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Market Tote Bag

I’ve got a quick and beginner friendly pattern for you today! Use up some stash yarn, make a quick gift, or make one for yourself! Color combos are endless! I really am in love with this tote bag!

I wanted to keep it simple, functional, and of course cute! Worked in the round and made in all one piece with minimal sewing or ends to weave (unless you add a lot of color changes) this bag fits the bill perfectly.

Here we go!

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Gauge is unimportant for this project.

Materials:

  • about 142-213g / 5-7.5oz, 218 -327meters / 240-360 yards of your favorite #4 cotton yarn
  • 5mm hook
  • tapestry needle
  • scissors

Notes:

Bag is worked in the round. Ch3 counts as a dc, ch1 does not. Dc are worked in between stitches. Finished size is approx. 22 inches from shoulder to bottom.

Terms used:

sl st- slip stitch, dc- double crochet, sc- single crochet, dc2tog- double crochet two stitches together (great tutorial here ), a magic ring tutorial can be found here

 

Row 1: In a magic ring, ch 3, 9 dc, sl st to last ch in ch 3.

Row 2: Sl st into the space between last ch 3 and next dc, ch 3 and dc in same space, 2 dc in between each dc around, sl st to starting ch 3 (20)

Stitches go in the spaces between.

Row 3: Sl st into the space between last ch 3 and next dc, ch3, 2 dc in next space between stitches, **1 dc in next space, 2 dc in next space*, repeat from ** around, sl st to starting ch 3 (30)

Row 4: Sl st into the space between last ch 3 and next dc, ch 3, dc in the next space, 2 dc in next, ** 1 dc in the next two spaces, 2 dc in the next*, repeat from ** around, sl st to starting ch 3  (40)

Row 5: Sl st into the space between last ch 3 and next dc, ch3, 1 dc in the next two spaces, 2 dc in the next, **1 dc in the next 3 spaces, 2 dc in the next*, repeat from ** around, sl st to starting ch3 (50)

Row 6: Sl st into the space between last ch 3 and next dc, ch3, 1 dc in the next 3 spaces, 2 dc in the next, ** 1 dc in the next 4 spaces, 2 dc in the next*, repeat from ** around, sl st to starting ch 3 (60)

Row 7: Sl st into the space between last ch 3 and next dc, ch 3, 1 dc in the next 4 spaces, 2 dc in the next, ** 1 dc in the next 5 spaces, 2 dc in the next*, repeat from ** around, sl st to starting ch 3 (70)

Row 8: Sl st into the space between last ch 3 and next dc, ch 3, 1 dc in the next 5 spaces, 2 dc in the next, **1 dc in the next 6 spaces, 2 dc in the next*, repeat from ** around, sl st to starting ch 3 (80)

Row 9: Sl st into the space between last ch 3 and next dc, ch 3, 1 dc in the next 6 spaces, 2 dc in the next, **1 dc in the next 7 spaces, 2 dc in the next,* repeat from ** around, sl st to starting ch 3, (90)

Rows 10-21: Sl st into the space between last ch 3 and next dc, ch 3, dc in each space around, sl st to starting ch 3 (90)

Row 22: Sl st into the space between last ch 3 and next dc, ch 3, 1 dc in the next 7 st, dc2tog, **1 dc in the next 8 spaces, dc2tog*, repeat from ** around, sl st to starting ch 3 (81)

Row 23: Sl st into the space between last ch 3 and next dc, ch 3, 1 dc in each space around, sl st to starting ch 3 (81)

Row 24: Sl st into the space between last ch 3 and next dc, ch 3, 1 dc in the next 6 spaces, dc2tog, ** 1dc in the next 7 spaces, dc2tog *, repeat from ** around, sl st to starting ch 3 (72)

Row 25: Sl st into the space between last ch 3 and next dc, ch 3, 1 dc in each space around, sl st to starting ch 3 (72)

Row 26: Sl st into the space between last ch 3 and next dc, ch 3, 1 dc in the next 5 spaces, dc2tog, ** 1 dc in the next 6 spaces, dc2tog*, repeat from ** around, sl st to starting ch 3 (63)

Rows 27-29:  Sl st into the space between last ch 3 and next dc, ch 3, 1 dc in each space around, sl st to starting ch 3 (63)

Rows 30-33: Ch 1, sc in same st, 62 sc around, sl st to first sc, ch 1 (63) do not fasten off, shoulder strap starts on the next row.

Rows 1-45:  sc in same st as ch 1, 7 sc, ch 1 turn (8sc)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

On the opposite side of you bag, using a whip st, sew the strap to the last sc row made in the round. I always double back a 2nd time to make sure its a strong seam. Weave in all ends you may have and enjoy your new market tote bag! 🙂

Use #waywardcat or #waywardcatcreations across social media to show what you’ve made! I am excited to see new color combos or any addition you make be inspired to make!

❤ Lauren

 

 

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