Medium Star Market Bag by Mikaela Bates

Medium Star Market Bag

August 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
4.0 mm (G)
4.5 mm
186 - 213 yards (170 - 195 m)
both US and UK
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This pattern is available for AU$5.00 AUD buy it now

This bag is the bigger sibling of the Tiny Star Produce Bag.
It may seem average in size but it has big potential!

I know what you’re thinking - it’s just a market bag! but I see it as much more than that.

This middle of the range sized bag is big enough and strong enough to carry those few things you just ducked into the supermarket to get on the way home.
And, you’ll always have it with you because it folds up small enough to keep in your handbag, centre console of the car or hanging off your backpack!
Oh and it uses less than 100g of yarn, it’s reusable, washable and all those other good crocheted market bag things.

How’s that for potential?

Level: Easy
The pattern uses a variety of techniques, including taller stitches and joining with a stitch - though tutorial links and heaps of photos make it accessible for confident beginners.

Yarn: Approx. 180 meters (75g) of 8ply (DK) cotton yarn.
I’ve used Bendigo Woollen Mills 8ply cotton.
Cotton is recommended for this type of item but you can use any DK weight yarn.
You can use a different weight yarn with an appropriate hook but the finished size will vary. Some of the other yarns my testers used are listed above.

Finished size:
~35 cm (~14 in) tall lying flat and unstretched.
~34 cm (~13 1/2 in) wide lying flat and unstretched.

Included in this 21 page PDF pattern:

  • 50 tutorial photos
  • 9 other photos
  • Instructions on how to create the pouch.
  • Drawstring alternative to the handles so you can use it as a large produce bag.
  • American English crochet terms used throughout.
  • Crocheted in the round.
  • Clear concise written instructions with a layout designed to make it easy to follow and not lose your place.
  • Text only printable pages so you can print the pattern on just 1 or 2 pages reducing paper usage.
  • Landscape layout that looks good on a laptop, tablet or phone (simply zoom in on half the page on your smart phone to see the pattern clearly in portrait mode).
  • Links to 4 tutorials and photo tutorials for other special stitches used.
  • Tips and tricks to help you make this pattern more easily.

You may sell items created using this pattern. Please credit Mikaela Bates - Vivid Kreations for the design and consider linking to this pattern if selling online, and please price your items with respect for yourself and other makers.