Are you on the look out for a smart and yet strong and sturdy market tote bag to crochet? We think we’ve found the perfect one for you. As the designer says, “They’ve been to farmer’s markets, the beach, playgrounds and held everything from cans and juice containers to sand toys or snacks. Honestly, I can’t tell you how many times I have taken all three to the post office full of packages.”
This bag does not work up quickly and it is not a quick fix. A friend of mine kicked hers out in one day, but this is a project that you will be extremely glad you invested the time to make. It is worth every single stitch. (Technically, it isn’t demanding, but working with 2 strands of cotton requires some patience as it can be hard on the hands and wrists. Take your time. It’s worth it. I have osteoarthritis and can only work on it for 15 minutes at a time.)
Worked with 2-strands together, this crochet pattern makes a strong Beach Bag or Market Bag that is extremely versatile with integrated straps that will be contoured to your shoulder and don’t dig in. It can hold 9 skeins of yarn with a couple of notebooks and my wallet. A soccer ball also fits in there nicely with a towel and water bottle.
The construction is intended to have a solid bottom so small items such as markers or highlighters stay in the bottom without falling out.
Sizes are approximate
Length including straps: 24″
Width laying flat: 15″