You’ll never forget to bring your reusable bag to the grocery store ever again when you make this market tote bag. You’ll be looking for more reasons to use this bag than just for carrying groceries when you finish it and realize how cute it is.
Put your single crochet stitch to work to make the body of this crochet purse, and to make the strap, too. This bag is simple and easy to make, and looks great.
The Story Maria's sturdy crocheted market tote bag has become her faithful companion for weekly trips to the farmers market.
Each Saturday, she swings the bag's strap over her arm and heads out, ready to see what fresh finds await. Plump strawberries in their cardboard flats, glossy bouquets of basil, displays of handmade soaps, and yarn...lots of yarn of course. Each discovery earns a place within the bag's soft cotton interior.
The crocheted bag cradles each treasure with care, its roomy size accommodating even the largest haul. WhetherMariais after recipe essentials or simply puttering among the bustling stalls, hertote bagis always by her side.
At journey's end, Maria sets the bag down on her kitchen table. Unloading the day's spoils one by one, memories of the market come alive again - lively conversations with vendors, the potent aromas of freshly baked bread, colorful canopies flapping in the breeze, the soft texture of the yarn she played with.
Her faithful crocheted companion, now at rest. Until next week, when the routine will begin again. Market day awaits, and her trusty tote will be there, ready to carry Maria's finds - and her heart - home once more.
SKILL LEVEL: Easy
MATERIALS: Yarn: DK weight yarn 440 yds beige (or color of choice) 200 yds green (or color of choice) 100 yds brown (or color of choice) Hook: US size 7 (4.5 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge Notions: Yarn needle Sharp Scissors 4 stitch markers