The Off to the (Farmer’s) Market Bag is the best expandible bag. Don’t you just love open shell patterns? They’re so light an airy, and make the perfect simple stretchy fabric for an eco-friendly reusable market bag! Going to the farmer’s market? You’re going to need this bag to fit ALL your veggies and flowers! It has a round HDC bottom, and uses doubles and trebles to make a beautiful stretchy mesh. Make it in blue for your next trip to the beach!
This tote is made from just 280 yards of Caron Cotton Cakes, so it’s a perfect scrap yarn project! Any #4 cotton yarn will work just fine, but Caron Cotton Cakes is a favorite of mine for tote bags – they hold their shape really well, and it’s perfectly washable! You have no idea how many times I’ve washed my Caron Cake totes, and they’re all good as new!
The idea for this bag actually came from the necessitites of carrying so much for a 2-year-old. I needed a bag that I could throw in the car for extra diapers, wipes, some snacks, and of course favorite toys. Everything that I found was just too bulky, or had a million little pockets for all the baby items that I used to need. This one was a perfect quick house-to-car-to-house option!
This bag is made from the bottom up, and is seamless. The finished item will measure 15.5 x 12.5 inches, not including handles.
You will need a basic understanding of the crochet stitches single crochet, double crochet, half double crochet, treble crochet, chain, and slip stitch. All other stitches (Open Tall Shell, eg) are explained in detail.
Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn (I used Caron Cotton Cakes): 280 yards
Finished measurements: 15.5 inches tall, 12.5 inches wide, laid flat, not counting handles
Gauge: first 5 rounds = 4 inches
As always you are welcome to reach out if you have any questions about the pattern. Once the pattern is purchased, you may sell your finished items, as long as you give credit to me as the designer. I can be found on Instagram @springintofalldesigns, and Ravelry as SpringintoFall. Also check out my blog at SpringintoFall.design.blog. I’d love to hear from you!