Looking for a free crochet pattern to make a crochet mesh bag? Crocheting market bags is a great way to spend more time crocheting. In the warmest time of year we want a small and quick project.
My free crochet tote bag patterns feature easy stitches that combine well with fun colors that are perfect for summer.
The best thing is that these bags are great on the go. You can use these reusable bags at the grocery store, or the farmers market.
Crochet market tote patterns are great for crocheting with cotton yarn.
These crochet tote bags make fabulous gifts for teachers, neighbors, friends or family with summer birthdays to celebrate. Who doesn't appreciate a reusable shopping bag?
Here are just some of my finished bags.
Most of these tote patterns are beginner friendly. And many of them include pictures to support you along the way. I always link up the stitch photo tutorial or video tutorial when available.
What Yarn Do I Need to Crochet a Tote Bag?
Many of these crochet tote patterns feature some of my favorite cotton yarns. You are also welcome to use acrylic yarn, as I have in a some of these crochet bag patterns.
These free crochet patterns features #4 medium worsted weight yarn. Some of these yarns are self striping yarn. The best part of these yarns is they do the color work for you.
On other bag crochet patterns I choose the colors and striping combinations. And on yet others they are in a solid color.
The color combinations are endless. Many of these bags are definitely great stash busters.
Tips on crocheting with cotton yarn
Crocheting with cotton yarn can be challenging for some. I favor the yarns that are blends. These yarns add nylon or polyester for a bit of strength and smoothness.
Lion Brand 24 / 7 cotton yarn is 100% but mercerized so it's stronger. This yarn makes great bags.
Since cotton yarns can be hard on my hands, I always keep my tension loose when working with cotton.
I choose my crochet hooks to match my fiber. My Clover Amours and Furls Odyssey Hooks are my preferred choices when working with cotton. These hooks glide effortlessly, even in cotton yarn.
Styles and Features of Crochet Market Bags
There are a variety of bags in this list. Some include a solid bottom of the bag, others are an open mesh bag.
The Coastal Sun Tote Bag has a solid bottom, and open mesh stitch pattern on the side of the bag. The bight color of the yellow really pops. And the small single crochet sections are the perfect way to use up scrap yarn.
The Library Tote is the perfect size for toting books.
These Mercato market bag crochet pattern includes a long handle. The June mesh tote bag features two thin handles.
Most of these are easy crochet makers bag patterns. The skill level for these crochet bags ranges from beginner through intermediate. Each individual pattern is labeled accordingly.
I love using basic crochet stitches to create a beautiful pattern that you can use to crochet your own market bags.
I hope you find the perfect bag for your next trip, whether that’s to the grocery store or to the beach.
Find these crochet patterns free here on the blog. If you would rather purchase the ad free, PDF Pattern my shops are linked within the free pattern post.
If you choose to crochet one of my tote bag patterns I'd love to see it. Be sure to share it on social and tag me @christacodesign!