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One Skein Crochet Market Bag Pattern | Boho Bag

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This one skein crochet market bag pattern is so fun and versatile to work up. The Boho Bag features texture and stripes that come together with just one skein of Bernat Pop yarn.

Self striping yarns make choosing fun colors so easy. The color changes in this yarn are smooth too. But what do you crochet with only one skein? A market tote!

This bag is sturdy, but still lightweight. I really like the shape when this bag hangs from a hook, or you shoulder. And it keeps this shape when you add items too.

Close up of crochet texture on One Skein Crochet Market Bag Pattern.

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More about this tote pattern

To achieve this textured ‘V’ pattern we’ll crochet into the rows below and behind the rows. It may sound a bit confusing, but I’ve updated the tutorial to include photos for the first couple of rounds.

While there is some stretch (as with all yarn), it is minimal and therefore suited to a purse. I love projects that only require one skein of yarn and this one worked out so well!

The strap stretches the most, depending on much you fill the bag.

The Yarn For This One Skein Crochet Market Bag Pattern

Bernat Pop is such a fun yarn that features amazing colors. Self striping yarn make color changes so easy!

This is a #4 medium worsted weight yarn so you can substitute it with a comparable yarn as needed.

The color I chose here is Scarlet Sizzle. It’s bright and cheerful and the great for summer days at the beach, pool or park.

Complete One Skein Crochet Market Bag Pattern in pinks hanging on beige wall.

More Crochet Market Tote Bag Patterns

The Coastal Sun Tote is another fun colorful crochet tote pattern.

If you love a large beach bag then check out the La Via bag pattern.

For a tutorial on how to sew in a fabric liner to your crochet bag visit this tutorial.

Materials For The Boho Bag Market Tote

  • Bernat Pop! in Scarlet Sizzle* (1005 acrylic, 140g / 5 oz , 256 meters / 280 yards); 1 ball or comparable #4 medium worsted weight yarn. Please note this is a one skein pattern so I used all the yarn, you may want to order an extra ball just in case.
  • 5mm US size H/8 crochet hook*
  • 1 1/8″ button (optional)
  • scissors
  • yarn needle
One Skein Crochet Market Bag Pattern in pinks laid flat.
I love how the color changes blend easily in this yarn.

Notes

  1. Please read through all notes and pattern before you begin.
  2. There is a full video tutorial available on my YouTube channel.
  3. Work up a gauge swatch using the provided gauge information, your gauge matches great, continue on. If not, change your hook size and swatch again. If your stitches are smaller, go up a hook size, if they’re larger, go down a hook size. 
  4. Worked in the round, join the end of each round with a slip stitch and continue in the same direction.
  5. Beginning chains count as a stitch. for example a ch 6 counts as a double crochet plus a chain 3.

Finished Dimensions

The finished dimensions for this one skein crochet market bag pattern are about 8″ / 20 cm wide x 9″ / 23 cm deep (with some items inside). It’s about 2 ft tall with the strap extended.

Strap is 15″/ 38 cm long unstretched.

I’m just under 5′ 2″ and am able to wear it both on my shoulder and as a cross-body bag. If you are taller (and most people are!) making adjustments to lengthen the strap are easy and covered below.

Pink and orange striped One Skein Crochet Market Bag Pattern hanging.

Gauge

1″ / 2.5 cm x 1″ / 2.5 cm =   4 dc X 2 rows of dc

Check gauge by making a swatch of double crochets and measuring how many stitches are in an inch. If yours matches, then great get started. If you have more stitches per inch then go up a hook size, if you have less stitches per inch then go down a hook size. Then swatch again.

Fit/Adjustments

You’ll have to be pretty spot on with my gauge for this to work as a one skein crochet market bag pattern.

Alternatively you can crochet less repeats of the bag portion if you need to. Or you can also shorten the strap.

And if you’re using colorful yarn, it may be easy to use some stash yarn that works with it.

Skill Level

intermediate

Stitches/Abbreviations (US Terms)

BPdc – back post double crochet

ch – chain

ch sp – chain space

dc – double crochet

mc – magic circle

sc – single crochet

rnd – round

sk – skip a stitch

sl st – slip stitch

sts – stitches

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Pink One Skein Crochet Market Bag Pattern hanging with pin text overlay.

You can purchase the ad-free, well formatted PDF Pattern in one of my shops. Scroll down for the free pattern!


Video Tutorial

Crochet this one skein bag along with me in the full video tutorial here on my YouTube channel.

Scroll down for the free crochet market bag pattern!

Pink and orange striped crochet bag hanging.

One Skein Crochet Market Bag Pattern | Boho Bag

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 2 hours
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Difficulty: Intermediate
Estimated Cost: $5

Free crochet pattern for this textured crochet bag that works up in just one skein of Bernat Pop. With photo tutorial includes for this special textured stitch.

Materials

  • 1 ball Bernat Pop! in Scarlet Sizzle or 280 yds/ 256 m of a comparable #4 medium worsted weight yarn

Tools

  • 5mm US Size H-8 crochet hook
  • 1 1/8″ button
  • scissors
  • yarn needle

Instructions

    1. Rnd 1. Start with a mc, place 10 dc in mc, join with sl st to first st, pull tightly closed. (10 sts)
    2. Rnd 2. Ch 3 (all ch 3s count as 1st dc), dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, join with a sl st to 3rd ch. (20 sts)
    3. Rnd 3. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next st, *{2 dc in next st, dc in next st} rep from * join to 3rd ch with a sl st. (30 sts)
    4. Rnd 4. Ch 3, dc in same st, 1 dc in each of next 2 sts, *{2 dc in next st, 1 dc in each of next 2 sts} rep from * join to 3rd ch with a sl st. (40 sts)
    5. Rnd 5. Ch 3, dc in same st, 1 dc in each of next 3 sts, *{2 dc in next st, 1 dc in each of next 3 sts} rep from * join to 3rd ch with a sl st. (50 sts)
    6. Rnd 6. Ch 6 (counts as 1 dc + ch 3), sk next st, *{dc in next st, ch 3, sk next st}, rep from * join with sl st to 3rd ch. (25 DC + 25 ch 3 sp = 100 sts) Cream circle with large mesh around outside.The skipped dc on round 5 is marked with the green yarn needle here. Green yarn needle pointing to stitch.
    7. Rnd 7. *{Ch 3, sl st down to skipped DC from previous round (creates bottom of the ‘V’),Slip stitch to double crochet below. ch 3, sl st to top of next dc} The picutre below marks where to sl st with the green yarn needle.Green yarn needle showing double crochet in current round to slip stitch to.(completes the ‘V’ shape) The picture below shows the first complete v.rep from * around, sl st to 1st ch to join. (25 ‘V’s)This picture shows the round completed with last st sl st to the first st.
    8. Rnd 8. Ch 6, sk V, The picture below shows a ch 3 alt, plus 3 more chs and the green yarn needle points at where you will place the back post dc st. BPdc in next dc from round 6 (green yarn needle), This picture shows the back side with the green yarn needl thorugh the post of the stitch to work a BPdc in. Green yarn needle on back of fabric through back post stitch.The back post dc is complete in the picture below. Right side after back post is made. ch 3, sk V, *{BPdc in next dc of round before last, ch 3, sk V} rep * around, sl st to 3rd ch to join. (100 sts)When you filip the work over you can see how it looks in this picture below.
    9. Rnd 9. *{Ch 3, sl st down to ch 3 sp from previous round, The green yarn needle shows where to sl st the first set of 3 chs. ch 3, sl st to top of next dc} Textured v joined to next double crochet.rep from * around, sl st to 1st ch to join. (25 'V's)
    10. Rnd 10. Ch 6, sk V, BPdc in next dc from round before last, ch 3, sk V, *{BPdc in next dc of round before last, ch 3, sk V} rep * around, sl st to 3rd ch to join.
    11. Rnd 11. In this picture the green needle shows where to sl st the first set of ch 3, the orange needle shows where to sl st the second set of ch 3. End of round 8 repeats. *{Ch 3, sl st down to ch 3 sp from previous round, Green needle shows chain sp to slip stitch to and orange needle shows dc. ch 3, sl st to top of next dc} rep from * around, sl st to 1st ch to join. (25 'V's)
    12. Rep rounds 10-11 for 15 more times.Striped orange pink bag body worked up.
    13. If you lengthen your bag with more rnds, end after a rnd 11 rep.
    14. Last Rnd. (Worked in ch 3 sp from Rnd 10) Ch 4, *{2 dc in ch 3 sp, ch 1} rep from * to end of round, place 1 dc in same sp as ch 4, sl st to 3rd ch to join. (78 sts)
    15. For the strap: I had just enough yarn for a 15"/ 38 cm strap, unstretched. Sl st 4, ch 1, turn (so you start & finish your strap width on a dc, not ch sps), sc in next 8 sts, turn. (8 sts)
    16. Ch 1, sc in same st and in next 7 sts, turn. (8 sts)
    17. Rep last row for 15"/ 38 cm, or to desired length of strap.
    18. Match up stitches so they’re straight and slip stitch into place on opposite side.
    19. Sew on a button to one side. 1 1/8″ button size worked well for the chain spaces in the top row.
    20. Finishing
      Cut yarn. Weave in end.

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Marilou

Monday 27th of November 2017

I figured it out ? 2 DC in same st, 1 DC in next 2 st

Christa18

Monday 27th of November 2017

Oh good, I’m glad you figured it out!

Marilou

Monday 27th of November 2017

4. Ch. 3, DC in same, *{2 DC, DC 2} repeat around from *, join with a slip stitch (40 DC)...

Confused about the 2DC, DC2. Previous row has 30 DC so 2DC,DC2 will give me 60 DC instead of the 40DC

Jennifer

Saturday 21st of October 2017

"Row 8. Back post DC to DC from previous round" - this makes no sense to me and the picture is confusing. The previous round (Row 7) is all 3 chains and slip stitches. There are no DC's in the previous round. Can you explain what you mean by DC to DC in previous round?

Christa18

Saturday 21st of October 2017

Hi Jennifer, Sorry that's confusing. It should read "back post DC to the DC from round 6." I changed it on the pattern. You are back post double crocheting around the top of the DC from round 6, which is the same place you slip stitch 3 to create the top of the 'v.' I hope that helps clear up any confusion. Please don't hesitate to ask for more clarity.

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