Don't go to farmers markets without a tote of your own - make sure to bring along the 1 Skein Farmer's Market Bag. In the designer's own words, "this slouchy farmer’s market bag is perfect for shopping and hauling all kinds of goodies! It only uses one skein of yarn and can be used countless times instead of those icky plastic bags that really hurt our planet. I recommend using a cotton yarn for durability but photographed is an acrylic (I Love This Yarn in Pasha). Hope you guys enjoy this one, don’t forget to post as a project so I can see your beautiful bags!
This free crochet shopping bag pattern is ideal for those looking to replace their non-eco friendly plastic shopping bag with a handmade, crochet market bag. This Granny Stitch crochet project uses self striping yarn, so the colours really show themselves off to full effect. This pattern is beginner friendly featuring only the basic crochet stitches and the ever popular Granny Stitch - my favourite! I made my Granny's Shopping Bag using Caron Cotton Cakes in shade Garden Oasis and I love the colours. They really remind me of hazy summer days spent shopping for Knick Knacks - and I can fit plenty inside this market bag!
"The large size of this tote makes it perfect for carrying a wide range of items, from shopping to swim towels. This bag is made up of over one hundred plastic shopping bags. Core material (also made of plastic bags) is added every three rounds to increase durability and add rigidity to the tote. This pattern is relatively simple, the only stitches you need to know are single crochet and slip stitch. You will also need to know how to work in the round."
This bag has a modern, boho feel and it’s designed to be both sturdy and stretchy to accommodate all of your shopping needs. This bag is a great alternative to a tote and is perfect for outings from shopping at the farmer’s market and grocery store to carrying along snacks on road trips. It also makes a wonderful beach bag to hold towels, sunscreen, anything else you might need. This bag takes a little time to crochet up, but I promise it’s all worth it!
Designed by: Brittany Coughlin
This beautiful crochet market bag will be perfect for both beginner and advanced crocheters. One is sure – it’s a repetitive pattern, that will make your groceries shopping so much more fun! It’s made with 100 % cotton yarn, so it’s easily washable and nice in touch.
PHOTOS by Brittany Coughlin / Ravelry.com
Looking to "go green" this year? Check out this Round Bottom Cotton Shopping Bag. Instead of wasting plastic bags, work up this crocheted bag and reuse it every time you go shopping. It's an easy crochet pattern that uses single and double crochet allowing you to work it up quickly.