Take Me to the Market Bag




 

Summer is finally here!
I really wanted to add a market bag to my design list this year.
I'm so happy how this turned out.


The delicate lace stitch is easy for beginner crocheters.



And best part.....this entire project is made seamlessly from top to bottom!
Even the strap continues from the top and is easily attached to finish off.

I wanted a wide sturdy strap that is easy to carry all your market goodies 
right over your shoulder.







I used Patons Hempster: made of up 55% hemp and 45% cotton.  
Perfect for any Summer project!


So let's get started!
Here is the Take Me to the Market Bag.


Notes before you begin:
-the entire project is worked in a round
-make sure to grab 1 stitch marker to guide you when you finish each round
-I used 3 balls of Patons Hempster in Spice.
-all your DC3TOG can also be SC3TOG, if you find that quicker to work up (lace stitch will look the same either way)

Video
I made a quick video on the lace stitch in this pattern.
If you'd like to take a peek, click HERE

OTH Crochet Nook Pattern: Take Me to the Market Bag

Skill Level:
 Easy

Materials:
Yarn: 11 oz /300g of Patons Hempster (approx 3 balls)
Hook: 4.25 (G/6)

Abbreviations:
CH = Chain(s)
SC = Single Crochet
DC = Double Crochet
2DC = 2 Double Crochets in the same stitch
3DC = 3 Double Crochets in the same stitch
DC3TOG = Double Crochet decrease (double crochet to bring 3 stitches together)
SC2TOG = Single Crochet Decrease (single crochet to bring 2 stitches together)
SK = Skip stiches


Base
Ch 4, sl st in first chain to join

Row 1: 10 SC in circle, sl st in 1st sc to join
Row 2: 2DC in each sc, sl st in 1st sc to join


Row 3: 2 DC in each sc, sl st in 1st sc to join
Row 4: *2DC, DC, *repeat until last, sl st to join
Row 5: *2DC, DC in next 2 stitches, *repeat until last, sl st to join
Row 6: *2DC, DC in the next 4 stitches, *repeat until last, sl st to join
Row 7: *2DC, DC in the next 6 stitches, *repeat until last, sl st to join
Row 8: *2DC, DC in the next 8 stiches, *repeat until last, sl st to join
Row 9 – 19: SC around until end, sl st to join





Lace stitch begins
Row 20: ch 5, skip 5, 3DC in 5th stitch, ch5, skip 5, SC in the next stitch *repeat until last, sl st in first chain to join)
*PLACE STITCH MARKER HERE*
Row 21: *3DC in sc from previous row, ch 5, skip 5, DC in the next 3 stitches, ch 5, skip 5, *repeat until last, sl st join
Row 22: *DC in next 3 stitches, ch 5, skip 5, DC3TOG in the next stitch, ch 5, skip 5, *repeat until last sl st to join
Row 23: *DC3TOG (to join the 3 double crochets from the previous row), ch 5, skip 5, SC in the next stitch, *repeat until last sl st to join




***REPEAT FROM ROW 20 – 23 TO REPEAT THE LACE STITCH***
I COMPLETED 22 ROWS OF THE LACE STITCH



Top of bag
Row 42: SC all around until end, sl st to join
Row 43 - 52: SC all around until end, sl st to join
Row 53: DC all around until end, sl st to join
Row 54: SC all around until end, sl st to join
Row 55 - 54: SC all around until end, sl st to join



Strap begins
Row 55: HDC in the next 10 stitches, ch 1, turn
Row 56: DROPPED HDC in the next 10, ch 1, turn
(see picture below on dropped HDC: start every other HDC row by inserting the hook into the stitch below the worked HDCs)

Repeat Rows 55 and 56 until your strap reaches approx. 22" inches



Attach end of strap to bottom on bag. (THIS IS THE ONLY SEAMING YOU NEED TO DO...YAY)

Slip stitch strap to the first row of SC stitches at the bottom of the bag



Drawstring
CH 185
You will be weaving this chain through the double crochet row in the top panel.


Tassels
This is optional if you like to add to the ends of your drawstring)



Source: yarnspirations.com
Attach tassels to each end of drawstring.




And you're ready for the market!




Can't wait to see your Take Me to the Market Bag!

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Make sure to use the code: OTHHEMPSTER20
and receive 20% off Patons Hempster Yarn on yarnspirations.com!
Expires: July 31, 2019




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Take Me to the Market Bag is a FREE Crochet Pattern part of a collaboration with my friends at Yarnspirations.  This post contains affiliate links.

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