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50 Crochet Market Bag Patterns

Introduction to Crochet Market Bag Patterns 

Are you looking for free crochet market bag patterns? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve collected 50 eco-friendly and reusable market bag patterns you can make to hold whatever you need to carry.

Whether you carry your groceries home in style, do your weekly shopping at the farmer’s market, or just like the idea of handmade gifts, crochet bags are always a great option.

You can also use them as beach bags or for summer picnics. The possibilities are endless!

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Why Make a Crochet Market Bag? 

A crochet market bag is a classic accessory that everyone should have in their wardrobe. They are very easy to make and they are great for gifting. 

Having a good crochet market bag that you can use over and over again is one of the best investments that you can make. These bags are usually made with inexpensive cotton yarn, but they are durable and will last you a long time. Plus they’ll help you lessen your need for plastic bags, which is great for the environment. 

Crochet market bags are not only great for toting items to the market but they are a lovely way to dress up a casual outfit. 

Crochet market bags are also a great way to use scrap yarns if you have some bits of cotton in your stash that you aren’t sure what to do with.  

Do Crochet Market Bags Need to Be Lined? 

The good thing about crochet market bags is that they don’t have to be lined with fabric. 

Fabric linings are very good to reinforce the durability of the bag. It also prevents the yarn from stretching too much especially when heavy things are carried, and it keeps things from falling out of your bag if you are carrying small items. 

However, market bags are expected to expand, especially mesh-type crochet market bags to accommodate space for groceries, fresh produce, and other items. In that case, adding a lining will limit how much your bag can stretch.  

Supplies Needed To Crochet A Market Bag 

Best Yarns for Crocheting Market Bag 

When it comes to market bags or crochet bags in general, the best yarns to choose are those that are strong, durable, and do not stretch much. 

Cotton yarn is the perfect yarn for bags, as it is very durable and washable. Cotton yarns can stand the test of time and are wear resistant. Linen and wool yarns are also good for market bags. 

Can You Use Acrylic Yarns for Market Bags? 

You can certainly use acrylic yarns for your market bags. Acrylic yarns quickly dry, are lightweight, and soft. But do keep in mind that acrylic blends or natural fibers like cotton or wool tend to hold up better. 

Here are some of our all-time favorite yarns for market bags. 

(2) Fine/Sport

(3) DK/Light

(4) Worsted/Medium

(5) Bulky/Chunky

Other Tools Needed to Crochet Bags

  • Crochet hook: Use the size hook that the pattern calls for. You might want to check out these awesome Streamline Pride Crochet Hooks from Furls Crochet if you’re in the market for new hooks. They are gorgeous and fun to use, and available sizes from 4 mm to 10 mm. 
  • Stitch markers: You might need a stitch marker for your market bag project or any other project. These are very useful when working in rounds, to keep track of the first and last stitch of each row. 
  • Darning needle: Yarn needles or darning needles are essential for sewing up projects and weaning in ends. 
  • Scissors: Keep a cute pair of scissors in your crochet kit for snipping yarn ends to hold your project neat. 

If you’re building your crochet toolkit, check out the 15 Must-Have Tools Every Crochet Needs in Their Crochet Kit

Beginner-Friendly Crochet Tutorials for Market Bags

When you go shopping it can be hard to carry all your things around. These beginner-friendly market bag patterns are easy to follow and can be done in just a day or less. 

Get inspired with these versatile market bag crochet patterns.  


Crochet Market Bag with fruits

Crochet Market Bag Free Pattern

Designer: Crochet Dreamz
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted 
Suggested yarn: Lily Sugar'n Cream 

Here’s an eco-friendly alternative to plastic bags you can make in a couple of hours. This market tote bag is made of cotton so it can be thrown into the washer when needed. And the best thing is that you only need one skein of yarn (use scraps to make multicolored if you like).


A fruit on top of the Lipari Crochet market Bag

Lipari Bag

Designer: Evgeniya Dupliy, via Ravelry 
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Katia Concept Cotton Merino

A quick and easy-to-make crochet project that can be done in a day, the shape is inspired by the common single-use plastic bag. This uses some of the basic crochet stitches like the chain,  single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc), half double crochet (hdc), and slip stitch (sl st). 


Crochet Traveller Market Bag

Traveller Market Bag Crochet Pattern

Designer: Rich Textures Crochet 
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Pima Cotton

Plastic bags can pile up quickly when you go for a grocery run weekly. Make yourself this reusable and easy market bag. This bag is worked primarily in extended moss stitch (which uses long double crochets as the base instead of the single crochet commonly used in moss stitch). 


Crochet Market Tote with tassels

Free Market Tote Crochet Pattern

Designer: Daisy Cottage Designs
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Rewind 

Whip this new free crochet market bag in a day. It starts with a flat circle for the bottom and then is worked in a spiral in double crochet with chain spaces. 


Colorful Crochet Market Tote

Easy Market Tote Free Crochet Pattern

Designer: Loops and Love Crochet
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted 
Suggested yarn: Caron Cotton Cakes 

This is a great bag to bring to grocery shopping. The combination of shell stitch and double crochet stitch makes the pattern so easy and quick.


Speedy V-Stitch Crochet Market Bag

Speedy V-Stitch Market Bag

Designer: Loops and Love Crochet 
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Caron Cotton Cakes 

V-stitch is an easy, light, and airy stitch that’s also quick to stitch. It’s worked from the bottom up starting with a magic circle and with the body worked in joined rounds. 


A woman holding the Summer Harvest Crochet Market Bag

Summer Harvest Market Bag

Designer: Stitch Berry 
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted 
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton 

Live a more sustainable life using this free pattern for a market bag. This is a very easy pattern and only uses slip stitch, chain, and single stitch. 


Promenade Crochet Market Bag

Promenade Market Bag Crochet Pattern

Designer: Rich Textures Crochet 
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Pima Cotton 

This pattern has a unique look and is sure to turn heads no matter where you carry it. The body is made with a pattern of chain stitches to make the waves, so this is a really quick project, too. 


A woman holding a 2-in-1 Crochet Beach/Market Bag

2-in-1 Beach/Market Bag Free Pattern

Designer: Sunflower Cottage Crochet 
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: KnitPicks Dishie 

This pattern has a couple of different options so you can make a round-bottomed beach bag or a rectangular market bag. The free pattern is for the round-bottomed bag and uses two colors to set off the pattern.


Crochet Market Bag with drawstring

Market Bag in a Cinch

Designer: HSnappy Tots
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Red Heart Super Saver Ombre

Looking for a stash-buster project? Here’s another simple crochet market tote bag with a drawstring and a handle that you can crochet in just a few hours. Make your own stripes with scraps or choose an ombre yarn to work with. 


Free Crochet Market Mesh Bag Patterns

A crochet mesh bag is a fun, practical, and stylish project, which is why market mesh bags have been popular for decades. These bags expand to hold all your goodies from the market and are quick and easy to stitch. They’re also a great way to use up a stash of yarn. 

Find your next crochet market bag project here. 


Crochet French Market Bag with lemons and oranges

French Market Bag

Designer: Two of Wands 
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton  

Make your very own market bag inspired by a traditional French net grocery bag. This is also perfect as a beach bag. This market bag is made from two large squares gathered closely on the two sides to make the handles. 


woman wearing hat with a Crochet Market Tote Bag

Crochet Market Tote Bag

Designer: Make & Do Crew
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton

Grab a few balls of yarn and crochet this airy market tote bag. This project might look complicated, but don’t be deceived. This bag is very easy and quick to make. The mesh bag is expandable and has sturdy handles to carry all your essentials. 


someone holding the Rustic Crochet Market Bag

Rustic Market Bag

Designer: Hverdagsmagi 
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: DROPS Belle

Who wouldn’t love a classic yet elegant market bag? This bag has a beautiful floral mandala crochet pattern as the base instead of a regular plain flat circle.


Color Block Crochet Market Bags

Color Block Market Bag

Designer: Jenn Palmer, via Ravelry
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lily Sugar’n Cream 

Grab this free market bag pattern that is great for trips to the farmer’s market, to the beach, to the library, or for an evening stroll. The solid single crochet bottom makes a sturdy base.


Crochet Portofino Bag Set

Portofino Bag Set

Designer: Two of Wands 
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton 

Here’s a great carry-all market bag that you can use not just for a market trip or a beach trip. It’s lightweight, packable, and can store almost all your essentials. This pattern has an extra pattern for this very cute water bottle holder so you can make a matched set to keep your hands free.


The Fillet Crochet Market Bag along with some clothing and accessories for women

Fillet Crochet Market Bag

Designer: Sarah Durek, via WeCrochet 
Yarn weight: (3) DK 
Suggested yarn: WeCrochet CotLin

This hearty mesh market bag is all you need for your trips to the grocery store, to the beach, or just to carry a few things to an important errand. You can practice your fillet stitch technique with this cute market bag. 


Crochet Edda Bag

Edda Bag

Designer: We Are Knitters
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Pima Cotton 

Take this bag everywhere and anywhere you like. This is the perfect project for this summer or a great way to bring your purchases home from the market.


Frankston Crochet Market Bag

Frankston Market Bag

Designer: Mother Bunch Crochet 
Yarn weight: (3) DK 
Suggested yarn: Grundl Cotton Fun  

Want a hassle-free pattern without the need for seaming? Then this market bag is the one. This bag is inspired by French market bags and is worked in turned rounds. 


Lily Sugar’n Cream Farming Fresh Crochet Market Totes

Lily Sugar’n Cream Farming Fresh Crochet Market Tote

Designer: Yarnspirations 
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lily Sugar’n Cream 

Carry your fresh produce in this very cute and sturdy market bag. This bag is constructed from a big mesh rectangle that is transformed into a trendy and stylish market bag.


Fruits inside the Not Your Ordinary Crochet Market Bag

Not Your Ordinary Market Bag

Designer: Marsha Glassner, via Ravelry 
Yarn weight: Size 10 crochet thread
Suggested yarn: Aunt Lydia #10 Crochet Thread

The usual mesh bag usually stretches lengthwise, while this market bag stretches the other way around. This makes the bag store more things. The pattern uses cotton crochet thread, which makes it lightweight and easy to keep in your bag whenever you need it. 


Advanced Beginner & Intermediate Market Tote Bag Patterns

Here’s a collection of market tote bag patterns that are sure to please advanced beginners and intermediate crocheters. The styles are timeless and I’m sure they will stay in your rotation for a long time. 


Easy Crochet Tote Bag

Easy Crochet Tote Bag Pattern

Designer: Easy Crochet 
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted 
Suggested yarn: Lily Sugar’n Cream 

Looking for a market bag that will replace your plastic bags? This very easy crochet tote bag is perfect to bring on a trip to the farmer’s market.


Crochet Morroco Market Bag

Morroco Market Bag Crochet Pattern

Designer: Hooked on Homemade Happiness
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: I Love This Cotton Yarn 

This stylish market bag has a fun design using a simple v-stitch with a great texture. The bag is made in one piece starting at the bottom. 


Wave Crochet  Market Bag

Wave Market Bag Free Crochet Pattern

Designer: Heart Hook Home 
Yarn weight: (3) DK 
Suggested yarn:  Patons Hempster 

Make this useful and elegant market bag. The wave pattern gives a totally different look to your basic tote bag shape. It’s great in aquamarine but would be pretty in any color you want to stitch up!


Crochet Farmer’s Market Tote

Farmer’s Market Tote

Designer: Lovable Loops 
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted 
Suggested yarn: Lily Sugar’n Cream

I love this happy-looking market bag. This features very elegant bobble and star stitches and is perfect for the summer. The pattern includes step-by-step photo instructions for those who learn best with illustrations. 


Lace and Popcorn Crochet Market Bag

Lace and Popcorn Market Bag – Free Crochet Pattern

Designer: Crochet For You 
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Rico Design Creative Cotton Aran 

Want a textured market bag with a style? This is the perfect one for sure. This very colorful bag is made in three colors that you can customize, or you can use as many or as few colors as you like. This bag is worked from the bottom up. 


Aliz Crochet Bag

Aliz Bag

Designer: K.A.M.E Crochet 
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Rico Design Creative Cotton Aran 

Here’s a very cute, environmentally friendly market bag that you can bring anywhere. This bag uses special stitches such as puff stitch and crab stitch, which make the bag unique.


Lattice Crochet Market Bag

Lattice Market Bag

Designer: Hooked on Homemade Happiness
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lily Sugar'n Cream 

Here’s another solid-bottomed bag with a fun lace design on the sides that I’m sure you’ll love. It looks intricate but most of it is made with double crochets and chains.


Bellissima Crochet Market Bag

Bellissima Market Bag

Designer: Pattern Paradise 
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lily Sugar'n Cream 

Make your very own classic design lacy market bag with a solid base and lovely and sturdy braided handles. This pattern has a chart included for a better understanding of the pattern or if you want to practice reading charts for crochet. 


Crochet Vintage Market Tote

Vintage Market Tote Crochet Pattern

Designer: The Lavender Chair 
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky
Suggested yarn: Bernat Maker Home Dec 

Perfect for a market bag, beach bag, or diaper bag, this bag has it all. This roomy and sturdy tote is a very good addition to your bag collection. 


Basketweave Crochet Market Bag

Basketweave Market Bag Crochet Pattern

Designer: Hooked on Homemade Happiness 
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted 
Suggested yarn: Lily Sugar'n Cream 

Want to practice a new stitch? Then, this might be the one you’re looking for. This market bag has a solid base and a basketweave stitch body. It looks a little complicated but it’s mostly double crochets worked in front or back posts. 


Briar Produce Crochet Bag

Briar Produce Bag Crochet Pattern

Designer: Desert Blossom Crafts 
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: WeCrochet CotLin 

Let’s get rid of our plastic bags with this unique large, lacy market bag. The bag features shell and v-stitches. This can surely carry all your fresh produce from the grocery run.


The Best Free and Colorful Market Bag Patterns

We’ve gathered the best free patterns with colorful designed market bags. They’re a veritable rainbow of market bags perfect to carry all your groceries. Of course, you don’t have to make them so colorful, but if you have some oddballs in your yarn stash this is a great way to use them! 


March Crochet Market Bag

March Market Bag

Designer: Desert Blossom Crafts
Yarn weight: (2) Sport 
Suggested yarn: Patons Grace

Go on a grocery run in style with this very pretty bag. This bag features foliage stitch, fir stitch, and sprout stitch in bands of color, giving you a chance to learn some new stitches!


Tricolor Crochet Market Bag

Tricolor Market Bag

Designer: Hooked on Homemade Happiness
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: I Love This Cotton 

Got a stash of different color yarns, but don’t know what to do with them? This is the perfect project for that. This bag uses three strands of worsted weight cotton yarns held together for super durability and strength (not to mention a project that stitches up super fast!). 


Afternoon Crochet Market Bag

Afternoon Market Bag

Designer: The Loophole Fox
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Caron Cotton Cakes

Got a free afternoon? Work up this free market bag that is simple and quick to make. This pretty bag uses simple, repetitive crochet stitches so you can take it easy. 


Crochet Iris Stitch Market Bag

Crochet Iris Stitch Market Bag

Designer: Left in Knots
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Mandala Ombre

Channel your love with colors with this bright market bag. The bag uses two strands of worsted weight yarn held together, which makes it durable and functional. This is a great example of a stash-buster project. 


Fabric Crochet Market Bag

Fabric Market Bag

Designer: Hooked on Homemade Happiness
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky
Suggested yarn: DIY T-shirt Yarn 

An ideal bag for a market run or beach trip. This bag is made of fabric instead of the usual yarn which makes it sturdy and practical. You could even make your own yarn out of old T-shirts to stitch this one!


Rainbow Pocket Crochet Market Bag

Rainbow Pocket Market Bag

Designer: Moogly 
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Bernat Handicrafter

This sweet little mesh bag folds up into a pocket so you can stash it in your car or purse and always have a bag when you need one. The colorful top and pocket are a great way to use little oddballs, and the pattern has options for a handle or a longer strap. 


Neopolitan Ice Cream Crochet Market Bag

Neopolitan Ice Cream Market Bag

Designer: Winding Road Crochet 
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted 
Suggested yarn: Caron Cotton Cakes 

Who doesn’t like ice cream? This Neopolitan ice cream color-inspired market bag makes you want to go out and buy more sweets from the store. This pattern includes a video tutorial for those who learn more with visual instructions. 


Bright Days Crochet Market Bag

Bright Days Market Bag

Designer: The Unraveled Mittens
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lily Sugar’n Cream 

On the go bag for the summer? Yes, please! Toss a couple of snacks and a good book into this easy and colorful tote and you’ll be ready to hit the road. 


Crochet Flower Market Bag

Flower Market Bag

Designer: DROPS Design 
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: DROPS Paris 

Why not make a market bag for your little girl or your inner flower child? This cute and colorful flower bag is perfect to bring your kid's toys on a quick trip to the beach. 


Granny Square Market Bag Patterns 

These granny square market bags are a must-have for summer or any time of year when you want to bring a bit of casual color to your look. Use these patterns to make a carrying bag for the market, beach, or gym. 


Crochet Hexagon Market Bag

Hexagon Market Bag

Designer: American Crochet Association 
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Touch of Linen 

This elegant granny tote is a perfect grocery bag pattern. The hexagon granny measures 15 inches wide and 13 inches tall, which makes it big enough to carry fresh produce from the farmer’s market or the grocery store.


Caldwell Crochet Market Bag

Caldwell Crochet Market Bag

Designer: Stitching Together
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted 
Suggested yarn: Bernat Satin

Why not stitch up this very cute granny square market bag? It’s cute and roomy and it’s perfect to store your fresh finds in style. The rope handle adds durability and a different look from the usual crocheted strap. 


Winter Diamond Crochet Market Bag

Winter Diamond Market Bag

Designer: Jane Howorth, via Crochet.com
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Shine Worsted 

Calling all granny square lovers out there! This market bag is made out of thirteen solid granny motif squares that are connected to form this gorgeous bag. 


Wildrose Crochet Market Bag

Wildrose Market Bag

Designer: All About Ami
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton 

Here’s another granny square bag where the squares are seamed together to form a gorgeous bag. This bag is the perfect way to carry around your groceries, beach, and travel items. 


Motif Market Crochet Bag Pattern

Motif Market Bag Pattern

Designer: A Crocheted Simplicity 
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton 

Want a fun challenge while creating a beautiful openwork design bag? This pretty little bag fits the bill. You can easily add the straps using the same yarn or a leather strap if you like. 


Granny Square Crochet Market Bag

Granny Square Market Bag Crochet Pattern

Designer: Rich Textures Crochet 
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted 
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Pima Cotton 

Learn how to crochet a large classic granny square to make this market bag. This super easy bag is worked in three pieces, with the front and back traditional granny squares and the bottoms, sides, and strap worked as one long piece.


Granny Square Crochet Market Tote

Granny Square Market Tote

Designer: American Crochet Association 
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton 

Practice your crochet skills with this market bag made with three large granny squares. You’ll get a modern look and a sturdy bag. 


Hexagon Crochet Market Bag

Hexagon Market Bag

Designer: Lion Brand 
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted 
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton

Seam together these hexagon grannies to form a cute and trendy bag. This hexagon granny bag is fast and fun to work, on and a great way to use all your little odd balls of yarn.  


Square Granny Crochet Shopping Bag

Square Granny Shopping Bag

Designer: Posh Pooch Designs 
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted 
Suggested yarn: Lily Sugar’n Cream 

Have you seen a cube crochet bag? I bet there’s nothing else like this granny shopping bag out there. This bag can be sewn with or without a fabric lining. A video tutorial is also available for those who appreciate that.


Granny Square Crochet Market Bag

Granny Square Market Bag

Designer: Crochet with Clare
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted 
Suggested yarn: Red Heart Super Saver

Grab your hook and work this classic granny square bag. You can make this bag with four granny squares or one large granny if you’d rather. 


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Learn More Fun Stitches to Use on Your Bag Projects

Crochet bags are a great place to practice new stitch patterns. If you’d like to learn some new stitches to add to your crochet market bags or any other project, check out our Ultimate Crochet Stitch Library

This collection includes 45 different stitch patterns for you to try, plus patterns to practice on, or take a basic bag shape and get to stitching!

If you'd like some more inspiration for crochet bag patterns, take a peek at some of my other blog pages here: 30 Easy-to-Follow Crochet Tote Bag Patterns

1 Response
  • Chrystal de Freitas
    October 6, 2023

    Thank you sharing all those lovely bags. I’m trying to make something more elegant and have turned to Raffia. At times it can get hard to work with but lovely at the end.

    Any examples of raffia bags?

    Have a great day – and thanks again,

    Chrystal

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