Mercer Market Tote Bag by Sweet Softies

Mercer Market Tote Bag

May 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
6.0 mm (J)
340 - 360 yards (311 - 329 m)
Body of bag is 16” wide, 15” tall. Handles are 20” long. (Instructions to modify length of bag and handles are included in pattern.)
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The Mercer Market Bag is an eco-friendly, environmental, and reusable slouchy mesh tote that is perfect to go grocery shopping with! Its large, stretchy inside affords a generous amount of space for holding lots of produce and items. The minimalist design is elegant but can be spiced up with the addition of an easy-to-make, bohemian (boho) style beaded tassel, which is included in this tutorial. This pattern also features the easy V-stitch and is very quick to work up, using only two skeins of 24/7 Cotton Yarn by Lion Brand Yarn. In addition, it’s worked in joined rounds, crocheted from bottom up, and a no-sew project done in one piece!

This product sells well at craft fairs and make excellent gifts, or as a treat for yourself! It’s a must-have accessory to bring to your local Farmer’s Market during the beautiful spring, summer, and fall seasons.


Familiar beginner. Requires familiarity with stitches used (below).

Stitches/Terms (US Terms):
magic ring (MR)
chain (ch)
slip stitch (sl st)
single crochet (sc)
double crochet (dc)
space (sp)


  • 2 balls of Lion Brand Yarn 24/7 Cotton, ‘Ecru’ color (186 yd/ball)
  • 6mm hook
  • Scissors
  • Optional: Large beads for tassel, yarn needle


This pattern is © 2019 Sweet Softies ( For personal use only. You may not copy, alter, or sell this pattern in any way. You may sell finished items made with this pattern if you credit Sweet Softies as the designer and link to my website. No wholesale.* (@SweetSofties)