Crochet bag pattern: How to make a crochet market shopper

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Up your fruit and veg intake with this gorgeous crochet bag pattern perfect for Saturday morning trips to the market. It’s designed with a strong base and wide strap that won’t dig in, no matter how laden with goods you are!

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You will need:
• 2 x 100g balls of white cotton yarn (Patons DK mercerised cotton)
• 4mm crochet hook
• Scrap, coloured yarn to use as markers
• Scissors
• Tapestry needle to weave ends
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Step 1
Attach yarn to hook with a half hitch. Round 1: ch 3, sl st into 1st ch, ring formed. Round 2: ch2 (acts as 1st tr) tr 8 into centre of ring, sl st to top of 1st 2ch to join, pull tail to tighten ring (9sts in round). [ch = chain; sl st = slip stitch; tr = treble crochet; st = stitch]

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Step 2
Round 3: ch2, tr into base st of ch, [2 tr into next st] rep 7 times, sl st to top of 1st 2ch to join (18sts in round). Round 4: ch2, tr into base st of ch, 1tr into next st, [2 tr into next st, 1 tr into next st] rep 7 times, sl st to top of 1st 2ch to join (27sts in round).

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Step 3
Round 5: ch2, tr into base st of ch, 1tr into each of next 2sts [2 tr into next st, 1 tr into each of next 2sts] rep 7 times, sl st to top of 1st 2ch to join (36sts in round). Keep increasing evenly by 9 sts each round until you complete round 13 (108sts total).

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Step 4
Round 14: work one round even (108sts) Round 15: ch 3, sk 1, tr [ch1, sk 1, tr] repeat until end of round, sl st to 2nd ch of 1st 3ch to join. Round 16: rep round 15 twenty times. Start the strap: ch 3, sk 1, tr [ch1, sk 1, tr] rep 12 times, turn. Repeat last row once.

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Step 5
Begin strap decrease like this: ch 3, sk 1, tr [ch1, sk 1, tr] rep 12 times, turn. Ch 3, sk 1, tr [ch1, sk 1, tr] rep 11 times, turn. Ch 3, sk 1, tr [ch1, sk 1, tr] repeat 10 times, turn. Repeat in this fashion until the [] pattern repeats 4 times. Work 40 rows even.

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Step 6
Increase the strap like this: Ch 3, tr into base of 3ch, [ch1 sk1 tr] rep 5 times. Ch 3, tr into base of 3ch, [ch1 sk1 tr] re 6 times. Ch 3, tr into base of 3ch, [ch1 sk1 tr] rep 7 times. Continue in this fashion until [] pattern repeats 12 times. [ch 3 sk 1 tr] rep 13 times.

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Step 7
Count 13 squares around from either side of bag/strap transition row. Place markers. There should be 14 squares between the markers. This is where you are going to connect the strap.

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Step 8
Connect strap like this: Ch 1, sl st to st next to marker, [sl st into the space next to it, sl st into top of tr column next to it, ch1, sl st into top of tr column opposite] repeat 13 times.

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Step 9
Ch 1, working along the strap, dc 2 into each square, when you reach the bag top edge, work 1dc into 1st square, [work 2dc into next square, 1 dc into next square] rep 5 times, sl st to 1st dc in round, work another 2 complete rounds even. Rep on other side.

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Step 10
Voila! Take your beautiful new crochet shopper to your local farmer’s market and fill it to the brim with an abundance of fresh, seasonal produce.

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  • Dmax

    Does the treble mean double crochet in U S terms?