DIY

Nordic Crochet Design

Crochet mesh bags are a classic, but nowadays these simple market / beach bags, seems to be a popular fashion accessories, as well. When I made my crochet market bag, I wanted that rustic feeling, and decided to use my Springtime Magic Mandala to create a beautiful bottom for the bag and to use a cotton/linen blend yarn.

And here it is; My Rustic Market Bag. Hope you’ll enjoy the pattern

If you prefer a PDF-file, or would like more pictures, you can buy the pattern on Ravelry. The PDF-download includes a US, UK and Norwegian version.

Rustic Market Bag

Important information: If a round starts with a dc, the first dc is replaced by ch3 or a Faux double crochet. Finish with 1 ss in 3rd ch, if you replaced the 1st dc with ch3.

Bag Work a magic ring (or ch4, ss in 1st ch)

1. Ch2, 1 dc in the ring = 1 2dc-cl *ch1, 2dc-cl in the ring,* repeat from*-* four more times, finish with a sc in 1st dc = 1 ch1-sp, (6 2dc-cl)

2. 2 dc in the last ch1-sp (sc), [(2 dc, ch1, 2 dc) in next ch-sp]X5, finish with 2 dc in the last ch1-sp (sc), 1 sc in 1st dc = 1 ch1-sp, (24 dc + 6 ch)

3. 4 dc in the last ch1-sp 2, [7 dc in next ch-sp]x5, 3 dc in the last ch1-sp, finish with a ss in 1st dc, (6 petals)

4. Please note that you insert the hook in the space between the petals in round 2, not round 3, when you work a dc. Ch1 = 1 sc, ch3, 1 long dc in the space between the petals in rnd 2(!), ch3, *1 sc i the 4th dc in next petal, ch3, 1 long dc in the space between the petals in rnd 2(!), ch3* repeat from *-* 4 more times, finish with 1 ss in 1st ch, (12 ch3-sp)

5. 2dc in 1st sc (ch1), 3 dc in next ch3-sp, 2 dc in next dc, 3 dc in next ch3-sp, *2 dc in next sc, 3 dc in next ch3-sp, 2 dc in next dc, 3 dc in next ch-sp*, repeat from *-* around, finish with 1 ss in 1st dc. (60 dc)

6. 1 dc in 1st dc, *ch1, skip 1 dc, 1 dc in next dc*, repeat from *-* around, finish with ch1, skip 1 dc, 1 ss in 1st dc, (30 dc + 30 ch-sp)

7. 1 dc in 1st dc, 2 dc in next ch-sp, *1dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-sp*, repeat from *-* around, finish with 1 ss in 1st dc, (90 dc)

8. Ch1 = 1 sc, *ch4, skip 2 dc, 1 sc in next dc*, repeat from *-* around, but the last time you work ch1, 1 dc in 1st sc (ch1) = 1 ch4-sp, (30 ch4-sp)

9. Work 1 sc in the last ch4-sp, *ch5, 1 sc in next ch4-sp*, repeat from *-* around, but the last time you work ch2, 1 dc in 1st sc = 1 ch5-sp, (30 ch5-sp)

10. Work 1 sc in the last ch5-sp, *ch6, 1 sc in next ch5-sp*, repeat from *-* around, but the last time you work ch2, 1 tr in 1st sc = 1 ch6-sp, (30 ch6-sp)

11. Work 1 sc in the last ch6-sp, *ch6, 1 sc in next ch6-sp*, repeat from *-* around, but the last time you work ch2, 1 tr in 1st sc = 1 ch6-sp, (30 ch6-sp)

12. – 30. Work as round 11.

31. Work 1 sc in the last ch6-sp, *ch3, 1 sc in next ch6-sp*, repeat from *-* around, finish with ch3, 1 ss in 1st sc, (30 ch3-sp)

32. Ch1 = 1 sc, 3 sc in next ch3-sp, *1 sc in next sc, 3 sc in next ch3-sp*, repeat from *-* around, finish with 1 ss in 1st sc (ch1). (120 sc)

33. Ch1 = 1 sc, 1 blsc in each of the next 29 sc, 1 sc in next sc, ch75, skip 28 sc, 1 sc in next sc, 1 blsc in each of the next 30 sc, 1 sc in next sc, ch 75, skip 28 sc, 1 sc in next sc, finish with 1 ss in 1st sc (ch1), (64 sc + 150 ch)

34. Ch1 = 1 sc, 1 blsc in each of the next 30 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 75 ch, 1 blsc in each of the next 32 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 75 ch, 1 blsc in next sc, finish with 1 ss in 1st sc (ch1), (214 sc)

35. Ch1 = 1 sc, 1 blsc in each sc around, finish with 1 ss in 1st sc (ch1) (214 sc)

Cut yarn, weave in ends.