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Large Crochet Bag Free Pattern | Beach Bag | Market Bag | Big Tote Bag Pattern | Crochet Pattern.

This has to be the easiest crochet market bag of all to make. Perfect as a project to take to the beach or on vacation *. Bring 4 balls worth of yarn with you, a huge hook (size K) and this free crochet pattern, and you’re all set. Once you’ve made 1, you’ll make a couple.

Tips for Making this Crochet Market Bag

  • This bag is plain. Which is classy and practical: it will match any outfit. However, I think this bag design benefits from a couple of crochet roses, and other flowers flowers with leaves. You can find an easy free crochet flower pattern here. And just for kicks, I’ve added a clover leaf below, so this can become your lucky bag.
  • This bag is big. It’s about 44 inches or 112 cm in circumference at its widest point.  In short, it will fit all, so don’t limit its purpose to groceries! I use mine for going away for the weekend or head for the beach, just throwing everything in there that we need, and off we go. Very practical bag for bulky items. (*or use this crochet bag to otherwise slept lots of stuff to/fro boyfriend apartments or summer houses)
  • Having lived with this very bag for a few years now, I highly recommend lining this bag with cotton lining and add a few pockets into the bag, near the top.  You’ll love me when you can just reach in and find your car keys.

 


Image of Fresh Produce Bag

CROCHET BAG MATERIALS

4 Balls Lion Brand Cotton Ease, which is 50% cotton and 50% acrylic (featured color: taupe, 830-122) ~ each 3.50 oz./100 g (207 yd/188 m)
Lion Brand Crochet Hook – Size K-10.5
Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)

 

 

CROCHET BAG GAUGE:

11 dc = about 4 in. (10 cm). BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

And Finally: Your Free Crochet BAG Pattern

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Ch 3, join with sl st to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), work 11 more dc in ring; join with sl st in sp between beg ch and next dc – 12 dc.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in same sp as join, *2 dc in next sp between sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in sp between beg ch and next dc – 24 dc.
Rnd 3: Ch 3, turn, dc in same sp as join, dc in next sp between sts, *2 dc in next sp between sts, dc in next sp between sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in sp between beg ch and next dc – 36 dc.
Rnd 4: Ch 3, turn, dc in same sp as join, dc in next 2 sps between sts, *2 dc in next sp between sts, dc in next 2 sps between sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in sp between beg ch and next dc – 48 dc.
Rnd 5: Ch 3, turn, dc in same sp as join, dc in next 3 sps between sts, *2 dc in next sp between sts, dc in next 3 sps between sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in sp between beg ch and next dc – 60 dc

Rnd 6: Ch 3, turn, dc in each sp around; join with sl st in sp between beg ch and next dc.
Rnd 7: Ch 3, turn, dc in same sp as join, dc in next 4 sps between sts, *2 dc in next sp between sts, dc in next 4 sps between sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in sp between beg ch and next dc – 72 dc.
Rnd 8: Ch 3, turn, dc in same sp as join, dc in next 7 sps between sts, *2 dc in next sp between sts, dc in next 7 sps between sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in sp between beg ch and next dc – 81 dc.
Rnd 9: Ch 3, turn, dc in same sp as join, dc in next 8 sps between sts, *2 dc in next sp between sts, dc in next 8 sps between sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in sp between beg ch and next dc – 90 dc.
Rnd 10: Ch 3, turn, dc in same sp as join, dc in next 9 sps between sts, *2 dc in next sp between sts, dc in next 9 sps between sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in sp between beg ch and next dc – 99 dc.

Rnd 11: Rep Rnd 6.
Rnd 12: Ch 3, turn, dc in same sp as join, dc in next 10 sps between sts, *2 dc in next sp between sts, dc in next 10 sps between sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in sp between beg ch and next dc – 108 dc.
Rnd 13: Ch 3, turn, dc in same sp as join, dc in next 17 sps between sts, *2 dc in next sp between sts, dc in next 17 sps between sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in sp between beg ch and next dc – 114 dc.
Rnd 14: Ch 3, turn, dc in same sp as join, dc in next 18 sps between sts, *2 dc in next sp between sts, dc in next 18 sps between sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in sp between beg ch and next dc – 120 dc.

Rnds 15-28: Rep Rnd 6.
Rnd 29: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 7 sps between sts, dc2tog, *dc in next 8 sps between sts, dc2tog; repeat from * around; join with sl st in sp between beg ch and next dc – 108 dc.
Rnd 30: Rep Rnd 6.
Rnd 31: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 3 sps between sts, dc2tog, *dc in next 4 sps between sts, dc2tog; repeat from * around; join with sl st in sp between beg ch and next dc – 90 dc.
Rnd 32: Rep Rnd 6. Do not fasten off.

Shape handle
Row 33:
Ch 3, dc2tog, dc in next 29 sps, dc2tog, dc in next sp; leave remaining sts unworked – 33 sts.
Rows 34-45: Ch 3, turn, dc2tog, dc in each sp across to last 3 sps, dc2tog, dc in next sp – 9 sts at end of Row 45.
Rows 46-56: Ch 3, turn, dc in each sp across – 9 sts. Fasten off at end of Row 56.
Sk 10 sps from last st worked on Rnd 32. Join yarn with sl st in next sp, ch 3 and work same as for first half of handle. Do not fasten off. From wrong side, sc ends of handle tog.

 

FINISHING
From right side, sc evenly around edges of handle. Weave in ends.

 

CROCHET ABBREVIATIONS, STITCH EXPLANATION & NOTES

dc2tog (dc dec) Yo, insert hook in sp between next 2 sts and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops. Yo, insert hook in next sp and draw up a loop. Yo, and draw through 2 loops, yo and draw through all loops on hook.

Work dcs into sps between sts, rather than into sts.

beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
yo = yarn over

 

Source: the lovely lionbrand.com. I highly recommend visiting at least once in your life.

 

LEARN TO CROCHET

If you are still new to crochet, consider taking this ‘online class’, which features both crochet speak and plain language. It’s well documented and I’m sure you’ll learn a lot from making the drawstring bag that it uses to teach crochet. In fact, if you use the same yarn as your beach bag here, you have a nice set: Free Crochet Pattern for Lovely Bottle Bag

Over to You

Go green with this versatile market bag!

We think It’s great for groceries, a day at the beach, or everyday use. 

What are you going to use it for????

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FREE BONUS PATTERN

Crochet Flower: Clover Leaf

There are several free crochet flowers available on this site (get the pretty rose and sign up for your newsletter on the right side of our front page). However, in addition to those flowers, I thought you may need some leaves.  This clover leaf patter is a great one to use as a base.  Yes, you can make a 4 leave clover by simply adding a leaf, and make this crochet bag your lucky bag.   Or, just make a few and be ready for St. Patrick’s Day early…

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chart

 

1st leaf
Ch 5. RS facing, miss 2 ch, sc 1 in next ch, dc 1 in next ch, trc 10 in last ch; working in remaining strand of each ch: dc 1 in next ch, sc 1 in next ch, sl st in next ch.
Fasten off.
Make two more the same but without fastening off the last one.

Stem
Using attached yarn and with RS facing, ch 9, miss 1 ch, sl st in each of next 8 ch, sl st in first st of attached leaf, sl st in first st of 2nd one, sl st in first st of 1st one, sl st in 8th sl st of stem.
Fasten off.

source: e-yarn.com

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Comments

  1. Karen Carroll says:

    Would love to have some purse/bag patterns you can make out of crazy quilting. Plus mor knit purse/bag patterns. Crochet doesn’t hurt either. Karen

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