This set of easy Market Bags is worked with a basic V-stitch to create a super textured and sturdy design!

This pattern is worked in joined rounds using basic stitches, including the basic V-stitch! It’s a great pattern because:

  • Three different sizes are included in this pattern collection: Small, Medium & Large!
  • The handles can be adjusted in size to fit in your hand (clutch) or on your shoulder!
  • Tote bags are quick and easy projects to work up!
  • Use up yarn you already have in your stash!
  • This project works great with cotton yarns, and plant-based fibers!
  • You’ll get to practice a lot of crochet skills: joined rounds, stitch tension, gauge & size, front and back post stitches, finishing techniques & more!

Before you get started…

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Wondering how to change colors in joined rounds? 

Let’s get started! 

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).

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Yarn:  Lily Sugar’n Cream, Aran Weight #4 yarn (100% cotton; 120 yds/109 m per 2.5 oz/70.9 g skein): 

  • Small: 1 skein Teal (120 yds)
  • Medium: 2 skeins Off White (240 yds)
  • Large: 2 Skeins Off White, 1 Skein Yellow (360 yds)
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Materials: 

  • US H/8 (5.00 mm) crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle

Gauge: 

20 pattern Sts = 7”

10 pattern rows = 4.25” 

Sizes / Finished Measurements:

  • Small: 14” around x 12” tall
  • Medium: 21” around x 14” tall
  • Large: 28” around x 16” tall

Stitch Key: 

Specialty Stitches & Techniques:

  • Adjustable Loop
  • DcV (Double Crochet Vee): Work 2 double crochet stitches into the same space.

Notes:

  • Handles can be made in one of two lengths of choice: 7” Clutch (20 Ch), 24” Shoulder (70 Ch).
  • Video: Change color as desired.

INSTRUCTIONS (all sizes)

Round 1 (Right Side): Form adjustable loop, Ch 1 (not a St, here and throughout), work 10 Hdc into loop, Sl St into top of first St to join – 10 Hdc

Round 2: Ch 1, work 2 Hdc into each St around, Sl St into top of first St to join – 20 Hdc

Round 3: Ch 1, [Hdc, work 2 Hdc into next St] 10 times, Sl St into top of first St to join – 30 Hdc

Round 4: Ch 1, [Hdc into each of next 2 Sts, work 2 Hdc into next St] 10 times, Sl St into top of first St to join – 40 Hdc

For Small only, continue to specified instructions.

Round 5: Ch 1, [Hdc into each of next 3 Sts, work 2 Hdc into next St] 10 times, Sl St into top of first St to join – 50 Hdc

Round 6: Ch 1, [Hdc into each of next 4 Sts, work 2 Hdc into next St] 10 times, Sl St into top of first St to join – 60 Hdc

For Medium & Large, continue to specified instructions.

Small

Round 5: Ch 3 (first Dc, here and throughout), Dc into same St, skip 1 St, [DcV, skip 1 St] around, Sl St around first St to join – 40 Sts; 20 DcV

Round 6-24: Ch 3, Dc into same space, DcV into every DcV from previous round, Sl St around first St to join – 40 Sts; 20 DcV

Round 25: Ch 1, work 2 Sc into each of next 3 DcV, Ch 20 (70), skip 4 DcV, work 2 Sc into each of next 6 DcV, Ch 20 (70), skip 4 DcV, work 2 Sc into each of next 3 DcV, Sl St into top of first St to join – 64 (164) Sts; 24 Sc + 40 (140) Ch

Round 26-27: Ch 1, Sc into each St around, Sl St into top of first St to join – 64 (164) Sc

Round 28: Sl St into each st around, fasten off – 64 (164) Sl Sts

Medium

Round 7: Ch 3 (first Dc, here and throughout), Dc into same St, skip 1 St, [DcV, skip 1 St] around, Sl St around first St to join – 60 Sts; 30 DcV

Round 8-26: Ch 3, Dc into same space, DcV into every DcV from previous round, Sl St around first St to join – 60 Sts; 30 DcV

Round 27: Ch 1, work 2 Sc into each of next 5 DcV, Ch 20 (70), skip 5 DcV, work 2 Sc into each of next 10 DcV, Ch 20 (70), skip 5 DcV, work 2 Sc into each of next 5 DcV, Sl St into top of first St to join – 80 (180) Sts; 40 Sc + 40 (140) Ch

Round 28-29: Ch 1, Sc into each St around, Sl St into top of first St to join – 80 (180) Sc

Round 30: Sl St into each st around, fasten off – 80 (180) Sl Sts

Large

Round 7: Ch 1, [Hdc into each of next 5 Sts, work 2 Hdc into next St] 10 times, Sl St into top of first St to join – 70 Hdc

Round 8: Ch 1, [Hdc into each of next 6 Sts, work 2 Hdc into next St] 10 times, Sl St into top of first St to join – 80 Hdc

Round 9: Ch 3 (first Dc, here and throughout), Dc into same St, skip 1 St, [DcV, skip 1 St] around, Sl St around first St to join – 80 Sts; 40 DcV

Round 10-28: Ch 3, Dc into same space, DcV into every DcV from previous round, Sl St around first St to join – 80 Sts; 40 DcV

Round 29: Ch 1, work 2 Sc into each of next 7 DcV, Ch 20 (70), skip 6 DcV, work 2 Sc into each of next 14 DcV, Ch 20 (70), skip 6 DcV, work 2 Sc into each of next 7 DcV, Sl St into top of first St to join – 96 (196) Sts; 56 Sc + 40 (140) Ch

Round 30-31: Ch 1, Sc into each St around, Sl St into top of first St to join – 96 (196) Sc

Round 32: Sl St into each st around, fasten off – 96 (196) Sl Sts

Finishing (all sizes): 

Sew in all ends, trim excess.

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Salena

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