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Marly Colorful Crochet Market Bag

Bicrafty Bootcamp Crochet for Knitters continues with lesson 12 and an amazing crochet market bag designed by Marly Bird and Robyn Chachula.

Designed by Marly Bird and Robyn Chachula

SKILL LEVEL

Intermediate

MEASUREMENTS

Finished Measurements

Bag is 14.5” [37 cm] wide by 14.5” [37 cm] tall. 

Gauge 

15 Split Sc sts and 15 rows = 4” [10 cm]; use any size hook to obtain the gauge. 

MATERIALS

Yarn 

WeCrochet CotLin (70% Tanguis Cotton, 30% Linen, 123 yds / 50 g, CYCA #3 DK) 

Color A: #25774 Rocket, 6 balls

Color B: #24465 Planetarium, 1 ball

Color C: #24464 Harbor, 1 ball

Color D: #27750 Mustard Seed, 1 ball

Color E: #25326 Raindrop, 1 ball

Color F: #25777 Sagebrush, 1 ball

Color G: #26997 Clarity, 1 ball

Hook

Size G/6 (4.0 mm) or H/8 (5.0 mm)

Notions 

Stitch marker, tapestry needles, purse handles

ABBREVIATIONS

BLO – Back Loop Only

Ch – Chain(s) 

HDC – 

PM – Place Marker

RS – Right Side 

Sc – Single Crochet

Sc2tog – Single Crochet Two Together 

Sl st – Slip Stitch 

Sp(s) – Space(s) 

St(s) – Stitch(es)

WS – Wrong Side

Yo – yarn over

SPECIAL STITCHES 

Split Single Crochet (split sc): Insert hook into indicated stitch between the two legs of the stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through both loops on hook. 

Sc in Third Loop: Insert hook in middle horizontal strand on WS of stitch (it is located under the top two loops in the back of the stitch), yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through all 2 loops on hook.

SCHEMATIC 

DIAGRAM

NOTES

  • Base is worked in joined rounds with smaller hook
  • Body is worked in continuous rounds with larger hook. Do not join at ends of rnds. Cont   working   in   spiral   placing   marker  on  first  st  of  rnd  for  easier  counting.
  • Body is worked in a split single crochet throughout.  
  • When following the chart, begin in bottom right corner of chart and read from right to left for every round. 
  • Each row of the chart is repeated 3 times per round. 
  • When following the chart for color changes, make sure you are doing split single crochet. 
  • Change color when there is 2 loops left on the hook of the previous color.
  • Cut yarns at end of round when finished with the color for more than 4 rounds. 
  • Body is stranded color work not tapestry colorwork.  Be sure to keep your floats loose and not too tight.  
  • It is easy to tighten up your split single crochet stitches, be sure to pull up a longer loop to keep your stitches from getting too small.  If your stitches are too tight, you will not see the colorwork as clearly and it will be difficult to insert your hook. 

VIDEO TUTORIAL

  • Coming Soon

MARLY’S COLORFUL CROCHET MARKET BAG PATTERN

BASE MARKET BAG

With smaller hook

Chain 32

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as hdc now and throughout) place marker in chain behind hook, 2 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next 30 ch, 6 hdc in next ch, rotate chain to work in loop on opposite side, hdc in next 30 ch, 3 hdc in next ch, join to marked chain with sl st. Do Not Turn — 72 hdc. 

Round 2: Ch 2, move marker to chain behind hook, hdc in same stitch as join, [2 hdc in next hdc] twice, hdc in next 30 hdc, [2 hdc in next hdc] six times, hdc in next 30 hdc, [2 hdc in next hdc] three times, join to marked chain with sl st. Do Not Turn — 84 hdc. 

Round 3: Ch 2, move marker to chain behind hook, hdc in same stitch as join, [hdc in next hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc] twice, hdc in next 32 hdc, [2 hdc in next hdc, hdc in next hdc] twice, [2 hdc in next hdc] twice, [hdc in next hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc] twice, hdc in next 32 hdc, [2 hdc in next hdc, hdc in next hdc] twice, 2 hdc in next hdc, join to marked chain with sl st. Do Not Turn —96 hdc.

Round 4: Ch 2, move marker to chain behind hook, hdc in same stitch as join, [hdc in next 2 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc] twice, hdc in next 34 hdc, [2 hdc in next hdc, hdc in next 2 hdc] twice, [2 hdc in next hdc] twice, [hdc in next 2 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc] twice, hdc in next 34 hdc, [2 hdc in next hdc, hdc in next 2 hdc] twice, 2 hdc in next hdc, join to marked chain with sl st. Do Not Turn —108 hdc.

Round 5: Ch 2, move marker to chain behind hook, hdc in each hdc around, join to marked chain with sl st. Do Not Turn — 108 hdc. 

With larger hook

Round 6: Ch 1, sc in same stitch as join, sc in 3rd loop of each hdc around, join to first sc with sl st. Do Not Turn — 108 sc. 

BODY MARKET BAG

With larger hook

With color A

Set-Up Round 1: Ch 1, split sc in first sc and in each sc around, Do Not Turn, work in continuous rounds —108 split sc. 

Set-Up rounds 2-4: Split sc in first sc and in each sc around —108 split sc. 

Continue in stranded colorwork and split sc, following the chart for a total of 43 rounds

Reminders: 

  • When changing colors as indicated on the chart use the Stranded Fair Isle technique. 
  • Do not join with sl st at the end of each round, the bag is worked in continuous rounds.  
  • Cut yarns at end of round when finished with the color for more than 4 rounds. 

With color A

Rounds 44-47: Split sc in each sc around, Do Not Turn —108 split sc. 

TOP MARKET BAG

Continue with color A

Round 1: Ch 2 (does not count as a hdc), hdc in first sc and in each sc around. Do Not Turn — 108 hdc. 

Round 2-5: Hdc in 3rd loop of each hdc around. Do Not Turn. 

Round 6: Sc in 3rd loop of each hdc around.

Fasten off. 

FINISHING MARKET BAG

Weave in ends.

Strap: To Be Added … UNDECIDED WHAT I WANT TO TELL YOU TO DO.

Sew on strap/handles. 

Marly Bird

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