Crochet market bag tutorial

Crochet Reusable Grocery Market Bag Free Pattern

Crochet Reusable Grocery Market Bag Free Crochet Pattern

Crocheting your own reusable grocery market bags is a great way to be eco-friendly. You can crochet them in any color with this free crochet pattern. They’re made from cotton yarn so no plastic will ever go into the landfill again! This blog post includes everything you need for this project: what supplies are needed, how many stitches per row, an overview of the steps involved in making these bags – including links to videos on YouTube if you need help with specific parts of crochet. I hope this tutorial helps you start saving the planet one stitch at a time!

I think that once you see the simplicity of this pattern, you won’t be able to resist trying it out.

Once finished, just throw everything in the washing machine on cold water and let it hang dry – then your new market bag will be ready to go again next time! The best part is that the finished product is sturdy and durable – so your groceries won’t get crushed on the way home from the store or slip through the holes.


This is a quick and easy free pattern for an eco-friendly crochet reusable Grocery market bag that you can make in less than 30 minutes! It’s roomy enough to carry all of your groceries, even heavy ones.

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This is the perfect project for beginners who want to learn how to crochet. You can use your finished product as a gift or keep it for yourself. Either way, I know you’re going to have fun making this cute and useful item!

What is the best yarn for a market bag?

I used the tshirt yarn from my Knitznpurlz shop. It took two cakes, 108 yards each for the main color and 109 yards for the contrast color. Using tshirt yarn ensures that your bag will be sturdy and last for a long time. The fabric is durable enough that you can use it as an everyday carry-on without worrying about getting dirty or wearing out quickly. Also, it’s very easy to wash!

Tshirt yarn for bags

How long does it take to crochet a market bag?

This market bag is worked in single crochet stitch through a back loop. To add more texture I went with a double crochet crossed stitch. It’s pretty easy stitch, you’ll find step by step instructions for it down below. After some deliberation, I decided on a simple Tunisian stitch for the handles of my market bag. This stitch will ensure they’re long lasting and won’t stretch too much so that it’s easy to carry heavy loads! Considering super bulky yarn and double crochet stitch of contrast color overall it took me a couple of hours to crochet a market bag.

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How do you crochet a reusable market bag?

The market bag is worked up starting at the base and worked in continuous rounds. Then alternates between single crochet through the back loop stitch for a few rounds and double crochet stitch of contrast color until it reaches desired height. Market bag pattern looks very interesting. You can use different colors for market bags or you can simply go with one color that is suitable to your liking! The handles are made using tunisian simple stitch and then sewn to the bag. Market bag crochet pattern is very easy and simple to make but the most important part of this whole process is that I used basic knowledge on some stitches like chain, slip stitch, single crochet and double crochet.simple bag crochet patternYou can crochet a market bag with a different size and color for each person in your family. You might need a market bag to carry things like fruits, vegetables or snacks. That is why the market bag pattern is amazing! Ready to start crocheting? Let’s get started!

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Crochet reusable grocery market bag free pattern

Skill level: Easy

Measurements: 14” width x 15” height

Gauge: 2 St = 1” and 2 Rows = 1” in sc blo (your gauge may depend on the thickness of your yarn, so you may have to decrease or increase the size of the hook to match the gauge).

Materials needed for crochet grocery market bag pattern:

T-shirt yarn (weight 6 /super bulky weight), 100 m (109 yards)/330 g (11.5oz) – main color– 218 yards (200 m), contrast color – 109 yards (100 m). I used t-shirt yarn from my shop KNITZNPURLZ

Crochet Hook 9 mm, N13.

Stitch marker

Abbreviations, stitch knowledge:

blo – back loop only

ch – chain

dc – double crochet

sc – single crochet

sc in 3rd bar –  single crochet through 3rd loop

sk –  skip stitch

st –  stitch(es)

sl st –  slip stitch

Special Stitches:

tss –  Tunisian simple stitch

Return Pass – Yarn over and pull through 1 loop.

tunisian simple stitch

Yarn over and pull through 2 loops. Repeat yarning over and pulling through 2 loops until you reach the end of the row.

how to crochet a bag handle

Forward Pass: With active loop on the hook insert hook under second vertical bar on the previous row. Yarn over and pull through the bar (2 loops on the hook). Repeat across the rest of the row, picking up loops from each stitch. Insert hook under BOTH loops of the last stitch.

crochet bag handle

crochet market bag handle

Once you get to the end of the foundation single crochet row, instead of turning your work then work back across the row from left to right with a return pass.

Let’s get crocheting!

Note: The bag is worked starting at the base and worked upward in the continuous rounds.


Ch 27 main color.

Round 1: Sc in the back bump of 2nd ch from the hook and next 24 sts, 3 sc in the last st, Work across the opposite side of the foundation ch, 1 sc in next 24 sts, 2 sc in last st. Do not join the round and continue working in a spiral way. You may place a stitch marker at the beginning of the round for easy round counting. (54 sts).

crochet bag base pattern


Round 1-5: Sc blo in each st around. Leave main color

Round 6: Join contrast color (Sk 1 st, dc in next st, dc in skipped st) around.

reusable market bag pattern free

Round 7-9: Repeat round 1

Round 10: Repeat round 6

Round 11-13: Repeat round 1

Round 14: Repeat round 6

Round 15-17: Repeat round 1

Round 18: Repeat round 6

Round 19-21: Repeat round 1

Round 22: Sl st around. Fasten off.

easy bag crochet pattern


Make 2. Ch 4. Insert hook into the back bump of the second chain from the hook, yarn over and pull up a loop (2 loops on the hook). Do the same in the next chain and all the chains across.

how to crochet a bag handle

Continue working with Tss until strap measures approx 30”.

tote bag crochet pattern


Sew in straps. Finish off and weave ends.

free crochet market bag pattern

Crochet reusable grocery market bag pattern video tutorial.

Thank you so much for reading through our free pattern and instructions. We hope that this project was enjoyable to try out, if you would like to check other bag crochet patterns check it here. There are many more on our site waiting for you to explore. If you want the yarn we used in your bag, check out all of the colors available here.

grocery bag crochet pattern

Your feedback is always appreciated; please leave us a comment below with any thoughts about this project.

Happy crocheting,


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