Being green can be fun and trendy, just make up this Color Dipped Crochet Market Bag with this free crochet pattern and video tutorial.
Below you will find the complete pattern and instructional photos for this Color Dipped Crochet Market Bag pattern. You will also find all the materials, stitches, gauge, and sizing information.
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Color Dipped Crochet Market Bag
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3.7 oz or 185 yds of Sugar and Cream Cotton (Size 4 Yarn) Ecru (Off White)
3 oz or 150 yds of Sugar and Cream Cotton (Size 4 Yarn) Blue Jeans (Accent Color)
Size I 5.5mm Crochet Hook
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Stitches and Abbreviations
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
HDC – Double Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
DC2TOG – Double Crochet 2 Stitches Together
SLST – Slip Stitch
ST(s) – Stitch(es)
Gauge and Size
Gauge: 4 SC X 4 Rows = 1 inch
Size: Bag Bottom is 5 inches by 11 inches (this includes the base section plus some of the textured rows. The height of the bag is 14.5 inches tall from the base to the top of the bag. The handle is 21 inches long before sewn in place.
DC2TOG – Double Crochet 2 Stitches Together – Yarn Over, Insert your hook into the next stitch, yarn over, pull the loop through the hook (3 loops on hook). Yarn over and pull through the first 2 loops on your hook (2 loops left on your hook). Yarn over, insert hook into the following stitch, yarn over, pull the loop through the hook, (4 loops on the hook) yarn over, and pull the first 2 loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull through all loops on your hook. Your decrease is complete.
Special Half Double Crochet Stitch Pattern:
In this pattern we will be working a half double crochet increase or 2 half double crochet stitches into the same stitch. In the following row we will work another 2 half double crochet, but we will work them into the space in between the stitches of the previous increase. You can see this in the photo below. It creates a very pretty stitch pattern.
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Color Dipped Crochet Market Bag
-Written in US terms.
– I do not count my turning chains, as a stitch.
Part 1: Flat Bottom Base
Row 1: SC in the 2nd CH from the hook and into the next 11 CH. (12)
Row 2-38: CH1, turn, SC in next 12 STs.
For row 39 we will be single crocheting around the base piece we have made. We will work 2 SC into the first ST of each side to help us get around the corners.
Row 39: CH1, turn so you are working down the side of Rows 1-39. Work 2 SC into the side of the first Row, Work 1 SC into the side of the next 38 rows. Turn so you are working into the opposite side of the starting chain. Work 2 SC into the first CH, Work 1 SC into the next 11 CH. Turn so you are working down the other side of Rows 1-39. Work 2 SC into the side of the first Row, Work 1 SC into the side of the next 38 rows. Turn, so you are working into the top of row 38, work 2 SC into the first ST, Work 1 SC into next 11 STs. SLST to first SC of this row.
Part 2: Side of the Market Bag
Note: As we work the next few rows, the bottom of the bag will get larger. It will not start working up for several rows. This is because the half double crochets are normally wider than single crochets.
Row 40: CH2, *Skip a ST, Work 2HDC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 52 times. SLST to first HDC.
Rows 41-49: CH2, *Work 2 HDC between the 2 HDC of the previous row* repeat from *to* a total of 52 times. SLST to first HDC.
Change to Off White Yarn.
Row 50: CH2, *DC between the next 2 HDC of the previous row, CH1* repeat from *to* a total of 52 times. SLST to first DC.
Rows 51-62: CH2, *DC into next ST, Skip CH1 space* repeat from *to* a total of 52 times. SLST to first DC.
Row 63: CH2, *DC in next ST, DC in CH1, Space* repeat from *to* a total of 52 times. SLST to first DC.
Change to Accent Color.
Row 64: CH2, DC in next 104 STs. SLST to first DC.
Change to Off White Yarn.
Row 65: CH2, DC in next 104 STs. SLST to first DC.
Part 3: Crochet Market Bag Handle
Row 66: CH2, TURN, DC2TOG, DC in next 6 ST, DC2TOG.
Rows 67-96: CH2, Turn, DC in next 8 STs.
Row 97: CH2, Turn, Work 2DC into first ST, Dc in next 6 STs, 2DC in last ST.
Fasten off and leaving a 12-inch yarn end to sew the handle to the other side of the bag.
Go to the base of the handle that is already attached to the bag. Count over 42 stitches and sew the other side of the handle to the 43-52 stitches. Make sure not to twist the handle before sewing it in place.
Now your Color Dipped Crochet Market Bag is complete and ready to be enjoyed. Make up several to take to the store with you.
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