Crochet Market Tote Bag Free Pattern and Video Tutorial

Look great this summer with a colorful crochet market tote bag. Follow the free crochet pattern and video tutorial to make one of your own.

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Neopolitan Ice Cream Market Tote Bag

Doesn’t this bag make you think of ice cream? The simple brown pink and cream colors were making me hungry as I worked. This would be a great bag for summertime or just as a grocery bag.

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Yarn Choice and Substitution

For this project, I picked a cotton/acrylic blended yarn. The cotton reduces the stretch and the acrylic makes the bag soft. You can substitute for worsted weight cotton but your bag may be just a bit larger because the Caron Cotton Cake is a little thin for a medium-weight yarn. You can also use 100% acrylic yarn but the bag will have more stretch.

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Materials Needed

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Caron Cotton Cakes(Weight: 4/medium –  530 yds, 8.8 oz, 250 g)
260 yds or 4.3 ozs used in the pattern
Size H 5mm Crochet Hook
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Stitches and Abbreviations

CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
LDC – Linked Double Crochet (Video Tutorial)
DC2TOG – Double Crochet 2 Stitches Together
DC3TOG – Double Crochet 3 Stitches Together
DC – Double Crochet
SLST – Slip Stitch
ST(s) – Stitch(es)

Gauge and Size

Gauge: 4 DC X 2 Rows = 1 inch
Size: 12 inches wide and 15 inches tall with handle arched

Special Stitches

DC2TOG – Double Crochet 2 Stitches Together – *Yarn Over, Insert your hook into the next stitch, yarn over, pull the loop through the stitch, yarn over, and pull the first loop through the 2nd and 3rd loops on the hook.* repeat from *to* a total of 2 times. You will end with 3 loops on your hook and have worked into 2 separate stitches. Yarn over once more and pull the first loop through all loops on your hook.

DC3TOG – Double Crochet 3 Stitches Together – *Yarn Over, Insert your hook into the next stitch, yarn over, pull the loop through the stitch, yarn over, and pull the first loop through the 2nd and 3rd loops on the hook.* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. You will end with 4 loops on your hook and have worked into 3 separate stitches. Yarn over once more and pull the first loop through all loops on your hook.

Crochet Market Tote Bag Video Tutorial

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Ice Cream Crochet Market Tote Bag Pattern

Notes:
-Written in US terms.
– I do not count my CH2, turning chain, as a stitch. This means my first stitch is not skipped and we do not work a stitch into the top of the turning chain.
– The pattern uses the Linked Double crochet to reduce the gaps between stitches in the bottom of the bag. You can replace the linked double crochet with standard double crochets if you like.
– Pattern is worked in joined rounds.
– The yarn used is a self-striping yarn but I forced the color change every few rows to avoid color changes in the middle of the row. If you do the same, reserve the yarn you have to cut off in case you need it to complete a row later on.

CH 49

Round 1: DC in 3rd CH from the hook, LDC in next 46 CH, rotate your work so you are working into the opposite side of the starting CH, Work 47 LDC into the opposite side of the 47 CH. SLST to first DC. (94 STs)

Round 2-6: CH2, DC in first ST, LDC in next 93 ST, SLST to first DC. (94 STs)

Note: For rows 1-6, the color of the yarn was changed every 2 rows.

Round 7: CH2, Work 2 DC into the first ST. *Skip 2 STs, Work 3 DC into the next ST,* repeat from *to* a total of 30 times. Skip 2 STs, Work 2 DC in the last ST. SLST to first DC. (94 DC)

Round 8: CH2, DC2TOG, *CH2, DC3TOG* repeat from *to* a total of 30 times. CH2, DC2TOG. SLST to first ST. (2 – DC2TOG, 30 – DC3TOG, 62 – CH)

Change Colors.

Round 9: CH2, DC in first ST, *Work 2 DC into CH2 Space, DC in next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 31 times. SLST to first DC. (94 DC)

Round 10: CH2, DC in first ST, *CH1, Skip a ST, DC in next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 46 times, CH1, Skip a ST, SLST to first DC. (47 DC, 47 CH)

Round 11: CH2, DC in first ST, *DC in CH1 Space, DC in next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 46 times. DC in last CH1 space, SLST to first DC. (94 DC)

Change Colors.

Round 12: CH2, Work 2 DC into the first ST. *Skip 2 STs, Work 3 DC into the next ST,* repeat from *to* a total of 30 times. Skip 2 STs, Work 2 DC in the last ST. SLST to first DC. (94 DC)

Round 13: CH2, DC2TOG, *CH2, DC3TOG* repeat from *to* a total of 30 times. CH2, DC2TOG. SLST to first ST. (2 – DC2TOG, 30 – DC3TOG, 62 – CH)

Change Colors.

Rounds 14-18: Repeat rows 9-13.

Rounds 19-23: Repeat rows 9-13.

Round 24: CH2, DC in first ST, *Work 2 LDC into CH2 Space, LDC in next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 31 times. SLST to first DC. (94 DC)

Round 25: CH2, DC in first ST, LDC in next 6 STs, CH33, Skip 33 STs, DC in next ST, LDC in next 13 STs, CH33, Skip 33 STs, DC in next ST, LDC in last 6 STs, SLST to first DC. (28 ST, 66 CH)

Round 26: CH2, DC in first ST, LDC in next 6 STs, Work 46 LDC into the large CH space, LDC in next 14 STs, Work 46 LDC into large CH space, LDC in last 7 STs, SLST to first DC. (120 STs)

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Round 27: CH2, DC in first ST, LDC in next 119 STs. SLST to first DC. (120 STs)

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Now your Ice Cream Market Tote Bag is complete and ready to be enjoyed. They work up fast and make a great gift.

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6 thoughts on “Crochet Market Tote Bag Free Pattern and Video Tutorial”

  1. I don’t understand what you mean by “reversing” the yarn. This is under “Notes,” before the instructions begin. Could you please explain this technique or process?Looking forward to trying this! Thank you!

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    • It is a mistype and I corrected it. It is supposed to say ‘reserve the yarn’. There was just one spot where I ran out of a color of yarn just a few stitches before the end of the row. I had that color of yarn leftover from a previous section on the bag that I used the same color and I used the reserved yarn to complete the row.

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  2. I was wondering what color of yarn you used? I looked on Yarnspiration’s website and think it is Blush & Bloom. It is very pretty & can’t wait to start on it. I also love your patterns, not too complicated.

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