Gathering Rosebuds Crochet Market Bag Pattern

Jun 24, 2020 | Crochet patterns

A fun & fabulous crochet market bag pattern with beautiful texture and fun stitch pattern and it’s a free crochet pattern!

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The Gathering Rosebuds Crochet Bag works up quickly with just one Caron Cotton Cake* – one of my very favorite yarns to work with! In fact, this is third 3rd bag I have designed with Caron Cotton Cakes.

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Gathering Rosebuds Crochet Market Bag Inspiration

It all started with the Boho Market Bag – one of my very first designs and still a favorite! Last year I designed the Sea Shells by the Sea Shore Bag which was a huge hit – so many people have made & loved that pattern!

And since I enjoyed designing those bags so much I thought I should make it a yearly summer tradition to design a bag with Caron Cotton Cakes. So, here’s hoping Yarnspirations will keep making it so I can continue this every year!

When designing this bag I wanted to take one of my very favorite stitches that I used in my Spring Rhapsody Blanket design – the Flower Puff Stitch and adapted it to working in the round for this bag. I just love how this stitch works up and how it pops out from the bag creating gorgeous texture!

Gathering Rosebuds Market Bag free crochet pattern in process

Since Caron Cotton Cakes are self-striping I ended up working from both ends of the cake in order to have those rounds o Flower Puffs a different color from the previous round – this really allows the puff to stand apart and they keep their flower appearance. However, this is completely optional and you could certainly just let the colors flow as they come.

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The main body of the bag is worked as one piece and then the strap is crocheted as a separate piece which is then sewn to the top of the bag.

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  1. Sea Shells by the Sea Shore Bag
  2. Butterfly Wings Bucket Bag
  3. Boho Market Bag

Gathering Rosebuds Crochet Market Bag Free Crochet Pattern

Pattern written in US crochet terminology

Supplies:

Caron Cotton Cakes Country Romance #4 Medium Weight 7.5 oz / 460 yds

Size H/8 (5.0 mm) crochet hook

Scissors
Tapestry Needle
Stitch Markers

Approximate finished size: 11” tall from base (not counting strap) x 11” wide base. Strap measures approx 33″ long.

Gauge:  8 dc rows x 14 dc st = 4” x 4”

Abbreviations:

MC = magic circle
ch = chain
yo = yarn over
sp = space
dc = double crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st = stitch
sk = skip
blo = back loop only
FPP = front post puff stitch
dc2tog = double crochet 2 st together
sc2tog = single crochet 2 st together
RS = right side
sc = single crochet

Notes about pattern:

  • ch 3 counts as st at beginning of each round
  • Optional: for all Flower Puff Stitch rounds, I used the end strand of the cake in order to make sure the puffs were a different color from the dc group rounds.  You could also work another cake instead.
  • If you are using 3 colors of yarn for bag: (notes provided throughout pattern for when to change to each color)
    • Color A:  Main color of bag
    • Color B:  Color of flower stem
    • Color C:  Color of flower puff

Special stitches:

dc group = 3 dc st worked in same st

Long dc:  dc st worked below into st of previous row indicated.

FPP (front post puff stitch):  *yo, insert hook around middle dc of dc group, yo, pull up a loop,* repeat between * * 3 times (9 loops on hook), yo, pull through 8 loops, yo, pull through remaining 2 loops.  Note:  when working the FPP, be sure to pull up the loops loosely in order to avoid a small, tight stitch.

Recommended tutorials:

Flower Puff (FPP) Stitch Tutorial

Pattern Instructions:

Bag Base

Start with Color A if making bag with 3 different colors of yarn.

Round 1:  Make a MC, ch 3 (counts as 1st st), work 11 dc st into MC, sl st top of ch 3.  (12)

Round 2:  ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, sl st top of ch 3.  (24)

Round 3:  ch 3, dc in same st, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st* repeat between * * to last st, dc in last st, sl st to top of ch 3. (36)

Round 4:  ch 3, dc in same st, *dc in next 2 st, 2 dc in next st* repeat between * * to last 2 st, dc in last 2 st, sl st to top of ch 3.  (48)

Round 5: ch 3, dc in same st, *dc in next 3 st, 2 dc in next st* repeat between * * to last 3 st, dc in last 3 st, sl st to top of ch 3. (60)

Round 6:  ch 3, dc in same st, *dc in next 4 st, 2 dc in next st* repeat between * * to last 4 st, dc in last 4 st, sl st to top of ch 3.  (72)

Round 7:  ch 3, dc in same st, *dc in next 5 st, 2 dc in next st* repeat between * * to last 5 st, dc in last 5 st, sl st to top of ch 3.  (84)

Round 8:  ch 3, dc in same st, *dc in next 6 st, 2 dc in next st* repeat between * * to last 6 st, dc in last 6 st, sl st to top of ch 3.  (96)

Round 9:  ch 3, dc in same st, *dc in next 7 st, 2 dc in next st* repeat between * * to last 7 st, dc in last 7 st, sl st to top of ch 3.  (108)

Round 10:  ch 3, dc in same st, *dc in next 8 st, 2 dc in next st* repeat between * * to last 8 st, dc in last 8 st, sl st to top of ch 3.  (120)

Side of Bag

Round 11:  ch 3, working in blo, dc in each st around, sl st to top of ch 3. (120)

Round 12:  ch 3, working in both loops, 1 dc in each st around, sl st to top of 1st st. (120)

Round 13:  repeat round 12. (120)

Note:  if you are making bag with 3 different colors of yarn, change to color B.

Round 14:  ch 3, 2 dc in same st, sk next 2 st, *3 dc group in next st, sk next 2 st,* repeat between * * around, sl st to 1st st. (120)

For all Flower Puff Stitch rounds, I used the end strand of the cake in order to make sure the puffs were a different color from the dc group rounds.  You could also use a strand from another cake instead.

Note:  If you are making bag with 3 different colors of yarn, change to color C.

Round 15:  With 2nd strand of yarn, ch 1, FPP over middle dc of dc group from previous round, *ch 3, FPP over middle dc of next dc group,* repeat between * * to end, ch 3, sl st to 1st st. (40 FPP)

Note:  If you are making bag with 3 different colors of yarn, change to color A.

Round 16:  With 1st strand of yarn, ch 2, 3 long dc over ch 3 from previous round & between dc group from two rounds below, 3 long dc between each dc group to end, do not sl st join at end of round. (120)

Rounds 17 – 18:  1 dc in each st around. (120)

Note:  If you are making bag with 3 different colors of yarn, change to color B.

Round 19:  sk next 2 st, *3 dc group in next st, sk next 2 st,* repeat between * * around, do not sl st join. (120)

Note:  If you are making bag with 3 different colors of yarn, change to color C.

Round 20:  With 2nd strand of yarn, ch 3, FPP over middle dc of dc group from previous round, *ch 3, FPP over middle dc of next dc group,* repeat between * * to end, ch 3, sl st to 1st st. (40 FPP)

Note:  if you are making bag with 3 different colors of yarn, change to color A.

Round 21:  With 1st strand of yarn, ch 2, 3 long dc over ch 3 from previous round & between dc group from two rounds below, 3 long dc between each dc group to end, do not sl st join at end of round. (120)

Round 22:  1 dc in each st around. (120)

Round 23:  *1 dc in next 3 st, dc2tog over next 2 st,*  repeat between * * around to end.  (96)

Round 24 – 26:  repeat rounds 19 – 21

Round 27:  *1 dc in next 4 st, dc2tog over next 2 st,* repeat between * * around to end.  (80)

Round 28 – 34:  1 dc in each st around. (80)

Round 35 – 36:  1 sc in each st around. (80)

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Strap

Row 1: (RS) ch 16, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook & in each ch to end.  Turn (15)

Row 2:  ch 1, 1 sc in each ch to end. Turn.  (15)

Row 3 – 6:  repeat row 2.

Row 7:  ch 1, sc2tog over first 2 st, 1 sc in each st to last 2 st, sc2tog over last 2 st.  Turn (13)

Row 8 – 13:  repeat rows 2 & 7 (st count = 7 at end of row 13).

Row 14 – 100:  repeat row 2.

Row 101:  ch 1, 2 sc in same st, 1 sc in each st to last st, 2 sc in last st.  Turn. (9)

Row 102 – 107:  repeat rows 2 & 101.  (st count = 15 at end of row 107).

Row 108 – 113:  repeat row 2.

Turn slightly, now working along side of strap, ch 1, work sc evenly along side of strap.  Repeat for opposite side of strap.  Leave a long end for sewing before fastening off.

Sew strap to bag by lining up your strap with top edge of the bag with WS of bag and strap facing out, attach with stitch markers leaving 23 stitches between straps.  See photo below. Sew strap to bag using the mattress seam stitch.  Weave in ends.  Turn right side out. 

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4 Comments

  1. Pam

    What a beautiful market bag. I love your choice of stitches and colour. Beautiful

    • Tonya Bush

      Thank you so much Pam! ?❤️

  2. Crysta

    Found this via HOHD, I love this design!

    • Tonya Bush

      Thank you so much Crysta! So glad you like it! ?