Description: The Mesh Crochet Market Bag is a versatile and stylish accessory that’s perfect for carrying your groceries, beach essentials, or everyday items. Crafted using a simple yet effective mesh stitch, this bag offers both functionality and a touch of handmade charm. Its openwork design allows for breathability and stretch, making it ideal for carrying items of varying sizes. The durable straps ensure comfortable handling, while the lightweight nature of the bag adds to its convenience. Whether you’re shopping at the local farmers’ market or heading to the beach, this market bag is a must-have accessory that combines fashion with functionality.
Free Pattern: Skill Level: Intermediate
- Worsted weight cotton yarn
- Crochet hook size H/5.0mm
- Stitch markers
- Yarn needle
- ch: chain
- sc: single crochet
- dc: double crochet
- sk: skip
- sp: space
- Base: Start with a magic ring (or ch 4 and join with a slip stitch to form a ring).
- Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), dc into the ring, ch 2, [2 dc into the ring, ch 2] repeat 7 more times, join with a slip stitch to the top of the beginning ch 3. (16 dc clusters)
- Round 2: Slip stitch into the next ch-2 space, ch 3, dc into the same ch-2 space, ch 2, 2 dc into the same space, [2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] into each ch-2 space around, join. (32 dc clusters)
- Round 3: Slip stitch into the next ch-2 space, ch 3, dc into the same ch-2 space, ch 2, 2 dc into the same space, ch 1, sk 2 dc, [2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] into the next ch-2 space repeat around, ending with ch 1, sk 2 dc, join. (48 dc clusters)
- Round 4 and beyond: Repeat Round 3 until your bag reaches your desired height. You can make the bag taller by adding more rounds.
- Handles: Ch 3, dc into the same ch-2 space, ch 2, 2 dc into the same space. Ch 10 (or your desired handle length), sk the next ch-1 space and the following dc cluster, [2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] into the next ch-2 space, ch 10, sk the next ch-1 space and the following dc cluster repeat around, join.
- Finishing: Fasten off and weave in any loose ends using a yarn needle.
Your Mesh Crochet Market Bag is now complete! Feel free to customize the size, color, and handle length according to your preferences. This bag is not only practical but also a stylish accessory that showcases your crochet skills. Happy crocheting!