Free Market bag

Granny stitch Market bag

With Australia going plastic free I thought it would be a great time to write a market bag pattern, I hope you like it

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What I used

G/6 – 4.25mm hook

4 ply Cotton yarn (you can use DK/8 ply but it will come out larger)

US terminology

Chain – ch

Slip stitch – slst

Single crochet – sc

Double crochet – dc

Space/s – sp/s

Let’s start with ch 4 join with a slst to form a ring

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), (dc, ch 1) in ring, (2 dc, ch 1) 5 times. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. (6 ch 1 sp)

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Rnd 2: sl st over to next ch 1 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc) (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same ch 1 sp *ch 1, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch 1 sp, Rep from * around. Join with sl st to top of ch 3 (12 ch 1 sps)

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Rnd 3: sl st over to ch1 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc) 2 dc in same ch 1 sp, *ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, Rep from *to* around. ch 1. Join with sl st to top of ch 3.

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Rnd 4: sl st over to ch 1 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc) 2 dc in same sp, *ch 1, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp* Rep from *to* around, ch 1, Join with sl st to top of ch 3. (18 ch 1 sps)

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Rnd 5: sl st over to ch 1 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc) 2 dc in same sp, *ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp* Rep from *to* around, ch 1, join with sl st to top of ch 3.

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Rnd 6: sl st over to ch 1 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same sp, ch 1, *(3 dc in next ch 1 sp. ch 1) two times (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch 1 sp* ch 1, Rep from *to* around, join with sl st to top of ch 3, (24 ch 1 sps)

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Rnd 7: sl st over to ch 1 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc) 2 dc in same sp, *ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, Rep from *to* around, ch 1, join with sl st to top of ch 3.

Rnd 8: sl st over to ch 1 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same sp, ch 1, *(3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1) three times (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch 1 sp* ch 1, Rep from *to* around, join with sl st to top of ch 3, (24 ch 1 sps)

Rnd 9: sl st over to ch 1 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc) 2 dc in same sp, *ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, Rep from *to* around, ch 1, join with sl st to top of ch 3.

Rnd 10: sl st over to ch 1 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 1) three times, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, *(3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1) four times (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch 1 sp* ch 1, Rep from *to* around, join with sl st to top of ch 3, (24 ch 1 sps)

Rnd 11: sl st over to ch 1 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc) 2 dc in same sp, *ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, Rep from *to* around, ch 1, join with sl st to top of ch 3.

Rnd 12: sl st over to ch 1 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same sp, ch 1, *(3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1) five times (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch 1 sp* ch 1, Rep from *to* around, join with sl st to top of ch 3, (24 ch 1 sps)

Rnd 13- 38: sl st over to ch 1 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc) 2 dc in same sp, *ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, Rep from *to* around, ch 1, join with sl st to top of ch 3. (42 Ch 1 sp)

Band:

Rnd 39-44: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each st around join with a slst (168 sc)

Handles: ch 60 (80-90 for long handles) and work a dc in each ch st, turn and work a dc in each st, finish with 1 sc in each st around the handle, sk 35 sts and join to band

2nd handle: count 45 sts from the last handle, join yarn, ch 60 (80-90 for long handles) and work a dc in each ch st, turn and work a dc in each st, finish with 1 sc in each st around the handle, sk 35 sts and join to band

 

Happy crocheting Jodie