Yarn Totes are the Best Totes

Learn to make a fun v-stitch based market tote bag for free on DivineDebris.com
Mary Market Tote Bag free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Hi everyone!
Who needs another cup of coffee this Tuesday? I know I do!
Man, it was a long weekend at my house. I had to work my retail job over-night on Saturday and Sunday and if you’ve ever worked nights, you know that it makes the shifts go on forever (the fact that we stayed for hours after we should have left didn’t help). So, I’m dragging my feet today and in desperate need of more coffee.
Luckily, I like crochet better than I do moving around boxes. So updating my blog, editing photos, and releasing 2 new bag patterns this week isn’t as much of a headache. I mean, I’d much rather be crocheting but you gotta do the admin stuff sometimes, ya know?
Anyway… let’s talk about this fun new bag, shall we? This bag is the Mary Market Tote and I quite love it. I made this design as a sister piece to the Mary Vest pattern because it uses the same V-stitch but this bag has more color work going to make it extra fun. I just loved how the V-stitch worked in the vest that I knew I couldn’t wait to use it again… but make it a bit different.
One of the things I like about market bags it that you can kinda use any sturdy yarn and get an awesome design from it. I made this in a size #3 acrylic yarn but you could make it with cotton size #4 or #2 and still have a fun bag, it just might be a little different sized (which is where experimenting with the gauge and hooks comes in). I also included the multiple in the notes section if you find yourself wanting to make larger or smaller bags – just a simple multiple of 2, very easy to customize.
I really hope you like this new design! And if you’re like me and loving market bags right now, I do have the new Iris Market Tote out if you’d like to check out that design too.

I hope you like this pattern!

See ya next week <3 <3

This post is linked to Hookin’ on Hump Day #193




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Learn to make a fun v-stitch based market tote bag for free on DivineDebris.com
Mary Market Tote Bag free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Materials

Gauge

  • 7 v-stitches x 8 rows = 4” (steamed and blocked)
    Ravelry link

Terms/ Stitches used

  • Magic circle
  • RS: right side
  • Ch: chain
  • St: stitch
  • Sc: single crochet
  • Sc2tog: single crochet 2 sts together
  • Dc: double crochet
  • VS: V stitch (explained below)

Notes

  • VS: *dc twice* worked into the same stitch. When you work back into this stitch you will work into the space between the 2 dcs from the previous row.
  • This pattern is worked in 3 sections: the Base, the Sides, and the Handles; all in one piece. All sections are worked in the round with a slip st into the first st from the last.
  • The ch-1 at the beginning of some rnds does not count as a stitch.
  • The multiple of this bag is 2 – if you’d like to make it larger or smaller you just keep increasing/decreasing the base so that it has an even number. You will have to adjust the handles if you change the size of the bag.
  • In the photos color A is dark purple (Stitch Studio by Nicole in Storybook Lullaby in Mulberry) and color B is lighter purple (
    Stitch Studio by Nicole in Storybook Lullaby in Blush).
Learn to make a fun v-stitch based market tote bag for free on DivineDebris.com
Mary Market Tote Bag free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Finished product dimensions (measurements may vary by gauge and yarn used)

Diameter: 15.5″
Height: 14.5 – 15″ in height (not counting extended straps)

Mary Market Tote Bag free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Pattern instructions

Learn to make a fun v-stitch based market tote bag for free on DivineDebris.com
Mary Market Tote: Base close-up

Base

Rnd 1: A: Create a magic circle, ch 1, sc 6 times into the circle, slip st into the first st – 6 sc
Rnd 2: A: Ch 1, turn, sc twice into the same st as join, sc twice into the next 5 sts, slip st into the first st – 12 sc
Rnd 3: Ch 1, turn, *sc into the next st, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 5 more times, slip st into the first st – 18 sc
Rnd 4: Ch 1, turn, *sc into the next 2 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 5 more times, slip st into the first st – 24 sc
Rnd 5: Ch 1, turn, *sc into the next 3 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 5 more times, slip st into the first st – 30 sc
Rnd 6: Ch 1, turn, *sc into the next 4 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 5 more times, slip st into the first st – 36 sc
Rnd 7: Ch 1, turn, *sc into the next 5 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 5 more times, slip st into the first st – 42 sc
Rnd 8: Ch 1, turn, *sc into the next 6 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 5 more times, slip st into the first st – 48 sc
Rnd 9: Ch 1, turn, *sc into the next 7 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 5 more times, slip st into the first st – 54 sc
Rnd 10: Ch 1, turn, *sc into the next 8 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 5 more times, slip st into the first st – 60 sc
Rnd 11: Ch 1, turn, *sc into the next 9 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 5 more times, slip st into the first st – 66 sc
Rnd 12: Ch 1, turn, *sc into the next 10 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 5 more times, slip st into the first st – 72 sc
Fasten off color A.
Rnd 13: B: Ch 1, turn, *sc into the next 11 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 5 more times, slip st into the first st – 78 sc
Rnd 14: Ch 1, turn, *sc into the next 12 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 5 more times, slip st into the first st – 84 sc
Rnd 15: Ch 1, turn, *sc into the next 13 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 5 more times, slip st into the first st – 90 sc
Rnd 16: Ch 1, turn, *sc into the next 14 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 5 more times, slip st into the first st – 96 sc
Rnd 17: Ch 1, turn, *sc into the next 15 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 5 more times, slip st into the first st – 102 sc
Rnd 18: Ch 1, turn, *sc into the next 16 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 5 more times, slip st into the first st – 108 sc
Rnd 19: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 108 sts, slip st into the first st – 108 sc
Fasten off color B.

Learn to make a fun v-stitch based market tote bag for free on DivineDebris.com
Mary Market Tote: Sides close-up

Sides
Rnd 20: A: Ch 3, turn, dc into the same st as join (ch-3 + dc count as 1st VS), skip the next st, *VS into the next st, skip the next st,* repeat from * to * 52 more times, slip st into the first st – 54 VS
Rnd 21: Slip st into the space between the 2 dcs of the first VS of the previous row, *VS into the space between the 2 dcs from the previous row’s VS,* repeat from * to * 52 more times, slip st into the first st – 54 VS
Fasten off color A.
Rnd 22: B: Slip st into the space between the 2 dcs of the first VS of the previous row, *VS into the space between the 2 dcs from the previous row’s VS,* repeat from * to * 52 more times, slip st into the first st – 54 VS
Fasten off color B.
Rnd 23: A: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join, sc into the next 107 dcs, slip st into the first st – 108 sc
Fasten off color A.
Rnd 24: B: Slip st into the space between the 2 dcs of the first VS of the previous row, *VS into the space between the 2 dcs from the previous row’s VS,* repeat from * to * 52 more times, slip st into the first st – 54 VS
Fasten off color B.
Rnds 25 -26: A: Slip st into the space between the 2 dcs of the first VS of the previous row, *VS into the space between the 2 dcs from the previous row’s VS,* repeat from * to * 52 more times, slip st into the first st – 54 VS
Fasten off color A.
Rnd 27: B: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join, sc into the next 107 dcs, slip st into the first st – 108 sc
Fasten off color B.
Rnds 28 – 35: repeat rows 20 – 27
Rnds 36 – 41: repeat rows 20 – 25

Learn to make a fun v-stitch based market tote bag for free on DivineDebris.com
Mary Market Tote: Handles close-up


Handles
Rnd 42: B: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join, sc into the next 107 dcs, slip st into the first st – 108 sc
Rnd 43: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 15 sts, sc2tog the next 2 sts, *sc into the next 16 sts, sc2tog the next 2 sts,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 102 sc
Rnd 44: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 14 sts, ch 60, skip the next 21 sts, sc into the next 30 sts, ch 60, skip the next 21 sts, sc into the next 15 sts, slip st into the first st – 60 sc, 2 ch-60 spaces
Rnd 45: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 179 sts (this includes sts and chs), slip st into the first st – 180 sc
Fasten off color B.
Rnd 46: A: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 179 sts, slip st into the first st – 180 sc
Fasten off color A.
Rnds 47 – 48: B: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 179 sts, slip st into the first st – 180 sc
Fasten off color B. Weave in all your ends.

Tada! There’s the Mary Market Tote! I hope you love it and use the hashtag #DivineDebris on Instgram and I’ll share it on my stories.

Mary Market Tote Bag free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Mary Market Tote Bag free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com


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