This crochet iris stitch market bag uses double strands of worsted weight yarn to make a tote that us functional, durable and beautiful. It works up quickly, and would even be a great stash buster project. Keep reading for the free crochet pattern.
A Crochet Market Bag for Summer or Fall
Whether you are still feeling summer vibes or you are ready to jump into all things pumpkin spice, this market bag is a great crochet project to work on during this transitional season! Using double strands of worsted weight yarn means that it works up quickly, and also that it’s a extra sturdy. Perfect for those outdoor market purchases!
Lion Brand Mandala Ombre
The yarn I used for this project is Lion Brand Mandala Ombre ‘Happy’. I am always a sucker for bright, cheerful colors! I also really love using cake yarn for double stranded projects because the color changes are always a surprise, and it also tends to hide the abrupt color changes that drive some people crazy when using cake yarn.
Iris Stitch Market Bag
The stitch I used for the body of this bag is the Iris Stitch - a pretty, feminine stitch that is still closed and durable enough to be used for a bag when working with double strands of yarn. This stitch may look complex, but it really isn’t much different from a V-stitch so don’t be afraid to give it a try!
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The Happy Crochet Market Bag - Free Pattern
- Approx. 680 yds. Lion Brand Mandala Ombre yarn ('Happy’) held double stranded
- 6.0mm Crochet Hook (I LOVE Clover Amour)
- Scissors - I always keep these travel scissors in my hook case
- Yarn needle
Abbreviations (written in U.S. terms):
- ch: chain
- sl st: slip stitch
- sk: skip
- SC: single crochet
- HDC: half double crochet
Width = 13.5”
Height = 14.5”
- Chain stitches at the beginning of rounds do not count as a stitch
- Yarn is held double stranded throughout the entire pattern
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, *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, SC around, Join to first SC with a sl st. (80)
Rounds 4-8: ch 2. HDC around. Join to first HDC with a sl st. (80)
Round 9: ch 2, sk 2, (2 DC, ch 1, 2 DC) in the 3rd st of the round, *sk 4, (2 DC, ch 1, 2 DC), repeat from * 14 more times, sk last two sts. Join to the first st of the round with a sl st. (80)
Round 10-20: ch 2, *(2 DC, ch 1, 2 DC) in the ch 1 space from the previous round, repeat from * 15 more times. Join to the first st of the round with a sl st. (80)
Round 21-22: ch 1, SC around, Join to the first st of the round with a sl st. (80)
Round 23: ch 1, SC in 20, ch 15, sk 12, SC in 28, ch 15, sk 12, SC in 8, Join to the first st of the round with a sl st. (86)
Round 24-26: ch 1, SC around, Join to the first st of the round with a sl st. (86)
Tie off yarn and weave in all ends.
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