You’ll never forget to bring your reusable bag to the grocery store ever again when you make this market tote bag. You’ll be looking for more reasons to use this bag than just for carrying groceries when you finish it and realize how cute it is.
Put your single crochet stitch to work to make the body of this crochet purse, and to make the strap, too. While we enjoy simple stitches like the single crochet stitch, we also love a lot of the other stitches we've been finding in the Ultimate Crochet Stitch Library as well. So many great stitches, so little time!
You get to choose three of your favorite colors. Choose three to complement each other or coordinate the bag to match the color you wear most often. Or get bold and pick a color that pops.
We can picture this tote bag looking great as you carry it on a plane on your future travels. Or bring it along to a festival, and really work that boho-inspired angle. It’s also the perfect size for a beach bag and it can carry all your daily essentials.
Market Tote Bag Crochet Pattern
SKILL LEVEL: Beginner
Yarn: 2 skeins Cascade Ultra Pima DK in Buff, 1 skein Cascade Ultra Pima DK in Sage, 1 skein Cascade Ultra Pima DK in Sand.
Tools: Scissors, yarn needle, stitch markers.
st = stitch
ch = chain
sl = slip stitch
sc= single crochet
hdc= half double crochet
*If you're looking for more great stitch options, check out the Ultimate Crochet Stitch Library.
SPECIAL INFORMATION: Ch 1 at the end of each round does not count as a stitch
FINISHED SIZE: 12” wide at the base, 16” wide at the top, 52” strap length
Round 1 (Sage): Make 3 sc in the second ch from the hook, placing a marker in the center of the 3 sc, then make 42 sc down. In the last stitch, make 3 sc, marking the center st again, then make 42 more sc down the opposite side of the ch. Sl st to join.
Round 2-5: Ch 1, sc in all st to marked st. Make 3 st in marked st, then sc to next marker. 3 sc in marked st,
Rounds 6-14: Sc around
Round 15: Make a sc into 8 st, make 2 sc in next st. Repeat around
Round 16: Sc into each st around
Rounds 17-20: Repeat row 15 & 16
Rounds 21-30: Sc into each st around. Break yarn after last row
Rounds 31-38 (Sand): Sc into each st around, break yarn after last row
Rounds 39 & 40 (Sage): Sc into each st around
Rounds 41 & 42 (Buff): Hdc into each st around
Round 43: Lay work flat, mark the center stitch of each side. Hdc to st marker, make 3 hdc in that st. Hdc around to other marker and make 3 hdc in that st.
Rounds 44- 72: Hdc into each st around
Rounds 73-76: Sc into each st around
Round 77: Make a sc into the next 52 st, ch 25, sk 22, 1 sc into the next 52 st.
Round 78 & 79: Sc into each st around
Round 80: Hdc into each st around
Rounds 81 & 82: Sc into each st around. Break yarn and weave in ends.
Ch 201, leaving an 8-9 in tail.
Rows 1 & 2: Sc into each st
Row 4: Hdc into each st
Rows 5 & 6: Sc into each st. Leave an 8-9 in tail.
Lay the bag flat and mark the center 4 st on each side. Line up the edge of the strap with the marked stitches, and use the tail to whip the stitch in place. Weave in ends securely, and trim.
Another fun thing you can do with this pattern is pop in some stitch variation in one section of the bag, such as the brown stripe for instance. If you're looking for more great crochet stitches, head over to the Ultimate Crochet Stitch Library.
Wherever you wear your bag, we want to see it. Let us know the story of your latest outing with this market tote bag. Whether it’s your go-to shopping bag or your in-flight carry-on, we think every time you take something that you made yourself with you, it’s an exciting time.