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It is that time of year again: time for the Marvellous Market Bag Crochet Along!

Welcome to the fifth annual Marvellous Market Bag Crochet Along on Rich Textures Crochet! This time of year I always find myself gravitating to more summer like yarns including cotton. And I see the question so often in Facebook groups, “What can I make with cotton yarn other than dish cloths?” Well, I’m here to tell you: Market Bags!

An advertisement for the 2024 marvellous market bag crochet along

I love making crochet market bags. They are practical, can be used around my own home or gifted. They can be statement pieces! When I take them to the market or park, they are always noticed and commented on by those around me. They are pretty and unique.

Every year this is such a fun crochet along! Market bags are fairly quick to make and this year you’re going to find they work up even more quickly as they are all a mesh or open work design! Being worked in more open stitches also means that they are not going to need as much yarn as some of the bags in years past.

A close up of crochet market bag handles

Past Crochet Market Bag Crochet Alongs:

As mentioned above this is the fifth crochet market bag crochet along that I will have hosted here on Rich Textures Crochet. Each year it seems like there is one bag that stands out in popularity from the rest, so I would like to share those with you!

First, the Crisscross Market Bag was a favourite for many in the first market bag crochet along. This bag is fairly easy to work and features the fun crossed treble stitch. The bag has lots of stretch and is roomy!

Next, just recently I saw some beautiful photos of a crocheters completed Promenade Market Bag. This is another market bag with a fun zigzag design.

The Rosemary Market Bag was one of my favourite bags. This bag features lots of texture with front and back post stitches and was a great bag to use those cotton scraps on.

Finally, if you are looking for a market bag that features some fun and textured crochet stitches, you may wish to check out the Summertime Market Bag from the crochet along last year! You will love using the fur stitch to make an impact!

The 2024 Marvellous Market Bag Crochet Along!

Well, that’s enough about the past years, lets take about the bags for this years crochet along!

How it works:

Beginning May 1st, 2024 I will release one new crochet market bag pattern each week for five weeks.  The patterns (including the written and video tutorials) will be posted on the Wednesdays at 9am EST.

The schedule will be as follows:

The patterns will be posted FOR FREE in written form here on my website and a full video tutorial will also be posted here and to my YouTube channel.  As well each week, for those who wish, I will make a PDF available that can be purchased from my Etsy and Ravelry Shops.  All of the patterns will be free to follow here on my website and YouTube Channel and will forever remain free here even after the crochet along has ended.

The Patterns:

Each crochet market bag features a similar construction and is worked as one piece from the bottom and into the continuous handles.  Each of the bags this year are worked in basic crochet stitches including single and double crochet stitches. All of the bags are classified as easy crochet patterns making them great for both the beginner and intermediate crocheter.

Each bag is worked from the bottom up and I have worked each one in a single colour. But don’t hesitate to add your own creative flare and switch the colours up a bit! Once again, if you have some cotton scraps lying around, this is a great way to use them!

The Materials:

To work the market bags you will need a 4 mm (G/6) crochet hook. I will be using a Clover Soft Touch Crochet Hook that I purchased from Lion Brand.  

Each of the crochet market bags is worked in a 100% worsted weight cotton yarn. I will be using the 24/7 Cotton by Lion Brand (Lion Brand®; 186 yds/170m; 3.5 oz/100g; 100% cotton; medium/worsted weight). However you can use a worsted weight cotton of your choice. Another option would be the Bernat Handicrafter Cotton by Yarnspirations or the Pima Cotton also by Lion Brand.

For each bag you will need approximately 370-450 yards of yarn. I used the following colours for my bags:

  • Week One: Denim
  • Week Two: Silver
  • Week Three: Lemon
  • Week Four: Aqua
  • Week Five: Sky

Along with your yarn and hook you will also need a pair of scissors and a yarn needle for finishing off.

How do I join the event?

There is no official sign up list for this crochet along! However, there are several ways you can connect and interact.

First, you will want to join my email list (you can find the sign up form on my homepage at the top or through the sign up form below – NOTE: If you have signed up for my email newsletter in the past, you will NOT need to sign up again!). Each week I will send out an email with the direct links to the patterns to your inbox.

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Second, you can join the Rich Textures Crochet Community on Facebook! Here you can ask questions, post photos and see how other participants projects are coming along. Also don’t forget to follow the Rich Textures Crochet Facebook page.

Third, be sure to subscribe to Rich Textures Crochet on YouTube! Not only will you be notified when a new crochet market bag video is posted, but you will be notified when I post new stitch tutorials and other great patterns!

Fourth, I invite you to follow Rich Textures Crochet on Instagram. Here I will share weekly sneak peeks!

I am also active on Reddit, TikTok, Threads and Bluesky if you would like to connect there as well!

Be sure to tag #marketbagcal across all social media and mention @richtexturescrochet so that I can admire it!

I hope that you will crochet along
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This is always such a fun crochet along! The bags that you share with me and in the community group are always so unique in their colour selections and occasional variations and embellishments that you add.  

See you on May 1st!

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  1. Traci Marcotte says:

    Your timing is perfect for me. My sister requested market bags for Christmas this year. I can’t wait!