Crocheted tote bag pattern.

The Best Crochet Market Bag Patterns

Today’s theme is crochet market bag pattern ideas, so don’t waste more time and dive right into it! In the Quick Roundup series I share the best ideas for crochet techniques, projects, and patterns that caught my eye, so stay tuned for the next parts!

If you like more in-depth articles, check out my Recommendation Series, or try my Free Crochet Patterns and Stitch Tutorials!

My Rustic Market Bag Version

I couldn’t stop myself from making this iconic bag, because I’ve seen it everywhere! It’s the first mesh crochet bag in my collection, but I can assure you, that it’s not the last one.

I used cotton yarn that I’ve had in my stash for ages, so I don’t remember exactly what brand it is. I love the flower in the bottom part – it’s not always visible when carrying the bag, but you just know it’s there, and that’s fantastic.

beige crochet market bag in progress

Original pattern I used is called Rustic Market Bag and was designed by ultra-talented Camilla N. Skjoenhaug. You can find it available for free on her blog coffeencrochet.com, or read more about it on ravelry.com.

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FAQ

How to make a crochet market bag?

First of all, go check out some free crochet patterns online and see what you like! It’s good to know what options you have because it’s easier to choose the right design. When you choose the pattern, it’s time to get the yarn! After that it’s easy as a pie – just follow the instructions, crochet your bag, and brag about it on social media ūüôā

How to choose the right pattern for me?

First of all, ask yourself what you want to use it for because there are many different options. You can go for mesh bags, which are very elastic and can fit a lot, or go for more densely stitched versions, known for their sturdiness.

Mesh bags are stylish and versatile, but are quite weak when it comes to carrying very heavy groceries. Take it into account when making them, but remember, that it’s a perfect choice for beach trips, lightweight trips to farmer’s markets, and home storage.

What yarn should I choose?

The most popular choice for market bags is cotton, but you can easily go for cotton blends and tightly spun synthetic yarns. The rustic look of these slouchy bags lays in this type of yarn as well, so frizzy wool and wool blends won’t do! Cotton is natural, looks great, and is easily washable – what more could you want from a market bag?

Learn more about types of yarn in my Yarn 101 Series!

Below you will find a selection of free crochet market bag patterns, that are easy and fun to make! I’m sure there’s your next project hiding somewhere, so check them out!

Free Crochet Market Bag Patterns with Floral Detail

Rustic Market Bag by Coffee ‘n Crochet

Let’s start with my beloved design from Camilla, which you can see below. What I love about this bag is how it can change depending on the colors you choose, so you can make different versions to fit your current mood. Rosy pink has a nice feminine vibe, so it will be perfect for summer sightseeing walks. Yellow reminds me of ripe wheat, or is it just me?

A crocheted bag and a pair of sunglasses.
photos by @coffeencrochet on Instagram: top, bottom

Free crochet pattern for Rustic Market Bag by Camilla N. Skjoenhaug is available on coffeencrochet.com, or through ravelry.com.

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Rustic Market Bag Version by Fatosunhobilerii

Let’s just say it – a combination of pink and teal will always remind me of unicorns! It’s just the way it is, so let’s not fight this feeling. The crocheter behind Fatosunhobilerii decided to color-block this classic pattern, and as you can see, it turned out amazing! Use leftover yarn for such projects, because you may surprise yourself with great color combinations.

A crocheted bag with pink and blue handles.
photos by @fatosunhobilerii on Instagram: source

This project uses a free crochet pattern for Rustic Market Bag by Camilla N. Skjoenhaug, which is available on coffeencrochet.com, or through ravelry.com. To learn more about this particular version, click the link below the photo.

Sakura Market Bag Version by Irodori-pop Handmade

Another design with a flower in the bottom part comes from great K.A.M.E. Crochet, and I am sure you’ve already seen it before! This calm white version from Irodori-pop Handmade is not only elegant but will come in handy in many situations. The delicate detail of dusty pink in the last row adds an unexpected color pop – playful!

Two pictures of a crocheted tote bag.
photos by @irodoripop_handmade on Instagram: source

This is a version based on a free crochet pattern called Sakura Market Bag by K.A.M.E. Crochet. Find it on kamecrochet.com, or read more about it on ravelry.com. To learn more about this particular version, click the link below the photo.

You may also like this article – Easy Heart Stitch Ideas.

Sparkly Unicorn Sakura Market Bag Version by Thicc Knits by Tippy

I love multicolored yarn because it’s fuss-free and always looks great! I used it in So. Many. Projects… When I look at the pictures of Tippy’s version, I really want to make another bag, just to see these colors emerging! Remember one thing, though – color changes must come quite often because otherwise they won’t be visible in such a small project.

A crocheted bag with yarn and crochet hooks.
photos by @thiccknitsbytippy on Instagram: top, bottom

This is a version based on a free crochet pattern called Sakura Market Bag by K.A.M.E. Crochet. Find it on kamecrochet.com, or read more about it on ravelry.com. To learn more about this particular version, click the link below the photo.

The Easiest Free Crochet Market Bag Patterns

Portofino Bag Set by Alexandra Tavel

Alexandra’s mesh bag will be your perfect companion for beach adventures. Its lacy structure allows the sand to come and go, and it stretches enough to fit a lot more than you think. Beach towels, snacks, water bottles, or flip-flops will all fit inside. This project is perfect for beginners, as it includes only basic stitches, such as chain stitches.

Top image: a brown mesh tote bag lying on sandy ground.
bottom image: the same mesh tote bag with a pink cloth and a bottle of sunscreen partly inside, placed on sand.

photos by Alexandra Tavel from ravelry.com

Find this free crochet pattern on twoofwands.com or read more on ravelry.com.

Zoey Mesh Bag by Lakeside Loops

I’m a big fan of tall stitches, and I think they are highly underestimated! That’s why I was so happy to find Lakeside Loops’ project that highlights the tall stitch’s beauty. What better place to use this lacy technique than in the mesh market bag?

Beige crocheted market bag with a green apple inside.

photos by Lakeside Loops from ravelry.com

Find this free crochet pattern on lakesideloops.com or read more on ravelry.com.

Farming Fresh Market Tote by Yarnspirations Design Studio

There’s nothing worse than noticing you’re out of bags at the register, so always keep a reusable bag with you. This mesh market bag from Yarnspirations fits all your groceries and folds into a neat tiny package when you don’t use it.

Colorful knitted market bags hanging on a wooden rack against a white wall.
photos by Yarnspirations Design Studio from ravelry.com

Find this free crochet pattern on yarnspirations.com or read more on ravelry.com.

French Market Bag Version by crochet-hello

French Market Bag is the queen of slouchy bags because it couldn’t be easier to make! It’s basically a mesh rectangle, to which you add handles. Its interesting shape makes it stand out from the crowd, but also fit a lot of things. This blue-green version by crochet-hello is perfect for carrying colorful fruits and veggies, so don’t wait and make one for yourself!

Two pictures of a green crocheted shopping bag.

photos by crochet-hello from ravelry.com

This is a version of French Market Bag by Alexandra Tavel. Find this free crochet pattern on twoofwands.com, or read more about it on ravelry.com.

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Edda Bag – Provence Market Bag Version by mok7

To all the minimalists out there – you will love it! I get strong French vibes from this Edda Bag version because it’s plain and simple. If you were looking for a perfect beach bag to carry a blanket, a book, and a bottle of water, this is it. Don’t look any further! Take a peek at mok7’s creation and get inspired.

A white crocheted tote bag hanging on a wall.

photos by mok7 from ravelry.com

This project uses a free crochet pattern for the EDDA Bag by Susanne M√ľller, which is available on weareknitters.com, or through Ravelry. To learn more about this particular version, click the link below the photo.

EDDA Bag Version by knitsewwearlove

If you are not a fan of colors, remember that any neutrals will do! A classic bag in knitsewwearlove’s version would fit into any interior or outfit. Steel grey can be combined with various bright colors, and definitely makes the fruits and veggies look even more juicy! Making a bunch of these bags would be a great idea for a gift, too.

A bag with fruits and apples.

photos by knitsewwearlove from ravelry.com

This project uses a free crochet pattern for the EDDA Bag by Susanne M√ľller, which is available on weareknitters.com, or through Ravelry. To learn more about this particular version, click the link below the photo.

You can also use my free pattern and video tutorial called How to Crochet Alpine Stitch!

Filet Crochet Market Bag by Sara Dudek

Why not play with the mesh texture of a slouchy bag? Sara decided to incorporate one of the old-fashioned techniques, which is filet crochet, into her design. You can see this modern version in the pictures, so ask yourself – isn’t it just sweet? If you are a pro with filet crochet, try making bags with different designs on them, and call them a collection!

A pink crocheted tote bag with a pair of sandals and a pair of sunglasses.

photos by Sara Dudek from ravelry.com

This is a Filet Crochet Market Bag by Sara Dudek – the free crochet pattern is available on crochet.com, or ravelry.com.

Spencer Market Bag by Lakeside Loops

Let me show you how the simplest form can become super elegant. If you’re not a fan of slouchy market bags, this proposition from Lakeside Loops will be right up your alley. A simple single crochet bag is elevated by the addition of knotted fabric straps.

A beige crochet tote bag with blue and white striped fabric bows, displayed by a person and on a gray chair.

photos by Lakeside Loops from ravelry.com

Find this free crochet pattern on lakesideloops.com or read more on ravelry.com.

Bright Days Market Bag by Heather J Anderson

Eco-friendly projects often use neutral and earthy colors, but that doesn’t have to be the case! Heather’s bag is full of colors and fun combinations of stitches. Make this lovely market bag with scraps of yarn for some unexpected color effects.

Colorful crocheted bag with rainbow stripes on a wooden surface, accompanied by crochet hooks and yarn.

photos by Heather J Anderson from ravelry.com

Find this free crochet pattern on theunraveledmitten.com or read more on ravelry.com.

Keary Market Bag by Pacific Knot

The lacy pattern of this bag reminds me of an old-school rocking chair seat in my grandma’s house. What a lovely memory! As you can see, thick cotton yarn produces visible, textural stitches, so choose this material if it’s the look you aim for. The pattern from Pacific Knot is the perfect blend between a vintage look and utility.

A crochet tote bag with fresh produce on top, and the same bag with white flowers and green leaves placed inside it below.

photos by Pacific Knot from ravelry.com

Find this free crochet pattern on ravelry.com.

Crochet Square Market Bag Patterns

Wip Bag – Inga’s H√§kelbeutel Version by mitokondrio

Are you into more sturdy market bags? No worries, because there are plenty of designs you can choose from. This version by mitokondrio uses crochet squares to create a bag – how clever is that? The best part is that you can use ANY square you like, so it allows you to make endless versions. This kind of bag is also much more sturdy than slouchy bags and keeps the shape nicely.

Crocheted squares and a crocheted bag.

photos by mitokondrio from ravelry.com

This bag is called Inga’s H√§kelbeutel and was originally designed by Inga Joana Mertens – you can download a free crochet pattern from ravelry.com.

You may also like this article – The Best Flowery Crochet Stitches.

Granny Heart Market Bag by Raffaella Tassoni

Granny square lovers, here’s a bag for you! Raffaella’s project features eight granny squares with cute hearts in the center. It’s one of the patterns that keep on giving, because you can use these blocks in many other projects.

Yellow crochet tote bag with white heart pattern containing assorted vegetables.

photos by Raffaella Tassoni from ravelry.com

Find this free crochet pattern on raffamusadesigns.com or read more on ravelry.com.

Granny Square Tote Version by Earth Hand And Fiber

Believe it or not, but this tote is made only with granny squares. The special arrangement turns 13 blocks into a nicely shape market bag. You can add leather handles, or crochet your own. Adding the lining is also optional, but it helps the bag keep the right shape for longer.

Colorful crocheted granny square bag with leather handles displayed against two different backgrounds.

photos by Earth Hand And Fiber from ravelry.com

The original project is called Granny Square Bag by Carolyn Calderon. You can find a free crochet pattern on her website thepurpleponcho.com, or read more on ravelry.com.

Magnolia Tote Bag by Jessica Reeves Potasz

I love the color palette Jessica chose for this project. A simple combination of black, grey, brown, and white is elegant and fun. The diagonal arrangement of the blocks is the foundation of its shape – with squares nicely fitting the natural curves of the bag.

Woman carrying a handmade crochet bag with floral patterns against a natural background.

photos by Jessica Reeves Potasz from ravelry.com

Find this free crochet pattern on mamainastitch.com or read more on ravelry.com.

Hexagon Bag Version by Sailorabi

Creating a big and versatile crochet bag doesn’t have to be hard, and this project proves it. Two hexagon motifs combined with white yarn are enough to make the perfect market bag. Take a look at the photo and notice how cleverly the straps attach to the sides of the hexagons. It ensures stability and looks fantastic.

Handmade crochet bag with colorful pattern hanging on a wooden fence.

photos by Sailorabi from ravelry.com

The original project is called Hexagon Market Bag by Salena Baca. You can find a free crochet pattern on her website americancrochetassociation.blog, or read more on ravelry.com.

Summary

Crochet market bag patterns may differ from one another, but their aim is the same – to replace plastic bags. Reusable totes are not only better looking, but also much friendlier to the environment.

You don’t need any special skills to make one, because the easiest patterns use nothing more than a chain stitch and single crochet. Working alongside free crochet market bag patterns may be a fantastic way to spend the weekend.


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