Do you frequent your local Farmer’s Market? I love going to my local Farmer’s market: the Lincoln Historic Haymarket Farmer’s Market). Vendors sell so may things from produce, flowers, baked goods, meat, and crafts. There is usually entertainment and of course the opportunity to people watch.
A few years ago, I was in search of a market bag to take home my haul of all the goodies and couldn’t find exactly what I wanted so I decided to design my own. This bag is not only easy to crochet but also works wonderful! (Scroll down for FREE pattern).
The bottom is closely stitched to hold your items secure and the mesh sides expand as needed. The strap can be lengthened or shortened as desired. It is long enough for me to hang it across my body allowing to me to keep my hands free for testing readiness of produce and it distributes the weight so my shoulder doesn’t become stressed.
The Easy to Make Crochet Market Bag pattern is found on Grace Elizabeth’s Etsy Shop. – for those of you who don’t know…this is my “before Crafthouse” outlet for my knitting and design patterns. This project is not recommended as a first project if you have never crocheted before but certainly is an easy DIY project. Depending on your skill level, you could crochet a bag in an evening or two.
The Market Bag shown is made from cotton, worsted weight yarn. We have several colors to choose from at Crafthouse Online and in the shop if you are looking for a source 😉 The bag measures approximately 11 inches wide x 14 inches tall when finished.
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