Marché Bag


Here is a step by step instruction on how to crochet your own Eco Friendly Market bag

Happy Hooking!!


Marché Bag

Construction

The bag is worked from the bottom up, then the two handles are made separately and tie to the bag.

Material

You can use any worsted weight yarn

Yarn used in pictured bag:

Brand: Lily Sugar ‘n Cream

Color A: Solid Hot Blue

Color B: Ombre Coral Seas

5 mm hook

Abbreviation:

ch chain

dc double crochet

dc2tog yarn over,  insert hook in 1st designated stitch, draw a loop, yarn over, pull thru 2 loops, yarn over, insert hook in 2nd designated stitch, draw a loop, yarn ove, pull thru 2, yarn over pull thru all loops

sc single crochet

sk skip

sl.st. slip stitch

sp space

st(s) stitch(es)

Instruction

Body

 With color A. Begin with a ch 4

Round 1 (all stitches are worked in the 1st ch of the beginning ch 4 ):  2dc, (ch 2, 3 dc)  3 times, ch 1, sl.st. to 3rd chain of beginning ch 4

Round 2: ch 3, *1 dc in each next dc to ch 2 space, (2 dc, ch 2, 2dc) in ch 2 space, repeat from * around, sl. st. to 3rd ch (7 dc on each side separated by ch 2 space)

Round 3 as round 2 (11 dc on each side separated by ch 2 spaces)

Round 4 as round 2 (15 dc on each side separated by ch 2 spaces)

Round 5 as round 2 (19 dc on each side separated by ch 2 spaces)

Round 6 as round 5 (21 dc on each side separated by ch 2 spaces)

On each side, counting from the corner ch 2 space put a marker on the 12th dc

Round 6: ch 3,*I dc on each dc to 2 dc before marker, dc2tog the next 2 dcs, skip the marked dc, dc2tog next 2 dcs,  1 dc on each dc to ch 2 space, (2 dc, ch2, 2 dc) in ch 2 space, repeat from * 3 more times, sl.st. to 3rd ch

Round 7: ch 3, 1 dc on each dc to 2 dc before dc2tog , dc2tog, skip next 2 dc2tog, dc2tog next 2 dc, 1 dc on each dc to ch 2 space, (2 dc, ch2, 2 dc) in ch 2 space, repeat from * 3 more times, sl.st. to 3rd ch

Round 8- 13 as round 7

With color B Round 14 -15 as round 7

With color A ound 16 – 18 as round 7

With color B round 19 -20 as round 7

With color A round 21-23 as round 7

Fasten off

Handle

make 2 icords

If you don’t know how to crochet an icord here is a video on youtube that I find very helpful.

Make the cord to your desired length an tie it to the ch 2 spaces.

to make it more secure I also sew the sides of the knot to the bag.

Voila!! You just finished making your own Marché Bag

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