I’m glad you’re interested in crocheting a Spencer Market Bag! However, as of my last knowledge update in September 2021, I don’t have access to patterns created or updated after that time. Therefore, I can’t provide you with the exact pattern you’re looking for.
However, I can give you a general idea of what a crochet market bag pattern might entail. Market bags are typically designed to be sturdy and reusable, perfect for carrying groceries, produce, or other items. Here’s a general description of what you might expect in a crochet Spencer Market Bag pattern:
- Worsted weight or chunky cotton yarn (for durability)
- Crochet hook appropriate for your chosen yarn size
- Stitch markers
- Yarn needle for weaving in ends
- Base: Start with a magic ring and work a certain number of chain stitches to form a loop. Crochet a set number of single crochet stitches (SC) into the loop. Join with a slip stitch to form a circle.
- Body: Continue working in rounds, crocheting single crochet stitches around the circle. You can choose to work in a spiral (without joining) or join each round, depending on your preference. Increase the stitch count gradually to create the widening effect of the bag. You can use stitch markers to keep track of your rounds.
- Mesh Pattern: After reaching your desired base diameter, switch to a mesh stitch pattern. This might involve alternating rows of single crochet stitches and chain stitches to create an open and airy pattern. This gives the bag its characteristic net-like appearance.
- Handles: Once you’ve achieved the desired height of your bag, create handles by skipping a certain number of stitches in the mesh pattern. Attach your yarn and crochet a row of single crochet stitches over the skipped stitches. This reinforces the handles and makes them sturdier.
- Edging: Add a decorative edge to the top of the bag, if desired. This could involve a row of single crochet stitches, picot stitches, or any other pattern you prefer.
- Finishing: Fasten off your yarn and weave in any loose ends using a yarn needle.
Please note that this is a general outline of how a crochet market bag pattern might be structured. The specific stitch counts, instructions, and design details would depend on the actual Spencer Market Bag pattern you’re referring to. To get the accurate and detailed pattern, I recommend searching for the specific pattern you’re interested in on crochet pattern websites, forums, or designer websites. You might also find video tutorials on platforms like YouTube.