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The June Market Tote a Free Crochet Pattern

The June Market Tote a Free Crochet Pattern

The June Market Tote 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. Make one, make two or make a few to keep on hand for the grocery store.

I’ve included a photo tutorial on how to get this bag 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.

Materials

  • 6oz #4 med worsted weight yarn, I used 2 balls of Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Cotton in Paris In June.
  • 5mm hook, Yarn needle, Measuring tape, Scissors

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.

  1. In mc: ch 6 (counts as a dc + ch 3), dc, *{dc, ch 3, dc in mc} rep 4x, don’t join. Pull tail to close mc. (6 v-arches = 30 sts) Mark 1st st ch 3 sp and continue.

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

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

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).

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

 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.

 

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