2 in 1 Beach / Market Bag Free Pattern
This 2 in 1 beach / Market bag started life as a market bag. But I loved the textures and way these stitch combinations were working and so had to make the tote style too! The peacock fan stitch is definitely one I will be using again.
That is a bonus for you guys, because it means that you get both styles in the pdf pattern!
The handles are super easy to adjust the sizing of – you literally just make them longer before attaching the second end.
The free pattern below is for the round market bag style (which can also double as a great beach bag) – you will surprised how much it holds. I think the round version can hold a little more than the tote version.
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I used Dishie yarn for these bags. Do you remember the Ava Table runner? You may remember that was also designed specifically for an event that was sponsored by WeCrochet. Well, the lovely guys there sent me this Dishie yarn to try and compare it to the LionBrand 24/7 that they had sent for me to work up the table runner design.
Being in the UK getting hold of some yarns can be difficult for me. I am really grateful to WeCrochet for going above and beyond to support indie designers like us in this way!
The Dishie Yarn was really nice to work with and frogged easily when I needed it to. It was much easier on my tension finger than the Lionbrand 24/7 (which caused a huge divit in my finger and rubbed it raw). And it looks great worked up. The stitch definition of the Dishie is really nice. However, I do think that I made the right call to use the 24/7 for the table runner – because of the sheen it gives such a nice finish to a statement piece which is on show in the home, rather than the softer comfort of the Dishie.
PDF Pattern links:
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- #4 worsted weight cotton (I used 3 skeins of dishie in green and 2 skeins in white for the market bag and 2 skeins of green and just over 1 white for the tote version)
- 5mm hook
- Stitch markers (optional)
- Tapestry needle
Not important for this project as long as your tension is consistent
My bag is 15” wide and the body section is 15” tall, with the bottom being 15” in diameter.
- YO – yarn over
- SC–single crochet
- DC – double crochet
- SS–slip stitch
- TC – treble crochet
- FDC – foundation double crochet
- Written in US terms
- Chain 1 does not count as a stitch unless specifically stated.
- Pattern is worked from the bottom up, and in one piece.
- You can make this one as a round market bag or a beach bag / tote style.
- One of my testers preferred to do the dc rows with a 4.5mm hook, and the peacock fan sections with a 5mm hook as she found the fan section was a little tighter so looked like it pulled the bag in a smidge.
Pattern for the Market Bag
In color A:
Round 1 In magic ring ch3 (counts as a st), 9DC. Ss to join (10)
Round 2 Ch3, DC in same st, 2DC in next and each st around. Ss to join (20)
Round 3 Ch3, DC in same st, DC in next st, *2DC in next st, DC in next st* Rep from * to * around. Ss to join (30)
Round 4 Ch3, DC in same st, DC in next 2 sts, *2DC in next st, DC in next 2 sts* Rep from * to * around. Ss to join (40)
Round 5 Ch3, DC in same st, DC in next 3 sts, *2DC in next st, DC in next 3 sts* Rep from * to * around. Ss to join (50)
Round 6 Ch3, DC in same st, DC in next 4 sts, *2DC in next st, DC in next 4 sts* Rep from * to * around. Ss to join (60)
Round 7 Ch3, DC in same st, DC in next 5 sts, *2DC in next st, DC in next 5 sts* Rep from * to * around. Ss to join (70)
Round 8 Ch3, DC in same st, DC in next 6 sts, *2DC in next st, DC in next 6 sts* Rep from * to * around. Ss to join (80)
Round 9 Ch3, DC in same st, DC in next 7 sts, *2DC in next st, DC in next 7 sts* Rep from * to * around. Ss to join (90)
Round 10 Ch3, DC in same st, DC in next 8 sts, *2DC in next st, DC in next 8 sts* Rep from * to * around. Ss to join (100)
Round 11 Ch3, DC in same st, DC in next 9 sts, *2DC in next st, DC in next 9 sts* Rep from * to * around. Ss to join (110)
Round 12 Ch3, DC in same st, DC in next 10 sts, *2DC in next st, DC in next 10 sts* Rep from * to * around. Ss to join (120)
Round 13 Ch3 or alt DC in the first st, Working in the back loops only, DC in each st around. Ss to join (120)
Note: if you are comfortable with third loops you may prefer to go through both the back and the third loops to help your bag keep its shape with heavier items. See fig photo above.
Rounds 14-15 Ch3 or alt DC, DC in each st around. Ss to join (120)
In color B:
Round 16 Ch1, SC in first st, *sk 4 sts, 9 TC in next st, sk 4 sts, 1 SC in next st* rep from * to * around, ending with sk 4 sts, 9 TC in next st, sk 4 sts, ss to first SC. (12 sets of 9TC, and 12 SC)
Round 17 Ch4 (counts as a TC), 1 TC in the first sc of the previous round, *ch3, sk 4 TC, 1 SC in the next TC (which is the middle of the 9TC fan), ch3, sk 4 TC, 2 TC in next SC*. Rep from * to * around ending with ch3, sk 4 TC, SC in the next TC, ch3, sk 4 TC and then ss to the top of the ch4 to join.
Round 18 Ch1, SC between the ch4 and TC which started the previous round, *sk 3 ch, 9 TC in the next SC, sk 3 ch, SC in the space between the next 2 TC.* Rep from * to * around. On the last repeat instead of working a SC in the sp between the next 2 TC, ss to top of the first SC to join.
Round 19 repeat round 17
Round 20 repeat round 18
Round 21 repeat round 17
Change to color A:
Attach color A between any set of of tc’s.
Round 22 Ch3(counts as a st), 4 DC in the ch3 sp, DC in the next SC, 4 DC in next ch3 sp, DC between the next 2 TC of the previous round *. Rep from * to * around ending with 4 DC in ch3 sp, ss to top of ch3 to join. (120)
Rounds 23-24 Ch3 or alt DC, DC in each st around. Ss to join (120)
Rounds 25-30 In color B rep rounds 16-21
Rounds 31-33 In color A rep rounds 22-24
If you want 2 straps / handles on the market bag
Row 1 Ch1, SC in same st and next 7 sts, turn (8)
Rows 2-66 repeat row 1 (or until strap is desired length).
Take a stitch marker. Find the left hand side of your strap and mark the 20th unworked st to the left. Take another st marker. Moving in the same direction count out another 7 sts mark that st. Between these stitch markers is where you need to attach your handle. You can SC it together or whip st.
(*If you are doing one strap you need to leave 54 stitches between the straps on either side).
FO and weave in ends
Lay you bag flat so that the handle is effectively folded in half. From the left of that handle mark the 29th stitch across with a stitch marker. Attach your yarn here for the second handle.
Repeat rows 1 -66 for the second handle and follow the same process and counts to attach the other end of the strap.
FO and weave in ends.
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