How to Crochet a Watermelon Market Bag

Want to stop using plastic bags and love crochet? Then you need to make this watermelon market bag from @tea_crochet. Market bags are getting more and more popular so get your hook ready and create this amazing version for your next shopping trip. 

You Will Need

Materials

Yarn – dk cotton

2xpink

1xgrey

1xgreen

Hook – 4.5mm

Abbreviations

Ch- Chain

Tr- Treble 

Hdc- Half double crochet

Sl st- Slip stitch 

St- Stitch

Dc- Double crochet

Dctog- Double crochet 2 stitches together 

Notes

If you want a larger or smaller bag simply make the base smaller or larger by increasing more rounds or by stopping earlier.

How To Make

Base of the bag

            start in pink yarn

R1 Magic circle, ch2, 12tr into circle, sl st into 1st tr

R2 Ch2, 2tr in same st, 2tr in each st, sl st into 1st tr

R3 Ch2, *2tr in same st, 1tr in next st* repeat from* sl st into 1st tr

R4 Ch2, *2tr in same st, 1tr in next 2sts* repeat from* sl st into 1st tr

R5 Ch2, *2tr in same st, 1tr in next 3sts* repeat from* sl st into 1st tr

R6 Ch2, *2tr in same st, 1tr in next 4sts* repeat from* sl st into 1st tr

R7 Ch2, *2tr in same st, 1tr in next 5sts* repeat from* sl st into 1st tr

R8 Ch2, *2tr in same st, 1tr in next 6sts* repeat from* sl st into 1st tr

R9 Ch2, *2tr in same st, 1tr in next 7sts* repeat from* sl st into 1st tr

R10 Ch2, *2tr in same st, 1tr in next 8sts* repeat from* sl st into 1st tr

R11-R13 Ch2 1tr in the same st, 1tr in every st, sl st into 1st tr

 

Mesh part of the bag

R14 Ch1, 1dc in the same st, *ch4, skip 2sts 1dc into next st* repeat from * until the last 2sts, ch2, dc into the 1st dc

R15 Ch1, 1dc into previous ch2 space, *ch5, 1dc into the next ch4 space* repeat from * until last   ch4 space, ch3, 1dc in 1st dc

R16 Ch1, 1dc into previous ch3 space, *ch6, 1dc into the next ch5 space* repeat from* until last    ch5 space, ch4, 1dc in 1st dc

R17 – R23 repeat R16

            Change to grey yarn

R24 – R27 repeat R16

            Change to green yarn

R28 – R31 repeat R16

 

Rim and handles

R32 Ch1, *4dc in next ch6 space* repeat from * sl st into 1st dc

R33 Ch1, 2dctog all the way around sl st into 1st 2dctog

R34 Ch2, work even, 1hdc into same st, 1hdc in every st, sl st into 1st dc

R35 Ch1, dc in same st, dc in the next 9sts, ch70, skip 20sts, dc in the next 20sts, ch70, skip 20sts, dc in the rest of the round, sl st into 1st dc

R36 Ch1, dc in same st, dc round in every st and ch, sl st into first dc

R37 Ch1, dc in same st, dc round in every st and ch, sl st into first dc

            Fasten off and sew in ends

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