The Violet Market Tote a Free Crochet Pattern

The Violet Market Tote a Free Crochet Pattern

Crochet the Violet Market Tote in your favorite colors and create a beautiful bag that’s reusable, machine washable and ready for the market or a day out. Make a few for yourself, or gift these to friends.

Combining function and beauty makes this mama happy. I can never seem to have enough tote bags. Whether they’re filled with groceries, yarn or kids’ activities having plenty on hand is a must in our house.

With back to school looming, my mama brain is already trying to decide what to bring that will keep the youngest busy while my older boys are at practice. Which usually means that don’t use what I bring, unless it’s snacks those are never left over.

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  Materials

Notes

  1. Ch 3 counts as a stitch, I highly recommend using a ch 3 alternative, like one of these.
  2. Bag is worked in the round, joining each round with a sl st to the first st.

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Stitches/Abbreviations

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

sc-single crochet

dc(s)-double crochet(s)

ch(s)-chain(s)

V-stitch: (dc, ch 1, dc) in same stitch rep-repeat

Dc3tog-double crochet three together

sk-skip the indicated stitch

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

Gauge

2” x 2” = 7 dc x 3.5 rows

Finished dimensions=14” tall, 25” with strap. Bag laid flat 12” wide.

Pattern

In Color A.

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.-11. Ch 3, dc in same st and in each st around, sl st to first st to join. 

Change to Color B.

12.  Ch 4, dc in same st (first v-st made), sk next 2 sts, *{v-st in next st, sk next 2 sts} rep from * around, sl st to 3rd ch to join.

13. Ch 1, sc in same st and in each st and ch sp around, sl st to first st to join.

14. Ch 1, starting in the same st *{dc3tog, ch 2} rep from * around, sl st to first st to join.

15. Ch 1, sc in top of each dc3tog and 2 sc in each ch sp around, sl st to first st to join. Cut yarn.

16. Sk first 2 sts, join Color A to next st, Rep Row 12.

17.-19. Rep Rows 13-15.

20. Sk first 2 sts, join Color B to next st, Rep Row 12.

21.-23. Rep Rows 13-15. 

24. Sk first 2 sts, join Color A to next st, Rep Row 12.

25.-27. Rep Rows. 13-15. Cut yarn.

Change to Color B on any st.

28. Ch 3, dc in each st around. Do not cut yarn.

Strap

Worked in rows.

  1. Ch 3, dc in next 5 sts, turn. (6 sts)
  2. -35. Rep last row, or until desired length is reached. 24” as written

Sl st strap end to opposite edge of bag.

Cut yarn. Weave in ends.

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