Secret Garden Tote / Market Bag by Kirsten Holloway
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Secret Garden Tote / Market Bag

Crochet
April 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
13 stitches = 4 inches
6.0 mm (J)
300 - 400 yards (274 - 366 m)
One Size
US
This pattern is available for free.

Difficulty:
Easy

Materials Needed:
6mm (J) hook, or hook needed to obtain gauge
300-400 yards Lily Sugar’n Cream cotton yarn in Hot Pink
scissors
yarn needle/ribbon needle
1.5-2 yards sheer, 7/8” ribbon
fray check or clear nail polish

Stitches Used:
ch= chain
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
bsc = backward single crochet, also known as the crab stitch

Additional Terms:
3 dc cluster: dc3tog in the same stitch
Cross stitch: skip stitch, dc in the next, cross back and dc in the stitch you just skipped
3rd loop of hdc: Look at the back of the hdc stitch, and find the loop. Work all stitches for the round in that 3rd loop

Gauge:
13 stitches in 4”

Measurements:
12” wide x 14” tall, excluding straps when laid flat

Additional Notes:
To make this bag more secure you could add a liner, or a zipper, attaching it at about round 29.
I’ve included gauge information, however, since this is a lacy bag, it can be worked with a variety of yarn and hook sizes and will still look cute.