Crochet patterns

Boho Market Bag Free Crochet Pattern

This post contains affiliate links.  You can click on any yarn or material highlighted to purchase.

Here is my free crochet pattern for a Boho market bag!  Since I made my Duster Vest pattern and first used the Caron Cotton cakes I have become obsessed with them and couldn’t wait to design another pattern for them.  I had been seeing quite a few patterns for bags but none with the stacked granny stitch and an idea was born!

Boho Crochet Market Bag Free Pattern

I had a fabulous time with this pattern and I absolutely love the color of this bag— so bright and cheerful.  It is a very quick pattern to work up so you get to finished product in just a few hours. This would be a great traveling project for those of us who take our crochet with us everywhere we go.

This bag is big enough to take to the market but not so big you can’t use it as a purse if you choose to line it.  It would also make a great craft bag or WIP bag!  Looks great with yarn peeping out of it.

My 10 year old granddaughter saw the finished bag and declared that she must have one as well so as the Nana who loves to spoil, I am already working on a kid-size bag so check back soon for that pattern.

If you would like a pdf version of this pattern without ads you can find it here on Ravelry for a small fee.

Pattern written in US crochet terminology

Materials needed:

2 Caron Cotton Cakes in Blushing Melon 3.5 oz/100 gram (7 oz/200 grams)

Size I crochet hook

Stitch markers

Abbreviations:

RS right side

WS wrong side

sc single crochet

dc double crochet

ch chain

sk skip

sp space

beg beginning

Notes about pattern: 

3 dc cluster will be referred to as cluster throughout

Chain 3 counts as first st at beginning of row

Could substitute standing dc for ch 3 at beginning of each round

I used every bit of all two cakes with just a little left over (my favorite kind of pattern!).  However, if your gauge is bigger than mine you may need another cake.  My pattern tester had to break into a third cake in order to finish the pattern.

Gauge about 15 dc in 4″

Round 1 ch 3, 9 dc in 3rd ch from hook, sl st in top of ch 3 (10)

Round 2 ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st, sl st in top of ch 3 (20)

Round 3 ch 3, dc in same st, 1 dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st,* repeat between * * to end, sl st in top of ch 3.  (30)

Round 4 ch 3, dc in same st, 1 dc in next 2 st, *2 dc in next, 1 dc in next 2 st,* repeat between * * to end, sl st in top of ch 3. (40)

Round 5 ch 3, dc in same st, 1 dc in next 3 st, *2 dc in next, 1 dc in next 3 st,* repeat between * * to end, sl st in top of ch 3.  (50)

Round 6 ch 3, dc in same st, 1 dc in next 4 st, *2 dc in next, 1 dc in next 4 st,* repeat between * * to end, sl st in top of ch 3. (60)

Round 7 ch 3, dc in same st, 1 dc in next 5 st, *2 dc in next, 1 dc in next 5 st,* repeat between * * to end, sl st in top of ch 3.  (70)

Round 8 ch 3, dc in same st, 1 dc in next 6 st, *2 dc in next, 1 dc in next 6 st,* repeat between * * to end, sl st in top of ch 3.  (80)

Round 9 ch 3, dc in same st, 1 dc in next 7 st, *2 dc in next, 1 dc in next 7 st,* repeat between * * to end, sl st in top of ch 3.  (90)

Round 10 ch 3, dc in same st, 1 dc in next 8 st, *2 dc in next, 1 dc in next 8 st,* repeat between * * to end, sl st in top of ch 3.  (100)

Round 11 ch 3, dc in same st, 1 dc in next 9 st, *2 dc in next, 1 dc in next 9 st,* repeat between * * to end, sl st in top of ch 3.  (110)

Round 12 ch 3, dc in same st, 1 dc in next 10 st, *2 dc in next, 1 dc in next 10 st,* repeat between * * to end, sl st in top of ch 3.  (120)

Round 13 ch 3, 1 dc in each st (120)

Round 14 ch 1, sc in first st, *ch 3, sk  2 st, sc in next st,* repeat between * * to end, sl st in top of 1st st.  (40 ch 3 spaces)

Round 15 sl st in ch sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same ch 3 sp, *3 dc in each ch 3 sp* repeat between * * to end, sl st in top of ch 3.  (40 clusters)

Round 16 – 37 repeat rows 14 – 15 end on cluster row.

Round 38 ch 3, dc in each st to end, sl st in top of ch 3 (120)

Round 39 ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch 2), sk 2 st, *dc in next st, ch 2, sk 2 st,* repeat between * * to end, sl st in ch 3 of ch 5.   (40 ch 2 spaces)

Round 40 ch 3, 2 dc in first ch 2 sp, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next ch 2 sp,* repeat between ** to end, sl st in top of ch 3. (120)

Round 41 ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each st to end, sl st in top of 1st sc.

Round 42 repeat row 41 DO NOT FASTEN OFF

Strap

Row 1 ch 3, 2 dc in same st, sk 2 st, 3 dc in next st, sk 2 st, 3 dc in next st.  Turn

Row 2 ch 3, sc in sp between next clusters, ch 3, sc in next sp, ch 3, sc in top of ch 3 from previous row cluster.  Turn

Row 3 sl st in ch 3 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, 3 dc in next sp, 3 dc in last sp.  Turn

Row 4 – 45 repeat rows 2 -3 DO NOT TURN!  DO NOT FASTEN OFF!

Count 53 st from end of 1st strap row.  Place strap on this mark.  Make sure your strap isn’t turned around or twisted.

With RS together, sl st your strap to the top of the bag from the inside seam.

However, if you choose, you can certainly just fasten off on the strap after row 45 and whip st strap and bag together.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

To make tie

Ch 121 sl st in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across to end.  Fasten off.  Weave in and out of row 39.  Tie together.  Weave in ends.  

Boho Market Bag Crochet Pattern made with Caron Cotton Cakes
Boho Market Bag Crochet Pattern

If you have any questions about the pattern please feel free to send me a note and I will be happy to respond and help in any way I can!

Boho Crochet Market Bag Free Pattern Caron Cotton Cake
Boho Market Bag

SaveSave

SaveSave