Sunny Day Market Bag by Cara Engwerda

Sunny Day Market Bag

April 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
3.5 mm (E)
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Difficulty: Intermediate, US terminology
Finished Size: 20 x 9 ½ inches unstretched (50 x 25cm)

 3.5mm hook/E-4(US)
 150g of 8ply yarn/DK or Light Worsted, if using 4 colours I’d recommend 50g of each
o I’ve used 8ply cotton from Bendigo Woollen Mills which is thinner than acrylic and wool. If using a thicker DK yarn, I recommend a 4.0mm hook (G-6)
 Scissors
 Tapestry needle

 ch = chain
 sk = skip a stitch
 sc = single crochet
 fsc = foundation single crochet
 dc = double crochet
 dc inc = 2 double crochet in the same stitch
 sl st = slip stitch
.. = repeat the sequence between the square brackets
 (..) = repeat the space in brackets the given number of times

 ch2 at the start of a row counts as a dc. I chain loosely so a ch2 is sufficient as a starting dc for me, you may prefer to ch3 instead.
 This pattern is not worked in the round, at the end of each row you with slip stitch to the first stitch of the same row to end the row.
 I prefer not to start with a magic ring as these may come undone with use of the bag. I find it more secure to simply chain the initial row and slip stitch together.
 You may choose to use multiple colours or a single colour throughout. I have included details for a multiple colour bag and photos for a single colour bag. The choice is yours!
 You may also choose to extend the handles by adding addition fsc, this will result in additional sc’s in the final row and extra yarn will be required.