Huge apologies that it has been sooooo long since I have published a new pattern! I have been so busy with Uni, work placement and life in general! I have lots of patterns to write up but I thought I would start with this super easy market bag and as July is plastic free month it fits in perfectly! I have also done a youtube tutorial for those that are not as confident at reading patterns so you won’t miss out!
FOR THE BAG YOU WILL NEED –
- 3mm hook
- 100g skein of Wendy Supreme Cotton
- This pattern is written in UK terms.
- The 3ch at the beginning of the first 4 rounds count as a UK tr (US dc).
- If you have loose tension, try downsizing to a 2.5mm hook.
- Do not turn your work when making the main body of the bag.
Start with a magic ring (or ch4 and join with a slip stitch).
Round 1: 3ch, 11tr into ring. Join to third ch of initial 3ch with a slip stitch, pull the magic ring to close. [12st]
Round 2: 3ch, 1tr into same stitch, 2tr into each stitch, join to third ch of initial 3 ch with a slip stitch. [24st]
Round 3: 3ch, 1tr in same st, 1 tr in next st, *2tr in next stitch, 1 tr in next; rep from * around. [36st]
Round 4: 3ch, 1 tr in same st, 1tr in next 2st, *2tr in next st, 1tr in next 2st; rep from * around. [48st]
Round 5: 1ch, 1dc in same st. *ch3, miss 1 stitch, 1dc in next; rep from * around until the second to last stitch. At this point make a half tr into beginning dc. (Placing a stitch marker on the last stitch of each row from here will help a lot! If you are stuck, have a look at my YouTube video.) [24 chain spaces].
Round 6: *4ch, 1dc in next ch sp; rep from * around until second to last ch sp, 1ch, 1htr into the top of the last st of the previous round (ie, into the top of the htr of previous round).
Round 7: *5ch, 1dc in next ch sp; rep from * around until second to last ch sp, 2ch, 1htr into the top of the last st of the previous round.
Round 8: *6ch, 1dc in next ch sp; rep from * around until second to last ch sp, 3ch, 1htr into the top of the last st of the previous round.
Round 9: *7ch, 1dc in next ch sp; rep from * around until second to last ch sp, 3ch, 1 tr into the top of the last st of the previous round.
Round 10 -25: Repeat Round 9
Round 26: Repeat round 8
Round 27: Repeat round 7
Round 28: 1ch, 1dc in same stitch, 2dc in space, 1dc in dc, *4dc in each ch sp, 1 dc in top of each dc of previous round; rep from * 2dc in last sp, ss to join to 1st dc 
Round 29-30: 1ch, 1 dc in same space, dc around, ss to join.
HANDLE – Chain 8
Row 1: 1tr in second chain from the hook, 1 dc in next 6st, turn 
Row 2: 1ch, 1tc along the next 7 stitches, turn 
Repeat Row 2 until desired handle length or when nearing the end of the yarn (I made my handle approx 46cm/18″).
Turn your bag inside out. Attach the handle to the bag using slip stitches. To attach to the opposite side, count how many stitches are around the top of the bag. I had 120 stitches. You want your handles evenly spaced, I counted 53 stitches along from the right side of my handle and stitch 54 was where I started to attach the other end of the handle. Make sure there are no twists in your handle before you attach it. I used simple slip stitches to attach my handle. Fasten off and sew ends in securely.
Congratulations! You have made yourself a market bag!
Until next time, happy crocheting!!