If you would like to read my thoughts on bags go to the Bags, Bags, and More Bags post.
I like crocheting bags far too much and now have far too many. Luckily it means I am never short of a bag when I have some home-grown produce to give away. This market bag will have everyone asking you where you got it from and the handy drawstring handle lets you hold it how you are comfortable. It will be great in any colour combination to suit your mood.
Difficulty and Terminology: This is an easy pattern and uses US terminology.
What You Will Need: 4.5 mm hook 2 balls 4 Seasons Flinders 8ply Cotton in grey (MC) 1 ball 4 Seasons Flinders 8ply Cotton in orange (CC) Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
16 sts/8 rows = = 10cm/4 inches square in dc without turning at the end of each round
Sizing: The finished bag is 38cm wide and 32 cm long.
Abbreviations: ch - chain
hdc - half double crochet dc - double crochet
The Bag: ch 45 with MC, Round 1: dc into 5th ch from hook, ch1, dc into the same space (twice), ch1, sk ch, dc into next ch, ch1, *sk ch, dc into next ch, ch1* repeat to last 2 ch’s (18 times), sk ch, dc into next dc, ch 1, *dc, ch 1* into same stitch 6 times, now working on the other side of the foundation chain, *dc in next ch (opposite an existing dc), ch1* repeat till you are at the first ch worked on the opposite side of the foundation chain (19 times), *dc, ch1* three times, join with slip stitch in 3rd ch; Round 2: ch4, dc into the same space as join, ch1, dc into next dc, ch1, dc into the same st, ch1, dc into next dc, ch1, dc into the same st, ch1, *dc into next dc, ch1,* 20 times, dc into next dc, ch1, **dc into same st, ch1, dc into next dc, ch1,** 6 times, ch1, *dc into next dc, ch1,* 21 times, dc, **dc into same st, ch1, dc into next dc, ch1,** 3 times, join with slip stitch in 3rd ch of turning ch; Round 3: ch4, *dc into next dc, ch1* to end, join with slip stitch in 3rd ch of turning ch;
Round 4 - 25: repeat round three, at the end of round 25 change to CC; Round 26 & 27: repeat round 3; Fasten off and weave in ends
Finishing Fasten off and weave in ends.
The Drawstring: ch120, hdc in 3rd ch from hook & in each ch across. Fasten off and weave in ends Weave drawstring through round 27 of the bag. Once this is done sew the ends together.
Finishing Fasten off and weave in ends
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