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Free Crochet Tote Bag Pattern | La Via Market Tote

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La Via free crochet tote bag pattern is the perfect market tote for summer days. You’ll be ready for a day at the market, the park or the beach with La Via by your side.

This crochet tote bag includes a solid bottom, taller mesh bag and single wide strap. There’s plenty of room in this market tote!

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 use in the June Market Tote post.

picture of orange beach bag with sunglasses flat

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

I was able to fill this crochet market tote bag with 2 towels, a bathing suit and all the sunscreen goodies we would need.

It will still stretch to accommodate more. La Via is a versatile, reusable tote bag that will be your go to this summer.

picture of orange crochet market tote bag on beach towel

It so fun to crochet in color for the summer!

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.

More Free Crochet Tote Bag Patterns

  1. Mercato Crossbody Shoulder Bag features a similar long single strap design.
  2. The Library Tote Book Bag is for those who are looking for a solid construction.
  3. The June Market Tote is similar to La Via but has a smaller mesh section and two straps.
  4. The Violet Market Tote is a pretty design with a more solid middle.
picture of orange crochet market tote bag on striped towel

One of my favorite features of this free crochet tote bag pattern is 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.

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

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

The bag alone is 16” tall, but 26” with the strap.

The opening is 13” wide.

The bag when laid flat is 14” wide.

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

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Free crochet market tote bag pattern in orange with apples and lavender on wood backdrop.

Free Crochet Tote Bag Pattern | La Via Market Tote

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 1 hour
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $10

La Via crochet market tote bag is a free pattern. The beautiful crochet mesh creates an open airy bag perfect for a beach day or park trip.

Materials

  • 500 yds #4 med worsted weight yarn, I used 2 balls of Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Cotton in Glowing

Tools

  • 5mm hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Measuring tap
  • Scissors

Instructions

    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.
    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)
      Free crochet tote bag pattern worked in the round with solid bottom progress with pink hook.
    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.Crochet stitches on orange free crochet tote bag pattern.
    11. 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
      3. Sl st strap end to opposite edge of bag.
      4. Cut yarn. Weave in ends.

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