Market Tote Bag Crochet Pattern - A Free Crochet Pattern - Cross Stitched

Market Tote Bag Crochet Pattern - A Free Crochet Pattern

Market Tote Bag Crochet Pattern - A Free Crochet Pattern

Materials Needed

Lily Sugar’n Cream Cotton Yarn or any brand of cotton yarn

  • 2 balls of Ecru (Color A) & 1 ball of Jute (Color B)
  • Size J crochet hook 6.00 MM
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch Marker (optional) to help mark your stitches

Crochet Terms Used

  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • sk = skip
  • st = stitch
  • rep = repeat

Finished Size

The finished size is approximately 12″ wide X 15″ length (31 x 38 cm) without handles, but they will stretch since cotton yarn is being used.


Written in standard US terms. If you wish to reduce the stretching of this bag, lining it is recommended. You can find tutorials on how to line crochet bags.

The Crochet Tote Bag Pattern Steps

  1. Round 1: Starting with Color A ch 3, 10 dc In 3rd ch from hook, sl to the first dc. (10)
  2. Round 2: Ch 3, in first st dc, ch 1, * dc, ch 1 rep around from *, sl st to first dc. (20)
  3. ...
  4. Round 23: Repeat round 20 (76)

The handle of the Market Tote Bag

Making the Handles

Make sure you crochet up two handles. Each handle should measure approximately 24 inches (61 cm) long. Note that it will stretch as it is used, so be mindful of that.

  1. Row 1: Ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook and every ch across, turn (5)
  2. Row 2: Ch 1, sc in every ch across (5)
  3. Row 3-60: Repeat row 2 (5)

Putting the Tote Bag Together

Finishing: Attach handles on the inside of the bag with yarn by using a yarn needle and sewing a square and X to make secure. To finish your tote, weave in the loose ends throughout the bag with a yarn needle.

You’re done!

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