dc in last dc. [8 dc]
Row 19: Ch 2, turn, 2 dc in first dc, dc 6, 2dc in last dc. [10 dc]
Row 20: Ch 2, turn, 2dc in first dc, dc 8, 2dc in last dc. [12 dc]
Row 21: (wrong side) Use your stitch markers to mark the 18th sts from either side of your handle on the base of the bag. Holding the right side of the handle to the 12 sts between markers, slip stitch together across all 12 sts.
Break yarn and weave in ends.
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