This fast and easy small crochet market bag is a perfect size for a reusable shopping bag and can be made with just one skein of yarn. You can add embellishments to it or even make it using scrap yarn. Keep reading for the free beginners crochet pattern.
Use Recycled Yarn for a Small Crochet Market Tote Bag
When I originally designed this pattern a few years ago I used one skein of Red Heart Love yarn. When I was digging through my stash and found my Re-Tweed Yarn from Lion Brand, I knew I had to remake this bag! Recycled yarn for a reusable bag? It just seems like the right eco-friendly combination.
A Versatile Bag for Groceries, a Farmer’s Market, Libraries and More
Reusable bags are here to stay! the more that stores try to eliminate plastic bags the more you will be wanting to add to your collection of crochet tote bags. The small size of this crochet market bag pattern will make it easy to carry and useful for many situations. It is slightly smaller than a typical plastic grocery bag, and is the perfect bag for holding things like produce or library books.
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Mini Market Bag Pattern Instructions
- One skein of Lion Brand Re-Tweed Yarn or approx. 180 yards of a comparable worsted weight yarn. Cotton yarn works well, too.
- I/5.5mm crochet hook
- Scissors (I always keep these travel scissors in my hook case)
- Yarn needle
Abbreviations (written in U.S. terms):
- st/sts: stitch/stitches
- sl st: slip stitch
- ch: chain
- SC: single crochet
- DC: double crochet
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12 sts x 6 rows = 4" square in DC
Height (without handles) = 12"
Width = 11"
- ch sts at the beginning of a round do not count as a stitch
- the end of each round is attached to the first st of the round with a slip stitch.
- find the pattern for the flower embellishment here and bow embellishment here
- beginners skill level pattern
Start by making a magic circle
Round 1: Ch 2, 10 DC in magic circle (10)
Round 2: Ch 2, 2 DC in each st around (20)
Round 3: Ch 2, *2 DC, DC, repeat from * around (30)
Round 4: Ch 2, *2 DC, DC in next two st, repeat from * around (40)
Round 5: Ch 2, *2 DC, DC in next three sts, repeat from * around (50)
Round 6: Ch 2, *2 DC, DC in next four sts, repeat from * around (60)
Rounds 7-19: Ch 2, DC around (60)
Round 20: Ch 1, SC in 10, ch 40, skip 10, SC in 20, ch 40, skip 10, SC in 10 (120)
Round 21-23: Ch 1, SC around (120).
Tie off yarn and weave in ends. Add embellishments as desired.
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