All the colors around gave me some inspiration, and I made this market bag.
Market bag in “Desiqual” design pattern
Size: Cca 38cm x 38cm (15” x 15”), handle cca 55cm (22”)
The size really depends on type of material and size of the hook you are using, which is up to you.
One square 12,5cm ( 5”)
I used 200 grams (7 oz – 500 meters – 546 yards) of Himalaya Everyday Anti-pilling 100% acrylic
For the assembling and the flower I used cca 25 grams of (120 meters) of Red Heart Margareta
Crochet hook E/3,5mm
Terms/Abbreviations: I used US terminology
slst slip stitch
sc single crochet
dc double crochet
You need to make 16 squares. I used classic full granny squares, but feel free to use any kind of square with any design. One square I made measured cca 12,5cm ( 5”) but again it’s up to you how big or small you’ll make the square.
Start with a magic ring or ch4 - join with slst.
1st round: Ch 3 ( count as dc )– 2dc into the ring, ch2 - 3dc into the ring, ch2 - 3dc into the ring, ch2 - 3dc into the ring, ch2, slst. into 3rd ch from first ch 3, do not turn.
2nd round: Ch 3 ( count as dc ), dc in next 2 st, 2dc – ch2 – 2dc in ch2 from previous round (corner), dc in next 3 st, 2dc – ch2 – 2dc in ch2 from previous round (corner), dc in next 3 st, 2dc – ch2 – 2dc in ch2 from previous round (corner), dc in next 3 st, 2dc – ch2 – 2dc in ch2 from previous round (corner), slst. into 3rd ch from first ch 3, do not turn.
3rd – 4th – 5th – 6th – 7th rounds: follow schema from 2nd round
On my bag I made 7 rounds.
I crocheted the squares together, using contrasting color yarn, with sc from the right side of the bag. I have to admit I had a little trouble to imagine how my bag will look, so I safety pinned it together before assembling.
For assembling you can also use technique I found here.
For the 55cm (22”) I crochet 121 ch, sc into second ch from the hook and sc in each following ch. I made 4 rows of sc’s – the handle is around 2,5cm wide. Fasten off. Make the second, then sew or crochet the handles to the bag,
Make one or two rows of sc’s around the handles and the top of the bag.
You can add a little flower I found here.
Pattern: crocodile flower
Ch 7, slst. to the first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1 : *Ch 10, slst. into the ring*, repeat from * to*, join with slst. in first ch – (7 times –10ch loop)
Rnd 2 : *sc, hdc, 8 dc, ch 2, 8 dc, hdc, sc* in each 10ch-loop, around, join with slst. in first sc. Fasten off. – (7 petals)
Put a nice button to the middle.
If you come up with any problems or difficulties, write to me, and I’ll be more than happy to help.
Have a nice week