Don’t be put off by the lace-like stitch. Its lightness allows the pattern to flow swiftly without requiring too much attention to detail. This crochet market tote bag design is ideal for a poolside activity or as a holiday present.
Grab a few skeins of cotton yarn and go to work on this surprisingly easy free market tote bag pattern!
Overview of the Harvest Market Tote Crochet Pattern
When it comes to judging a crochet effort, a video might be worth a thousand images, right?
Here’s a quick introduction of the Harvest Market Tote Bag crochet design to show you what to expect!
A Market Tote That Packs and Expands
When empty, the Harvest Market Tote Bag has the wonderful feature of being relatively light and small, yet it can magically grow to contain more items than any of us should actually carry. The mesh Solomon’s Knot stitch is fantastic for extending while maintaining its shape without stretching out.
In addition, few single crochet stitches across the top of the bag strengthen the open mesh and add support when carrying a large load.
How to Make a Sturdy and Durable Crochet Bag
Want to know my favorite tip for making sure my crocheted bags are strong enough to carry anything I throw at them? Cotton mercerized! Mercerised cotton yarn is stronger than regular cotton yarn, dyes more easily, and lacks the somewhat lint halo that other cottons sometimes have. This means it washes and ages beautifully, even with heavy usage. (I also like to use mercerized cotton when crocheting shoes with flip flop soles!)
I used Lion Brand’s 24/7 Cotton for this crochet market tote bag pattern, which is one of my go-tos when I need a project to be both robust and look sophisticated. Mercerized cotton might seem more glossy than regular cotton without a halo. While I don’t always like my yarn to be “shine,” the sheen of 24/7 Cotton gives everything produced with it a truly polished look.
This market tote bag is a very utilitarian project thanks to its sturdy handles and expanded mesh interior. Don’t be put off by the lace-like stitch. Its lightness allows the pattern to flow swiftly without requiring too much attention to detail. Grab a couple skeins of 24/7 Cotton and start crocheting this surprisingly easy market tote bag.