30+ Free Crochet Market Bag Patterns

Find your next tote bag to make with these free crochet market bag patterns!

Market Bag Free Crochet Patterns - Raffamusa Designs

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Grocery and vegetable bags are perfect to use at the grocery store or farmers’ market, for a day on the beach or a picnic at the park, or even for a sunny downtown stroll.

Crocheting market bags not only is fun but also a great way to be more eco-friendly and ditch plastic bags!

In fact, you can easily toss your market bag in the washing machine and reuse it as many times as you want.

That’s why market bags are also a great gift for your friends and family as a way to encourage a more sustainable lifestyle.

Best yarns to Crochet market bags

Cotton yarn is definitely the best choice for crocheting your market bag.

The main advantages of cotton over other yarn fibers are:

  • Strength and durability – in other words, your market bag will last long and will hold your groceries without breaking!
  • Non-stretchy – So your bag will hold its shape over time.
  • Easy care – You can easily toss your market bag in the washing machine to get it as clean as new.

But of course, there are other yarn fibers that you can use to crochet your market bag, including hemp, jute, burlap yarn, and even acrylic.

Below, you can find some of the most popular yarns for crocheting market bags based on the yarn category.

Yarn WeightYarn Brand
Fingering (1, Super Fine)– Drops Safran
Sport (2, Fine)– Hobbii Azalea
– Cotton Kings Twirls
DK (3, Light)Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK
– Hobbii Friends Cotton 8/6
Aran/Worsted (4, Medium)Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton
Lily Sugar’n Cream Solids & Denim
Popular yarns for market bags – Raffamusa Designs

Best Crochet Stitches for Market bags

You can crochet market bags using any sort of stitch. However, the most popular choices are open and lacy stitches, such as:

  • Granny stitch and granny square;
  • Net and mesh stitches – usually a combination of single, double, or treble crochets stitches and chains;
  • Filet crochet;
  • Crochet lace.

An open and airy stitch will create a lighter fabric and reduce the overall weight of your bag.

However, solid stitches are still used for crocheting market bags, especially to make a solid and sturdy bottom!

Crochet Market Bags – 30+ Free Crochet Patterns

Here are my favorite crochet market bag patterns. You’ll find anything from granny square market bags to mesh bags and different kinds of stitch combinations.

There is something for any skill level, so even if you’re a beginner crocheter, you’ll find the right pattern for you.

Moreover, more of these crochet market bag patterns come with detailed photo tutorials and sometimes, a video tutorial as well!

1. Heart Granny Market Bag

This Heart Square Market Bag is a simple tote made with the “large heart” granny square motif.

  • Get the free pattern HERE
  • Yarn Fingering (1, Super Fine), such as Drops Safran
  • Hook 3.0-mm (D/3 US, 11 UK)
Crochet Granny Heart Grocery Bag - Raffamusa Designs

2. Market Tote Bag

One popular construction for market bags is the square bottom market bag, like the one that is used in this Market Tote Bag by Passionate Crafter. This bag might get you to think of tulips, and it is perfect to throw over your shoulder for a quick trip to the market!

  • Get the free pattern HERE
  • Yarn DK (3, Light), such as Hobbii Friends Cotton 8/6
  • Hook 3.5-mm (E/4 US, 9 UK)
Market Tote Bag - Passionate Crafter

3. Granny Hexagon Market Bag

The Granny Hexagon Market Bag starts out as a simple, flat granny hexagon for the base and then continues using a 2-double crochet granny stitch for the body. The entire bag, including the handles, is crocheted as a single piece!

  • Get the free pattern HERE
  • Yarn Worsted (4, Medium)
  • Hook 4.5-mm (G/7 USA, 7 UK)
Free Crochet Pattern - Granny Hexagon Market Bag - Raffamusa Designs

4. Fresh Market Tote Bag

This Fresh Market Tote Bag by TLYC Blog uses a modified granny stitch with only 2 double crochet stitches instead of 3. This way, the bag is lighter and more practical to use!

Fresh Market Tote Bag - TLYC Blog

5. Granny Merge Market Bag

The Granny Merge Market Bag by Me ‘n’ My Hook uses a variation of the classic granny square to create a super simple and stylish market bag.

  • Get the free pattern HERE
  • Yarn Sport (2, Fine), such as Hobbii Azalea
  • Hook 4.0-mm (G/6 US, 8 UK)
Granny Merge Market Bag - Me 'n' My Hook

6. Magnolia Tote Bag

This cheerful, vintage-style Magnolia Tote Bag by Mama In A Stitch is an oversized bag that adds the prettiest touch of boho style to any outfit! You can have fun customizing your bag using your favorite colors.

Magnolia Granny Square Bag - Mama in a Stitch

7. Wildrose Market Bag

Make this Wildrose Market Bag by All About Ami with just 13 granny squares. This bag is perfect to carry around your groceries, beach essentials, and travel items!

  • Get the free pattern HERE
  • Yarn Worsted (4, Medium), such as Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton
  • Hook 3.75 mm (F/5 US, 9 UK) and 2.75 mm (C/2 US, 12 UK)
Wildrose Market Bag - All About Ami

8. Granny Square Market Tote

With just 3 classic granny squares, you can make this beautiful Granny Square Market Tote by Salena Baca. The easy construction of this bag gives you all the freedom to play around with colors and stitch variations to spice things up!

Granny Square Market Tote - Salena Baca

9. Afternoon Market Bag

Sometimes you really need a little quick project to work up in a day or two… and this Afternoon Market Bag by The Loophole Fox is named exactly after how quickly it works up! This bag features a mesh stitch for the body and a solid bottom to make sure that nothing will fall out.

Afternoon Market Bag - The Loophole Fox

10. Raffia-ish Market Bag

Have you ever tried raffia yarn? This Raffia-ish Market Bag by My Poppet is the perfect pattern to try!

  • Get the free pattern HERE
  • Yarn Bulky (7), such as Bernat Suede-ish
  • Hook 6.0-mm (J/10 US, 4 UK)
Raffia-ish Market Bag - My Poppet

11. Vegetable Market Bag

This Vegetable Market Bag by Winding Road Crochet is a very unique crochet tote pattern that features the carrot stitch at the base of the bag.

Vegetable Market Bag - Winding Road Crochet

12. Pentagonal Mesh Market Tote

This Pentagonal Mesh Market Tote by Salty Pearl Crochet is a surprisingly simple one-row mesh repeat worked in multiples of five.

Pentagonal Mesh Market Tote - Salty Pearl Crochet

13. Promenade Market Bag

The Promenade Market Bag by Rich Textures Crochet is an easy, quick, and fun crochet pattern. This bag is worked as one piece from the bottom up, so no seaming is needed!

Promenade Market Bag - Rich Textures Crochet

14. Ocean’s Breath Market Bag

The Ocean’s Breath Market Bag by Crafting for Weeks is your new go-to shopping tote inspired by the beautiful looks of macrame. This elegant pattern features simple and eye-catching lacework and stitches.

  • Get the free pattern HERE
  • Yarn Worsted (4, Medium), such as Knit Picks Dishie
  • Hook 5.5-mm (I/9 US, 5 UK)
Ocean's Breath Market Bag - Crafting for Weeks

15. Market Tote Bag

Make this cute Market Tote Bag by Life and Yarn Designs. This tote bag comes with a solid bottom, a beautiful lace body, and a sturdy strap!

Market Tote Bag - Life and Yarn Designs

16. Dockside Bag

The Dockside Bag by Through The Loop Yarn Craft will shake off all your Winter blues and prep you for Summer and fun!

  • Get the free pattern HERE
  • Yarn Worsted (4, Medium), such as Knit Picks Dishie
  • Hook 5.5-mm (I/9 US, 5 UK)
Dockside Bag - Through The Loop Yarn Craft

17. Color Block Market Bag

The simplicity of this Color Block Market Bag by Jenn Palmer made it one of the most popular market bag patterns on Ravelry!

Color Block Market Bag - Jenn Palmer

18. 2-Hour Market Bag

This 2-Hour Market Bag by CrochetDreamz comes in two sizes and has the option for both long and short handles. The long handles are perfect to carry your crochet bag on your shoulder, while the short handles are for carrying the bag by hand.

2 Hour Market Bag - Crochet Dreamz

19. Wave Market Bag

The Wave Market Bag by Heart Hook Home is both beautiful and practical. It uses a very unique stitch set that reminds you of waves and creates an open but sturdy crochet fabric.

  • Get the free pattern HERE
  • Yarn DK (3, Light), such as Patons North America Hempster
  • Hook 4.0-mm (G/6 US, 8 UK)
Wave Market Bag - Heart Hook Home

20. Journey Market Bag

The Journey Market Bag by Cactus and Lace Designs is a cute and functional crochet bag that features the lacy Victorian stitch. Sport this bag at the farmers’ market, the grocery store, the beach, or your everyday outings!

The Journey Market Bag - Cactus and Lace Designs

21. Morocco Market Bag

This Morocco Market Bag by Hooked On Homemade Happiness is an absolute stunner! The stitch pattern mainly uses the V-stitch, so even if you only know how to double crochet, you can definitely make one of these bags!

  • Get the free pattern HERE
  • Yarn Aran (4, Medium), such as Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton!
  • Hook 4.5-mm (G/7 US, 7 UK)
Morocco Market Bag - Hooked On Homemade Happiness

22. Crochet Boho Grocery Bag

Pick up your fresh foods with this crochet Boho Grocery Bag by Briana K Designs. Even if you don’t love shopping, you’ll be proud to show off this modern bag!

  • Get the free pattern HERE
  • Yarn Worsted (4, Medium), such as Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Solids
  • Hook 5.5-mm (I/9 US, 5 UK)
Crochet Boho Grocery Bag - Briana K Designs

23. Red Heart Lacy Market Bag

This Red Heart Lacy Market Bag is a free pattern by Kristin Omdahl for Yarnspirations. It is a super-roomy, reusable tote that you’ll just love for shopping or traveling!

  • Get the free pattern HERE
  • Yarn Sport (2, Fine), such as Red Heart Luster Sheen Solid
  • Hook 4.0-mm (G/6 US, 8 UK)
Lacy Market Bag - Yarnspirations

24. Sakura Market Bag

Brighten up your day with this Sakura Market Bag pattern by K.A.M.E. Crochet. This fun pattern works up quickly while keeping it fun!

Sakura Market Bag - K.A.M.E. Crochet

25. Harvest Market Tote Bag

The Harvest Market Tote Bag by Make and Do Crew is a classic expanding mesh pouch. This surprisingly easy pattern makes for a very functional market bag that is super fun to crochet!

Harvest Market Tote Bag - Make and Do Crew

26. Love Knot Market Bag

This stylish Love Knot Market Bag by Ned & Mimi is roomy enough for groceries, trips to the beach, or your current crochet project! For this project, you’ll use the Solomon’s knot stitch which is way easier than it looks. All you need to know is how to chain and single crochet!

Love Knot Market Bag - Ned & Mimi

27. French Market Bag

The French Market Bag by Two of Wands is made from one sizeable net square. This durable tote is lightweight and expandable, and it is perfect to sport at your local farmers’ market or for a day at the beach.

French Market Bag - Two of Wands

28. Bonjour Belle Market Bag

If you love a crochet mesh bag but are afraid of long starting foundation chains, try this Bonjour Belle Market Bag by Nana’s Crafty Home. This pattern is crocheted on a bias, i.e. from corner to corner (C2C)!

Bonjour Belle Market Bag - Nana's Crafty Home

29. Marigold Market Bag

Give your mesh bag a more solid bottom with this Marigold Market Bag pattern by Hooks Books and Wanderlust. You’ll love the stitch definition and the delicate details of this beautiful bag!

  • Get the free pattern HERE
  • Yarn DK (3, Light), such as Bernat Softee Baby Cotton
  • Hook 4.0-mm (G/6 US, 8 UK)
The Marigold Market Bag - Hooks Books and Wanderlust

30. Mandala shopping bag

The next pattern is by Crochet Love Melbourne who made this precious Mandala Shopping Bag. This meditative crochet pattern is perfect to make a bag for yourself or as a gift!

  • Get the free pattern HERE
  • Yarn DK (3, Light), such as Furls Whims Merino Z Twist DK
  • Hook 3.5-mm (E/4 US, 9 UK)
Mandala Shopping Bag - Crochet Love Melbourne

31. Large Mesh Market Bag

This Large Mesh Market Bag by Pattern Princess is a one-piece crochet bag pattern. It starts out as a semi-circle, and it keeps increasing until you get to the desired width and length. Then, you’ll just continue by decreasing the stitches at each row!

  • Get the free pattern HERE
  • Yarn Sport (2, Fine), such as Cotton Kings Twirls
  • Hook 5.0-mm (H/8 US, 6 UK)
Large Mesh Market Bag - Pattern Princess


Make this lightweight string Lily Sugar’n Cream Market Bag by Yarnspirations using Lily Sugar’n Cream yarn.

Lily Sugar'n Cream Market Bag - Yarnspirations

I hope you enjoyed these free crochet market bag patterns!

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