The Everygirl Bag

The Everygirl Bag | Crochet Market Bag Free Pattern

The Everygirl Bag | Crochet Market Bag Free Pattern | Yarnique

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Introduction

I might be biased, but I think this is the perfect little bag! It features mesh throughout the body without being too ‘meshy’ like others can be. It uses a combination of rows of extended single crochet and single crochet. The extended single crochet rows are what give it the mesh look and the single crochet rows give a bit of stability so as not to overstretch or let anything fall through.

The Everygirl Bag | Crochet Market Bag Free Pattern | Yarnique
Usage and Techniques Used

It’s perfect for taking to the market for produce, those summery beach days, or just as an everyday bag! The unique construction makes it fun to work up. First, you’ll work a mesh hexagon and then the border and handles are worked around the edges, making strategic decreases to get the bag shape. The mesh works up very quickly, as well. It’s made using a combination of single crochet rows and extended single crochet rows. You’ll be wanting to make one in every color!

About The Yarn

I used Lion Brand Yarn 24/7 Cotton for my bag but you can use any worsted weight cotton you like as gauge is not very important for this project. I have included my gauge and finished measurements below for reference. A few other cotton yarns I would recommend for this project are Premier Rodeo, Lily Sugar N’ Cream, or Bernat Handicrafter Cotton.

Skill Level: 

Intermediate

Gauge: 

16 sts and 16 rows of sc with a 4mm hook is 4″ x 4″ (10x10cm)

Finished Measurements: 

Laid flat and before stretch:

18” (46cm) at the widest point

12” (30cm) from base of handles to bottom of bag

Materials:

360 yards/195g (2 balls) Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton (or any worsted weight yarn, see above for other yarn recommendations)

US Size G/6/4mm crochet hook (I use these!)

US Size J/10/6mm crochet hook (I use these!)

Tapestry needle for weaving in ends (I use these!)

2 stitch markers (I use these!)

Scissors (These Fiskars are my fav!)

Notes:

-When working an esc into a previous esc, you should work the st into the wide open space of the previous esc.

-I use invisible decreases throughout the pattern unless specified otherwise.

-*   * indicates a repeat

-(xx) at the end of a row/round indicates how many total stitches for that row/round

Stitch Index:

R-row/round

RS-right side

WS-wrong side

ch-chain

ch-sp-chain space

st(s)-stitch(es)

sk-skip

PM-place marker

fsc-foundation single crochet

sl st-slip stitch

sc-single crochet

sc2tog-single crochet 2 stitches together

sc3tog-single crochet 3 stitches together

esc-extended single crochet (insert hook in indicated stitch, yo, pull through loop [2 loops on hook], yo, pull through 1 loop [2 loops on hook], yo, pull through 2 loops [esc made])

hdc-half double crochet

The Everygirl Bag | Crochet Market Bag Free Pattern | Yarnique
Pattern:

Foundation/R1: (with 4mm hook) fsc 51, switch to 6mm hook after the last st is complete and before you ch 3 (counts as esc and ch 1), turn (51)

R2 sk 1st and 2nd sts, *esc in next st, ch 1, sk 1* until 2 sts remain, esc in last st, ch 3, turn

R3 sk 1st esc and 1st ch-sp, *esc in next esc, ch 1, sk 1* until all previous esc sts are worked, esc in 2nd ch of the turning ch 3 from the previous row, ch 1, turn

R4 sc in 1st esc, 2sc in 1st ch-sp (inc), sc in each esc and each ch-sp until 1 ch-sp and the turning ch 3 is left, 2sc in ch-sp (inc), sc in the 2nd ch of the turning ch 3 from the previous row, ch 3, turn (53)

R5-28 repeat R2-4 (69)

R29-30 repeat R2-3 once more

R31 sc in 1st esc, sc in 2nd esc (dec), sc in each ch-sp and esc across, sk last ch-sp (turning ch 3 from the previous row) (dec), sc in 2nd ch of the turning ch 3 from the previous row, ch 3, turn (67)

R32 sk 1st and 2nd sts, *esc in next st, ch 1, sk 1* until 2 sts remain, esc in last st, ch 3, turn

R33 sk 1st esc and 1st ch-sp, *esc in next esc, ch 1, sk 1* until all previous esc sts are worked, esc in 2nd ch of the turning ch 3 from the previous row, ch 1, turn

R34-55 repeat R31-33 ending on a sc row (51)

R56-57 repeat R32-33 once more

R58 switch to 4mm hook after the ch 1, hdc in 1st esc, hdc in each ch-sp and esc across, hdc in 2nd ch of the turning ch 3 from the previous row, ch 1 (51)

You should now have a panel shaped like a hexagon as seen in the photo below.

The Everygirl Bag | Crochet Market Bag Free Pattern | Yarnique

At this point, my hexagon measures 20″ (51cm) at the widest point and 21″ (53cm) long from the beginning foundation row to the last worked row. It is stretched slightly to lay flat.

Building the end panels:

Turn your work 90° to work into the raw edge of your hexagon as seen in the photo below:

The Everygirl Bag | Crochet Market Bag Free Pattern | Yarnique

R1 (WS) sc into the end of the hdc row, *sc2tog over 2 esc rows, sc into sc row*, place your last sc into the base of the fsc at the end, ch 1, turn (39)

The Everygirl Bag | Crochet Market Bag Free Pattern | Yarnique

R2 (RS) sc in each st across, ch 1, turn (39)

R3 sc in 1st st, sc2tog, *sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog* 5 times, sc in last st, ch 1, turn (33)

R4 repeat R2, ch 1, turn (33)

R5 sc in 1st st, *sc2tog, sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog*, sc in each st until 10 sts remain, repeat from * to *, sc in last st, ch 1, turn (29)

R6 repeat R2, ch 1, turn (29)

R7-10 repeat R5-6, break yarn (21)

With the WS facing and the raw edge at the top, attach yarn with a sc in the corner st at the top right

The Everygirl Bag | Crochet Market Bag Free Pattern | Yarnique

Repeat R1-10

The Everygirl Bag | Crochet Market Bag Free Pattern | Yarnique

ch 1, turn your work 90° so you’re now working on the long edge to the left

Establishing your handles and building/shaping the border:

R1 *10 sc (1 sc at the end of each sc row), sc 22, sc2tog (place marker in this st), sc3tog, sc2tog, sc 22, 10 sc (1 sc at the end of each sc row), LOOSELY ch 50, sk 21 sc (handle made)*, repeat from * to * once, join with a sl st to the 1st sc of the row, ch 1, do not turn

R2 *sc until 2 sts remain before the marker, sc2tog (replace marker in this st), sc3tog, sc2tog*, repeat from * to * once, sc to the end of the row, join, ch 1, do not turn

R3-8 repeat R2

Finish off and weave in ends!


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