This easy market bag is worked with basic crochet stitches to create a quick hexagon design that you’ll love to use!

The Hexagon Market Bag is worked using chain, single and double crochet stitches in joined rounds. You’ll create two hexagon motifs, joining the 2nd to the 1st one created, then add the purse handle last. You’ll join the two motifs together with a Join-As-You-Go (JAYGO) method that is easily done by replacing a chain space with a slip stitch to the joining side. If you’ve never worked this before, just follow our quick and easy video tutorial!

The Hexagon Market Bag is a great pattern because:

  • This one pattern creates the perfect size market bag that comfortably fits under the arm!
  • Each motif is created separately, so you can get creative with the colors you use to create two different looks with one bag!
  • Tote bags are quick and easy projects to work up!
  • Use up yarn you already have in your stash (this is a perfect stash-buster)
  • This project works great with cotton yarns, and plant-based fibers! But you can easily use other yarn types if you prefer.
  • You’ll get to practice a lot of crochet skills: joined rounds, stitch tension, gauge & size, front and back post stitches, finishing techniques & more!
Crochet hexagon bag hanging against white background

Before you get started…

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Pattern Designed By: Salena Baca Crochet. This pattern is copyright protected; it is unlawful to distribute this pattern in any form (free, sale or trade).

CLICK HERE for a downloadable PDF version of this pattern!

YARN: Lion Brand Yarn Touch of Linen,  Medium #4 (41% Cotton + 49% Linen; 3.5 oz/100 g; 197 yds/180 m): 270 yds (4.7 oz) makes 1 tote

MATERIALS: 

  • US G6/4.00 Crochet Hook
  • Yarn Needle

STITCH KEY: 

  • St(s) = stitch(es) 
  • Sl St = slip stitch

SPECIALTY STITCH / TECHNIQUE: 

GAUGE: 

  • 1 hexagon motif = 15” wide x 13” tall
  • Purse straps = 10” long (20” across)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: 

  • 23” long (including straps) 
  • 16.5” wide (including straps)

NOTES:

  • Pattern worked in parts: Motif 1, Motif 2, Straps.
  • Assembly diagram on final page
  • Change colors as desired, or follow pattern to match example.
Hexagon Market Bag diagram showing joining locations and purse handle placement.

INSTRUCTIONS

Motif 1

Round 1 (Right Side): With Color A form adjustable loop, Ch 3 (first Dc, here and throughout), Dc into loop, Ch 1, [2 Dc, Ch 1] 5 times, Sl St into top of beginning Ch-3 to join – 18 Sts; 12 Dc + 6 Ch-1 spaces

Round 2: Sl St into next Dc, Sl St into Ch-1 space, (Ch 3, Dc, Ch 1, 2 Dc) into same Ch-1 space, Ch 1, [(2 Dc, Ch 1, 2 Dc) into next Ch-1 space, Ch 1] 5 times, Sl St into top of beginning Ch-3 to join – 36 Sts; 24 Dc + 12 Ch-1 spaces 

Round 3: Sl St into next Dc, Sl St into Ch-1 space, (Ch 3, Dc, Ch 1, 2 Dc) into same Ch-1 space, Ch 1, (2 Dc, Ch 1) into next Ch-1 space, [(2 Dc, Ch 1, 2 Dc) into next Ch-1 space, Ch 1, (2 Dc, Ch 1) into next Ch-1 space] 5 times, Sl St into top of beginning Ch-3 to join – 54 Sts; 36 Dc + 18 Ch-1 spaces

Round 4: Sl St into next Dc, Sl St into Ch-1 space, (Ch 3, Dc, Ch 1, 2 Dc) into same Ch-1 space, Ch 1, (2 Dc, Ch 1) into next 2 Ch-1 spaces, [(2 Dc, Ch 1, 2 Dc) into next Ch-1 space, Ch 1, (2 Dc, Ch 1) into next 2 Ch-1 spaces] 5 times, Sl St into top of beginning Ch-3 to join – 72 Sts; 48 Dc + 24 Ch-1 spaces

Round 5: Sl St into next Dc, Sl St into Ch-1 space, (Ch 3, Dc, Ch 1, 2 Dc) into same Ch-1 space, Ch 1, (2 Dc, Ch 1) into next 3 Ch-1 spaces, [(2 Dc, Ch 1, 2 Dc) into next Ch-1 space, Ch 1, (2 Dc, Ch 1) into next 3 Ch-1 spaces] 5 times, Sl St into top of beginning Ch-3 to join – 90 Sts; 60 Dc + 30 Ch-1 spaces

Round 6: Sl St into next Dc, Sl St into Ch-1 space, (Ch 3, Dc, Ch 1, 2 Dc) into same Ch-1 space, Ch 1, (2 Dc, Ch 1) into next 4 Ch-1 spaces, [(2 Dc, Ch 1, 2 Dc) into next Ch-1 space, Ch 1, (2 Dc, Ch 1) into next 4 Ch-1 spaces] 5 times, Sl St into top of beginning Ch-3 to join – 108 Sts; 72 Dc + 36 Ch-1 spaces

Round 7: Sl St into next Dc, Sl St into Ch-1 space, (Ch 3, Dc, Ch 1, 2 Dc) into same Ch-1 space, Ch 1, (2 Dc, Ch 1) into next 5 Ch-1 spaces, [(2 Dc, Ch 1, 2 Dc) into next Ch-1 space, Ch 1, (2 Dc, Ch 1) into next 5 Ch-1 spaces] 5 times, Sl St into top of beginning Ch-3 to join – 126 Sts; 84 Dc + 42 Ch-1 spaces

Round 8: Sl St into next Dc, Sl St into Ch-1 space, (Ch 3, Dc, Ch 1, 2 Dc) into same Ch-1 space, Ch 1, (2 Dc, Ch 1) into next 6 Ch-1 spaces, [(2 Dc, Ch 1, 2 Dc) into next Ch-1 space, Ch 1, (2 Dc, Ch 1) into next 6 Ch-1 spaces] 5 times, Sl St into top of beginning Ch-3 to join – 144 Sts; 96 Dc + 48 Ch-1 spaces

Round 9: Sl St into next Dc, Sl St into Ch-1 space, (Ch 3, Dc, Ch 1, 2 Dc) into same Ch-1 space, Ch 1, (2 Dc, Ch 1) into next 7 Ch-1 spaces, [(2 Dc, Ch 1, 2 Dc) into next Ch-1 space, Ch 1, (2 Dc, Ch 1) into next 7 Ch-1 spaces] 5 times, Sl St into top of beginning Ch-3 to join – 162 Sts; 108 Dc + 54 Ch-1 spaces

Round 10: Sl St into next Dc, Sl St into Ch-1 space, (Ch 3, Dc, Ch 1, 2 Dc) into same Ch-1 space, Ch 1, (2 Dc, Ch 1) into next 8 Ch-1 spaces, [(2 Dc, Ch 1, 2 Dc) into next Ch-1 space, Ch 1, (2 Dc, Ch 1) into next 8 Ch-1 spaces] 5 times, Sl St into top of beginning Ch-3 to join – 180 Sts; 120 Dc + 60 Ch-1 spaces

Round 11: Sl St into next Dc, Sl St into Ch-1 space, (Ch 3, Dc, Ch 1, 2 Dc) into same Ch-1 space, Ch 1, (2 Dc, Ch 1) into next 9 Ch-1 spaces, [(2 Dc, Ch 1, 2 Dc) into next Ch-1 space, Ch 1, (2 Dc, Ch 1) into next 9 Ch-1 spaces] 5 times, Sl St into top of beginning Ch-3 to join – 198 Sts; 132 Dc + 66 Ch-1 spaces

Round 12: Sl St into next Dc, Sl St into Ch-1 space, (Ch 3, Dc, Ch 1, 2 Dc) into same Ch-1 space, Ch 1, (2 Dc, Ch 1) into next 10 Ch-1 spaces, [(2 Dc, Ch 1, 2 Dc) into next Ch-1 space, Ch 1, (2 Dc, Ch 1) into next 10 Ch-1 spaces] 5 times, Sl St into top of beginning Ch-3 to join, fasten off – 216 Sts; 144 Dc + 72 Ch-1 spaces

Motif 2

Follow instructions for Motif 1, completing 11 rounds as follows:

  • Round 1-5 = Color B
  • Round 6-9 = Color C
  • Round 10-11 = Color A

Round 12 joins half of Motif 2 to last round of Motif 1, evenly replacing Ch-1 spaces for Motif 2 with JAYGO into Ch-1 spaces of Motif 1.

Hold wrong sides of Motif 1 and 2 together for each JAYGO, assure (2 Dc, JAYGO, 2 Dc) points for Motif 2 are evenly aligned together with (2 Dc, Ch-1, 2 Dc) points from Motif 1.

Round 12: Sl St into next Dc, Sl St into Ch-1 space, (Ch 3, Dc, JAYGO, 2 Dc) into same Ch-1 space, [JAYGO, (2 Dc, JAYGO) into next 10 Ch-1 spaces, [(2 Dc, JAYGO, 2 Dc) into next Ch-1 space] 3 times, [Ch 1, (2 Dc, Ch 1) into next 10 Ch-1 spaces, [(2 Dc, Ch 1, 2 Dc) into next Ch-1 space] 2 times, Ch 1, (2 Dc, Ch 1) into next 10 Ch-1 spaces, Sl St into top of beginning Ch-3 to join, fasten off – 216 Sts; 144 Dc + 37 JAYGO + 35 Ch-1 spaces

Straps

Attach Color A yarn into first JAYGO of round 12 for Motif 2.

Round 1 (Right Side):  Ch 1 (not a St, here and throughout), Sc, *Sc into each of next 36 Sts, Ch 75, skip 35 Sts, Sc into each of next 36 Sts*, Sc into JAYGO from previous round, repeat from * to * 1 time, Sl St into top of first Sc to join – 296 Sts; 146 Sc + 150 Ch

Round 2: Ch 1, Sc into each St around, Sl St into top of first Sc to join – 296 Sc

Repeat round 2 until 4 rounds are complete, fasten off. 

Finishing

Sew in all ends, trim excess.

Hexagon Market Bag hanging agains white background

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