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Sakura Market Bag

Go Green with this super cute bag, with a decorative mandala on the bottom. The pattern is using 100% cotton yarn, which makes it more durable and you can wash it again and again if it gets dirty.

I love reusable bags, I usually take some anywhere when I’m out in town for shopping! That’s why I created this beautiful market bag.

I used my Sakura Face Scrubbies pattern and extended it to create this beautifully textured bottom part which gives some extra touch to the final product!

I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in lime green colourway. You can get the yarn HERE. It is a very vibrant colour and brightens up a gloomy day. 🙂

It is an easy pattern but a bit more advanced because of some special stitches used. Written in US terms only.

I hope you’ll enjoy this pattern as much as I did when creating it!

If you have any questions feel free to contact me.

UPDATE: If you are more visual, my friend, Karen, made a video tutorial to help you all! You can find all of the videos HERE.

DUTCH, GERMAN and FRENCH translations and CHARTS are available NOW in my Ravelry Store to downlad for free. Get it HERE.

Difficulty:

Easy/Intermediate

Gauge:

5 half double crochets = approx. 1 inch

Size:

The bottom part is 20 cm diameter, the bag is approx. 32 cm tall without the straps, but stretches when in use.

Materials needed:

  • 4 mm (G) size Hook
  • approx. 85-90 grams of Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK (I used Lime Green shade)
  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends
  • Scissors
  • Stitch markers if needed

Stitches used and Abbreviations:

MR = magic ring

CH = chain

SC = single crochet

SK = skip

SP = space

ST/STS= stitch/ stitches

SLST = slip stitch

HDC = half double crochet

DC = double crochet

FPHDC = front post half double crochet

FPDC = front post double crochet

FPSC = front post single crochet

*-* =repeat pattern between these symbols

Special Stitches:

Front post single crochet:

Insert your hook from the front around the post of given stitch, from right to left, yarn over and finish single crochet as usual.

Front post half double crochet:

Yarn over, insert your hook from the front around the post of given stitch, from right to left, yarn over and finish your half double crochet as usual.

Front post double crochet:

Yarn over, insert your hook from the front around the post of given stitch, from right to left, yarn over and finish your double crochet as usual.

Additional notes:

  • US terms used throughout
  • Each round starts with a Chain 1, 2 or 3. These are not counted as a stitch unless instructed otherwise

To start: MR

Round 1: CH 3, DC 12 into the ring, join with a SLST to first DC (not CH 3)                                        

(12 DC)

Round 2: CH 2, 1 DC in same ST, FPDC around the CH 3 from previous round AND same ST you just put a DC into, *1DC in next ST, FPDC around the same ST* repeat *to* to end, join with a SLST to first DC             

(12 FPDC, 12 DC)

Round 3: CH 2, 1 DC in same ST, 1 DC in next ST (that’s the first FPDC from previous round), FPDC around the same ST you just put a DC into, *1 DC in next 2 STS (note: the 2nd ST is always the FPDC), FPDC around FPDC* repeat *to* to end join with a SLST to first DC                             

(12 FPDC, 24 DC)

Round 4: SLST to first FPDC from prevoius round, CH 1, SC in same ST, SK 2 STS (those are the 2 DC from prev. round) 7 DC in next FPDC, *SK 2 STS, SC in next FPDC , SK 2 STS, 7 DC in next FPDC* repeat *to* to end, join with a SLST to first SC                                                                                               

(6 SC, 6  Shells)

Round 5: CH 7 (counts as DC+CH 4), skip 3 DC, 1 SC in 4th DC of shell, CH 4, skip 3 DC, *1 DC in SC, CH 4, skip 3 DC, 1 SC in 4th DC of shell, CH 4, skip 3 DC* repeat to to end join with a SLST to the 3rd CH of CH 7                      

(6 DC, 6 SC, 12 CH 4 SP)

Round 6: CH 1, 1 SC in same ST, 4 SC in CH 4 SP, 1 SC in SC, 4 SC in CH 4 SP,* 1 SC in DC, 4 SC in CH 4 SP, 1 SC in SC, 4 SC in CH 4 SP* repeat *to* to end join with a SLST to first SC                                      

(60 SC)

Round 7: CH 2, 2 DC in same ST, 1 DC in next 4 STS, *2 DC in next ST, 1 DC in next 4 STS* repeat *to* to end, join with a SLSTto first DC                                                                                                           

(72 DC)

Round 8: CH 5 (counts as DC+CH 2), SK 1 ST, *1 DC in next ST, CH 2, SK 1 ST* repeat *to* to end, join with a SLST to 3rd CH of CH 5              

(36 DC, 36 CH 2 SP)

Round 9: CH 1, 1 SC in same ST, SK next CH 2 SP, 5 DC in next DC, SK next CH 2 SP, *SC in next DC, SK next CH 2 SP, 5 DC in next DC, SK next CH 2 SP* repeat *to* to end, join with a SLST to first SC

(18 Shells, 18 SC)

Round 10: CH 2, 1 FPDC around first SC from previous round, CH 3, SK 2 DC, 1 SC in 3rd DC of shell, CH 3, SK 2 DC *1 FPDC around SC from previous round, CH 3, SK 2 DC, 1 SC in 3rd DC of shell, CH 3, SK 2 DC* repeat *to* to end, join with a SLST to first FPDC                                              

(18 FPDC, 18 SC, 36 CH 3 SP)

Round 11: CH 2, 1 FPHDC around FPDC and CH 2 from previous round, 3 SC in CH 3 SP, 1 SC in SC, 3 SC in CH 3 SP, *1 FPHDC around FPDC, 3 SC in CH 3 SP, 1 SC in SC, 3 SC in CH 3 SP* repeat *to* to end, join with a SLST to first FPHDC                                                                                              

(18 FPHDC, 126 SC)

Round 12: CH 1, 1 FPSC around CH 2 and FPHDC from previous round, 1 SC in next 7 STS, * 1FPSC in next ST, 1 SC in next 7 STS* repeat *to* to end, join with a SLST to first FPSC         

(18 FPSC, 126 SC)

Round 13: CH 1, 1 SC in same ST, CH 4, SK 3 STS, 1 SC in next ST,* CH 4, SK 3 STS, 1 SC in next ST (note: this stitch is a FPSC from previous round), CH 4, SK 3, 1 SC in next ST* repeat *to*until you do the last SC, then just CH 1 and 1 DC in first SC                                                        

(35 CH 4 SP and 1 CH 1+1 DC SP)

HINT: if you are unsure how to finish the round, see the step-by step pictures on the bottom below.

Round 14: CH 1, 1 SC in this same space,* CH 5, 1 SC in next CH 4 SP* repeat *to* until you do the last SC, then just CH 2 and 1 DC in first SC                                           

(35 CH 5 SP and 1 CH 2+1 DC SP)

Round 15: CH 1, 1 SC in this same space,* CH 6, 1 SC in next CH 5 SP* repeat *to* until you do the last SC, then just CH 3 and 1 DC in first SC                                          

(35 CH 6 SP and 1 CH 3 +1 DC SP)

Round 16-24: Same as Round 15

Round 25-27: Same as Round 14

Round 28-30: CH 1, 1 SC in this same space,* CH 4, 1 SC in next CH 5 SP* repeat *to* until you do the last SC, then just CH 1, 1 DC in first SC                                                           

(35 CH 4 SP and 1 CH 1+1 DC SP)

Round 31: CH 1, 1 SC in this same space,* CH 3, 1 SC in next CH 4 SP* repeat *to* until you do the last SC, then just CH 1, 1 HDC in first SC                                                        

(35 CH 3 SP and 1 CH 1+1 HDC SP)

Round 32: CH 1, 2 SC in same SP, 1 SC in next SC, * 3 SC in next CH 3 SP, 1 SC in SC* repeat *to* to end, 1 SC in last SP (there are 2 SC in that SP you made when started this round) join with a SLST to first SC                                                                           

(144 SC)

Round 33: CH 1, 1 HDC in same ST, 1 HDC in each ST to end, join with a SLST to first HDC     

(144 HDC)

Round 34: CH 1, 1 HDC in same ST, 1 HDC in each ST to end, join with a SLST to first HDC     

(144 HDC)

Round 35: CH 1, 1 SC in same ST, 1 SC in next 39 STS, CH 80, SK 32 STS, 1 SC in next 40 STS, CH 80, SK 32 STS, SLST to first SC                                                                                                                            

(80 SC, 160 CH)

Round 36: CH 1, 1 SC in same ST, 1 SC in next 39 STS, 1 SC in next 80 CH, 1 SC in next 40 STS, 1 SC in next 80 CH, join with a SLST to first SC                                                                                                          

(240 SC)

Round 37 CH 1, 1 SC in same ST, 1 SC in each ST to end, join with a SLST to first SC            

(240 SC)

Round 38: CH 1, 1 SC in same ST, 1 SC in each ST to end, join with a SLST to first SC        

(240 SC)

Fasten off, weave in all ends.

How to finish the rounds, starting from Round 13:

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Thank you for choosing this pattern for your project! When you make it, I’d like to see it! Remember to tag me – @k.a.m.e_crochet on Instagram

If you have any questions about the pattern, please contact me at kamecrochet@gmail.com or

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Happy Crocheting!

20 thoughts on “Sakura Market Bag

  1. i LOVE your market bag design! Do you have a video teaching the steps? I attempted the first few rows but it is flat not textured like yours. Thanks for your help!

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    1. Hello, sorry for the late reply.
      If you give me your email address, I can send you some step by step photos of the first few rounds. It is not as complicated as it looks. 😊

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  2. Love your stuff. New to crochet pattern reading. if you could, please help: round 4 the directions say 7 DCin next FPDC. Does that mean one double crochet in each of the next 7FPDC‘s or seven double crochets in the one next FPDC,? I’m still trying to learn to read thank you so much I look forward to finishing this and your other patterns

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  3. Enhotabuena es preciosa! Me encantaría hacerla, pero no entiendo la parte de la base. Tendrías el gráfico? Gracias de antemano

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  4. I made this with a finer yarn and 2.25 hook. It’s too small for a shopping bag, but still super cute. Thanks for a cute, well written and fun pattern!

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  5. Love your cute market bag but do you have it written anywhere with just the pattern? for pattern readers who don’t want 13 pages? Please?

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  6. Thank you so much for for this video! It was very well explained and demonstrated and I love my market bag! About to start a second one now for my daughter! Great job!

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    1. I am so happy to hear that! My friend in Australia, Karen made the video so I give her all the credit. You can help her by subscribing to her channel, she has a lot of useful videos there and featuring my other designs. 😉

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