Make an easy crochet market bag that is adorable and ready for you to use all season long! The Explorer's Market Tote is made with double strands of cotton blend yarn for durability and function. Keep reading for the free crochet pattern.
An Easy and Durable Crochet Market Bag Pattern
Crochet market bags are one of my favorite easy, go-to crochet projects because there are so many ways to make them, and there are also so many uses for them! The Explorer's Market Tote is a functional, durable crochet bag that uses double strands of yarn throughout for extra reinforcement.
Tight Crochet Stitches for Practical Bags
Another feature about the Explorer's Market Tote that makes it extra durable and highly functional is that it uses closely spaced crochet stitches with no gaps. This is a great way to make sure that everything you want in your bag - stays in your bag!
Crochet Market Bags Have So Many Uses
Don't let the term "market bag" fool you. These multifunctional crochet projects can be used in so many different ways! Use your easy crochet market bag as a book bag for the library, as a pool bag, as a winter gear bag - the options are endless.
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If you want more crochet bag patterns - check out my free crochet pattern for this cute, Plaid Tote Bag.
Easy Crochet Market Bag - Free Pattern
- Approx. 760 yds. Lion Brand Comfy Cotton Yarn or a comparable yarn 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
- FPHDC: front post half double crochet
How to Crochet in the 3rd Loop (find the left handed video here)
Width = 13"
Height = 14.5" (variable depending on how long you choose to make your handles)
- 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, HDC, FPHDC in 3 sts, *HDC in 2 sts, FPHDC in 3 sts, repeat from * around, HDC in last st
Round 10: ch 2, FPHDC, HDC in 3rd loop in next 3 sts, *FPHDC in 2 sts, HDC in 3rd loop in next 3 sts, repeat from * around, FPHDC in last st
Round 11: HDC in 3rd loop, FPHDC in 3, *HDC in 3rd loop in next 2, FPHDC in 3, repeat from * around, HDC in 3rd loop in last st
Round 12-22: repeat Round 3 (odd) and Round 4 (even)
Round 23-24: ch 1, SC around, Join to the first st of the round with a sl st. (80)
Round 25: ch 1, SC in 18, ch 15, sk 12, SC in 28, ch 15, sk 12, SC in 10, Join to the first st of the round with a sl st. (86)
Round 26-28: 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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