This easy crochet cotton market bag is fast to make using double strands of cotton yarn. This bag is sturdy and the perfect size to use as a shopping bag at a market or as a reusable grocery bag.
A Cotton Market Bag Made with Two Strands of Yarn
I love market bags! I really do! I do have a confession to make. I don't normally love crocheting market bags. They often take longer than I would like for a functional piece that I will inevitably use and abuse. The Open Air Market Bag is quicker to make because it uses double strands of cotton yarn. This makes it sturdier, too! Make these to take to your favorite grocery stores and farmer's markets.
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Cotton Market Bag Crochet Pattern Instructions
- Lily Sugar n Cream- (approx. 11 oz)
- 6.0 mm (J) hook
- Yarn needle
- ch: Chain
- SC: Single crochet
- HDC: Half-double crochet
- DC: Double crochet
- Sl St: Slip Stitch
- This pattern is made holding two strands of cotton yarn together.
- The handle length can be adjusted to whatever suits your needs. I recommend working 5 extra SC into the ch space (eg. if you chain 40, SC 45)
Round 1: SC in second ch from the hook, SC 36, 2 SC in last ch. 37 sc along the back side of the ch, 2 sc in first ch st. Join to first SC of the round with a sl st (78)
Round 2: Ch 1 (not a stitch), *SC 38, 2 SC in next st. Repeat from * Join to first SC of the round with a sl st. (80)
Round 3: Ch 1(not a stitch), SC around, Join to first SC with a sl st. (80)
Rounds 4-7: Ch 2 (not a stitch). HDC around. Join to first HDC with a sl st. (80)
Round 8: Ch 4 (counts as first DC and ch 1), skip 1, *DC, Ch 1, skip 1. Repeat from * around (you will have 40 ch 1 spaces). Sl st to the 3rd ch of the beginning ch 4.
Round 9: Sl st into the first ch space. Ch 4 (counts as first DC and ch 1), skip 1, *DC, Ch 1, skip 1. Repeat from * around (you will have 40 ch 1 spaces). Sl st to the 3rd ch of the beginning ch 4
Round 10: Ch 2 (does NOT count as a stitch). HDC around. Join to first HDC with a sl st (80)
Rounds 11-25: Repeat rounds 8-10
Round 26: Ch 2 (not a stitch). HDC around. Join to first HDC with a sl st. (80)
Round 27: Ch 2 (not a stitch). HDC 15, Ch 50, skip 10, HDC 30, Ch 50, skip 10, HDC 15. Join to first HDC with a sl st
Round 28: Ch 1 (not a stitch). SC around, working 55 SC into the ch space for the handle. Join to first SC with a sl st (170).
Round 29-30: Ch 1 (not a stitch). SC around. Join to first SC with a sl st (170). At the end of round 30, fasten off and weave in ends.
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