Mama’s Market Bag

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One of my favourite things to crochet is cotton market bags, I use them for lunches, trips to the grocery store, library book bags and project bags. My yarn of choice for them is Bernat Handicrafter from Yarnspirations, it’s durable, machine washable, comes in a ton of colours and it’s budget friendly.

SUPPLIES

NOTES

  • Beginning chain may or may not count as a stitch (noted in pattern)
  • You can use any yarn/hook you like, I used Bernat Handicrafter and a 5.5 mm hook to make the bag pictured.

ABBREVIATIONS

  • ch – Chain
  • slst – Slip Stitch
  • sc – Single Crochet
  • dc – Double Crochet

GAUGE

Gauge is not important.

PATTERN

Begin with a Magic Ring, ch 2

ROW 1 

  • dc 10 into Magic Ring
  • slst to first dc (10 stitches)

ROW 2 

  • ch 2 (does not count as a stitch)
  • 2 dc in each stitch around
  • slst to beginning dc (20 stitches)

ROW 3

  • ch 2 (does not count as a stitch)
  • *dc in next stitch, 2 dc in next stitch*
  • Repeat from * to * around
  • slst to beginning dc (30 stitches)

ROW 4

  • ch 2 (does not count as a stitch)
  • *dc in the next 2 stitches, 2 dc in the next stitch*
  • Repeat from * to * around
  • slst to beginning dc (40 stitches)

ROW 5

  • ch 2 (does not count as a stitch)
  • *dc in the next 3 stitches, 2 dc in the next stitch*
  • Repeat from * to * around
  • slst to beginning dc (50 stitches)

ROW 6

  • ch 2 (does not count as a stitch)
  • *dc in the next 4 stitches, 2 dc in the next stitch*
  • Repeat from * to * around
  • slst to beginning dc (60 stitches)

ROW 7

  • ch 2 (counts as beginning dc), 2 dc in the same stitch
  • *Skip 2 stitches, 3 dc in the next stitch*
  • Repeat from * to * around
  • slst to beginning dc (60 stitches)

ROW 8 – 20

  • slst over next 2 stitches and into the first space
  • ch 2 (counts as beginning dc), 2 dc in the same space
  • *Skip next 3 stitches, 3 dc in next space*
  • Repeat from * to * around
  • slst to beginning dc (60 stitches)

ROW 21 – 23

  • ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), sc in the same stitch
  • sc in each stitch around
  • slst to beginning sc (60 stitches)

ROW 24

  • ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), sc in the same stitch
  • sc in the next 6 stitches
  • ch 50, skip the next 16 stitches
  • sc in the next 14 stitches
  • ch 50, skip the next 16 stitches
  • sc in the next 7 stitches
  • slst to beginning sc (28 sc, 100 ch)  

ROW 25 – 27

  • ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), sc in the same stitch
  • sc in each stitch around
  • slst to first sc (128 stitches)

AND DONE! Fasten off and weave in ends.

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5 thoughts on “Mama’s Market Bag

  1. Love to have a go at making this looks easy ,is it big enough to put little bit light shopping in , not sure how to save pattern cheers Lorraine

  2. I don’t like the magic circle. I started with a circle. Chain 3 and connect then do your 10 double crochets into that circle. Worked great.

  3. Now that some of my local shops are allowing shoppers to bring our own bags again, I’m excited to try this pattern.

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