Mum Market Bag

market bag for post 1

market bag and muffins 008

market bag for post 2

I’ve wanted to make a crochet market bag for a long time.

Found this beautiful pattern over at Ravelry, created by Emily of Lab Coat Crochet (click to view her blog and pattern post).

I loved the “fancy” bottom/base on this bag that not only looks so pretty, it’s also practical too. Many crochet market bags are just two straight sides with no actual base for strength and durability.

An easy pattern to make but I wouldn’t suggest it if you dislike the CHAIN stitch. ;) There’s a lot of repetitious chaining throughout. But the results IMO are worth it.

I made this bag in Knit Picks Shine Worsted in Grass (click to read my review of this yarn). It’s a blend of cotton and model fibers and not too stretchy, perfect for this kind of project. I used 3 skeins of stash yarn I had and was a bit short to complete the pattern as written so I cut down on the top border by two rows. Pattern as written is made in Peaches and Cream Cotton Yarn (2 skeins).

Happy Hooking! :)

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11 responses

  1. To have so many interests and to be so good at it, you’re amazing, my one and only passion was working and nothing compares for me, not photography, not writing,not anything…I need a car…that Ineed

  2. What a beautiful gift for your Mom. I love the way it has a solid bottom in the shape of a flower and the top lace edging is lovely too. Hugs! :)

  3. That’s really nice! I really like it a lot! :-D

  4. Love the bag and I also love this blog and have book marked it and hope to come back regularly.

    You got in touch with me about vegetarian cooking and I do thank you for that and I’m going to have a browse through all you latest posts now.
    Many thanks,
    Maggie x

    Nuts in May

  5. Hi Lorraine, I do have a lot of interests, I just wish there were more hours in the day to pursue all of them as much as I’d really like to. I’ll have to find a way to cut back on that 7 hours of sleep every night. ;)

    Hi Ruinwen, Oh dear Ruinwen, if only I could give this to my mom in reality, she’s passed on over 5 years ago. :( That’s just the name of the pattern.

    My mom was so good at so many types of crafts, especially sewing. She would have loved this bag. Hugs back to you.

    Hi Jackie, Thanks so much Jackie.

    Happy Tuesday, G

  6. PS to Maggie, Your comment was in moderation when I wrote my reply above. ;) I’m so glad I’ve helped and I’ve sent along another couple of ideas in a comment today at your blog, re: a slow cooker book you might want to check out etc…

    Becoming a vegetarian is a decision I’ve never regretted and for me, it’s been over 20 years! I never miss meat. And do check out the recipe archives here when you can, lots of good ones to get you inspired I hope.

  7. How gorgeous! My sister crochets (or she did before she was ill with cancer) and I’m hoping she goes back to it. I’m going to share this with her and maybe give her a little nudge :)

    Geraldine, your talents know no end!

  8. jenmuddybootdreams

    That’s a great idea…I remember when they used to be used by everyone…and then plastic came in.

    Jen

  9. You did a beautiful job with this bag. You are very talented.

  10. nice…what a cool bag…and it looks big to carry plenty…and its stylish…smiles…

  11. Hi Talon, You are so kind, thanks for the lovely compliment. :) I hope you’re sister is inspired to start hooking again. ;) It’s such a great hobby! I’m so sorry she’s been ill though.

    Hi Jen, I don’t use any plastic bags, we’ve got a bunch of fabric shopping bags but this one’s kind of special. I’ll have to keep this for only my fav finds. ;)

    Hi Joe, Ahhh….you’re so nice.

    Hi Brian, thanks Brian. does your wife crochet, knit? If she does, maybe she’d give this pattern a try. And lots of men crochet and knit too…maybe you’ll take up the hook or needles! I know you’re a talented guy. :)

    Happy Wednesday, G

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