Crochet Market Bag Pattern - $5.49 USD
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.
Intermediate / Beginner.
You should know how to crochet following stitches:
ch (chain), sl st (slip stitch), sc (single crochet). tr (treble crochet).
This pattern includes:
2.75 mm or size to match your yarn.
Scheepjes Skies Light Yarn (100% Cotton Premium Blend; # 2 / Fingering weight yarn; 100g / 340m / 372yds), 1 (1) skein / 80 (100)g / 298 (372)yds in 110 Cirrus color.
2.75 mm crochet hook, tapestry needle to weave in ends, stitch marker.
Bag without handles is 40cm/ 15 ¾''. Short (long to go over shoulder) handles add 18 (25)cm / 7 (10)''. Bag stretches significantly width-wise.
25.7 sc = 10cm/ 4''. Not stretched ch-11 is approx 3.5cm/ 1 3/8''. Gauge is not important for this project.
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