Eco-Friendly Market Bag

This cute bag is really easy to make and, in fact, I have got hooked and made several. I used DK cotton yarn for these – and you will need approximately 50g to make this. The instructions are written using US terms.

Abbreviations:

CH – chain stitch
SlSt -Slip Stitch
SC – single crochet
HDC – half double crochet
DC – double crochet
TR – triple crochet
TR2Tog – 2 TR together
TR3Tog – 3 TR together

Instructions for bag (oranges not included 🙂 )

Bag Body

Round 1: In a magic ring, CH 1, 18 HDC, join with SlSt to top of 1st HDC

Round 2: CH 1, 2 HDC in each stitch all the way around and join with SlSt to top of 1st HDC. Don’t worry if it looked a little warped – this will straighten out as you go along.

Round 3: CH 1, SC in same stitch, CH 3, *skip next HDC, SC in 2nd HDC from hook, CH 3,* repeat * * around and join with SlSt to top of 1st SC

Round 4: 1 SlSt into 1st CH 3 space, CH 4, 2 TR in same CH 3 space, CH 5, *SC in next CH 3 space, CH 5, 3 TR in next CH 3 space, CH 5,* repeat * * around and join with SlSt to top of CH 4

Round 5: CH 3, TR2Tog (this counts as the first TR3Tog), CH 5, SC in 1st CH 5 space, CH 5, SC in next CH 5 space, *CH 5, TR3Tog, CH 5, SC in next CH 5 space, CH 5, SC in next CH 5 space*, repeat * * around, CH 5, join with SlSt to top of first TR3Tog

Round 6: CH 1, SC in same stitch. * Repeat (CH3 , SC in the next CH 5 space) 3 times.  CH 3, SC in top of the next TR3Tog* . Repeat * * all gthe way around and join with SlSt to top of 1st SC.

Round 7: 1 SlSt around CH 3 space, CH 1, SC in same CH 3 space, CH 5, *SC in next CH 3 space, CH 3, SlSt into SC just made, CH 5,* repeat * * around and join with SlSt to top of 1st SC. CH 5, SlSt to same SC.

Round 8: 2 SlSt around CH 5 space, CH 1, SC in same CH 5 space, CH 5, *SC in next CH 5 space, CH 5,* repeat * * around and join with SlSt to top of 1st SC

Round 9-10: Repeat Round 8

Round 11: 2 SlSt around CH 5 space, CH 1, SC in same CH 5 space, CH 5, *SC in next CH 5 space, CH 3, SlSt to SC just made, CH 5,* repeat * * around and join with SlSt to top of 1st SC, CH 5, SlSt to same SC

Round 12: 2 SlSt around CH 5 space, CH 1, SC in same CH 5 space, CH 5, *SC in next CH 5 space, CH 5,* repeat * * around, join with SlSt to top of 1st SC

Round 13-14: Repeat Round 12

Round 15: Repeat Round 11

Round 16-18: Repeat Round 12

Round 19: Repeat Round 11

Round 20-22: Repeat Round 12

Round 23: Repeat Round 11

Round 24-26: Repeat Round 12

Round 27: Repeat Round 11

Round 28-30: Repeat Round 12

Round 31: 1 SlSt around CH 5 space, CH 1, SC in same CH 5 space, CH 3, *SC in next CH 5 space, CH 3,* repeat * * around, join with SlSt to top of 1st SC

Round 32-33: Repeat Round 31

Straps:

Round 1: CH 90. Skip 9 3 chain spaces and attach the with Sl st.

Round 2: SC in next stitch on bag and then 90 SC  into the chains just made.

Round 3-6: Repeat Round 2.

Repeat (2 SC into 3 CH space, SC into SC)  across 9 3-CH spaces., to where you will start the next strap.  Repeat from Round 1-6 and cast-off. Weave in any loose threads.

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