I’m so excited to release the Sunny Day Market Bag premium crochet pattern as part of the Summer Exclusives event curated by Cosy Rosie UK. On Thursday, July 8th, for 24 hrs, this new pattern will be available for a 50% discount. Read on to find out how you can get the discounted pattern.
Fiona has gathered 30 crochet designs, perfect for summer, including wearables, home decor, accessories and more, into one premium event that runs July 1-15. Each day, two patterns are released at a 50% discount.
Once you have that discount code in hand, head back here to read about the pattern. Then, click one of the buttons below to get your copy of the pattern. It’s available on Ravelry and Etsy and the discount code works in both shops. Just be sure to click on the appropriate button and enter your discount code at checkout!
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About the Sunny Day Market Bag crochet pattern
For those of us who are trying to become more conscious of our impact on the environment, one reusable item at a time, a market bag is the perfect choice for a new crochet accessory. The farmer’s markets are now open so it isn’t unusual to make a weekly trip for fresh produce at this time of year. You’ll be the envy of all the other shoppers with your stylish, sturdy and roomy Sunny Day Market Bag!
I love to design market bags because they offer such a wide range of design possibilities. They’re great for the environment, and their durability and easy care make them an ideal choice for shopping trips. They can be wonderful stash-busting projects and they make great gifts, too!
I got the idea for the Sunny Day market bag when I saw the color of this yarn (Sunflower). It reminded me of sunny days in the height of summer. So, I whipped up a 4 round motif that looks like a sunburst! Tucked in a line right in the middle of the bag, they add just the perfect accent for your market bag. Generous straps mean you can sling the bag over your shoulder for easy transport. And, the strap motifs are mini versions of the ones in the bag!
This premium crochet pattern is perfect for the advanced beginner or intermediate crocheter. The stitches used are chain, slip stitch, single crochet and double crochet.
Crochet techniques included:
- Flat circle for the bottom of the bag – working with increases at regular intervals
- Making 4-round motifs and stitching them together with a whip stitch
- Seaming includes the whip stitch and the slip stitch.
About the yarn!
Over the last few months I’ve made it a priority to try new yarns. Re-Up, made by Lion Brand, is a recycled cotton yarn that’s eco-friendly. I instantly fell in love with the feel of the yarn and the brightly saturated colors. It’s also inexpensive at just $2.99 for a 2.5 oz skein. This market bag only takes 4 skeins, making it economical to make up.
What’s to love about the crochet pattern…
- The crochet pattern is written in English, using US crochet terminology.
- Skill-level: Intermediate because of the finishing techniques used (Also appropriate for a confident beginner!)
- The written pattern includes photo tutorials, charts, schematics and detailed instructions for every step of bag construction.
The bottom of the bag is 10" in diameter. The width of the market bag with the bag laid flat is 16". The height of the bag is 13" from the final round of the bottom circle to the top edge. The straps are generous enough to sling the market bag over your shoulder for ease of travel.
What you’ll need for your market bag…
Yarn: Lion Brand “Re-Up” 100% recycled cotton worsted (117yd/2.5oz; 107m/70g) – 4 skeins (The sample was made in color 158 – Sunflower.)
Hook: US size H-8 (5mm) (I love my Furls. You can get it here.)
Tools: Removable stitch markers (used for marking the beginning of each round in the bottom and for strap placement on the bag); tapestry needle for seaming and weaving in ends (I love these stitch markers from KnitPicks).
I hope you enjoy making this wonderful bag. Post your pictures on Instagram with the #sunnydaymarketbag. I’d love to see your makes out and about!
If you’re looking for more bags to make…
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