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This Sweetheart Market Bag crochet pattern is so easy! Welcome to week one of the Marvellous Market Bag Crochet Along!

I am so excited for this year’s crochet market bag event! This year we will be focusing on making market bags that feature more open work or lace designs. These bags are versatile, don’t require as much yarn as some of the bags in past year have needed, and they are fairly quick to make. Each of these bags can be completed in four to six hours!

If you love to crochet market bags as I do and you have not heard about the Marvellous Market Bag Crochet Along, you may wish to check out this post here: Introduction: The Marvellous Market Bag Crochet Along. It will have all the details you need to get started! If you would like to check out the crochet along from last year, you can also check it out here: The 2023 Marvellous Market Bag Crochet Along.

blue crochet market bag featuring a heart on the front

Our First Crochet Market Bag

Our bag for this first week of the crochet along is the Sweetheart Market Bag. This bag is made using only three crochet stitches: chain stitches, single crochet and double crochet stitches. It is so easy! As is the case with all the market bags in this crochet along, this bag is worked from the bottom up and all as one piece.

The bag is named after the heart shape that is worked using a filet crochet technique (a grid-like pattern where certain blocks are filled in to create a picture or image).

Materials Needed:

For this crochet market bag I used a worsted weight 100% cotton yarn called 24/7 by Lion Brand Yarn. I really love using cotton for market bags. Not only is it available in a wide range of colours, but it is also durable and holds its shape well, even when under a lot of stress!

The colour of yarn shown in the photos is Denim and you are going to need approximately two balls, or 370 yards. You will also need a 4.00 mm (G/6) crochet hook. In the free video tutorial below you will see me using a Clover Soft Touch Crochet Hook.

PDF Copies are also Available:

The crochet pattern for this market bag will be written out in full below and will forever remain free when viewed here on Rich Textures Crochet, and the written instruction will be followed by a video tutorial.  However if you would like to add this pattern to your library or purchase an ad free PDF, you may do so from either my Etsy or Ravelry Shop linked below:

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Sweetheart Market Bag Crochet Along:

Skill Level: Easy

Gauge:  17 sts x 9 rows of dc = 4 inches

Finished Size: Approximately 13 x 20 inches excluding the handles

Yarn: 24/7 Cotton by Lion Brand® (186 yds/170 m; 100g/3.5 oz; 100% cotton; (4) worsted weight).  You will need 2 balls Denim

Hook: Size G/6 (4 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 Notes:

  • Pattern is written in American English terms.
  • Pattern is worked in rounds, as one piece, from the bottom up to the handles.
  • Ch 1 at beginning of round does not count as stitch.
  • Weave in ends as needed.
  • Do not turn unless stated otherwise.

Free Crochet Pattern:

Bottom:

Ch 4

Rnd 1: 11 dc in the 4th ch from hook (ch 3 counts as a st), join with a sl st in the 1st st. (12 Sts)

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in the same st as joining, 2 dc in each st all the way around, join with a sl st in the 1st st.  (24 sts)

Rnd 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in the next st, * dc in the next, 2 dc in the next st; Rpt from * around, join with a sl st in the 1st st. (36 sts)

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in the next st, 2 dc in the next st, * dc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 dc in the next st; Rpt from * around, join with a sl st in the 1st st. (48 sts)

Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 dc in the next st, * dc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 dc in the next st; Rpt from * around, join with a sl st in the 1st st.  (60 sts)

Rnd 6: Ch 3, dc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 dc in the next st, * dc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 dc in the next st; Rpt from * around, join with a sl st in the 1st st.  (72 sts)

Rnd 7: Ch 3, dc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 dc in the next st, * dc in each of the next 5 sts, 2 dc in the next st; Rpt from * around, join with a sl st in the 1st st. (84 sts)

Rnd 8: Ch 3, dc in each of the next 5 sts, 2 dc in the next st, * dc in each of the next 6 sts, 2 dc in the next st; Rpt from * around, join with a sl st in the 1st st. (96 sts)

Rnd 9: Ch 3, dc in each of the next 6 sts, 2 dc in the next st, * dc in each of the next 7 sts, 2 dc in the next st; Rpt from * around, join with a sl st in the 1st st. (108 sts)

Rnd 10: Ch 3, dc in each of the next 7 sts, 2 dc in the next st, * dc in each of the next 8 sts, 2 dc in the next st; Rpt from * around, join with a sl st in the 1st st. (120 sts)

Rnd 11: Ch 3, dc in each of the next 8 sts, 2 dc in the next st, * dc in each of the next 9 sts, 2 dc in the next st; Rpt from * around, join with a sl st in the 1st st. (132 sts)

Rnd 12: Ch 3, dc in each of the next 9 sts, 2 dc in the next st, * dc in each of the next 10 sts, 2 dc in the next st; Rpt from * around, join with a sl st in the 1st st. (144 sts)

Rnd 13: Ch 1, sc in each st all the way around, join with a sl st in the 1st st. (144 sts)

Sides:

Rnd 1: Ch 5 (counts as a dc, ch 2), *sk the next 2 sts, dc in the next st, ch 2; Rpt from * around, join with a sl st in the 3rd ch of the starting ch-5.  Do not turn (here and throughout).  (48 ch-2 sps)

Rnds 2-3: Ch 5, (counts as a dc, ch 2), *sk the next ch-2 sp, dc in the next st, ch 2; Rpt from * around, join with a sl st in the 3rd ch of the starting ch-5.

Rnd 4: Ch 5, (counts as a dc, ch 2), [sk the next ch-2 sp, dc in the next st, ch 2] 11 times, dc in the next st, 2 dc in the next ch-2 sp, dc in the next st, ch 2, [sk the next ch-2 sp, dc in the next st, ch 2] 34 times, join with a sl st in the 3rd ch of the starting ch-5.

Rnd 5: Ch 5, (counts as a dc, ch 2), [sk the next ch-2 sp, dc in the next st, ch 2] 10 times, dc in the next st, 2 dc in the next ch-2 sp, dc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 dc in the next ch-2 sp, dc in the next st, ch 2, [sk the next ch-2 sp, dc in the next st, ch 2] 33 times, join with a sl st in the 3rd ch of the starting ch-5.


Rnd 6:
Ch 5, (counts as a dc, ch 2), [sk the next ch-2 sp, dc in the next st, ch 2] 9 times, dc in the next st, 2 dc in the next ch-2 sp, dc in each of the next 10 sts, 2 dc in the next ch-2 sp, dc in the next st, ch 2, [sk the next ch-2 sp, dc in the next st, ch 2] 32 times, join with a sl st in the 3rd ch of the starting ch-5.

Rnd 7: Ch 5, (counts as a dc, ch 2), [sk the next ch-2 sp, dc in the next st, ch 2] 8 times, dc in the next st, 2 dc in the next ch-2 sp, dc in each of the next 16 sts, 2 dc in the next ch-2 sp, dc in the next st, ch 2, [sk the next ch-2 sp, dc in the next st, ch 2] 31 times, join with a sl st in the 3rd ch of the starting ch-5.

Rnd 8: Ch 5, (counts as a dc, ch 2), [sk the next ch-2 sp, dc in the next st, ch 2] 7 times, dc in the next st, 2 dc in the next ch-2 sp, dc in each of the next 22 sts, 2 dc in the next ch-2 sp, dc in the next st, ch 2, [sk the next ch-2 sp, dc in the next st, ch 2] 30 times, join with a sl st in the 3rd ch of the starting ch-5.

Rnd 9: Ch 5, (counts as a dc, ch 2), [sk the next ch-2 sp, dc in the next st, ch 2] 6 times, dc in the next st, 2 dc in the next ch-2 sp, dc in each of the next 28 sts, 2 dc in the next ch-2 sp, dc in the next st, ch 2, [sk the next ch-2 sp, dc in the next st, ch 2] 29 times, join with a sl st in the 3rd ch of the starting ch-5.

Rnd 10: Ch 5, (counts as a dc, ch 2), [sk the next ch-2 sp, dc in the next st, ch 2] 5 times, dc in the next st, 2 dc in the next ch-2 sp, dc in each of the next 34 sts, 2 dc in the next ch-2 sp, dc in the next st, ch 2, [sk the next ch-2 sp, dc in the next st, ch 2] 28 times, join with a sl st in the 3rd ch of the starting ch-5.

Rnd 11: Ch 5, (counts as a dc, ch 2), [sk the next ch-2 sp, dc in the next st, ch 2] 4 times, dc in the next st, 2 dc in the next ch-2 sp, dc in each of the next 40 sts, 2 dc in the next ch-2 sp, dc in the next st,, ch 2, [sk the next ch-2 sp, dc in the next st, ch 2] 27 times, join with a sl st in the 3rd ch of the starting ch-5.


Rnd 12:
Ch 5, (counts as a dc, ch 2), [sk the next ch-2 sp, dc in the next st, ch 2] 3 times, dc in the next st, 2 dc in the next ch-2 sp, dc in each of the next 46 sts, 2 dc in the next ch-2 sp, dc in the next st, ch 2, [sk the next ch-2 sp, dc in the next st, ch 2] 26 times, join with a sl st in the 3rd ch of the starting ch-5.

Rnds 13-16: Ch 5, (counts as a dc, ch 2), [sk the next ch-2 sp, dc in the next st, ch 2] 3 times, dc in each of the next 52 sts, ch 2, [sk the next ch-2 sp, dc in the next st, ch 2] 26 times, join with a sl st in the 3rd ch of the starting ch-5.

Rnd 17: Ch 5, (counts as a dc, ch 2), [*sk the next ch-2 sp, dc in the next st, ch 2] 4 times, sk the next 2 sts, dc in each of the next 22 sts, ch 2, sk the next 2 sts, dc in each of the next 22 sts, ch 2, sk the next 2 sts, dc in the next st, ch 2, [*sk the next ch-2 sp, dc in the next st, ch 2] 26 times, join with a sl st in the 3rd ch of the starting ch-5.

Rnd 18: Ch 5, (counts as a dc, ch 2), [*sk the next ch-2 sp, dc in the next st, ch 2] 5 times, sk the next 2 sts, dc in each of the next 16 sts, ch 2, sk the next 2 sts, dc in the next st, ch 2, sk the next ch-2 sp, dc in the next st, ch 2, sk the next 2 sts, dc in each of the next 16 sts, ch 2, sk the next 2 sts, dc in the next st, ch 2, [*sk the next ch-2 sp, dc in the next st, ch 2] 27 times, join with a sl st in the 3rd ch of the starting ch-5.

Rnd 19: Ch 5, (counts as a dc, ch 2), [*sk the next ch-2 sp, dc in the next st, ch 2] 6 times, sk the next 2 sts, dc in each of the next 10 sts, ch 2, sk the next 2 sts, dc in the next st, [ch 2, sk the next ch-2 sp, dc in the next st] 3 times, ch 2, sk the next 2 sts, dc in each of the next 10 sts, ch 2, sk the next 2 sts, dc in the next st, ch 2, [*sk the next ch-2 sp, dc in the next st, ch 2] 28 times, join with a sl st in the 3rd ch of the starting ch-5.

Rnds 20-22: Ch 5, (counts as a dc, ch 2), *sk the next ch-2 sp (or 2 sts), dc in the next st, ch 2; Rpt from * around, join with a sl st in the 3rd ch of the starting ch-5.

Top and Handles:

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in the same st as joining, *2 sc in the next ch-2 sp, sc in the next st; Rpt from * around, join with a sl st in the 1st st.  (144 sc)

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), dc in the next st and in each st around.  Join with a sl st in the top of the starting ch-3. 

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in the same st as joining and in each st around, join with a sl st in the 1st st.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in the same st as joining and in each of the next 18 sts, ch 48, sk the next 38 sts, sc in each of the next 34 sts, ch 48, sk the next 38 sts, sc in each of the next 15 sts.  Join with a sl st in the 1st st. 

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in the same st as joining and in each st (including each ch-st) all the way around.  Join with a sl st in the 1st st.  (164 sc)

Rnds 6-7: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), dc in each st around.  Join with a sl st in the top of the starting ch-3.

Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in the same st as joining and in each st all the way around.  Join with a sl st in the 1st st.

Fasten off, weave in your ends.

Video Tutorial:

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  1. Thank you for sharing this pattern. I love how my market bag turned out.

    1. RichTexturesCrochet says:

      I’m happy to hear that!