The other night I told my husband "I have to stop writing course descriptions for projects that I haven't designed yet!" This simple crochet Mini Market Bag is the pattern that I am going to be teaching in my local crochet classes NEXT WEEK and I only just finished writing it. Who else out there is a procrastinator with me?! Since I went to the trouble to write up and photograph the pattern, I figured I would share it with you also. Keep reading for the free crochet pattern :)
I decided to teach a basic and simple market bag this fall for few reasons. One, I feel like it's a functional piece that anyone could use. Two, it only takes ONE skein of yarn. And three, tension/size is low stakes for this type of a project. For my sample bag I chose to use Red Heart With Love and I used exactly one skein of 'Fruit Punch'.
Of course this bag is great for more than just teaching! It is always handy to have extra bags around the house, and this one is so fast and simple. It is a great stash buster, and I think these would even make cute gift bags for the holidays! It is so simple if fact, that I am making it part of my "Crochet Basics" collection - a set of basic patterns that I think are great for learning, gifting, and personalizing!
Have you ever been interested in teaching crochet? Check out my series of articles here about how I teach through my local community education for a nice little side paycheck!
Please note: if you would like to use the pattern in a teaching environment like I do you have two choices. You can direct the students to my blog to print the pattern for themselves, or you can purchase a PDF for EACH student receiving a copy of the pattern. Please do not copy and distribute this pattern from my website. Traffic to my website and/or pattern sales are the only way in which I am compensated for my work in designing. Thank you for your cooperation :)
Abbreviations (written in U.S. terms):
SC: single crochet
DC: double crochet
12 sts x 6 rows = 4" square in DC
Height (without handles) = 12"
Width = 11"
ch sts at the beginning of a round do not count as a stitch
the end of each round is attached to the first st of the round with a sl st
Start by making a magic circle - see a video tutorial here
Round 1: Ch 2, 10 DC in magic circle (10)
Round 2: Ch 2, 2 DC in each st around (20)
Round 3: Ch 2, *2 DC, DC, repeat from * around (30)
Round 4: Ch 2, *2 DC, DC in next two st, repeat from * around (40)
Round 5: Ch 2, *2 DC, DC in next three sts, repeat from * around (50)
Round 6: Ch 2, *2 DC, DC in next four sts, repeat from * around (60)
Rounds 7-19: Ch 2, DC around (60)
Round 20: Ch 1, SC in 10, ch 40, skip 10, SC in 20, ch 40, skip 10, SC in 10 (120)
Round 21-23: Ch 1, SC around (120).
Tie off yarn and weave in ends.
Now the legal stuff...You may sell items made from this pattern, but please credit me as the original designer. Also, please do not share the written pattern in print or electronically. The photos on this webpage belong to Megan Meyer of Left in Knots and may not be used for product sales/product listings. You may share a link back to my blog if you would like someone else to see or work with this pattern. Thank you for your cooperation and if you have any questions please feel free to contact me!
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