I’m super excited to release The Don’t Mesh With Me Market Bag! I’ve been dying to replace my not so pretty reusable bags, so I designed some beautiful crocheted ones.
This could be one of the most practical, usable things I’ve made so far! I specifically designed these for the market and shopping in general. In addition to shopping, I need them for project bags and the beach.
I became a little obsessed once I started making them. As a result, I ended up making 4 sizes. Because Little Meg needed one her size, I ended up with an extra small (children’s size), a small, medium and large. I concluded the small size shown below is good for heavy items. The medium perfect for produce, and the large is perfect for light shopping items. I suggest going with even smaller-sized straps for heavy items because they do stretch out over time.
I shop for a family of 6, so you can imagine the groceries I bring home. Therefore I’ve made several of these bags and used bright colours for Spring. Read on to see what you’ll need to get started.
Yarn Requirements: Worsted Weight Cotton is needed
Bernat Handicrafter Cotton – shown in pics
Big Ball (100% Cotton (14oz/400g/710yds/650m)
Small ball (100% Cotton (1.75oz/50g/80yds/73m)
Alternative cotton yarn I love from WeCrochetDishie Cone Dishie Multi Dishie
Crochet Hooks Required:
US I/9 (5.5mm) – Buy Hooks from WeCrochet HERE
US J/10 (6mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
Full Video Tutorial for medium size on YouTube
You might also love our new Dishie-lous Market bag. It includes a video tutorial on YouTube. This design is similar but with a thick textured stitch and shorter straps.
I hope you enjoy this pattern! For more designs by MJ’s Off The Hook Designs see
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