On the Go Market Bag Free Crochet Pattern

Updated: 7 days ago

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I hate to admit it, but I have an abundance of plastic bags from the grocery store and just about every other store out there. I try to reuse and repurpose them, I have even crocheted some into mats for the homeless, but it seems that no matter what I do they keep stacking up! I have a few of the reusable bags you can purchase at the local store for around $1, but it seems that the handles break way to easily.


I decided it was time to do something about it, so I set out to make some bags that I would be proud to carry and wouldn't take up a ton of space.



The On the Go Market Bag is the perfect bag to replace those ugly plastic store bags. This bag, made with Caron Cotton Cakes is soft and strong, yet can be folded up to fit into small spaces like your car door or glove box.


If your city is anything like mine, Fresh Markets are starting to pop up around town with the warmer weather. Some of the booths offer plastic bags for your purchases, but most don't. I look forward to using these bags for my future shopping trips knowing that I will be supporting local farmers and being kind to the environment at the same time.



You don't have to limit the use of reusable bags to just markets and groceries. They make great bags for all shopping needs, lake time, pool time, and so much more!


I was able to fit 10 full size skeins of yarn into one bag!



You can find the pattern for this bag below. Printable Version with modifications for Bernat Maker Home Décor Yarn and a smaller bag pattern available on both Etsy and Ravelry for a small fee.


www.etsy.com/shop/CarolHladikDesigns


www.ravelry.com/designers/carol-l-hladik



ON THE GO MARKET BAG

Supplies:

I 5.5 mm crochet hook

Caron cotton cakes (Approximately 360 yards) or Medium weight (4) cotton yarn

Yarn Needle

Scissors

**For Modifications to use Bernat Maker Home Décor see page 5.

(For a smaller Cotton bag use the Bernat Maker Instructions with a 5.5mm hook)

Abbreviations:

CH: Chain

SLST: Slip Stitch

SC: Single Crochet

HDC: Half Double Crochet

DC: Double Crochet

SK: Skip Stitch


17” deep, 15” wide at opening, 7” strap drop

Round 1: 10 SC in magic circle, SLST into first stitch of round. (10)

Round 2: Ch 2, (counts as DC), DC in first stitch, 2DC in each stitch around, SLST into ch2. (20)

Round 3: Ch 2, (counts as DC), DC in first stitch, DC in next stitch, 2DC, DC around, SLST into ch2. (30)

Round 4: Ch 2, (counts as DC), DC in first stitch, DC in next 2 stitches, 2DC, DC 2 around, SLST into ch2. (40)

Round 5: Ch 2, (counts as DC), DC in first stitch, DC in next 3 stitches, 2DC, DC 3 around, SLST into ch2. (50)

Round 6: Ch 2, (counts as DC), DC in first stitch, DC in next 4 stitches, 2DC, DC 4 around, SLST into ch2. (60)

Round 7: Ch 2, (counts as DC), DC in first stitch, DC in next 5 stitches, 2DC, DC 5 around, SLST into ch2. (70)

Round 8: Ch 2, (counts as DC), DC around, SLST into ch2. (70)

Round 9: Ch 3, (counts as DC, ch1), DC in first stitch, *SK1, (DC, ch1, DC) all in the same stitch*, around, SLST into 2nd chain space of ch3. (70)

Round 10: Ch 1, (counts as SC), SC in each stitch and each chain space around, SLST into ch1. (105)

Round 11: Ch 1, (counts as HDC), HDC around, SLST into ch1. (105)

Round 12: Chain 6, (counts as SC, ch5), *skip 1, SC, ch5* repeat pattern from * to * 50 times, sk2, SLST into first chain of beginning ch6. (52)




Round 13: Chain 3 (Counts as a DC, ch1), SC in the middle chain of the first chain 5 of round 12, *ch3, SC in middle chain of ch5*, repeat pattern from * to * 51 times, ch2, SLST into 2nd chain of beginning ch3. (53)




Round 14: Chain 3, (counts as SC, ch2), *SC in middle chain of Chain 3, ch2*, repeat pattern from * to * around, SLST into first chain of beginning ch3. (52)




Round 15: ch1(counts as SC), SC in chain 2 space, SC in SC, repeat around, SLST into ch1. (104)

Round 16: Ch 1, (counts as HDC), HDC around, SLST into ch1. (104)

Round 17: Chain 6, (counts as SC, ch5), *skip 1, SC, ch5* repeat pattern from * to * 50 times, SLST into first chain of ch6. (52)

Rounds 18 - 32: Repeat Rows 13 – 17 3 more times each

Rounds 33 – 35: Repeat Rows 13 - 15

Rounds 36 - 39: Ch 1, (counts as HDC), HDC around, SLST into ch1. (104)

Round 40: Ch1, (counts as SC), SC around, SLST into ch1. (104)

Round 41: Ch1, (counts as SC), SC 17, Chain 45, Skip 17, SC 35, Chain 45, Skip 17, SC 17, SLST into ch1. (70)

Round 42: Ch1, (counts as SC), SC 17, HDC 45 into chain, SC 35, HDC 45 into chain, SC 17, SLST into ch1. (160)

Round 43: Ch1, (counts as SC), SC 16, SK1, HDC 45, SK1, SC 33, SK1, HDC 45, SK1, SC 16, SLST into ch1. (156)

Round 44: Ch1, (counts as SC), SC 15, SK1, HDC 45, SK1, SC 31, SK1, HDC 45, SK1, SC 15, SLST into ch1. (152)




Round 45: Ch1, (counts as SLST), SLST 14, SK1, SC 45, SK1, SLST 29, SK1, SLST 45, SK1, SSLST 14, SLST into ch1, F/O. (148)

Reattach Yarn in first stitch inside strap handle (see photo), SLST 17 across top of bag, sk1, SC 45 across strap, SLST into first stitch, F/O. (61) Repeat on second side.


I would love to see your finished bags!

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Happy crocheting! ~ Carol