Crochet Market Bag Pattern
Scheepjes Cotton 8:
Wool Warehouse (UK, US)
Knit Picks Lindy Chain
Knit Picks (US)
Review by Etsy customer:
I must say I expected this design to be difficult and work about like a canvas tote bag- wrong on both! This pattern is easy even for a "strictly knit-ly" crafter like myself, and it works way better than any tote I've ever used. It can fit an AMAZING amount of stuff no matter what size yarn you use (I've made one out of the recommended lace/ fingering weight and one out of sport weight using the same 2.75mm hook for both) I love using it when I'm buying boxes or awkward shaped items that typically tear plastic bags. Add a little piping into the handle as you sew it and it's a miracle tote (I'm short, if handles stretch they hit my knees and shins haha) Following the pattern as written, you can fit about 3-4 plastic bags worth of stuff in one Market Bag. I. Love. This. Pattern.
Bag is 65 cm (25 ½'') long, stretches significantly width-wise.
Easy / beginner.
This pattern includes:
Written instruction in US terms, charts, step-by-step pictures.
Fingering weight yarn (100 g / 3.5 oz / 300 m / 330 yards), shown here – Lithuanian 6 ply Linen Yarn from YarnStories on Etsy, 110 g (2 balls) in #102 Natural White. Buy 3 ply (100 g / 3.5 oz / 600 m / 660 yards) and use 2 strands, one from inside and another from outside of one ball (fingering weight requires 6 ply of this yarn).
Tapestry needle to weave in ends.
Crochet hook 2.75 mm or size to match your yarn.
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