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Spring Market Tote Bag | Free Crochet Pattern with Video Tutorial!

The next time you plan a trip to your local market, the beach, or anywhere really; you’re going to want to bring the Spring Market Tote Bag right along with you. This bag is an easy, beginner-friendly crochet pattern only using single crochet stitches, and sturdy because we’ll be holding multiple strands. The shades of purple and blue scream Spring but the color possibilities are endless! Choose to make your market tote with one accent color or six!

I’m not sure why, but every time Spring and Summer are right around the corner, I am obsessed with all the bags (you can expect a few more coming soon)! I love that there are so many different ways to make tote bags and it’s always fun to mix up the colors.

Crocheting With Multiple Strands

With most of my basket and bag patterns, I find myself continuously designing them while crocheting with multiple strands of yarn, and there isn’t an exception for the Spring Market Tote Bag crochet pattern. Apparently it’s my thing.

But there’s a reason!

I love crocheting with multiple strands of yarn with baskets and bags in particular because they make the finished project so much more sturdy. And if this is something I’m going to be using for a long time, then I want to make sure that I make it the best I possibly can the first time around.

If you’ve never crocheted with multiple strands, give it a try. It’s really great, you’re going to love it, and you can do lots of other fun things with it besides the sturdiness factor.


Joy of Motion Crochet, Counting Crafty Sheep, Salty Pearl Crochet and Knitting With Chopsticks are hosting a super fun Spring Color blog hop! Every day in February, they are featuring a new designer who has a Spring Colored inspired design to share with all of you!

You can read all the details HERE!

*NEW* Video Tutorials!

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Exciting, I know!

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Spring Market Tote Bag Pattern

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Materials


Abbreviations Used

  • Ch – chain
  • St – stitch
  • Sc – single crochet
  • Sl st – slip stitch
  • Beg – beginning
  • Sp – space
  • BLO – back loop only
  • Sc2tog – single crochet two stitches together: Insert your hook into the next st, yarn over, pull up a loop. Insert your hook into the next stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop. Pull through all 3 loops.
  • MC – Main Color
  • AC – Accent Color

Helpful Tutorials


Finished Measurements

Approx: 13.25″ x 11.75″


Gauge

13 sc x 14 rows = 4″ square


Pattern Notes

  • This entire bag is worked while holding two strands of yarn
  • The color Ecru will be labeled as the main color (MC) and each of the other colors will be labeled as the accent color (AC)
  • The number in parentheses at the end of each round is how many total sc you should have in that round

Spring Market Tote Bag Crochet Pattern

BAG

Holding two strands of MC, Ch 31.

Round 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch-2, sc into same st, sc next 28 st, [sc, ch-2, sc, ch-2, sc] last ch, turn to work on opposite side of chain, sc next 28 st, sc next ch (this should be the first ch of the round) ch-2, sl st to beg sc. (62sc; 4 ch-2 sp)

Round 2: Ch 1, sc first st, [sc, ch-2, sc] in ch-2 sp, sc next 30 st, [sc, ch-2, sc] in ch-2 sp, sc next st, [sc, ch-2, sc] in ch-2 sp, sc next 30 st, [sc, ch-2, sc] in ch-2 sp, sl st to beg sc. (70sc; 4 ch-2 sp)

Round 3: Ch 1, sc next 2 st, [sc, ch-2, sc] in ch-2 sp, sc next 32 st, [sc, ch-2, sc] in ch-2 sp, sc next 3 st, [sc, ch-2, sc] in ch-2 sp, sc next 32 st, [sc, ch-2, sc] in ch-2 sp, sc last st, sl st to beg sc. (78sc; 4 ch-2 sp)

Round 4: Ch 1, sc next 3 st, [sc, ch-2, sc] in ch-2 sp, sc next 34 st, [sc, ch-2, sc] in ch-2 sp, sc next 5 st, [sc, ch-2, sc] in ch-2 sp, sc next 34 st, [sc, ch-2, sc] in ch-2 sp, sc next 2 st, sl st to beg sc. (86sc; 4 ch-2 sp)

Round 5: Ch 1, sc in each st around placing 2 sc in each ch-2 sp. (94sc)

Round 6: This round is worked in the BLO of each st- Ch 1, sc next 4 st, sc2tog next 2 st, sc next 36 st, sc2tog next 2 st, sc next 7 st, sc2tog next 2 st, sc next 36 st, sc2tog next 2 st, sc next 3 st, sl st to beg sc. (90sc)

Round 7-8: Ch 1, sc each stitch around, sl st to beg sc.

Rounds 9-11: Switch to first AC. Ch 1, sc each st around, sl st to beg sc.

Rounds 12-14: Switch back to MC. Ch 1, sc each st around, sl st to beg sc.

Rounds 15-17: Switch to second AC. Ch 1, sc each st around, sl st to beg sc.

Rounds 18-20: Switch back to MC. Ch 1, sc each st around, sl st to beg sc.

Rounds 21-23: Switch to third AC. Ch 1, sc each st around, sl st to beg sc.

Rounds 24-34: Switch back to MC. Ch 1, sc each st around, sl st to beg sc.

Rounds 35-37: Switch to first AC. Ch 1, sc each st around, sl st to beg sc.

Rounds 38-40: Switch back to MC. Ch 1, sc each st around, sl st to beg sc.

Rounds 41-43: Switch to second AC. Ch 1, sc each st around, sl st to beg sc.

Rounds 44-46: Switch back to MC. Ch 1, sc each st around, sl st to beg sc.

Rounds 47-49: Switch to third AC. Ch 1, sc each st around, sl st to beg sc.

Rounds 50-52: Switch back to MC. Ch 1, sc each st around, sl st to beg sc.

Tie off and weave in ends.


Watch the Spring Market Tote Crochet Pattern Video Tutorial to clear up any confusion
STRAP

Holding 2 strands of MC and giving yourself a long tail, ch 5.

Row 1: Sc in the 2nd ch from your hook and each ch down (4)

Rows 2-54: Ch 1, sc each st across

Tie off leaving a long tail for sewing


ASSEMBLY

Lie the Spring Market Tote Bag flat out in front of you so that the bottom of the bag matches up evenly.

Using your stitch market of choice, mark the middle stitch on each side of your bag. See the photo below for reference.

Using your tapestry needle, sew each side of the strap where you placed your stitch marker making sure that your strap is not twisted.

Don’t fully secure your ends until you test out the size and make sure that you love the way it fits. See the resizing section for additional information


RESIZING

If you get confused about resizing your strap or any portion of the Spring Market Tote Bag, check out the video tutorial to help clear up any confusion.

One of the great things about this bag is that you can resize the strap to your liking. If you want more of a cross body bag, make a super long strap. If you want a simple, over the shoulder bag, make it just a little bit longer than mine. The choice is yours!

To resize your strap, simply add more rows of single crochet if you want it longer and take away some rows if you want it shorter.

If you already sewed your strap to your bag, lift the strap to see where you last weaved in the end and use your crochet hook to pull it out. Repeat until you’ve untied your strap. Then untie your knot from when you tied off your work and add or take away rows.

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Like I said previously, I love making market totes and bags during the Spring and Summer months.

What are your favorite patterns to make during the warmer weather?

Let me know in the comments!

More Free Crochet Bag Patterns

I have a few additional crochet bag designs that I think you’ll love and I’m hoping to come out with quite a few more. After you finish your Spring Market Tote Bag, try one of these!

  1. Colorblock Beach Bag // 2.

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7 Comments

  1. Thanks for the pattern, I was looking for a sturdier pattern, which can also lend itself to using plarn.

    1. I’m excited to have found your blog! I love this bag❤️… I crocheted just a little years ago but I’m going to use your blog as a way to get started again ! Thank you!

    1. Hi Claire, I made a mistake with the time setting. It should work if you try now. Let me know if you still have a problem. So sorry for the inconvenience!

    1. Hi Pauline,

      The discount code for the free PDF expired on the morning of 2/22. I’m sorry you missed it! If you sign up for my email list you’ll receive a free PDF for every pattern release!

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