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The free pattern for this crochet grocery bag can be found below. Get started making one today and get ready for spring and all the farmers markets!  You can also purchase and ad-free PDF of this pattern.

crochet grocery bag filled with fruit

Picture this: The sun shining down softly, happy voices chattering, the smell of fresh flowers mixed with ripe strawberries, vibrant colors everywhere you turn. Where are you?

These are the sights, smells and sounds of our local farmers market.There is a relaxing slowness associated with shopping where you can meet the actual people who worked hard to grow and provide beautiful produce and products.

close up of modified cluster stitches and furls crochet hook

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As life has continually been busier, I haven’t made farmers markets a priority. It can be so much faster to run in and out of a regular grocery store (and by that, I mean send the hubs because BUSY), then to take a leisurely stroll around the market.

reusable crochet grocery bag hanging

As spring is coming (it is, right?…..RIGHT?) I’d like to focus more on reclaiming some slowness. Heading to the farmers market is one way our family can choose to slow down this crazy thing we call life! Farmers markets and reusable bags go hand in hand of course.

Now that I have a new crochet grocery bag, I’m ready for you, farmers market!

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Crochet Grocery Bag Pattern

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:

Abbreviations:

ch(s): chain(s)
sc(s): single crochet(s)
st(s): stitch(es)
sp: space
yo: yarn over

Finished Size:

when laying flat: 11″ wide by 14″ tall

Gauge: 

4” x 4” = 5 clusters by 4.4 rows (sc + cluster row)

Note:

When you join the rounds of clusters it is easier to join around the top of the entire cluster, like you would go around a post stitch, instead of going into the cluster.

Stitch Instructions:

Start of row Modified Cluster: ch 2, yo, insert hook into the next st, draw up loop, yo, pull through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), yo, insert hook into the next st, draw up loop, pull through 2 loops (3 loops on hook), yo pull through 2 loops ( 2 loops on hook), yo pull through last 2 loops. See the photo tutorial: How to crochet the Modified Cluster Stitch

Modified Cluster Stitch: yo, insert hook into the next st, draw up loop, yo, pull through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), yo, insert hook into the next st, draw up loop, pull through 2 loops (3 loops on hook), yo, insert hook into the next st, draw up loop, yo, pull through 2 loops (4 loops on hook), yo, pull through 3 loops (2 loops on hook), yo pull through last 2 loops. See the photo tutorial: How to crochet the Modified Cluster Stitch

triangle crochet stitches
Crochet Grocery Bag Pattern Instructions

With Cafe Au Lait Ch 90. Join to form a circle

R1: Ch 1, sc in ea ch (90), join with sl st to first sc.

R2: Start of Row Modified Cluster (see stitch instructions or tutorial on How to crochet the modified cluster stitch.), *ch 2, Modified Cluster Stitch (see stitch instructions or tutorial on How to crochet the modified cluster stitch.), repeat from * around. Join with sl st around (see notes) the top of the first Start of Row Modified Cluster.

R3: Ch 1, 3 sc in each ch-2 sp, join with sl st to first sc.

repeat R2 and R3 for a total of 7 times.

repeat R2.

Change colors to Ecru and repeat R3

repeat R2 and R3 7 times.

Repeat R3. Do not bind off

Handles

Row 1: turn your work, ch 1, sc in the next 3 scs, turn (for the other side of the bag: join yarn ch 1, sc in the next 3 scs, turn)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in the 3 scs, turn

Repeat row 2 for 80 rows.  Join the handle on the same side of the bag. (Don’t look closely at my handles! I did not join them on them equally.)

Repeat making handle for other side of the bag.

Bottom

Lay the bag flat with the handles evenly lined up. Join Cafe Au Lait to one of the bottom corners.  Sc both sides together across the bottom of the bag.

Fasten off and weave in ends. Will you use your crochet grocery bag for the Farmer’s Market or for something else? It would be a great crochet shopping bag to take to the yarn store! Or perhaps to the library to fill with books.

6 Comments on Meet Me at the Market Crochet Grocery Bag

  1. I am confused by the instructions for the handles on row 1, got sc in next ch 3,turn for the other side of bag: join yarn ch1 sc in next 3 sc, turn, where I am lost is after the ch 3 where it says tirn for other side of bag.
    Any help would be appreciated..

    • Hi Nancy. when you are starting the handles on the other side of the bag, you want to join the yarn where you want your handle, chain 1 and then single crochet in the next 3 single crochets. Hope that helps!

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