Need a quick gift for a little girl in your life? You don’t want to miss this crochet market tote bag pattern. Whip one up in a couple hours while listening to an ebook or spending time with your family, add a flower or other embellishment, and you’re good to go! How cute would it be to add some felt or crocheted food inside the bag? Riley has already spent a good deal of time enjoying this bag and I know she would absolutely love having items to go in it!
The finished dimensions of this crochet shopping tote bag are approximately 12 inches deep by 11 inches wide with a 9 inch “deep” handle (though that’s easily adjustable).
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- 1 Skein of Lion Brand Rewind in Mahogany Rose
- I/9 (5.5 mm) Crochet Hook
- Stitch Marker
- Optional Tassels or Flower for Embellishment
- Approximately 200-250 yards of yarn is needed for this project
- The ch 2 at the beginning of the first 4 rounds does not count as a stitch. You will work a dc into the first stitch. You will be joining rounds in the top of the first true dc stitch rather than in the top of the turning chain.
- Rounds 6-23 are worked in spiral. You will not sl st to join at the end of each round. You will want to mark the first stitch of each round to keep track of where you are.
Crochet Market Tote Bag Pattern
To begin, ch 3.
Round 1: 12 dc into the first ch. Sl st to the top of the first dc. Ch 2. (12)
Round 2: 2 dc in each stitch around. Sl st to the top of the first dc. Ch 2. (24)
Round 3: *2 dc in the first stitch, 1 dc in the next* around. Sl st to the top of the first dc. Ch 2. (36)
Round 4: *2 dc in the first stitch, 1 dc in the next 2 stitches* around. Sl st to the top of the first dc. Ch 2 (48)
Round 5: Ch 3 (counts as first dc and chain 1). *dc, ch 1 in the next stitch* around until you get to the last stitch. In the last stitch, hdc, ch 1. (48 dc, 48 ch 1 spaces)
Beginning on round 6, you will be working in spiral. You will not join at the end of each round. Mark the first stitch of each round with a stitch marker so you don’t lose your spot.
Round 6: hdc, ch 1 in the first chain 1 space. *dc, ch 1* in each chain 1 space
Rounds 7 – 23: *dc, ch 1* in each ch 1 space. You will not sl st at the end of each row. Simply put your hook into the next ch 1 space and continue working in spiral.
At the end of Round 23, join with a sl st to the first dc of the round (you should have a stitch marker in that stitch).
Round 24: ch 2, dc in each ch 1 space. Sl st to the top of the first dc to join.
Round 25: ch 2. dc between each dc of the previous round.
You will now be working your handles. Remember, the ch 2 does count as a stitch now.
Row 1: ch 2, dc in the next 9 stitches. (10)
Row 2: ch 2, turn. dc2tog in the next two stitches, dc in the next 5 stitches. dc2tog in the last two stitches. (8)
Row 3: ch 2, turn. dc2tog in the next two stitches. dc in the next 3 stitches. dc2tog in the last two stitches (6).
Rows 4-15: ch 2, turn. dc in the next 5 stitches (6).
If you want your handles to be longer, just add more rows to the handles).
Cut yarn and weave ends.
Skip 15 stitches and work the second handle on the other side of the bag. You’ll work the second handle exactly as you did the first. Single crochet the two sides of the handle together.
I hope you enjoyed this crochet tote bag pattern. Feel free to use it (and even sell the items you’ve made), but please remember to use your own photos when selling items made from this pattern.