Looking for a crochet bag pattern? This one is ace. It works up quickly, it’s super sturdy and it can used for anything. I’ve used mine for shopping, carting my daughter’s toys around, taking wine and treats to a friends house and I’ve also used it as a nappy bag.
This pattern is brought to you by a new guest designer – the wonderful Emma Wilkinson. Emma is a Sydney based designer with an advanced Diploma of Fine Art. She turned to the world of fibre art shortly before the birth of her third son and hasn’t looked back. Wilkinson is particularly inspired by nature with an emphasis on Australian landscapes and bold shapes and colours. She designs patterns for digital release, crochet kits and magazines.
The Freesia Market Bag is a spring-inspired tote bag, perfect for weekend market shopping. It’s practical and pretty and a fairly quick project too (thanks chunky yarn!). It’s also a good shoulder season project so you aren’t melting under the weight of a giant blanket you’re making on a hot spring day.
Emma used Milano Cotton Sport- Worsted (100% Cotton; 187m/100g) 1 x ball in MC #01/ White, 1 ball in A #16/ Lemon, 1 ball in B #24/ Lilac for her original bag which resulted in the following final measurements.
Width: 34 cm /13.5 inches
Height: 27 cm/10.5 inches
The yarn I used yielded slightly different results but just make a test swatch before starting your bag so you can see what your chosen yarn will do in this pattern!
My measurements are as follows –
Width – 35 cms/13.7 inches
Length – 39cms/15.3 inches
If you need help choosing yarn just let me know! Otherwise check out yarnsub.com. Very useful!
In this pattern, you’ll learn a variety of different skills including crocheting in the round, making bag bases and crocheting bag handles.
The pattern (with full instructions and video tutorial) is available as part of a Crochet Coach coach subscription – you can sign up here! There’s a 7-day free trial too.