Learn how to make this super fun Crochet Fall Bookshop Market Bag right along with me! In the post you’ll find the free pattern as well as links to both right and left handed tutorials!
The Fall Bookshop Market Bag is the perfect companion for toting books from your favorite book shop to the nearest coffee house around the corner or for carrying produce from the local farmer’s market.
This bag also makes for a great gift, so be sure to bookmark this pattern for holiday season making because trust me, all of your family and friends will want these bags!
The Crochet Fall Bookshop Market Bag Pattern Tutorial is geared for intermediate beginners and higher and assumes you already know the following skills:
- single crochet
- half double crochet
- double crochet
- slip stitch
That’s it! Once you’ve mastered those skills, I’m confident you can tackle this pattern!
Below you’ll find both left and right handed tutorials!
Crochet Fall Bookshop Market Bag – Written Pattern
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- 3 balls Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton in Cafe Au Lait
- Each ball 100% mercerized cotton, #4- medium weight yarn, 186 yds, 3.5 oz.
- Total yardage required: about 558 yds
- 4.5 mm hook (I use this set.)
- Yarn needle
- 4 inches = 10 st (dc + ch 1) by 9 rows of pattern stitch
- Width at widest – approximately 21 inches
- Depth – approximately 13 inches
- ch chain
- dc double crochet
- hdc half double crochet
- pm place marker
- sl st slip stitch
- st stitch
- sc single crochet
- sk skip
- The body / mesh portion of the bag is first worked flat – back and forth in rows. You will be forming a large mesh square that is approximately 25 in. x 25 in. The edging for the front and back of the bag are worked flat – back and forth in rows as well.
- The handles and edging for the sides of the bag are then worked in the round.
Crochet Fall Bookshop Market Bag – Pattern starts here
WORKING THE BODY OF THE BAG
Row 1: Starting in 6th ch from hook, dc and *ch 1, sk a ch, dc in next ch. Repeat from * to end of row. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as 1st dc and ch 1), dc in next dc, ch 1, *dc in next dc, ch 1. Repeat from * to end of row. Place last dc in 4th ch of starting ch from previous row. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 4 (counts as 1st dc and ch 1), dc in next dc, ch 1, *dc in next dc, ch 1. Repeat from * to end of row. Place last dc in 3rd ch of starting ch 4 from previous row. Turn. (You should have 62 dc’s including the starting ch that counts as a st.)
Repeat Row 3 until piece measures 25 inches from starting edge, or until the length is the same measurement as the width.
WORKING THE FRONT BAND OF BAG
Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1st hdc and ch 1), *hdc in next st, ch 1. Repeat from * to end of row. Place last hdc in 3rd ch of starting ch 4 of previous row. Turn. (62)
Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1st sc and ch 1), *sc in next st, ch 1. Repeat from * to end of row. Place last sc in 2nd ch of starting ch 3 from previous row. Turn. (62)
Starting chains will no longer count as a stitch past this point.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st across. Turn. (62)
Row 4 (decrease row): Ch 1, sc first two st together, *sc next two st together. Repeat from * to end of row. Turn. (31)
Rows 5 – 6: Ch 1, sc in each st across. Turn. (31)
Row 7: Ch 1, sc first two st together, sc in each st across until 2 st remain unworked, sc last two st together. Turn. (29)
Row 8: Repeat Row 7 (27)
Rows 9 – 10: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. (27)
Cut and secure yarn.
WORKING THE BACK BAND OF BAG
Rotate work so that the bottom edge is now arranged towards the top. Attach yarn to ch in rightmost corner (or leftmost corner if left handed).
Repeat Rows 1 – 10 of the FRONT BAND OF BAG.
At end of Row 10, do not turn work, and do not cut yarn. You will now be working in rounds.
WORKING BAG SIDES AND HANDLES
Round 1: Ch 1, sc in same st (last st of Row 10), pm to mark this as 1st st of round and make 9 more sc evenly along side band edge, making last sc in the first ch space you reach.
Sc in each bar along side edge. Make 10 sc along side of next band, making last st in corner st. Ch 90, sk band top edge, make sure ch is not twisted, sc in next corner st. Make 9 more sc along band side edge, making last band sc in the first ch space you reach.
Sc in each bar along side edge. Make 10 sc along side of next band, making last st in corner st. Ch 90, sk band top edge, make sure ch is not twisted, sc in in 1st st of round.
Replace marker in new st.
Arrange bag flat with handles towards the top and bottom of bag arranged to the bottom. Working one side at a time, line up side bag stitches and mark center stitch with a st marker. Repeat on opposite side.
Stitch markers will indicate decrease placement.
Round 2: Sc into each st until two st remain unworked before next st marker, sc next two st together, sc, replace marker, sc next two st together, continue working in sc into each st and handle chain until two st remain unworked before next st marker, sc next two st together, sc, replace marker, sc next two st together, continue working in sc into each st and handle chain to end of round.
Round 3: Replace marker, repeat Round 2.
Round 4: Replace marker, repeat Round 2.
Round 5: Replace marker, sc in each st around.
Sl st 3 stitches (to even out edge).
Fasten off. Weave in all ends.
Steam or wet block if needed. Enjoy!