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La Via Crochet Market Tote Bag Free Pattern

La Via Crochet Market Tote Bag is a free pattern that’s perfect for summer days. This crochet tote bag includes a solid bottom, taller mesh bag and single wide strap. Be ready for a day at the market, the park or the beach.

Every crochet market tote needs a beautiful mesh stitch and this is my favorite. You can get the tutorial on this stitch which I also used in the June Market Tote post.

I was able to fill this crochet market tote bag with 2 towels, a bathing suit and all the sunscreen goodies we would need, and it will still stretch to accommodate more. A versatile reusable tote bag that will be your go to this summer.

picture of orange beach bag with sunglasses flat
picture of orange crochet market tote bag on beach towel
picture of orange crochet market tote bag full of blue beach towel

The bag itself lengthens quite a bit as you can see here. I’m only 5′ 2″ and stuffed as it is, it’s still comfortable. I think I could fit towels for all 4 of my kids in this one!

picture of woman with crossbody strap of orange market tote bag

Filling La Via bag so full means wearing it crossbody is a must. The wider strap distributes that weight better on the shoulder.

If you’d like a shorter bag, or one that doesn’t stretch quite as much, it’s a simple matter of leaving off a few rounds of the mesh. Or you might look at making the June Market Tote instead-La Via’s little sister.

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More Crochet Market Tote Bags {all Free Patterns}

  1. Mercato Crossbody Shoulder Bag
  2. The Library Tote Book Bag
  3. The June Market Tote
  4. The Violet Market Tote
picture of orange crochet market tote bag on striped towel

I love how the crochet mesh holes allow for loose sand to escape. At least some of it anyway. Seems like we find sand for years after a beach trip.

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Materials

Notes

  1. Ch 3 counts as a stitch, I highly recommend using a ch 3 alternative, here’s my favorite.
  2. The bottom of the bag is worked in rounds and joined with a sl st.
  3. The center of the bag is worked in continuous rounds-do not join, just continue to work around. Mark the first st of each round.
  4. The top edge is then again joined with a sl st, as indicated in the pattern.

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. You can see a photo tutorial of this stitch in the June Market Tote post here.

dc2tog-double crochet two together

Sk-skip the indicated stitch

rep-repeat

ch(s)-chain(s)

dc-double crochet

sl st-slip stitch

st(s)-stitch(es)

Gauge

4” x 4” = 14 dcs x 6.5 rows

Finished dimensions

16” tall, 26” with straps. Opening 13” wide. Bag laid flat 14” wide.

Pattern

Begin with a mc.

  1. Ch 3, dc 11 into mc, sl st to first st to join. (12 sts)
  2. Ch 3, dc in same st, *{2 dc in next st} rep from * around, sl st to first st to join. (24 sts)
  3. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next st, *{2 dc in next st, dc in next st} rep from * around, sl st to first st to join. (36 sts)
  4. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts, *{2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts} rep from * around, sl st to first st to join. (48 sts) 
  5. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 3 sts, *{2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts} rep from * around, sl st to first st to join. (60 sts)
  6. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 4 sts, *{2 dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts} rep from * around, sl st to first st to join. (72 sts)
  7. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 5 sts, *{2 dc in next st, dc in next 5 sts} rep from * around, sl st to first st to join. (84 sts)
  8. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 6 sts, *{2 dc in next st, dc in next 6 sts} rep from * around, sl st to first st to join. (96 sts) 8.5” circle

*Work in continuous rounds now.

picture of pink hook and orange crochet tote bag bottom
This lovely handmade hook is from PinkPlumeriaMaui on Etsy!

9. Ch 6 (counts as dc + ch 3), dc in same st, *{sk next 2 sts, v-arch in next st} rep from * around, don’t join, begin next round in first ch 3 sp. (32 v-arches)

10.-28. V-arch in each v-arch around. (32 v-arches) **If you wish to make a shorter bag you can leave rows off here and continue when it’s the desired height.

picture of last dc rows of bag in orange

29. 3 dcs in each v-arch ch 3 sp around, sl st to first dc to join. (96 sts)

30. Ch 3, dc in next 3 sts, dc2tog, *{dc in next 4 sts, dc2tog} rep from * around, sl st to first st to join. (80 sts)

31. Ch 3, dc in next 5 sts, dc2tog, *{dc in next 6 sts, dc2tog} rep from * around, sl st to first st to join. (70 sts)

Strap

Worked in rows.

  1. Ch 3, dc in next 8 sts, turn. (9 sts)
  2. -35. Rep last row, or until desired length is reached. 23” as written

Sl st strap end to opposite edge of bag.

Cut yarn. Weave in ends. 

picture of orange crochet market tote bag laid flat with sunglasses

I’d love to see your crochet market tote bag, use #laviabag + tag me @christacodesign on Instagram if you post a pic. Or share it to my Facebook Group, I love to see your work!


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