This Granny Square Market Bag is large enough to take with you wherever you need to go! To the store, to the beach or park, pack it with your favourite things.
I am loving making market bags this year! If you have been following me here on richtexturescrochet.com, you will remember the Market Bag Crochet Along that I hosted not too long ago.
This market bag has been in my queue for a little while now and I am so happy to bring it to you just in time for National Granny Square month!
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Market Bag Construction:
The bag itself is made from three separate pieces that are joined together. The front and the back are made by working a traditional granny square. The bottom and sides are worked as one long piece. Once the sides and bottom are joined to the granny squares the top and handles are worked.
For this market bag I am using a 100% cotton. I find cotton best for market bags as it holds its shape and has less stretch than an acrylic.
For this market bag I will be using the Pima Cotton by Lion Brand yarn. It is a super soft 100% worsted/medium weight cotton. I will be using five different colours and you will need one ball of cotton for each colour. Any worsted weight cotton will do though! In total you will need about 900 yards – the exact amounts of each colour can be found below.
I will also be using a 5 mm crochet hook. In the video tutorial below I will be using my favourite wooden streamline hook in Ebony by Furls Crochet
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Granny Square Market Bag:
Skill Level: Easy
Gauge: 4 rounds = 4 inches
Finished Size: Approximately 17 x 19 inches laid flat.
Yarn: Pima Cotton Yarn by Lion Brand® (186 yds/170m; 3.5 oz/100g; 100% cotton; medium/worsted weight). You will need 1 ball each of 5 colours: Colour A: Mademoiselle, Colour B: Stone, Colour C: Raincloud, Colour D: Mulberry, Colour E: Pewter.
Hook: Size H/8 (5 mm) hook.
Notions: Yarn Needle.
Stitches and Abbreviations:
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Rpt – Repeat
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl st – Slip stitch
Yo – Yarn over
- Pattern is written in American English terms.
- Pattern is worked in rounds.
- Ch 1 at beginning of row does not count as stitch.
- Ch 3 at beginning of row counts as a dc.
- Weave in ends as needed.
Free Crochet Pattern:
Side Panels (Make 2):
With Colour A, Ch 5, join with a sl st in the first st to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), 2 dc in ring, ch 2, *3 dc in ring, ch 2; rpt from * twice more, join with a sl st in the top of the starting ch-3. Fasten off. (12 dc)
Rnd 2: Join with colour B in any corner sp, [Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc] all in the same corner space, * ch 1, [3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc] in the next corner sp; rpt from * 2 more times, ch 1, join with a sl st in the top of the starting ch-3. Fasten off.
Rnd 3: Join with colour C in any corner sp, Ch 3, [2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc] in the same corner sp, * ch 1, 3 dc in the next ch-1 sp, ch 1, [3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc] in the next corner sp; Rpt from * two more times, ch 1, 3 dc in the next ch-1 sp, ch 1, join with a sl st in the top of the starting ch-3. Fasten off
Rnd 4: Join with colour D in any corner sp, Ch 3, [2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc] in the same corner sp, *[(ch 1, 3 dc in the next ch-1 sp) twice], ch 1, [3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc] in the next corner sp; rpt from * twice more, [ch 1, 3 dc in the next ch-1 sp] twice, ch 1, join with a sl st in the top of the starting ch-3. Fasten off.
Rnds 5-15: Continue to repeat rnd 4 increasing the number of dc sets in the ch-1 sps each round and by working through your colour changes starting with colour E, A, B, C, D, E, etc.
Rnd 16: Ch 1, sc in each st and ch-1 sp all the way around working 3 sc in each corner ch-2 sp. Join with a sl st in the first st.
Rnd 17: Ch 1, sc in each st around, working 3 sc in each corner st. Join with a sl st in the first st.
Fasten off, weave in all ends and repeat the above for the second side.
Bag Bottom and Sides (worked as one piece in rows):
Row 1: With Colour E, Ch 198, dc in the 4th ch from hook and in each st across. Ch 3, Turn.
Rows 2-5: Ch 3, dc in the next st and in each st across.
Fasten off, weave in ends.
Joining Sides and bottom:
Hold one side panel against bottom panel with wrong sides together, starting at the top corner on one of the side panels and working through both the bottom and side panel, sc in each st down the side, turn and continue working along the bottom, turn and work up the opposite side. Fasten off and repeat with the other side panel.
Bag Top and Handles (worked in rounds):
At the top of the bag, with colour E, join with a sl st in any corner.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in each st across, work 8 sc evenly along the short edge, sc in each st across opposite side, work 8 sc along the final short edge, join with a sl st in the first st. Do not turn.
Rnds 2-3: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join with a sl st in the first st. Do not turn.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in the 1st st and in each of the next 6 sts, ch 70, sk the next 49 sts, sc in each of the next 22 sts, ch 70, sk the next 49 sts, sc in each of the next 15 sts. Join with a sl st in the first st. Do not turn.
Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in each st and ch-st all the way around. Join with a sl st in the first st. Do not turn.
Rnds 6-9: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join with a sl st in the first st. Do not turn.
Fasten off, weave in ends.
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