Handmade market bags and totes are a fabulous way to Reuse/Reduce/Recycle. It’s April and the month when we start to think about ways we can reduce our impact on the environment.
It’s also that time of year when the weather begins to warm and we turn our attention to outdoor activities. Pretty soon, farmers markets will be in full swing and we’ll be dreaming of getting to the beach. Time to make sure you have all the market bags and totes you’ll need!
Now is the perfect time to make one (or more) reusable bags for your warm weather shopping and travel needs. I’ve gathered 10 of my favorite crochet patterns. I’m sure you’ll find something that tickles your fancy!
Just click on the image or the title of the pattern to find out more about each fabulous bag!
10 Market Bag and Tote crochet patterns, just for you!
You are sure to have fun crocheting this bag and sling with its watermelon theme. These are perfect to bring along with you to your local farmers market or a little trip to the beach.
The simplicity of this crochet raffia bag is where the charm is! It’s such a simple and fast make, using single and half double crochet throughout, perfect for the beginner crocheter.
This light Spring market bag, made out of cotton, is the perfect way to carry your fruits and vegetables, “go green” by avoiding plastic bags, and yet stay stylish at the same time!
A fun & fabulous crochet market bag pattern with beautiful texture and fun stitch pattern and it’s a free crochet pattern! The Gathering Rosebuds Crochet Bag works up quickly with just one Caron Cotton cake.
This bag is named the Network Shopper because the checkered pattern looks like a network of chains and the word ‘shopper’ is a fun alternative to ‘market bag’. This is an easy crochet project, perfect for beginner crocheters to learn stitches and make something practical at the same time!
The Danbury Tote Bag is made with Lion Brand’s ‘Rewind’, a light bulky weight yarn that doesn’t add a lot of bulk to the bag. The Danbury Tote Bag Free Beginner Crochet Pattern creates a sturdiness as it stitches up so the bag itself does not need an additional lining added.
The Origami Friendship Bag crochet pattern is designed by Janean Crapo and is a guest design on KnitterKnotter’s website. It’s a free Tunisian crochet bag pattern that’s beginner friendly and can be made using any combination of colors you like.
The design for this bag is deceptive, folded and seamed to look as though it’s worked on the bias. It’s actually worked in simple rows, back and forth. While the On the Bias Tote is made to accommodate a medium size crochet project, you can easily adjust the size to fit your taste.
This fun crochet beach tote evokes images of wet sand, crystalline turquoise ocean waves and fluffy white clouds in a blue sky. Choose an easy-care cotton yarn and crochet this handy accessory that’s perfect for that lazy day at the beach!
Made with Red Heart’s ‘Scrubby Smoothie’, this market tote bag is equally comfortable at the market or the beach. The strap length is adjustable so you can create the type of bag that best suits you.