Reusable crochet bag pattern

Head off to the market with a handmade shopper on your arm. Get a free, reusable crochet bag pattern designed with a strong base and wide strap...

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Up your fruit and veg intake with this gorgeous crochet bag pattern perfect for Saturday morning trips to the market. It’s designed with a strong base and wide strap that won’t dig in, no matter how laden with goods you are!

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You will need:

• 2 x 100g balls of white cotton yarn (Patons DK mercerised cotton)
• 4mm crochet hook
• Scrap, coloured yarn to use as markers
• Scissors
• Tapestry needle to weave ends

Abbreviations

You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using this handy chart.

Simply Crochet UK-to-US conversion chart

Reusable crochet bag pattern

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You Will Need

  • Yarn
  • Crochet hook

Total time:

Step 1

Reusable crochet bag pattern step 1

Attach yarn to hook with a half hitch.

Round 1: ch 3, sl st into 1st ch, ring formed.

Round 2: ch2 (acts as 1st tr) tr 8 into centre of ring, sl st to top of 1st 2ch to join, pull tail to tighten ring (9sts in round).

Step 2

Reusable crochet bag pattern step 2

Round 3: ch2, tr into base st of ch, [2 tr into next st] rep 7 times, sl st to top of 1st 2ch to join (18sts in round).

Round 4: ch2, tr into base st of ch, 1tr into next st, [2 tr into next st, 1 tr into next st] rep 7 times, sl st to top of 1st 2ch to join (27sts in round).

 

Step 3

Reusable crochet bag pattern step 2..

Round 5: ch2, tr into base st of ch, 1tr into each of next 2sts [2 tr into next st, 1 tr into each of next 2sts] rep 7 times, sl st to top of 1st 2ch to join (36sts in round).

Keep increasing evenly by 9 sts each round until you complete round 13 (108sts total).

Step 4

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Round 14: work one round even (108sts)

Round 15: ch 3, sk 1, tr [ch1, sk 1, tr] repeat until end of round, sl st to 2nd ch of 1st 3ch to join.

Round 16: rep round 15 twenty times. Start the strap: ch 3, sk 1, tr [ch1, sk 1, tr] rep 12 times, turn.

Repeat last row once.

Step 5

Reusable crochet bag pattern step 4

Begin strap decrease like this: ch 3, sk 1, tr [ch1, sk 1, tr] rep 12 times, turn. Ch 3, sk 1, tr [ch1, sk 1, tr] rep 11 times, turn. Ch 3, sk 1, tr [ch1, sk 1, tr] repeat 10 times, turn. Repeat in this fashion until the [] pattern repeats 4 times. Work 40 rows even.

Step 6

Reusable crochet bag pattern step 5

Increase the strap like this: Ch 3, tr into base of 3ch, [ch1 sk1 tr] rep 5 times. Ch 3, tr into base of 3ch, [ch1 sk1 tr] re 6 times. Ch 3, tr into base of 3ch, [ch1 sk1 tr] rep 7 times. Continue in this fashion until [] pattern repeats 12 times. [ch 3 sk 1 tr] rep 13 times.

 

Step 7

Reusable crochet bag pattern step 6

Count 13 squares around from either side of bag/strap transition row. Place markers. There should be 14 squares between the markers. This is where you are going to connect the strap.

Step 8

Reusable crochet bag pattern step 7

Connect strap like this: Ch 1, sl st to st next to marker, [sl st into the space next to it, sl st into top of tr column next to it, ch1, sl st into top of tr column opposite] repeat 13 times.

Step 9

Reusable crochet bag pattern step 8

Ch 1, working along the strap, dc 2 into each square, when you reach the bag top edge, work 1dc into 1st square, [work 2dc into next square, 1 dc into next square] rep 5 times, sl st to 1st dc in round, work another 2 complete rounds even. Rep on other side.

Step 10

Reusable crochet bag pattern step 9

Voila! Take your beautiful new crochet shopper to your local farmer’s market and fill it to the brim with an abundance of fresh, seasonal produce.

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