The Ultimate Market Bag by Connie Lee Lynch

The Ultimate Market Bag

April 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
3.75 mm (F)
470 - 750 yards (430 - 686 m)
S, M, L
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Errata: Rnd 42: ch 3, asterisk (ch 2, sk next 2 dc, dc in next) 3x, ch 2, sk ch 2 sp, dc in next dc. Repeat from asterisk around to last 11 st. (ch 2, sk next 2 dc, dc in next) 3x, ch 2, sk ch 2 sp, join with sl st to 1st dc.

This might just be the last market bag you ever need. Seriously! This thing is the toughest bag I’ve ever owned – it can hold as many canned goods as I can carry! That was, after all, the goal when I set out to design it, though.

Worked from the bottom up with a nice sturdy base of solid single crochets and a filet crochet body, this bag is a little more work to make than a mesh market bag, but that also means it can DO more work!

Handles are integrated into the body by working foundation single crochets and then each handle is rejoined before continuing to work in rounds until the straps are as wide as you want them to be. This allows the entire bag to be worked from a single strand of yarn (with a cone or similar amount) for maximum strength and durability.

-Single Crochet
-Double Crochet
-Foundation Single Crochet

First 10 rounds with suggested yarn and hook should measure approximately 4” in diameter.


S: approx. 8” in diameter across the bottom when rounded out and 13” wide across the body when laid out flat.

M: approx. 10” across bottom (15” wide across body)

L: approx. 12” across bottom (18” wide across body)

Following above gauge, all bags will measure approximately 18-20” in height when empty and laid flat, not including handles, BEFORE use. After use, they will stretch some, but they maintain their shape quite well because of the cotton yarn’s strength.


-Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Cone Yarn, 14 oz (400g, 706 yds) in Red or Bernat Handicrafter Cotton (400g, 710 yds) in Off White or any Worsted (4) Weight Kitchen Cotton type yarn (the small bag was made using Bernat Handicrafter Holiday Sparkle (280g, 470 yds) in Red Sparkle and I was unable complete the sixth round on the handles - but I got seven rounds on a different skein in white, so I just wanted you to be aware of that!)
-F/3.75 mm Crochet Hook or whatever hook you need to create nice, dense stitches
-Stitch Marker(s)
-Darning Needle

I invite and encourage you to sell any items made from my patterns; I simply ask that you credit me for the design, especially if listing online, by linking back to the source of the pattern. Copying, redistributing, or selling the pattern itself or a derivative thereof is strictly prohibited.