Monday, August 17, 2020

Tunisian Market Bag Free Crochet Pattern

Hello! I think that market bags are really cool and even though I have no plans to go to any markets anytime soon, I still wanted to design a market bag that could be used for all kinds of purposes and be stylish too. I used Tunisian crochet to make this bag and I think the texture turned out so pretty! Today I'm sharing my Simple Tunisian Market Bag and you can get the pdf for FREE for 48 hours only! Scroll down for the free pattern and to find out how to get the pdf for FREE!

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I designed my Simple Tunisian Market Bag for Allfreecrochet and you can find the original post here.


This Simple Tunisian Market Bag has a beautiful texture that is very simple to crochet. The strap is wide, comfy and you can make it any length you wish. I love a nice long strap on mine! 


This market bag is tunisian crocheted in the round and I think it's the perfect project to learn how to do tunisian crochet in the round! 

Click here for my photo tutorial on how to Tunisian crochet in the round or click here for my video tutorial!


You only need a double ended crochet hook!



Simple Tunisian Market Bag



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US Terminology


Size


Bag is 14 inches across and the length is 15 inches.

The strap is 24 inches long or preference.


Gauge


6 wst and 7 rows = 2 inches

6 tss and 5 rows = 2 inches

6 tks and 6 rows = 2 inches


Materials


-Size K (6.5 mm) crochet hook

-Size I (5.5 mm) 6” double ended crochet hook

-4 Balls of Sugar N Cream Yarn

-Scissors

-Darning needle

-Stitch marker


Abbreviations


yo: yarn over

ch: chain

ea: each

st(s): stitch(es)

wst: waistcoat stitch

2wst: waistcoat stitch increase

sc: single crochet

tss: tunisian simple stitch

tks: tunisian knit stitch



Notes and Tips


The Bag:


  • This pattern is worked in the round.

  • Use a stitch marker to mark the beginning of each round.


The Strap:

  • This pattern is worked flat with the right side of the work facing.  

  • At the beginning of each row, the first stitch is on the hook and counts as a tunisian knit stitch.

  • Do not turn your work at the beginning of each row. Each row is worked from right to left (forward pass) and then from left to right (return pass). 

Tutorials

How To Tunisian Crochet In The Round Video Tutorial

Tunisian Crochet Guide: 5 Things You Need To Know

How To Tunisian Crochet With The Tunisian Simple Stitch Video Tutorial

How To Tunsian Knit Stitch Video Tutorial

How To Waistcoat Stitch Video Tutorial



The Pattern


Please read the notes before beginning this pattern.


The Bag


This pattern is worked in a spiral, please mark the beginning of each round with a stitch marker.


with size K (6.5 mm) crochet hook:


R1: Make a magic circle or a loose slip knot and ch 1, put 6 sc (make the sc loose so that you will be able to work a wst into them) into the magic ring or loose slip knot. =6


R2: 2wst into ea st around. =12

Pull on the tail end to close the hole.


R3: *2wst into the next st, wst into the next st. Repeat from the * around. =18


R4: *wst into the next 2 sts, 2wst into the next st. Repeat from the * around. =24


R5: *2wst into the next st, wst into the next 3 sts. Repeat from the * around. =30


R6: *wst into the next 4 sts, 2wst into the next st. Repeat from the * around. =36


R7: *2wst into the next st, wst into the next 5 sts. Repeat from the * around. =42


R8: *wst into the next 6 sts, 2wst into the next st. Repeat from the * around. =48


R9: *2wst into the next st, wst into the next 7 sts. Repeat from the * around. =54


R10: *wst into the next 8 sts, 2wst into the next st. Repeat from the * around. =60


R11: wst into the next 4 sts, 2wst, *wst into the next 9 sts, 2wst. Repeat from the * around until 5 sts remain. wst into the next 5 sts. =66


R12: wst into ea st around. =66


R13: *2wst into the next st, wst into the next 10 sts. Repeat from the * around. =72


R14: *wst into the next 11 sts, 2wst into the next st. Repeat from the * around. =78


R15: wst into the next 6 sts, 2wst, *wst into the next 12 sts, 2wst into the next st. Repeat from the * around until 6 sts remain. wst into the next 6 sts. =84


R16: wst into ea st around. =84


R17: *2wst into the next st, wst into the next 13 sts. Repeat from the * around. =90


R18: wst into ea st around. =90


R19: *wst into the next 14 sts, 2wst into the next st. Repeat from the * around. =96


R20-R21: wst into ea st around. =96

Should measure approximately 13 inches across.


change hook to Size I (5.5 mm) double ended crochet hook:


The number of loops to pick up each time, is just a suggestion. Pick up as many loops as you can fit comfortably on your hook, making sure that each round has 96 stitches total.


R22: Forward pass: With current yarn, insert the hook into the next st (like for a wst) and pull up a loop. Repeat 11 more times. =13 loops

Return pass: Slide the work to the other side of the hook, turn work over and yo with new ball of yarn, pull through 2 loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops until 2 loops remain on the hook. =11 sts and 2 loops

*Forward Pass: Slide the work to the other side of the hook, turn work back over, and with the first ball of yarn, insert the hook into the next st (like for a wst) and pull up a loop. Repeat 11 more times. =14 loops

Return pass: Slide the work to the other side of the hook, turn work over and yo with the second ball of yarn, pull through 2 loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops until 2 loops remain on the hook. =2 loops

Repeat from the * around. =95 sts and 2 loops


R23:  Forward pass: tss into the next 12 sts. =14 loops

Return pass:  Slide the work to the other side of the hook, turn work over and yo with the second ball of yarn, pull through 2 loops on the hook.  Yarn over and pull through 2 loops until 2 loops remain on the hook. =11 sts and 2 loops

*Forward Pass:  Slide the work to the other side of the hook, turn work back over, and with the first ball of yarn, tss into the next 12 sts. =14 loops

Return pass:  Slide the work to the other side of the hook, turn work over and yo with the second ball of yarn, pull through 2 loops on the hook.  Yarn over and pull through 2 loops until 2 loops remain on the hook. =2 loops

Repeat from the * around. =95 sts and 2 loops


R24-R40: Repeat R23


R41:  Forward pass: tks into the next 12 sts. =14 loops

Return pass:  Slide the work to the other side of the hook, turn work over and yo with the second ball of yarn, pull through 2 loops on the hook.  Yarn over and pull through 2 loops until 2 loops remain on the hook. =11 sts and 2 loops

*Forward Pass:  Slide the work to the other side of the hook, turn work back over, and with the first ball of yarn, tks into the next 12 sts. =14 loops

Return pass:  Slide the work to the other side of the hook, turn work over and yo with the second ball of yarn, pull through 2 loops on the hook.  Yarn over and pull through 2 loops until 2 loops remain on the hook. =2 loops

Repeat from the * around. =95 sts and 2 loops


R42-R46: Repeat R41


R47: yo and pull through the last 2 loops on the hook, sc into ea st around by inserting the hook into ea st like for a tks. =96


Cut the yarn, pull through the last stitch and make an invisible join.


Strap


R1: Forward pass: ch 9 ( leave tail long enough to sew to the bag). Insert the hook into the 2nd ch from the hook, yo and pull up a loop. Repeat across. =9 loops

Return pass: yo and draw through the first loop on the hook. *yo and draw through the next 2 loops on the hook; repeat from * until 1 loop remains on the hook. =9


R2: Forward pass: tks across. =9

Return pass: yo and draw through the first loop on the hook. *yo and draw through the next 2 loops on the hook; repeat from * until 1 loop remains on the hook. =9


Repeat R2 until the strap is 24" or the desired length.


Bind off:


*Insert the hook into the next st like for a tks, yo and pull through both loops on the hook to make a slip stitch. Repeat from the * across. =8


Cut the yarn, pull through the last stitch and whip stitch both ends to the bag. Weave in any ends left. 


The End!





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