July 5, 2014

Easy Crochet Market Bag


Materials

Size H (5.00mm) crochet hook
Tapestry Needle
Scissors
Main Color - 2.5 oz (70.9 g) skein of cotton yarn
Accent Color - small amount of coordinating color (amount will vary depending on length of handle made)

Abbreviations

Ch = Chain Stitch
Sl St = Slip Stitch
Dc = Double Crochet Stitch
Sc = Single Crochet Stitch

Pattern Notes

- Where I state "skip 1st stitch" in Round 7, that refers to the stitch you joined into in the previous round.
- The marker placed in Round 8 is to help you keep track of your rounds. 
- The majority of the height of this bag is worked in a spiral formation.
- * If you are having trouble with this, please refer to my video. There are two horizontal chains that are close together and you work over both of them instead of just the one from the previous round.
- ** Because the 1st stitch is worked in the same stitch as the chain, be careful to not add a stitch at the end of the round. It normally looks like you have 1 more stitch to go, but there isn't.

Instructions

Ch 4, sl st in 1st ch to form a circle.
Round 1:  Ch 2, work 12 dc into circle, sl st in top of 1st dc to join. [12]
Round 2:  Ch 2, work 2 dc in each stitch, sl st to join. [24]
Round 3:  Ch 2, 2 dc in 1st dc, 1 dc in next stitch, {2 dc in next stitch, 1 dc in next stitch} x 11, sl st to join. [36]
Round 4:  Ch 2, 2 dc in 1st dc, 1 dc in next 2 stitches, {2 dc in next stitch, 1 dc in next 2 stitch} x 11, sl st to join. [48]
Round 5:  Ch 2, 2 dc in 1st dc, 1 dc in next 3 stitches, {2 dc in next stitch, 1 dc in next 3 stitches} x 11, sl st to join. [60]
Round 6:  Ch 2, 2 dc in 1st dc, 1 dc in next 4 stitches, {2 dc in next stitch, 1 dc in next 4 stitches} x 11, sl st to join. [72]
Round 7:  Ch 4, skip 1st stitch, dc, {ch 2, skip next stitch, dc} until end of round, ch 2, sl st into 2nd ch.
Round 8:  Ch 6 (place marker), {skip next space, sc into next space, Ch 6} around, sc into 1st Ch 6 space.
Rounds 9-20:  Continue working {Ch 6, sc into next space} until you have reached the end of round 20 (or until the bag is close to the height you want). Ch 6, sc into next space. Mark that ch space.
Round 21:  Ch 4, dc in next space, {Ch 2, dc in next space} around. Ch 2, sl st into base of Ch 4.
Round 22:  Ch 1 (mark chain), {3 sc in next space, 1 sc in top of dc} around until the last space. Work repeat over both horizontal chains (marked ch space and horizontal ch above it - should be close together anyway*). Sl st to marked ch.
Round 23:  Ch 1, sc in 1st stitch (the one you sl st into), mark stitch, sc in each stitch around ** see pattern notes. Bind off (and weave in ends so far if you want).
Round 24:  Join new color. Ch 1, sc in 1st st and in each stitch around, sl st into top of 1st sc.
Round 25:  Ch 1, sc in 1st st and each stitch around, sl st into top of 1st sc.
Strap

- Ch 1, sc in same st, Ch 60. Find opposite side of bag, go back 4 stitches. Being sure not to twist, join with sl st.
- Sc in same stitch, Ch 1, turn, work 1 sc back across. Join with sl st. Sc in same stitch. Sc in next stitch.
- Work 2 more rows of Sc for the strap. Each time joining to the next stitch on the opposite side of bag with a sl st and a sc. Sc in next stitch before starting the return back. 
- For extra durability, sl st back across strap. Sl st to join. Bind off and weave in ends.
EDIT: I corrected the instructions for lines 9-12. I was erroneously stating to skip a stitch, but you shouldn't be once you're working in the spiral formation (the mesh part). Sorry about that and thank you Eli Hall who caught my error!


28 comments:

  1. Made this bag several times, for gifts. It is super easy to make, and it is a hit every time! :-)

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  2. Hi there! I just finished my first "market bag"...Your video and instructions were super easy for me to follow. (I just started learning to crochet 3 weeks ago...) I'm going to add additional increasing rounds to the bottom next time for a wider bag as it wasn't big enough around for me needs, but otherwise AWESOME! I'm gifting this one to my BF as the size will work better for him. Thanks for providing your video and instructions for free!

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    1. Congrats on finishing your first bag! This bag isn't particularly huge or anything, but making it larger is easy. I'd suggest making the handle a little thicker to support the weight if you make it a lot larger (like double the size), but other than that you should be good to go! :)

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    1. If I lay it out flat without stretching it, it's approx. 9 x 12 not including the strap. It will stretch out quite a bit though because of the mesh pattern.

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  4. Is the written pattern on rounds 9-12 supposed to be {skip next space, sc into next space, Ch 6} then ( change 6 and sc in each space around)? The video has it this way and in the written pattern it says to skip spaces. I was following written pattern, then I switched to see the video because mine didnt look like pic. Thank you for your time.

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    1. Oops! You're right, I shouldn't have stated to skip stitches for those rounds. I've corrected the pattern. Thank you so much for catching that!

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  5. Thank you for your tutorial. We live in a town where reusable bags are the only option. I've made a few for Mother's Day. I think they ladies will love them!

    I tried to upload an image, but was unsuccessful. Thanks anyhow!

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    1. I hope the ladies liked the bags!

      To be honest, I'm not sure if the platform I use allows pictures to be added to comments, but it's something I will look into. If you use Ravelry to keep track of your projects, send me the link. :)

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  6. Just finished my first bag today! Thank you for your video on u tube. I work better when watching them. I can't read patterns very well. Thanks again!

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  7. About how long did the bags take to make?

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    1. If I focus (aka not get distracted), I can make one of these in about an hour. Depending on how fast someone else crochets, that time frame will be different. :)

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  8. YouTube video is very clear :-). I used Twisted Mason Line. It is mildew & rot resistant. For #18, used a G hook. It came out very nice.

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  9. Hi Claudie, love your Market Bag pattern and YT video and tutorial. Very nice and very helpful. Thank you for going to all that work to share with others. Happy crocheting and knitting, Camille

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  10. Hi Claudie, love your Market Bag pattern and YT video and tutorial. Very nice and very helpful. Thank you for going to all that work to share with others. Happy crocheting and knitting, Camille

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  11. Thank you so much for the nice pattern and tutorial! I've made several bags for my family and they're very pleased with them. I do have a question though. I've used the pattern to make small bags in which I keep facial pads. I wanted to sell some of these, but I don't know if I have permission for selling the bags I made from your pattern. Hope to hear from you, Cynthia

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    1. Feel free! It would be nice if you could put a note somewhere on the tag (if there is one) that the pattern is by Crafting With Claudie and maybe a link if you're selling online, but I have zero problems with people selling things they make from my patterns. :)

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    2. Thank you Claudie! There'll be no tag on it (for now), but of course I'll mention that the pattern is yours! Greetz, Cynthia

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  12. I was wondering if you could tell me the number size yarn you used? The brand you used I am unable to find where I live thanks.i tried it with a number 4 red heart acrylic is that why it seems stiff?

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  13. I was wondering if you could tell me the number size yarn you used? The brand you used I am unable to find where I live thanks.i tried it with a number 4 red heart acrylic is that why it seems stiff?

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    1. Hi, Theresa! The yarn I used is listed as a 4 worsted, but it is a little thinner than the typical Red Heart Super Saver yarn. Try a DK (3) weight and see if that's better for you. Or you can go up a hook size or two with the yarn you have and see if you like that fabric better. :)

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  14. Claudia. YOU ARE AWESOME. I found your website and you have been so helpful.
    THANK YOU SO MUCH

    I hope you will always be here
    Mary S.

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