Hello, welcome to the first blog post/pattern on Yarn Craftee. I am very excited and relieved to be sharing this Eco-friendly market bag crochet pattern with you.
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You may already know me from the blog LoopinglyMade, which was then changed to Craft-Her. You might want to read the back story on how I got here.
I don’t know about you, but with the numerous changes in the world after the pandemic hit, I have made an effort to embrace nature, natural things, recyclable things, reusable things more. It just feels like humans keep using things without much consideration for the earth. For the first time in a very long time a lot of us could attest to how clean the air smelled, how clear the sky was, and I bet we definitely had more appreciation for food.
Celebrating Earth day should be a way of life, not just something we do once a year when the mood strikes. I believe that when we are good to the earth, she gives us her very best. Afterall, the earth is a living thing and was made to produce for us humans. With that in mind, I decided to make this eco-friendly market bag. This is an accessory you can use and reuse for as long as the cotton material holds (which will be a long time).
The first part of the eco-friendly market bag is worked flat in rows. The next part is worked in filet crochet and single crochet rounds till you reach the desired number of rows and fix the handles.
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MARKET BAG CROCHET PATTERN
Finished Size: 13.5” wide/22” tall (with handles)
Gauge: 11 SC sts across/1 set or SC rows = 2”
- 450 meters, Cotton DK weight, medium 3 yarn. This pattern uses Performance yarn Cotton Passion, you can substitute with Paintbox yarns Cotton DK in colour of choice.
- 3.5.mm hook
- Tapestry Needle
- Stitch markers
- SC- single crochet
- DC- double crochet
- CH- chain
- ST- stitch
- The pattern uses U.S terms
- The first few rows are worked flat, then you proceed to working in rounds
- pattern uses basic Filet Crochet technique
Row 1: FSC 61 or Chain 62, skip 1st Ch, SC into each each Ch across. Ch 1, turn
Rows 2: SC into each st across. Ch 1, turn
Rows 3-12: SC into each st across. Continue
Working on the sides and in rounds
Round 1: Ch 2, DC in next st row, [Ch 2, skip 2 st rows, DC in next] repeat two times. Ch 2, skip 2 st rows, DC2tog in next 2 sts rows (at the corner).
*Ch 2, skip 2 sts, DC in next. Repeat from * till next corner
Ch 2, skip 2 sts, DC2tog in 1st st row and next
[Ch 2, skip 2 st rows, DC in next] repeat two times
Ch 2, skip 2 sts, DC2tog in next st row and top of last st row
*Ch 2, skip 2 sts, DC in next. Repeat from * till last st in corner. Ch 2, join to 1st DC
Round 2: Ch 5, skip Ch 2, DC in DC, *Ch 2, skip Ch 2, DC in DC. Repeat from * around. Join to top of Ch 3
Rounds 3-4: repeat round 2. Ch 1 turn on last round
Round 5: *2SC in Ch 2 space, SC in DC. Repeat from * around, making last SC in top of Ch 3. Ch 1, turn
Round 6: SC into each st around. Ch 1, turn
Rounds 7-16: repeat round 6
Round 17: Ch 5, skip Ch 2, DC in DC, *Ch 2, skip Ch 2, DC in DC. Repeat from * around. Join to top of Ch 3
Rounds 18-20: repeat round 17
Rounds 21-50: repeat rounds 5-20. Ch 1, turn on the last round
Rounds 51-54: repeat rounds 5 & 6 twice.
HANDLES- make 2
Row 1: SC in 2nd Ch from hook and across. Ch 1, turn
Row 2: SC in each st across. Snip yarn, leave 8” tail for sewing
Mark 8 stitches from each side of the row.
Row 3: join yarn in 9th st., Ch 1, SC n same st, SC in 78 sts. Ch 9, turn
Row 4: Skip 1st Ch, SC in 8 chs and each st across. FSC 8. Ch 1, turn
Row 5: SC in each st across. Snip yarn, leave 8 inch tail for sewing
Pass handles through the Filet Crochet box (centralize the stitches by skipping 6 Filet Crochet boxes on the left and right sides.)
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