Ready to get rid of your plastic bags? Crochet this Hexagon Granny Market Bag and never look back!
When you’re trying to adopt a more sustainable and eco-friendly lifestyle, getting rid of plastic, especially plastic bags, is definitely the first step.
That’s why, I grabbed some cotton yarn from my stash, and made myself a nice, large produce bag that I can use when I go to the local market.
Unlike the more classic mesh bags, this reusable market bag has a more dense, granny stitch net, so the holes are not so large.
The pattern is also very easy and accessible to beginners.
Of course, you can use this bag for other things than groceries. For example, you can use it to carry your yarn or your beach towel for a fun day at the sea!
A Honeycomb Kitchen Story
Even though it’s not so obvious, the inspiration behind this pattern is my work-in-progress Honeycomb Kitchen Collection.
So, you might ask where is the honeycomb here?
It’s in the base, which is a simple granny hexagon!
Stay tuned for more bee- and honeycomb-inspired patterns for the kitchen decor. In the meantime, here are a few that are already on the blog…
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PRINTABLE PDF PATTERN
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- 4.5-mm (7 USA, 7 UK) Crochet Hook
- Worsted (4, Medium) Cotton Yarn
- Tapestry Needle
Yarn & Yardage
I used 465 yds (425 m) (1 cake) of Ice Yarns Cakes Natural Cotton.
This yarn is listed as a DK (3, Light) yarn, but it is more like a worsted-weight yarn.
Feel free to use any yarn that meets gauge.
Abbreviations (US Terms)
- Ch – Chain
- Dc – Double Crochet
- MC – Magic Circle
- Sc – Single Crochet
- Sc Dec – Single Crochet Decrease
- Sk – Skip
- Sl St – Slip Stitch
- Sp – Space
- St – Stitch
- Yo – Yarn Over
Magic Circle (MC)
Find a tutorial on how to crochet the magic circle HERE.
Single Crochet Decrease (Sc dec)
One single crochet decrease consists of 2 sc worked together.
- The bag measures 14.5″ (37 cm) large by 16″ (41 cm) tall measured flat and without the handles.
- The handles add another 15″ (38 cm) to the height of the bag.
3 rounds of a granny hexagon in 4″ (10 cm), measured along the longest diagonal of the hexagon.
- If the pattern says “dc 2”, it means that you have to make 1 dc into each of the next 2 sts.
- (…) – Repeat the instruction within brackets for the indicated number of times.
- *… – Repeat the instruction from * for the indicated number of times.
- […] – Crochet the instructions within brackets all into the same indicated st.
The bag is crocheted bottom up.
The base and the body are crocheted in one piece working in the round by joining each round with a slip stitch.
The starting point is the base, which is a simple granny hexagon.
Then, the body is crocheted as a simple continuation of the hexagon but without the increases.
Before breaking off the yarn, the front border is crocheted by working in rows.
Then, the back border is crocheted on the opposite side of the bag.
Lastly, the handles are crocheted as one piece by working in the round along the top edge of the bag.
Granny HEXAGON Market Bag – FREE Crochet PATTERN
Make a MC.
Round 1. Ch 4 (counts as a dc and a ch-2 sp), (dc 2, ch 2) 5 times, dc 1, sl st into third-made ch. (12 dc, 6 ch-2 sps).
Round 2. Sl st into next ch-2 sp, ch 4, dc 2 in same ch-2 sp, *ch 1, [dc 2, ch 2, dc 2] in next ch-2 sp. Repeat from * 5 times. Ch 1, dc 1 in first ch-2 sp, sl st into third-made ch. (24 dc, 6 ch-2 sps, 6 ch-1 sps).
Round 3. Sl st into next ch-2 sp, ch 4, dc 2 in same ch-2 sp, *ch 1, dc 2 in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, [dc 2, ch 2, dc 2] in next ch-2 sp. Repeat from * 5 times. Ch 1, dc 2 in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, dc 1 in first ch-2 sp, sl st into third-made ch. (36 dc, 6 ch-2 sps, 12 ch-1 sps).
Round 4. Sl st into next ch-2 sp, ch 4, dc 2 in same ch-2 sp, *(ch 1, dc 2 in next ch-1 sp) twice, ch 1, [dc 2, ch 2, dc 2] in next ch-2 sp. Repeat from * 5 times. (Ch 1, dc 2 in next ch-1 sp) twice, ch 1, dc 1 in first ch-2 sp, sl st into third-made ch. (48 dc, 6 ch-2 sps, 18 ch-1 sps).
Round 5-9. Keep growing your granny hexagon. For more info, check my granny hexagon tutorial HERE.
From one tip to the opposite, the base should measure about 12″ (30 cm).
Round 10. Sl st into next ch-2 sp, ch 3** (counts as a dc and a ch-1 sp), starting from next ch-1 sp, [dc 2, ch 1] in each ch-1 and ch-2 sp all around. Dc 1 in first ch-2 sp, join with a sl st into third-made ch. (108 dc, 54 ch-1 sps).
**Note. The reason why I consider the initial ch-3 as a dc and ch-1 sp is that when you join into the third-made ch at the end of the round, you should still have a little gap forming between the ch-3 and the next st. That little gap is what I consider my ch-1 sp.
If you do not like this method, simply ch 4 and join each round with a sl st into the third-made ch.
Round 11. Sl st into next ch-1 sp, ch 3 (counts as a dc and a ch-1 sp), from next ch-1 sp, [dc 2, ch 1] in each ch-1 sp all around. Dc 1 in first ch-1 sp, join with a sl st into third-made ch. (108 dc, 54 ch-1 sps).
Round 12-33. Repeat round 11.
Do not fasten off.
Row 1. Sl st into next ch-1 sp, ch 1 (does not count as a st), sc dec 27. (27 sc)
Row 2-3. Ch 1, turn. Sc 27. (27 sc)
On round 33 of the body, sk 27 sts (which are 9 (dc 2, ch 1) repeats).
Join yarn in next dc.
Row 1. Ch 1 (does not count as a st), sc dec 27. (27 sc)
Row 2-3. Ch 1, turn. Sc 27. (27 sc)
Do not fasten off.
Work in the round without joining with a sl st.
Round 1. Ch 1 (does not count as a st), sc 3 on the side of the back border (picture 3). Sc 27 over next 9 (dc 2, ch 1) repeats. Sc 3 on the side of the front border. Ch 120 for the handle (or as many ch as needed for your preferred handle length), and sc 3 on the next side of the front border. Sc 27 over next 9 (dc 2, ch 1) repeats. Sc 3 on the side of the back border. Ch 120 for the handle (or as many ch as needles for your preferred handle length).
Round 2. Sc all around. When you get to the handles, sc in back bump of each ch. (306 sts)
Round 3-5. Sc all around. (306 sts)
Fasten off and weave in all your ends.
YOUR CROCHET Granny HEXAGON Market Bag IS READY!
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One Skein Blog Hop
The pattern of the Granny Hexagon Market Bag was featured in the One Skein Makes Blog Hop hosted by Ashley of Through the Loop Yarn Craft. Check the main round-up post HERE for more one-skein patterns and inspiration!