The Springtime Market Bag Crochet Pattern

Being environmentally sustainable has never looked better. Who says being self sufficient has to be boring when there are so many fun and crafty ways to be less wasteful and more sustainable! Creating less waste on our planet is just one of many ways we can protect our home and the billions of creatures that inhabit it. It’s amazing to see how many people are choosing to limit their use of single use products and switch to more organic reusable alternatives.

Reusable shopping bags are definitely not a ground breaking discovery, however being able to make and use your own self sustaining products is totally amazing! I feel so proud to be able to make some sort of contribution to the betterment of the environment, even if its just by designing a pattern.

When designing this pattern I wanted the bag to be functional, but I didn’t want to have to compromise on style. I wanted it to be trendy and have multiple uses than just a bag to take to the grocery store or a spring market. Maybe to the beach or the river in the summer time? This would also make the perfect addition to your spring market inventory!

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Materials

*5.00 mm Crochet Hook

*Lily Sugar’n Cream Cotton Yarn in White and Jute (approx. 3 skeins of each)

*Stitch Markers

*Yarn Needle

*Scissors

Stitch Key (US Terms)

Ch = Chain

St/sts = Stitch(es)

Sc = Single Crochet

Dc = Double Crochet

Sl St = Slip Stitch

Sk = Skip

Sp = Space

* * = Repeat

Special Notes

-The base of the bag is worked in rows until Row 55. After Row 55, the bag is work in joined rounds.

-The body of the bag is worked in joined rounds.

-The straps are work in rows. The beginning of the straps are worked from the bag, and the end of the straps are attached to the bag with a sl st.

-The ch 1 in the beginning of the rows and round do not count as a st.

-The Ch 4 counts as the 1st dc of the round plus a ch 1.

-Repeat what is in between the asterisks * *

Finished Dimensions: 16 inches wide x 13.5 inches tall. Strap is 26.5 inches.

Gauge: Not necessary for this pattern.

Pattern

Base

Ch 17 in White

Row 1: Sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in each ch across. Ch 1 , turn. (16)

Row 2: Sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (16)

Row 3 – 55: Repeat Row 2.

Begin working in joined rounds

Round 1: Ch 1, sc in the same st as the ch 1 and in each sc row around the rectangle, placing 2 sc in each corner. Sl st to the 1st sc of the round to join. Place a stitch marker in the last stitch of each round if it is difficult to find the end. (144)

Round 2: Ch 1, sc in the same st as the ch 1 and in each st around. Sl st to the 1st sc of the round to join. (144)

Round 3-5: Repeat Round 2.

Body:

Round 6: Ch 4, sk the next st, dc in the next, ch 1. *Sk the next st, dc in the next st, ch 1* repeat until 1 st remains. Sk the last st, sl st in the 3rd ch in the ch 4 from the beginning of the round to join. (72 ch 1 sp)

Round 7: Ch 4, sk the next ch 1 sp, dc in the next dc st, ch 1. *sk the next ch 1 space, dc in the next dc st, ch 1* repeat until 1 ch 1 space remains. Sk the last ch 1 sp and sl st to the 3rd ch to join. (72 ch 1 sp)

Round 8-9: Repeat Round 7. (After Round 9, fasten off the white yarn and attach the jute colored yarn in the next ch 1 sp)

Round 10: Ch 1, sc in the same ch 1 sp as the ch 1, sc in the next dc st. *sc in the next ch 1 sp, sc in the next dc st* repeat around. Sl st to the 1st sc of the round to join. (place a st marker in the last st in rounds 10 -15 so the 1st sc of the round is easier to find) (144 sc)

Round 11: Ch 1, sc in the same st as the ch 1, ch 1. *sk the next sc, sc in the next st, ch 1* repeat until 1 st remains. Sk last st, sl st to 1st sc of the round to join. (72 ch 1 sp)

Round 12: Ch 1, sc in the same st as the ch 1 and in the next ch 1 sp, ch 1. (sk the next sc st, sc in the next ch 1 sp, ch 1* repeat until 1 ch 1 sp remains, sc in the last ch 1 sp. Sl st to the 1st sc of the round to join. (71 ch 1 sp)

Round 13: Ch 1, sc in the same st as the ch 1 , ch 1. *sk the next sc st, sc in the next ch 1 sp, ch 1* repeat until 1 st remains. Sk the last st, sl st to the 1st sc of the round to join. (72 ch 1 sp)

Round 14: Repeat Round 12

Round 15: Ch 1, sc in the same st as the ch 1. Sc in each ch 1 sp and sc st around. Sl st to the 1st sc of the round to join. (144) Fasten off the jute colored yarn, attach the white yarn in the same st as the sl st.

Follow the color change instructions for each corresponding round

Round 16 – 19: Repeat Round 6-9.

Round 20 – 25: Repeat Rounds 10 -15.

Round 26 – 29: Repeat Rounds 6-9.

Round 30 – 35: Repeat Rounds 10 -15.

Fasten off after Round 35. Weave in Ends.

Straps:

  • Lay the bag flat in front of you and mark the sts farthest to each side of the opening.
  • Count 15 sts from the right of the left st marker, and from the left of the right st marker. Mark these sts and repeat on the other side of the bag.

Row 1: Attach the jute colored yarn to the right stitch marker and ch 1. Sc in the same st as the ch 1 and in the next 6 sts. Ch 1, turn. (7)

Row 2: Sc in the same st as the ch 1, ch 1. *sk the next st, sc in the next, ch 1* repeat until 2 sts remain. Sk the next st, sc in the last. Ch 1, turn. (3 ch 1 sp)

Row 3: Sc in the same st as the ch 1 and in the next ch 1 sp, ch 1. *sk the next ch 1 sp, sc in the next ch 1 sp, ch 1* repeat until 1 ch 1 sp remains. Sc in the last ch 1 sp and in the last st. Ch 1, turn. (2 ch 1 sp)

Row 4: Sc in the same st as the ch 1, ch 1. *sk the next st, sc in the next ch 1 sp, ch 1* repeat until 2 sts remain. Sk the next st, sc in the last. Ch 1, turn. (3 ch 1 sp)

Row 5 – 108: Alternate Rows 3-4.

Row 109: Sc in the same st as the ch 1. Sc in each ch 1 sp and sc st. (7)

  • To attach the strap to the bag, fold the strap so that the last st from the previous row is on the right side. (almost as if your are chaining 1 and turning, just without the ch 1)
  • Line up the farthest st from the hook to the stitch marked on the left side of the bag. Sl st each of the 7 sts to the bag until you reach the marked st. After you sl st into the marked st, fasten off.

Repeat the same steps for the strap on the other side of the bag.

Border:

  • Create a sc border around the bag and both straps by attaching the jute colored yarn to any stitch around the bag and ch 1.
  • Create a sc border inside both straps by attaching the just yarn to any st inside the loop created by the straps and ch 1.

Weave in your ends.

 

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