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Tutorial: Crocheted Market Bag

Tutorial: Crocheted Market Bag

Another tutorial I had posted to an old blog address that I'm moving over...I had kind of forgotten about this bag! I made several, I even lined one with fabric, which I loved! With the lace look of the crocheting the fabric showed through so nicely!! (You can see it here)


(1.) Crocheted Market BAG
Approx. Size 11 ½” x 18”
Materials: 1 Ball- Lily Sugar’n’Cream 340g  
5mm crochet hook
Instructions:
Chain 43 sts
1st Round: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch. DO NOT TURN. (42 sts)   *(1)
Working into the other side of ch, work 1 sc in each rem loop of the ch. Join with sl st to first sc. 84 sc. *(2)

2nd Round: Ch 1. 1 sc in the same sc as last sl st. 1 sc in each sc around. Join with a sl st to sc. Repeat last rnd 6 times more. *(3)

Mesh Section1st Round: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sc as last sl st. *Ch 5. Miss next 3 sc. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * around, ending with ch 2. Miss last 3 sc. 1 dc in first sc.
 2nd Round: *Ch 5. 1 sc in next ch-5 loop. Rep from * around, ending with ch 2. 1 dc in last dc of previous round.
Repeat last round until work from the base when folded flat measures 12 inches.

Top Band: Next RoundSl st in next ch-5 loop. Ch 1. 3 sc in same sp *1 sc in next sc. 3 sc in next ch-5 loop. Repeat from * around, ending with 1 sc in last dc. Join with a sl st to first sc. 84 sc.
Next Round: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sc as last sl st. 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc. Repeat last round once more. Fasten off.

Strap: Lay bag on a flat surface. Mark center 12 sts on the upper edge of one side. Join yarn with a sl st to first of these 12 sts.
 1st Row: Ch 1. 1 sc in same st as last sl st. 1 sc in each of next 11 sts. Ch 1. Turn.
2nd Row: Draw up a loop in each of first 2 sts. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook, sc2tog made. 1 sc in each of next 8 sts. Sc2tog over last 2 sts. Ch1. Turn.
 3rd Row: 1 sc in each st across. Ch1. Turn.
 4th Row: Sc2tog over first 2 sts. 1 sc in each st to last 2 sts. Sc2tog over last 2 sts. 8 sts. Ch 1. Turn.
 5th Row: 1 sc in each st across. Ch 1. Turn. Repeat this row until strap measures 18 inches, with wrong side facing for next round.
Next Round: 2 sc in first sc. 1 sc in each sc to last st. 2 sc in last st. Ch 1. Turn
Next Round: 1 sc in each st across. Ch 1. Turn.
Next Round: 2 sc in first sc. 1 sc in each sc to last st. 2 sc in last st. 12 sts. Join strap to other side of bag working 1 sl st through corresponding center 12 sts of bag AT SAME TIME working sl st through 12 sts of strap.

Strap and Upper EdgingWith Right side of work facing, join yarn with sl st to one side of strap and work 1 round of sc evenly along strap edge and top edge of bag. Join with sl st to first sc. Repeat around other side of bag.

I typed out the pattern for anyone who doesn't have an account or wouldn't want to sign up for one right now. This pattern was found on the cotton yarn I purchased.
Here is the link to the original pattern. You have to sign up for a free account, but if you like to knit and crochet there are a lot of free patterns to be found. You will also be able to download the patterns and print them out with an account. Most yarn companies have these type of sites with lots of free patterns and helps!!
Here is the link to the abbreviations.

I am going to be making another market bag and plan on taking photos this time to help any new crocheters out there that my struggle with interpreting the pattern!! Look for those in the next week or so I hope. I will add them here into the pattern itself!

p.s.: let me know if there is a problem with this pattern, I have looked it over for typos, etc, but I could have missed something.


  1. *(1)These are the loops you go into for next 42 sts.










2. *(2)


 Last stitch on hook, first st marked.
slip stitch to join                              
  ch 1 and sc in same space             

3. *(3)
the ends will curl up                     

the slip stitches form a pattern at the end
             

                                 
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