Learn how to make your very own unique Market Bag with these 15 Free Patterns!
If you’re a Maker like me (and since you’re here, you probably are), you just love to make your own things, right? My motto is ‘I can make that’.
Well, I am on a DIY Market Bag kick. And so I went on a search for market bag crochet patterns that are free.
I have already made one out of an old tshirt (watch for that post soon) and now I want to crochet one. The best part is that all you need is some yarn, a crochet hook and an awesome free pattern.
In this day and age with our massive pollution problems, we all need to pitch in, don’t we? And one great way for everybody to help with the massive cleanup is to stop using those pesky, plastic grocery bags! Seriously, just stop it!
I get so irritated when the bagger puts just one little item in each bag! Then I end up hauling home 25 of the stupid things. So, at our house we made a pact. If you forget your reusable shopping bags at home, you have to buy another one.
I know I know it’s wasteful to buy another reusable bag. However, it’s not as bad as taking the disposable ones. Okay, enough preaching. Let’s go make some market bags.
DIY Market Bags
There are a lot of different ways you can make your own market bags from sewing to crochet to macrame. I have also seen some no-sew options which I will share with you soon.
(Check back to find out how to make a market bag from an old T Shirt or tank top)
Personally, I really like the open weave Produce Bags or French Market Bags. Not only do they look cool, but they are much faster to crochet than a solid tote bag.
This fun roundup of market bag crochet patterns includes both types of bags: tote and the open weave produce bag.
Plus, there is a nice mix of easy crochet patterns for beginners as well as more advanced patterns for experienced crocheters.
Related: Free Crochet Patterns for Purses, Bags & Totes
Crochet Market Bag Patterns:
Easy Finger Crochet Tote Bag
If you have been wanting to learn how to finger crochet, this is a great crochet bag pattern to start with!
Moroccan Crochet Market Tote Bag
This gorgeous tote bag features 7 bright colors, but can also be crocheted with fewer, if you prefer.
Summer Market Tote Pattern
Here is a fun free pattern for making a large shopping bag
Color Pop Crochet Tote Bag
This colorful crochet tote is made with popular cake yarn that gives the bag a block effect. (Check out the video tutorial below)
by Fiber Flux
The ‘I Love This Crocheted Tote Bag’ Pattern
I love the gray and turquoise of this crochet bag but it would look great with other yarn color combinations!
It’s Not Knit Snarky Crochet Tote
This fun bag is made using the Filet Crochet stitch (You can write anything you want!)
Bellissima Market Bag Crochet Pattern
Here is a pretty produce bag that can easily be used as a beach bag, as well.
Beginner Crochet Tote Bag Pattern
This cool bag begins as a crocheted rectangle and magically folds to a modern, multi-purpose bag.
Triangle Stitch Crochet Market Bag
The triangle stitch gives this market bag a lovely, open weave pattern.
Farmers Market Hexagon Bag
This fun bag features a hexagon base, a mesh side which makes it a perfect crochet produce bag.
Caribe Big Crocheted Bag Pattern
I am totally in love with this huge tote bag/beach bag!
Fancy Crochet Bag Pattern
The shell stitch gives this bag an extra special look.
Market Tote “Palmetto Tote Pattern”
What is a Market Bag?
Basically, a market bag is a large tote type bag that you use to carry your groceries. Usually, the base or bottom of a market bag is folded in order to hold more items and to hold them securely similar to a paper grocery sack.
What is a French Market Bag?
The way I understand it, a French Market Bag is an open weave, stitch or mesh type of material. I have heard of them referred to as Produce Bags and Farmers Market Bags. Also, French Market Bags or Produce Bags are often used as a beach bag since the open mesh allows the sand to fall through.
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