Eco String Market Bag by Jessica Reeves Potasz

Eco String Market Bag

April 2020
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 10 rows = 4 inches
US 9 - 5.5 mm
225 - 240 yards (206 - 219 m)
One Size
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This pattern is available for free.

Please note the entire pattern is available to view for free at the bottom of the blog post through the link provided!** There is also an ad-free, printable PDF version you may purchase from Etsy.

Cut back on plastic by using this pretty, eco-friendly net bag! Perfect to haul produce or take along to your local farmers markets. The beginner friendly pattern is easy to follow and quick to make.

Skill Level:

Easy +

US Size 9, 5.5 mm 16” circular knitting needles

2 Lion Brand Yarn Re-Up (HERE) in Grey 70 g/skein

1 Lion Brand Yarn Re-Up (HERE) in Ecru 70 g/skein

Pattern uses approximately 140 g worsted weight yarn


Tapestry needle

Sizes (approximate): 14” wide x 14”tall

Abbreviations & Skills:

k – knit

p – purl

k2tog – knit two together (decrease)

yo – yarn over


Not important for this pattern.


This bag is knit from the bottom-up and is knit in the round. You’re basically making a tube that you will seam and close at the bottom! Handles are knit separately and are attached with your preferred seaming method. If you’re familiar with crochet, the slip stitch seam was used on the handles for the bag that is pictured. The bag here uses two colors for a nice contrast, but you can make this with just one color as well!