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Updated Market Bag

A Free Crochet Pattern for an Earth-Friendly Market Bag

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Updated Market Bag

Use this pretty market bag to carry everything from baked goods to beach essentials.

© Erica Jackofsky
Crochet Market Bag

Crochet Market Bag

© Erica Jackofsky

Use this updated spin on the classic market bag to carry produce, baked goods, or even your outdoor picnic and beach essentials.

Skill Level: Easy

Materials
Yarn:
3 skeins Knit Picks, Simply Cotton Sport [100% organic cotton; 164 yards; 50 grams; sport weight]
Color: “Golden Heather”

If you wish to substitute yarn, you will need 124 grams of sport weight that is 100% cotton, acrylic, or a blend of these fibers.

Crochet Hook:
US size E (3.5mm) hook
Adjust hook size to achieve gauge listed below.

Gauge:
11 sc and 12 rnds = 2” using size E (3.5mm) hook

Finished Size:
Sample measures 12” wide x 16” deep, excluding handles.


Crochet Abbreviations Used in This Pattern
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
rnd = round
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
sp = space
st(s) = stitch(es)


Pattern Notes
The chain(s) at the beginning of each round will count as the first stitch of that round throughout the entire pattern. This is noted in round 1 only.

Market Bag Pattern
Ch 53 loosely.

Foundation Rnd: 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 50 ch sts, 2 sc in last ch. Do not turn work. Rotate piece 90 degrees to work across bottom edge of ch sts. 2 sc in first ch, 1 sc in bottom of next 50 ch sts, 2 sc in bottom of last ch -- 108 sts.

Rnd 1: Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc in same sp, sc in next 52 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 52 sts, 2 sc in last st, sl st in ch-1 sp -- 112 sts.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same sp, sc in next 54 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 54 sts, 2 sc in last st, sl st in ch-1 sp -- 116 sts.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same sp, sc in next 56 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 56 sts, 2 sc in last st, sl st in ch-1 sp -- 120 sts.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same sp, sc in next 58 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 58 sts, 2 sc in last st, sl st in ch-1 sp -- 124 sts.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in same sp, sc in next 60 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 60 sts, 2 sc in last st, sl st in ch-1 sp -- 128 sts.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in same sp, sc in next 62 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 62 sts, 2 sc in last st, sl st in ch-1 sp -- 132 sts.

Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in same sp, sc in next 64 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 64 sts, 2 sc in last st, sl st in ch-1 sp -- 136 sts.

Rnds 8, 9, and 10: Ch 1, sc in each st to end of rnd -- 136 sts.


Body of Market Bag
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in every st to end of rnd -- 136 dc.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in next st, *ch 2, sk next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts; repeat from * to last 2 sts, ch 2, sk next 2 sts, sl st in top of beginning ch.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in next st, *dc in next 2 ch, dc in next 2 dc; repeat from * to last 2 sts, dc in last 2 ch, sl st to top of beginning ch -- 136 dc.

*Repeat Rnds 2 and 3 until bag measures 13" from foundation rnd.


Top of Market Bag
Rnd 1: ch 1 (counts as 1st sc), 1 sc in each st around, sl st in beginning ch to end -- 136 sc.

*Repeat Rnd 1 for 1."

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 1 sc in next 19 sts, ch 35, sk next 28 sc, 1 sc in next 40 sts, ch 35, sk next 28 sc, 1 sc in next 20 sts, sl st in beginning ch to end -- 150 sts.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, 1 sc in next 19 sc, 1 sc in next 35 ch sts, 1 sc in next 40 sc, 1 sc in next 35 ch sts, 1 sc in next 20 sts, sl st to beginning ch to end -- 150 sts.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st around, sl st in beginning ch to end -- 150 sts.

*Repeat this Rnd 4 for 2."

Fasten off yarn and weave in ends.



Resources:
The Complete Book of Crochet Stitch Designs: 500 Classic and Original Patterns, by Linda P Schapper

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