Farmer's Market Bag - Free Crochet Pattern

*** The PDF Download for this pattern can be found HERE.***

Do you guy's know what the absolute BEST part of summer is?

It's Farmer's Markets.

I mean come on, who doesn't love waking up early in the morning (cup of coffee in hand of course) and taking a relaxing walk down to your local farmer's market. Supporting small town vendors and getting to try all those yummy baked goods! 

It is just so wonderful!

This bag is great for more than just farmer's markets. It makes for a great reusable grocery shopping bag as well! Make a few of these bad boys and you're set to go! 

Now, don't worry you guy's. I got you covered. Below you can find the FREE crochet pattern for a large Farmer's market bag. 

So, because I love markets and crocheting. I just needed to combine the two... Which calls for a Farmer's Market Bag!

This bag is super easy and can totally be made in a few hours! The large mesh section can be worked up in a breeze! 

 The slip stitch edging give this bag a simple finishing touch! 

The slip stitch edging give this bag a simple finishing touch! 

The slip stitch edging give this bag a simple finishing touch! I totally recommend using a cotton yarn, as this fiber is durable.

Now let's get to crocheting so we can stuff this gorgeous bag full of fruits and veggies! 

Notes:

Cotton yarn is recommended as it will not stretch and will hold its shape.

Finished bag measures 14” Wide 15” Deep

Chain 3 counts as a double crochet.

Bag is worked from the bottom up. Beginning by increasing a double crochet circle, then working up the body. Straps are then worked from once side then attached to the opposite side.

 

Gauge:

Using a 5.00mm Crochet Hook

16 Double Crochet Stitches = 4”

6 Double Crochet Rows = 4”

 

Stitches:

Ch – Chain

SL ST - Slip Stitch

DC - Double Crochet

SK - Skip

 

Materials:

 

5.00mm Crochet Hook

Main Color - Approx. 120 yards Cotton medium weight 4 yarn

Accent Color - Approx. 120 yards Cotton medium weight 4 yarn

Scissors

Measuring Tape

Yarn Needle

 

Pattern:

 

Using accent color begin with Magic Loop

Note - Chain 3 counts as a double crochet.

R1 - Ch3, 11 DC into loop, SL ST to beginning (12)

R2 - Ch3, DC into same stitch, 2DC into each stitch around, SL ST to beginning (24)

R3 - Ch3, DC into same stitch, DC into next *2DC, DC into next, Repeat from *around, SL ST to beginning (36)

R4 - Ch3, DC into same stitch, *DC into next 2 stitches 2DC, Repeat from *around, SL ST to beginning (48)

R5 - Ch3, DC into same stitch, *DC into next 3 stitches 2DC into next stitch, Repeat from *around, SL ST to beginning (60)

R6 - Ch3, DC into same stitch, *DC into next 4 stitches 2DC into next stitch, Repeat from *around, SL ST to beginning (72)

R7 - Ch3, DC into same stitch, *DC into next 5 stitches 2DC into next stitch, Repeat from *around, SL ST to beginning (84)

R8 - Ch3, DC into same stitch, *DC into next 6 stitches 2DC into next stitch, Repeat from *around, SL ST to beginning (96)

R9 - Ch3, DC into same stitch, *DC into next 7 stitches 2DC into next stitch, Repeat from *around, SL ST to beginning (108)

R10 - Ch3, DC around, SL ST to beginning (108)

 Increasing

Increasing

Body:

Change to main color

R11 - Ch3, DC around, SL ST to beginning (108)

R12 - Ch3, *Ch1, SK1, DC repeat from * around, SL ST to beginning (108)

Repeat round 12 for a total of 25 rounds.

Do not fasten off, continue onto straps

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Straps:

 This is how work should look when beginning straps. 

This is how work should look when beginning straps. 

Note - Straps are worked in rows.

R1 - Ch3, SK1, DC. *Ch1, SK1, DC, Repeat from * FOUR more times (11)

R2 - Ch3, Turn, SK1, DC, *Ch1, SK1, DC repeat from * across (11)

Repeat row 2 for a total of 36 rows.

 

Seaming Strap:

With the side of the bag that has the beginning of the strap centered as even as possible, Lay bag flat and seam to opposite side using the slip stitch. Fasten off.

 Lying flat: This is how the slip stitched edging should look along straps. 

Lying flat: This is how the slip stitched edging should look along straps. 

Slip Stitch Edging:

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Note - Each slip stitch edging is worked in a circle around each side of bag and around straps. Steps will be repeated on opposite side. Try to crochet loosely but even when doing the slip stitch.

 Step 1 - Attach yarn to any section of bag, preferably where one side of the straps meets the body.

Step 2 - Ch1, *Slip stitch into DC, Slip stitch into chain space, repeat from * around strap and top of bag. Slip stitch into first chain one and fasten off.

Step 3 - Repeat on opposite side.

Weave in all ends and you are done! 

 

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