Free Crochet Pattern: Granny Market Bag

As part of the Granny Crochet Along for this year (see HERE for Granny CAL info!) I’m making one of these crochet market bags. It’s one of my own designs, you might remember that it was published last summer in an issue of Olann And (find out more about this lovely online magazine HERE [sadly, I don’t think this magazine is going anymore].

Please note that this crochet pattern is written in UK terms. All you need to remember is that a UK tr is a US dc .

Crochet Market Bag Pattern

Materials

  • Cotton DK Classique Stylecraft, 100% cotton, 50g, 92 metres/100 yds, in Fondant x4 (Yarn B), Leaf x1 (Yarn C) & Nocturne x1 (Yarn A). Option 2: Fondant x3, Leaf x1 & Nocturne x2
  • 3.5mm hook

Measurements
16 inches (41 cm) across x 15 inches (39 cm) deep

Abbreviations  (UK terms)
Ch = chain, Htr = half treble (US hdc), Rep = repeat, Sl st = slip stitch, St(s) = stitch(es), Tr = treble (US dc), Yrh = yarn round hook.

Special Stitches
The crab stitch (also known as the reverse double)
Chain 1, insert hook in the st to the right, yrh and pull through st, yrh and pull through both loops.

Notes

  • Do not turn after rounds
  • 3ch &2ch at the beginning of rows count as stitches
  • Be careful not to twist the chains when making the handles

Pattern
With Yarn A chain 4 and join with a slip stitch. Or use a magic ring
Rnd 1: 3ch, 11tr into ring, join with a sl st  to the top of the initial 3ch [12 st]

Rnd 2: 3ch,1tr into same st, 2tr in each st around, join with a sl st  to the top of the initial 3ch [24]

Rnd 3: 3ch,1tr into same st, *1 tr in next st, 2tr in next; rep from * around, join with a sl st  to the top of the initial 3ch [36]

Rnd 4: 3ch,1tr into same st, *1tr in next 2 st, 2tr in next; rep from * around, join with a sl st  to the top of the initial 3ch [48]

Rnd 5: 3ch,1tr into same st, *1tr in next 3 st, 2tr in next; rep from * around, join with a sl st  to the top of the initial 3ch [60]

Rnd 6: 3ch, 3tr in same space, miss 2st, *4tr in next st, miss 2 st; rp from * around, join with a sl st  to the top of initial 3ch [20 clusters of 4tr]

Rnd 7: 3ch, 2tr in space between clusters, 3tr between 2nd & 3rd tr of cluster, *3tr between clusters, 3tr between 2nd & 3rd tr of cluster; rep from * around, join with a sl st  to the top of initial 3ch [40 clusters of 3tr]

Rnd 8: 3ch, 2tr in same space, *3tr in next space between clusters; rep around, join with a sl st  to the top of initial 3ch

Rnd 9 – 37: Rep Rnd 8

At the end of Rnd 11 fasten off and attach Yarn B or for Option 2 attach Yarn B after Rnd 17

Rnd 38: Attach Yarn C to any st, 3ch, 1tr in each st around, join with a sl st  to the top of initial 3ch [120]

Rnd 39 – 40: Rep Rnd 38

Rnd 41: 2ch, 1htr in next 4st, 65ch, miss 40sts, 1htr in next 20st, 65ch, miss 40sts, 1htr in next 15sts, join with a sl st to the top of initial 2ch [170]

Rnd 42: 2ch, 1htr in next 4st, 1htr in each ch along, 1htr in next 20sts, 1htr in each ch along, 1htr in next 15sts, join with a sl st to the top of initial 2ch

Rnd 43: 2ch, 1htr around, join with a sl st to the top of initial 2ch

Rnd 44: crab st around, join with a sl st to the first st.

Fasten off and sew in ends. Go shopping!!

I adapted the pattern too. Check out this changes I made for this khaki/grey market bag HERE. It has become my main shopping bag and it fits a ridiculous amount in it!

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Ok, I think that’s it! Enjoy your weekend. x

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