Sea Shells by the Sea Shore Market Tote Bag Free Crochet Pattern

Jun 5, 2019 | Crochet patterns, One Cake Projects

The Sea Shells by the Sea Shore Market Tote is a free Market Tote Bag crochet pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home! I am so excited about this pattern for so many reasons!

free crochet tote market bag pattern
Blush & Bloom Colorway perfect beach summer color!

Marie at Underground Crafter recently reached out to me and asked if I would be interested in sharing a free pattern on her blog and I was blown away by the honor!

I am also providing a complete video tutorial for you as well which you can find at the bottom of this post. Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube Channel to get notified when I post a new video!

This pattern is also available as an ad-free, printable PDF! You can purchase the individual pattern, or if you love PDFs, you might want to check out my Lifetime Membership. It’s an awesome deal! Never pay for one of my PDFs again!!

crochet market tote bag free pattern
Made in original Caron Cotton Cakes color Morning Dew

One of the very first designs I shared on my blog was the Boho Market Bag. This pattern has been very popular! So fun to make with the stacked granny or block stitch and it works up really quickly! And made with the self-striping Caron Cotton Cakes* for ease of color work and beautiful stitch definition!

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free crochet market tote bag pattern

When Caron Cotton Cakes came back into stock this spring I knew I needed to design another bag with it! It is really one of my favorite yarns to work with — I know, I know I seem to say that about every yarn I work with! ?Although, it really is true!

Since this yarn is seasonal and I am always worried it may not come back the next year I seem to hoard my supply, over buy it and generally act like a miser hovering over a pot of gold with it! ?. I am sure some of you can relate!

Caron Cotton Cakes yarn
Beautiful spring and summer colors!

I knew this bag had to be extra special since I would only be happy using up my yarn supply for nothing less. So I spent a lot of time trying to figure out the stitches for it. I finally found my inspiration over at By the way, if you haven’t checked out that site you definitely need to — so much crochet inspiration there I could spend hours (and have!) trying each one!

You can head on over to Underground Crafter for the free pattern here! Be sure to check out Marie’s fabulous patterns as well as free patterns provided by other designers!

To find the free written pattern instructions head on over to Underground Crafter at the link provided here!

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So excited about my latest project and collaboration with @ucrafter! Making the Sea Shells Bag with @yarnspirations #caroncottoncakes! This free pattern will be on the Underground Crafter’s site and I am so honored Marie asked me! When I first started my website and crochet design life I shared one of my first patterns on her monthly Crafty Love Link Party and ended up in the top 5 designs for the month! Up to that point I was worried no one would like my designs….feeling insecure and uncertain of myself. Being in the top designs for that month gave me such a boost! It really pushed me to continue on that path. So glad I did!! Thank you Marie for your support especially for new designers! ?You may not realize how much impact you make! #crochetdesigner #supportdesigners #gratitude #iloveyarn #crocheters #crochetallday #yarnaddict #caroncakes #handmadeisbetter #makersgonnamake #crochetastherapy #crochetbags #patterncomingsoon #yarn #crochetersofig #instacrocheting #nana.mkswd #seashellsbag #cottonyarn #selfstripingyarn #crochet_relax #undergroundcrafter #crocheter #crocheterofinstagram #crochetpattern

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You may also like the following free patterns at Nana’s Crafty Home!

  1. Butterfly Wings Bucket Bag
  2. Boho Market Bag
  3. Carry Me Away Tote Bag

Supplies needed for pattern:

1 Caron Cotton Cake in Blush & Bloom (Note: the new Caron Cotton Cakes are over twice the size of the original Cakes. The pattern as written will use 2 of the old Caron Cotton Cakes — 7 oz / 422 yds total. If you make with 1 of the new Cakes you could make larger and add several rounds to the sides of the bag).

Size H/8 (5.0 mm) crochet hook

For free written pattern instructions you can find them on the Underground Crafter blog here.

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crochet market tote bag free pattern
crochet market tote bag free pattern
Sea Shells Market Tote Bag free crochet pattern
crochet market tote bag free pattern


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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!