Crochet Bag Pattern

May 14, 2021 | Crochet patterns

This crochet bag pattern is easy and fun to make. A boho retro style with a unique twist on the granny crochet stitch!  A free crochet pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home!

Boho Market Bag free crochet pattern

This crochet bag pattern works up quickly with the fun modern stacked granny stitch and self-striping  yarn for color work ease.

Reusable crochet cotton market bags are so popular – and for a very good reason! These handmade cotton crochet bags are perfect to take to the market and they wash up so easily for reuse. Great for the environment as well as stylish and fun.

Boho Market Crochet Bag Pattern yarn supplies and details

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. 

Caron Cotton Cakes are a self-striping medium #4 weight cotton/acrylic blend. These cakes became very popular a few years ago and every year I try to design a new pattern with them. One of my favorite yarns to work with for bags and light weight scarves. I love them so much that I still have some of the original small cakes that are discontinued. Yup, I’m a yarn hoarder. 😉

This market crochet bag pattern uses just one cake of the new cakes which makes it even better – a one cake wonder!

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 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 more yarn peeping out of it.

Boho Market Bag flat
Caron Cotton Cakes in Maritimes Colorway

My 10 year old granddaughter saw the finished bag and declared that she must have one as well so I have the Kid-sized version now available as a free pattern as well.

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Crochet Bag Pattern Boho Market Bag Free Crochet Pattern

Pattern written in US crochet terminology

Materials needed:

Caron Cotton Cakes, Weight 4/Medium (60% cotton / 40% acrylic, 8.8 oz / 250 g)
1 cake in desired color way 530 yds
 

Size H (5.0 mm) crochet hook
(1) Stitch marker
Scissors
Tapestry Needle

Abbreviations:

RS = right side
WS = wrong side
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
ch = chain
sk = skip
sp = space
beg = beginning

Gauge:  First 4 rounds = 4” diameter

Approximate finished size: Bag bottom = 12″; strap = 23″ long

Pattern Notes:

  • 3 dc worked together in same space will be referred to as cluster throughout.
  • Chain 3 counts as first dc st at beginning of round.
  • Standing dc can be worked in place of ch 3 at beginning of each round if desired.
  • Main body of bag is worked in rounds without turning.
  • Stitch count of bottom of bag will increase by a count of 10 stitches each round.
  • Once main body of bag is complete, without fastening off, crochet strap directly onto top of bag working in turned rows.  Opposite end of strap is attached to top of bag with slip stitches.

Pattern Instructions

Bag Bottom

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

Round 2: ch 3, 1 dc in same st (base of ch 3), 2 dc in remaining sts, sl st in top of ch 3. (20)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bag Side

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

Round 14: ch 1, 1 sc in same st, *ch 3, sk  next 2 sts, 1 sc in next st,* repeat from * to * around omitting sc in last repeat but sl st to top of first sc.  (40 ch-3 spaces)

boho market bag process 1

Round 15: sl st in ch-3 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same ch-3 sp, *1 cluster (see pattern notes) in each ch-3 sp to end, sl st in top of ch 3.  (40 clusters)

Boho Market Bag process 2

Round 16:  1 sc in sp between cluster below sl st join just made, *ch 3, sk next cluster, 1 sc in next sp between clusters,* repeat from * to * end, sl st to first st. 

Boho Market crochet bag process 3
Boho Market crochet bag process 3

Round 17 – 37: repeat rows 15 – 16 ending on cluster round 15.

Round 38: ch 3, 1 dc in each st to end, sl st in top of ch 3. (120)

Round 39: (drawstring round) ch 5 (counts as first dc + ch 2), sk next 2 sts, *1 dc in next st, ch 2, sk next 2 sts,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st in top of ch 3.   (40 ch-2 spaces)

Round 40: ch 3, 2 dc in first ch-2 sp, *1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st in top of ch 3. (120)

Round 41: ch 1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in each st to end, sl st to first st.

Round 42: repeat row 41, Do not fasten off.

Strap

Row 1: ch 3, 2 dc in same st, *sk next 2 sts, 1 cluster in next st,* repeat from * to * one time.  Turn. (3 clusters)

Boho Market Crochet Bag process strap

Row 2: ch 3, 1 sc in sp between next clusters, ch 3, 1 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, 1 cluster in next two spaces.  Turn.

Row 4 – 45: repeat rows 2 – 3. Do not turn, do not fasten off.

Count 53 sts from last st of strap’s row 1 and place a st marker.  Place strap on this mark.  Make sure your strap isn’t twisted.

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

Boho Market Crochet Bag process sl st strap

Note:  Alternatively, fasten off strap after row 45 and whip st strap and bag together.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Drawstring

Ch 121, sl st in second ch from hook and each ch across to end.  Fasten off.  Weave in and out of round 39 (drawstring round). Weave in ends and tie.

Boho Market Bag Drawstring Process

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Hi! Thank you so much for being here! I am Tonya the designer behind Nana's Crafty Home. As a wife, mother, Nana of 9 & with 2 fur babies, my days are filled with love, laughter, hugs and yarn! Here you will find colorful and creative crochet designs for yourself or loved ones. My hope is that you will be inspired to learn and create along with me!

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