Pocket Market Bag – Free Crochet Pattern

Pocket Market Bag

This cotton market bag is one of those enjoyable projects that is both fashionable and functional. Reusable bags have so many uses: from the library to the beach, you will find a hundred reasons to keep using this darling tote. You will have fun whipping it up and even more fun unfolding it at the farmer’s market and stuffing it full of fresh produce.

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Materials

Yarn: Cascade Yarns Ultra Pima Cotton

Weight: 2 Light DK

Colors: Yellow (CA), Blue (CB)

Yardage: 450 (300 CA, 150 CB)

Hook: Size (I-9) 5.5 mm

Notions: 1 (one) 1-inch button

Pattern Info

Gauge: 14 rows and 13 sts = 4” in sc

Completed Dimensions:

Body— 16” X 16”

Straps— 18” X 1.5”

Skill Level: Easy

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Abbreviations

[ ] – work instructions within brackets as many times as directed

( ) – additional instructions

ch— chain

dc— double crochet

rem— remaining

rep— repeat

sc— single crochet

sk— skip

sl st— slip stitch

sp—space

st(s)— stitch(es)

tr – triple crochet

xs— times

Notes

Rows worked in the round. Do not connect rnds unless instructed. Do not cut yarn unless instructed; and when instructed to cut yarn, leave 6” for weaving in later. Apply row marker to keep track of rnds if needed.

When instructed to change colors in a new rnd, switch to new color on the last yarn over of the last stitch from the previous rnd. Carry dropped yarn behind work.

First rnd starts at the bottom of the bag and we work our way up and finish with the straps all in one piece. The pocket is a separate circle sewn on afterward. There are sections in italics to help you visualize where we are in the project.

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Pattern

Bottom circles (make 2)

Rnd 1: (CA for circle 1, CB for circle 2) Ch 2 (counts as 1st sc),

work 9 sc in 1st ch made and over tail of yarn. (10 sc)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in 1st sc from rnd 1, 2 sc each sc around. (20 sc)

Rnd 3: Sc in each sc around. (20 sc)

Rnd 4: [Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] 10 xs. (30 sc)

Rnd 5: Sc in each sc around. (30 sc)

Rnd 6: [Sc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st] 10 xs. (40 sc)

Rnd 7: Sc in each sc around. (40 sc)

Rnd 8: [Sc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st] 10 xs. (50 sc)

Rnd 9: Sc in each sc around. (50 sc)

Rnd 10: (CB for circle 1, CA for circle 2) [Sc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st] 10 xs, cut CA for circle 1, CB for circle 2. (60 sc)

Rnd 11: Sc in each sc. (60 sc)

Note: 1st circle – cut CB leaving 24” for sewing later; 2nd circle – complete rnds 1 – 11 then continue to rnd 12.

Mesh body

Rnd 12: (CA) Ch 5, [tr in next sc, ch 1] around rnd, sl st in 1st ch-5-sp. (60 [tr, ch-1])

Rnds 13 – 14: Ch 5, [tr in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] around rnd, sl st in 1st ch-5-sp, cut CA. (60 [tr, ch-1])

Rnds 15 – 16: With CB, rep rnds 13 – 14.

Rnd 17: Ch 5, [tr in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] around rnd, do not connect rnd. (60 [tr, ch-1])

Rnd 18: Tr in ch-5 from rnd 17, ch 1, [tr in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] around rnd. (60 [tr, ch-1])

Rnds 19 – 24: [Tr in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] around rnd. (60 [tr, ch-1])

 Sc band between mesh and straps

Rnd 25: (CB) Sc in each ch-1 sp around. (60 sc)

Rnds 26 – 29: (CA) Sc in each sc around. (60 sc)

Rnds 30 – 31: (CB) Sc in each sc around, cut CB. (60 sc)

Rnd 32: (CA) Sc in each sc around. (60 sc)

 Straps

Rnd 33: Ch 50 (or desired length of strap), sk 10 sc, sc in next 20 sc, ch 50 (or desired length of strap), sk 10 sc, sc in next 17 sc.

Rnd 34: Sl st, sk 2 sc, dc in each ch loop, sk 2 sc, sl st, sc across to last 3 sc before strap, sl st, sk 2 sc, dc in each ch loop, sk 2 sc, sl st, sc across to last 3 sc before strap.

Rnd 35: Sl st, sk 2 sc, dc in each dc along strap, sk 2 sc, sl st, sc across to last 3 sc before strap, sl st, sk 2 sc, dc in each ch loop, sk 2 sc, sl st, sc across to last sc.

Rnd 36: Sl st in each st around.

Finish off, weave in all ends.

Pocket

Turn bag inside-out.

With the wrong side facing you, sew circle 2 onto bottom of circle 1, leaving an opening approximately 4” wide at the top.

Attach CB on the pocket where the pocket and base circle meet.

Along the pocket opening, sc to the center of the opening, ch 10 (or # needed to fit around button), sc to the other side of the opening.

Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc to ch-10 sp, 10 sc in ch-10 sp, sc in each rem sc.

Finish off and weave in ends.

Tuck entire bag inside the pocket.

Attach button to circle 1 where loop will reach the button.

Close bag with ch-10 loop and button.

 

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9 thoughts on “Pocket Market Bag – Free Crochet Pattern”

    1. Hi Donna! Thanks for visiting! A few people had trouble fitting their bags – this will depend on your gauge. The pocket does stretch after use. You can also add extra rnds to that interior circle if you need more room.
      I hope this helps!
      Warmly,
      Abbey

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  1. Hello again!! Lol! I am struggling again a little. I’ve made it to RND 17+ and I was wondering: why don’t you slip stitch the rounds together now? I’m on RND 19 and the spaces look a bit off now. I may be doing thing wrong… Could someone help?

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    1. Sounds like you are going strong! So the rnds are connected at First because of the color changes. Then you just work in a spiral. You could keep connecting if you want! Hope this helps 🙂 and if you’d like to join our facebook group there’s a lot of people who made this bag recently and can help. (There’s a link to the group near the top of the post)
      Cant wait to see how it turns out!
      Warmly,
      Abbey

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  2. Hi! I just found this pattern and I REALLY want to make it, but I (an amateur) am having a hard time understanding the very first part of the pattern. It stays: “Bottom circles (make 2)”. I just don’t know what that means. Could you please help? I’m hoping that after that I will be able to continue on with no problems… Hahahahahahaha!!

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    1. Hi Kesha! Thanks so much for stopping by! So the (make 2) just means that you need to make two of those bottom circles. You’ll make one and finish off to save for later then make the second circle and continue on with the bag.
      I hope this helps!
      Warmly,
      Abbey

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