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The June Market Tote a Free Crochet Pattern

The June Market Tote crochet pattern is a lightweight reusable bag great for your summer essentials or strolling through the farmer’s market. Two handles allows this market tote to be handheld or slung over your shoulder. Crochet one, two or make a few to keep on hand for the grocery store.

I’ve included a photo tutorial on how to get this crochet tote started. I used one of my favorite stitches, what I call the v-arch. It’s just a v-stitch with ch 3 instead of ch 1, but I love it. I first used it in my summer poncho/coverup The Merletto Poncho.

picture of woman in purple dress with mesh market tote crochet bag
picture of side view June market tote crochet bag
picture of crochet market tote two handles on shoulder

I was a little concerned that the skinny straps would dig into my shoulders too much. But with two straps to distribute the weight, it wasn’t a problem.

picture of crochet market bag open one strap down

One thing I love about the two strap design. It’s practical to use. Just let one shoulder strap hang on while you open it up.

picture of June tote hanging outside

We have just the perfect hook for hanging tote bags. I wanted a realistic picture of it full of fruit. And here it is, full and sturdy.

picture of crochet tote hanging

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Materials

Notes

  1. Work in continuous rounds.
  2. Mark the first st of each round.
  3. The increase rounds work up wavy and then start cupping up once you stop increasing.

Stitches/Abbreviations

Mc-magic circle or ch 3 and sl st to 1st, work into the circle.

V-arch: (dc, ch 3, dc) all in the same st

Sk-skip the indicated stitch rep-repeat

ch(s)-chain(s) dc-double crochet

sl st-slip stitch st(s)-stitch(es)

dc2tog-double crochet two together 

dc3tog-double crochet three together

Strap uses fhdc-foundation half double crochet. If you are unfamiliar with fhdc you can replace them by chaining and working hdc into the chains.

Gauge

4” x 4” = 14 dcs x 6.5 rows

Finished dimensions=11″ tall, 20” with straps. Opening 14” wide. Bag laid flat 16” wide.

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Pattern

Begin with a mc.

picture of tutorial rnd 1 dc in magic circle

Rnd 1. In mc: ch 6 (counts as a dc + ch 3), dc, dc again

picture of tutorial ch 3 arch

chain 3,

picture of tutorial v arches mesh rnd 1

and dc in mc,

picture of rnd 1 bottom tutorial tote

*{dc, ch 3, dc in mc} rep from * 4x more, don’t join. Pull tail to close mc. (6 v-arches = 30 sts) Mark 1st ch 3 sp as where to start rnd 2 and continue.

+Remember v-arch in the pattern is (dc, ch 3, dc) all in the same stitch.

Rnd 2. Without joining, begin in first ch 3 sp of rnd 1

picture of rnd 2 tutorial Start
picture of rnd 2 first v arch complete

v-arch in first ch 3 sp and mark it as first st,

picture of second v arch rnd 2 tutorial

v-arch again in same ch 3 sp,

picture of rnd 2 tutorial complete v arches

*{(V-arch) 2x in next ch 3 sp} rep from * around. (12 v-arches =60 sts)

Rnd 3. Continue without joining, in first ch 3 sp,

picture of rnd 3 tutorial start with dc

v-arch in first ch 3 sp, mark it as first st,

picture of rnd 3 tutorial first v arch

*{V-arch 2x in next ch 3 sp, v-arch in next ch 3 sp} rep from * around. (18 v-arches =90 sts)

picture of rnd 3 one v-arch, 2 v-arch tutorial

4. *{V-arch 2x in next ch 3 sp, v-arch in next ch 3 sp, v-arch in next ch 3 sp}  rep from * around. (24 v-arches =120 sts)

5. *{V-arch 2x in next ch 3 sp, (v-arch in next ch 3 sp) 3x} rep from * around. (30 v-arches =150 sts)

6. *{V-arch 2x in next ch 3 sp, (v-arch in next ch 3 sp) 4x} rep from * around. (36 v-arches =180 sts)

7. *{V-arch 2x in next ch 3 sp, (v-arch in next ch 3 sp) 5x} rep from * around. (42 v-arches =210 sts)

8. V-arch in each ch 3 sp around. 

9. -18. Rep last round for 10x more or until work measures 11” (or desired length).

picture of last few rnds of dc together

19. *{Dc3tog in next ch 3 sp, ch 2} rep from *around. (42 clusters=126 sts)

20. *{Sk the dc3tog, 2 dcs in ch 2 sp} rep from around. (84 sts)

21. Dc2tog in each st around. (42 sts)

Straps

picture of strap attached

 Sl st to next st, fhdc 59, *(If you’re not doing the fhdc, ch 59), sk 12 sts, join strap to next st with a sl st, *(If you’re not doing the fhdc, turn, ch 1 and hdc in each ch across, sl st to bag), cut yarn. Sk 7 sts, join yarn with sl st, fhdc 59, *(If you’re not doing the fhdc, ch 59), sk 12 sts, join strap to next st with sl st, *(If you’re not doing the fhdc, turn, ch 1 and hdc in each ch across, sl st to bag).

Cut yarn. Weave in ends.

picture of finished tote two straps open

 

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Bec

Wednesday 5th of February 2020

Beautiful bag ? could this be done in dk 8ply yarn?

Christa18

Wednesday 5th of February 2020

Thanks! Definitely you could use dk 8ply. I don’t think you would even have to make any changes, it just might be lighter. You can work up a gauge swatch and compare. Since it’s made from the bottom up, you could just continue increasing til you have the size you want.

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