Market Bag Crochet Tutorial and Pattern!



Basic Market Bag Pattern

by Heather Licano


Size Large - Size H or 5mm Crochet hook

DC - Double Crochet

SC - Single Crochet

SL ST - SS

HDC - Half Double Crochet

Slip Knot - SK

Chain - CH

Increase - Inc. - This would be when we put two double crochet into one stitch

Skip - SK

Row 1

Start by making a magic circle. CH 2 to secure. DC 12 times into magic circle. SS into top of first DC.

Row 2

CH 2 DC in same stitch. Inc. - 2DC in each stitch, SS into top of first DC. Total of 24 DC.

Row 3

CH 2 and DC in same stitch. 1DC in next st. Inc in next stitch — 2DC. 1DC in next stitch. Inc. in next stitch. The pattern is 2DC 1DC 2DC 1DC 2DC 1DC , etc. Total of 36 stitches. SS to top of first DC.

Row 4

CH 2 DC in same stitch. DC in next 2 stitches. Inc. - 2 DC in next stitch. DC into next 2 Stiches. Inc. Pattern is 2DC 1DC 1DC 2DC 1DC 1DC 2DC , etc. Total of 48 Stiches. SS into top of first DC.

Row 5

CH 2 DC in same stitch. DC in next 3 stitches. Inc. - 2 DC in next stitch. DC into next 3 Stiches. Inc. Pattern is 2DC 1DC 1DC 1DC 2DC 1DC 1DC 1DC 2DC , etc. Total of 60 Stiches. SS into top of first DC.

Row 6

CH 2 DC in same stitch. DC in next 4 stitches. Inc. - 2 DC in next stitch. DC into next 4 Stiches. Inc. Pattern is 2DC 1DC 1DC 1DC 1DC 2DC 1DC 1DC 1DC 1DC 2DC , etc. Total of 72 Stiches. SS into top of first DC.

Row 7

CH 2 DC in same stitch. DC in next 5 stitches. Inc. - 2 DC in next stitch. DC into next 5 Stiches. Inc. Pattern is 2DC 1DC 1DC 1DC 1DC 1DC 2DC 1DC 1DC 1DC 1DC 1DC 2DC , etc. Total of 84 Stiches. SS into top of first DC.

Row 8

CH 2 DC in same stitch. DC in next 6 stitches. Inc. - 2 DC in next stitch. DC into next 6 Stiches. Inc. Pattern is 2DC 1DC 1DC 1DC 1DC 1DC 1DC 2DC 1DC 1DC 1DC 1DC 1DC 1DC 2DC , etc. Total of 96 Stiches. SS into top of first DC.

Row 9

CH 2 DC in same stitch. DC in next 7 stitches. Inc. - 2 DC in next stitch. DC into next 7 Stiches. Inc. Pattern is 2DC 1DC 1DC 1DC 1DC 1DC 1DC 1DC 2DC 1DC 1DC 1DC 1DC 1DC 1DC 1DC 2DC , etc. Total of 108 Stiches. SS into top of first DC.

Row 10

CH 2 DC in same stitch. DC in each stitch. Total of 96 Stiches. SS into top of first DC.

Row 11

CH 5 - SK 2 stitches - DC into 3rd stitch. CH 2 - SK 2 Stitches - DC into 3rd Stitch - Continue around. SS into 3rd CH

Rows 12 - 30

SS into next stitch CH 5 - DC into center of CH 2 space of previous row. CH 2 DC Into center of CH2 space of previous row. Continue around. SS into 3rd Chain. SS into next stitch and continue pattern. End with 20 rows of netting.

Row 31 - 34

CH1 - HDC Into same stitch. 2HDC into CH2 space of precious row. HDC into center of post. 2HDC into CH2 space of precious row. SS into top of 1st HDC. Repeat three more times. 4 total HDC rows.

Row 35 and up

CH1 - HDC Into same stitch. HDC into next 9 stitches. CH1 turn your work. HDC into 10 stitches. CH1 Turn. Repeat until 32in long or desired length.

Final Step

Once your strap is as long as you want it, Count to the center of your bag, I counted 38 on each side with ten in the middle. SS into the ten middle stitches, attaching the strap as you go. Trim yarn, tie off and weave in tails.


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