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This free crochet pattern is for a market bag featuring filet crochet and linked crochet stitches. This pattern is made using variegated Multi Dishie yarn from WeCrochet and includes a full video tutorial for the pattern.
I love crochet bags. In fact, I love all kinds of functional storage solutions, so little pockets, pouches, and bags. While it takes me days, weeks, and even months to finish some other crochet pattern designs. I can whip up a bag in as little as a day. They make me excited to crochet and look so beautiful. In fact, I even mentally designed another bag pattern while I finished this market bag.
But yes what I love even more than bags? Unique and special stitches. They may not always be super challenging, but for sure not often used in crochet patterns. In this case, I needed to show off my love for lace designs with open mesh using filet crochet. But I also really love linked crochet, so it was used for its characteristic for sturdyness and support as the top brim and handle.
The last time I published a bag that had some small open mesh was the Trinity Bag pattern. Although it may have not been designed as a market bag, it sure can be used as one.
Table of contents
- Using Filet Crochet for Open Mesh
- Get the PDF of the Crochet Market Bag
- How to Crochet the Market Bag with Filet Crochet and Linked Crochet
- Crochet Market Bag with Filet Crochet Pattern Video Tutorial
- Free Written Pattern for the Crochet Market Bag
Using Filet Crochet for Open Mesh
I’m currently totally in love with Linked Crochet. Not many crocheters have used it and it has so many benefits. It is a Crochet technique and type of Tunisian Crochet. However, to make it more visually understanding, I like to say it’s an in-between of Regular Crochet and Normal Crochet. Using Linked Crochet allows you to remove the gaps that are usually created when crocheting regular crochet stitches.
However, the opposite of Linked Crochet is Filet Crochet featuring open mesh with lots of gaps. Filet Crochet is known for picture display done in a special combination of closed and open mesh. But for this market bag, I really wanted the variegated yarn to speak for itself and use the basic technique of filet crochet.
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Now let’s talk about what the best yarn for this project is, shall we?
Best Yarn for Crochet Market Bag Patterns
Well, that all depends on what you prefer but it should be 100% cotton if you will use it often and need to wash your bag once in a while. I like using really soft and sturdy yarn that can last a long time and won’t stretch too much.
So I thought the WeCrochet’s yarn “Dishie” was the perfect yarn for this handy and functional crochet filet crochet market bag. If you prefer subbing the yarn you can easily use any other yarn for this project. Just make sure it’s worsted weighted yarn.
Since Dishie yarn is made with either solid, twist, or multi yarn colors, you can easily choose your preference and style.
Get the PDF of the Crochet Market Bag
So, let me now give you the supplies you need in order to crochet this handy pattern.
This pattern is also available as an ad-free, printer-friendly pdf pattern that can be purchased at the links below for only a small fee.
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How to Crochet the Market Bag with Filet Crochet and Linked Crochet
Materials you will need
- WeCrochet “Multi Dishie” Yarn (1 skein/ 100g/ 190yd)
- Dreamhouse (1.5 skeins)
- 4.00 mm hook
- tapestry needle
3 sts x 2 rows = 1 square inch
11 x 17 inches
Stitches used in the pattern
Learn all the basic crochet stitches HERE
- dc = double crochet
- ldc = linked double crochet
- chainless foundation chain, but using linked crochet (video below shows how to do it)
- sl st = slip stitch
- ch = chain
- atc = alternative turning chain (2 sc stacked = 1 dc = ch 3)
Crochet Market Bag with Filet Crochet Pattern Video Tutorial
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Free Written Pattern for the Crochet Market Bag
You’ll crochet the double crochet bag bottom as a circle first, then work on the Filet Crochet Body as well as the Linked Crochet handle.
Crocheting the Bag Bottom
Make a Magic Ring and add 1 atc and 11 dc stitches, close ring
R1: [1 atc, 1 dc] in the same stitch, then 2 dc in each stitch, sl st to the first stitch
R2: 1 atc, 2 dc in the same stitch, *1 dc in the next st, 2 dc in the same st, repeat from * until the end, sl st to the first stitch
R3: 1 atc, 1 dc in the next st, 2 dc in the same stitch, *1 dc in the next 2 sts, 2 dc in the same st, repeat from * until the end, sl st to the first stitch
R4: 1 atc, 1 dc in the next 2 sts, 2 dc in the same stitch, *1 dc in the next 3 sts, 2 dc in the same st, repeat from * until the end, sl st to the first stitch
R5: 1 atc, 1 dc in the next 3 sts, 2 dc in the same stitch, *1 dc in the next 4 sts, 2 dc in the same st, repeat from * until the end, sl st to the first stitch
R6: 1 atc, 1 dc in the next 4 sts, 2 dc in the same stitch, *1 dc in the next 5 sts, 2 dc in the same st, repeat from * until the end, sl st to the first stitch
R7: 1 atc, 1 dc in the next 5 sts, 2 dc in the same stitch, *1 dc in the next 6 sts, 2 dc in the same st, repeat from * until the end, sl st to the first stitch
Filet Crochet – Body of the Market Bag
**For 6 rounds crochet this repeat:
1 atc, ch 1, sk 1 st, *1 dc, ch 1, sk 1 st, repeat from * until the end of the round, sl st to the first stitch
For 1 round crochet this repeat:
1 atc, then 1 dc in each st until the end of the round, sl st to the first stitch
Repeat from ** two more times.
Linked Crochet – Top Brim and Handle of the Market Bag
For the next 3 Rounds crochet this repeat:
1 atc, then 1 ldc in each st until the end of the round, sl st to the first st
Using stitch marketers (I used leftover yarn pieces) mark where your handles start and end on each side of the laid flat bag. Of 96 stitches, I added stitch markers where the ^ is:
14 sts, ^ 20 sts ^, 28 sts, ^ 20 sts ^, 14 sts
Then crochet this:
1 Round: 1 atc, 1 ldc in the next 13 sts, then crochet 50 (or more or less) chainless foundation ldc sts (see video tutorial on how to do this), 1 ldc in the next 28 sts, then crochet 50 (or same as first handle just made) chainless foundation ldc sts, 1 ldc in the next 14 sts, sl st to the first st
Last Round: 1 atc, then 1 ldc in each st until the end of the round, sl st to the first st
Fasten off and weave in your ends.
Using the Crochet Market Bag
Now you are done crocheting filet crochet with linked crochet market bag. You can use it for the farmer’s market when picking up fruits, vegetables, baguettes, eggs, and even flowers. I will use mine even for normal quick groceries runs.
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