Crochet Market Bag Free Pattern – The Shuk Bag

Hey there fellow crochet lovers!

Are you looking for a new project to add to your summer lineup?

This amazing crochet market bag pattern! Not only is it an eco-friendly alternative to plastic bags, but it’s also super practical and perfect for trips to the beach or the farmers market.

The best part? This pattern is a breeze to work up, even for beginners! Plus, you can get creative and choose from three different stitch combinations to make your bag unique to you.

Trust me, you’ll be the envy of all your friends with this stylish and functional market bag.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your crochet hook, and your favorite yarn, and let’s get to work on this amazing project together!

What is the best Yarn for a market bag?

When it comes to choosing the perfect yarn for your crochet market bag, you want to make sure it’s a superstar in both strength and style.

So what’s the best option? Cotton, of course!

This fiber is not only super durable and strong enough to hold all your market goodies, but it’s also lightweight and breathable, perfect for summer weather. Plus, it’s machine washable, so you don’t have to worry about any spills or messes.

But if you want to add a little something extra to your crochet market bag, why not go for a cotton blend?

This gives you all the amazing qualities of cotton but with the added bonus of some extra softness and drape from other fibers like bamboo or acrylic.

The result? A crochet market bag that not only looks stunning but feels amazing to carry around all day.

So go ahead and get creative with your yarn choices for your crochet market bag – just make sure it’s strong enough to handle all those fresh fruits and veggies you’ll be toting around!

market bag pattern

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Here are some Yarn options you can choose from at discount prices:

Premier Home cotton yarn

Lily Sugar N cream


How much yarn will you need?

One of the biggest questions when starting a crochet market bag project is, “How much yarn will I need?”

The answer, of course, depends on a few factors, such as the size of your bag, the stitch pattern you choose, and the weight of your yarn.

For these crochet market bags, you will need around 250-350 yards.

And don’t forget, the beauty of crochet is that you have the flexibility to adjust the size of your market bag to fit your needs. With just a few modifications to the pattern, you can create a bag that’s just the right size for you.

So go ahead and grab your yarn and hook – your new crochet market bag is just a few stitches away!

The Shuk Market Bag Pattern

crochet market bag

Let’s get to the pattern, shall we?

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One more last thing ๐Ÿ™‚

Hey there, before we get started on this awesome crochet market bag pattern, I wanted to point out that you have the option to choose from three different stitch combinations for the body of your bag.

What does that mean? It means you can choose to work with one, two, or all three stitch combinations to create a whole collection of unique bags!

So get ready to flex those crochet skills and make your own one-of-a-kind market bag.

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Any Weight #4 Cotton Yarn, or a combination of Dk Acrylic yarn with Thin Cotton yarn around 300 yards

I used two strands held together of Acrylic + Cotton yarn

Hook: US Size H-8(5 mm) 


  • 13โ€ long X 13โ€ wide

Stitch Key

  • Ch = Chain
  • Sc = Single Crochet
  • St = Stitch
  • DC = Double Crochet 
  • Sl st = Slip stitch


  • This pattern has three different options  of stitch combinations for the body of the bag
  • It is worked in rounds
  • I used two strands held together
  • Ch3 at the beginning of the row does count as 1st stitch
  • Ch1 at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch
  • You can work this pattern with one color or multiple as you wish
  • If changing colors make sure to have a changing technique and weave your ends in.


The base of the three options is worked exactly the same

Chain 40+3

Round 1: Dc1 in 4th Ch from hook, Dc5 in the same spot for a total of 6 Dc (Ch3 counts as st), Dc1 in next Ch and across to last Ch, Dc 5 more in last Ch for a total of 6Dc, Dc1 in next spot on the base of the Dc, Dc1 in next and continue to end of the roundโ€™ Slst to Ch3 from the beginning. (86 st)

Round 2:  Ch3, Dc1 in next st, Dc1 in next and around to the end of the round, Sl st to the Ch3 from the beginning

Row 3-5: Repeat Round2

This is the base of the Bag

Now we will work on the body, there are three different options of pattern repeats you can choose from. Each one forms a different Bag, make each one separately

base of bag pattern

Option #1

Round 6-16: Ch4 (counts as Dc+cH1), *[Skip 1 St, Dc1 in next st]* repeat from *to* around to the end of the round, Sl st to Ch3

Option #2

Rounds 6:  Ch4 (counts as Dc+cH1), *[Skip 1 St, Dc1 in next st, Dc1 in next st]* repeat from *to* around to the end of the round, Sl st to Ch3

Round 7: Ch1, Sc1 in 1st st from hook, Sc1 in next st, Sc1 in next and in every st across to end of row

Repeat Round 6+7 for a total of five times

Make sure to finish with an Sc row- the # of rows really does not matter it is the height of the bag

Option #3

Rounds 6:  Ch3, skip next st, Dc2 in next st, *[skip next st, Dc2 in next st]* repeat from *to* around to end of the round, finish with Dc in the Ch3 beginning.

Round 7-16: Ch3, Dc2 in between Dc2 from prev round, Dc2 in-between next and around to the end of the round, Dc1 in the same spot of Ch3 from the beginning, and Sl st to Ch3.


These instructions apply to all three options

Round 17: Ch3, Dc1 in next st, Dc1 in next, and around to the end of the round. Slst to Ch3

Round 18: Ch1, Sc1 in next st, Sc1 in next, and around to the end of the round. Slst to 1st Sc

Lay your work flat and count 25 st around the corner and mark, count 20 st and mark, count again 25 and 20 and mark. Here we will work the straps.

Now you will have 4 stitch markers positioned where the straps (handles) will be.

Round 19: Ch1, Sc1 in 1st st from hook, Sc1 in next st and until you reach the 1st mark, Ch51, Sc1 in 2nd Ch from hook back all your 50 chain, Sc1 in next st and around until you reach the next mark, grab your Sc chain and Sl st to the next Sc1, continue to the next mark and repeat process to work your two handles

Secure your yarn, weave in ends and cut!

Congratulations! You made it! ๐Ÿ˜

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