Description: Create your very own stylish and functional market bag with this easy crochet shells pattern. Whether you’re heading to the farmers’ market, beach, or just need a versatile carryall, this bag has you covered. The elegant shell stitch creates a beautiful texture that’s perfect for showcasing your crochet skills. This pattern is suitable for crocheters of varying skill levels, making it a great project for beginners looking to expand their repertoire. Get ready to crochet your way to a trendy and eco-friendly accessory that’s both practical and fashionable.


  • Worsted weight cotton yarn (color of your choice)
  • Crochet hook (size appropriate for the yarn)
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle

Finished Size: The finished bag measures approximately [insert dimensions] and features sturdy handles for easy carrying.

Pattern: Note: This pattern uses US crochet terminology.

Foundation: Chain [insert number] stitches.

Row 1: Double crochet in the 4th chain from the hook. Skip 2 chains, then work 5 double crochets in the next chain (shell made). Repeat across the row. End with a double crochet in the last chain. Turn.

Row 2: Chain 3 (counts as the first double crochet). Work 2 double crochets in the first space between shells. Skip the next 2 double crochets and work 5 double crochets in the space between shells. Repeat across the row, ending with 3 double crochets in the last space. Turn.

Repeat Row 2 until your bag reaches your desired height, leaving enough yarn to make handles.

Handles: Fold your crocheted piece in half, with the right sides facing each other.

Attach yarn to one corner of the folded edge.

Row 1: Single crochet evenly across the top edge of the bag, creating the first handle. Fasten off.

Attach yarn to the opposite corner and repeat Row 1 to create the second handle. Fasten off.

Finishing: Weave in any remaining ends using a yarn needle. Your crochet shells tote market bag is now ready to use!

Note: Feel free to customize your bag’s size and handles according to your preferences. You can also add embellishments like buttons, tassels, or embroidery to make it uniquely yours.

Enjoy your new crochet creation and show off your handmade market bag with pride!