The Marvellous Market Bag Crochet Along is back! And it’s going to be so much fun!
Last year was my first year hosting the Marvellous Market Bag Crochet along and it was great fun! Market Bags are so easy to work, are great scrap yarn users and quick to make.
I also love how practical they are, especially in a world that is encouraging us to limit the amount of one use plastics that we use in our daily routine. This past year, here in Ontario, we saw many businesses start moving away from supplying plastic bags. So we can all use a few new market bags in our life!
I use mine as much as I can! Crochet Market bags are quite hardy and when worked in cotton, very durable. They can be used for trips to the market, the park, the beach – I even use mine as crochet project bags! They are so handy and this year I have FOUR gorgeous bags for you to make for yourself, family and friends!
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How it works:
Beginning May 4th, 2022 I will release one new crochet market bag pattern each week for four weeks.
The schedule will be as follows:
- Wednesday, May 4th: Clover Market Bag
- Wednesday, May 11th: Traveller Market Bag
- Wednesday, May 18th: Lucky Stripes Market Bag
- Wednesday, May 25th: Promenade Market Bag
The pattern will be posted FOR FREE in written form here on my blog. A full video tutorial will also be posted 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 here on my blog and YouTube Channel and will forever remain free here even after the crochet along has ended.
Each crochet market bag features a similar construction and is worked as one piece. They range in difficulty from easy to intermediate.
Do not be afraid to try the more challenging designs, as you will have a video tutorial and a community to help you along the way!
Each bag is worked from the bottom up and I have worked them using two to three different colours, however you may use as many or as few as you would like.
To work the market bags you will need a 5 mm (H/8) crochet hook. I will be using a Birch Wood Crochet Hook by Rowan Yarns. These hooks have a metal tip with a beautiful, smooth wooden handle.
Each of the crochet market bags is worked in a 100% worsted weight cotton yarn. I will be using the Pima Cotton by Lion Brand (Lion Brand® Pima Cotton Yarn; 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.
My colours and approximate yardage for each bag is as follows:
- Week One: You will need approximately 700 yards in total. I will be using 3 different colours of the Pima Cotton: Approximately 2 balls of Vintage, 1 ball of Rose Taupe and 1 ball of Dragonfly.
- Week Two: You will need approximately 700 yards in total. I will be using 3 different colours of the Pima Cotton: Approximately 2 balls Blueprint, 1 balls Spice, 1 ball of Mineral Yellow.
- Week Three: You will need approximately 500 yards in total. I will be using one colour of the Pima Cotton: Rose Taupe
- Week Four: You will need approximately 500 yards in total. I will be using one colour of the Pima Cotton: Mineral Yellow.
Along with your yarn and hook you will also need a pair of scissors, a yarn needle for finishing off and 5-6 stitch markers will be handy to mark the placement of the handles.
How do I Join?
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 using the form below). Each week I will send out an email with the direct links to the patterns to your inbox.
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!
And, of course, don’t forget to subscribe to Rich Textures Crochet on YouTube!
Be sure to tag #marketbagcal across all social media and mention @richtexturescrochet so that I can admire it!
This is going to be fun!
If you would like to check out a previous crochet along hosted here on Rich Textures Crochet, you can check out the market bag crochet along from last year: The Marvellous Market Bag Crochet Along 2021.
I am so excited to be starting this new crochet along journey with you! I can’t wait to see your finished crochet market bags!
See you on May 4th for the first post!
Until then, happy crocheting!
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