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.
5 half double crochets = approx. 1 inch
The bottom part is 20 cm diameter, the bag is approx. 32 cm tall without the straps, but stretches when in use.
- 4 mm (G) size Hook (Get great hooks HERE)
- approx. 85-90 grams of Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK (I used Lime Green shade)
- Yarn needle for weaving in ends
- 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
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.
- 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)
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
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
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
Round 33: CH 1, 1 HDC in same ST, 1 HDC in each ST to end, join with a SLST to first HDC
Round 34: CH 1, 1 HDC in same ST, 1 HDC in each ST to end, join with a SLST to first 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
Round 37 CH 1, 1 SC in same ST, 1 SC in each ST to end, join with a SLST to first SC
Round 38: CH 1, 1 SC in same ST, 1 SC in each ST to end, join with a SLST to first SC
Fasten off, weave in all ends.
How to finish the rounds, starting from Round 13:
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46 thoughts on “Sakura Market Bag”
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!
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. 😊
Please send the first rows that makes it easier
Here’s a video of the first few rounds, I hope it helps. 😊
hi, me too. kindly send me the step by step photos, i love to duplicate what you’ve done. Thank you. here is my email address firstname.lastname@example.org. i will wait. thank you!
I don’t have step by step photos, you can check everything on that video I shared with you above. 😉
Here’s a video which should help. 😊
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
Thank you for your feedback! It means to put 7 DC into the next FPDC, so it will look like a petal. 😊
Enhotabuena es preciosa! Me encantaría hacerla, pero no entiendo la parte de la base. Tendrías el gráfico? Gracias de antemano
¡Hola! No hay ningún gráfico agregado, pero hay un video en inglés que puede ayudar.
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!
I am so happy to hear that you liked the pattern. 💕 I made it with aran yarn and it’s quiet big. The dk is a perfect size for me. 😊
I made one of these bags. To make it longer I added 6 more rows on Round 15.
Love the design!
I am so happy to hear that, thank you very much for your feedback! 😊
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?
Thank you for your comment. You can download the PDF file from lovecrafts. Here’s the link:
I love the base of this market bag! I can’t wait to give it a try!
Thank you so much! I can’t wait to see your bag finished. 💗
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!
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. 😉
hi there! love the design of this bag. im currently making it now. i had a light weight yarn, so im crochet this pattern with 2 yarns together with the 4.00mm hook. during the beginning it was ok, had some slight curling. but now im on row 15 and theres abit more curling happening. is that normal? and will its sort itself out when the bad is in used and is stretched a little?
What type of yarn are you using? If you use lightweight yarn with 2 strands, I think a 4mm hook is a bit small and that’s causing the problem. Carry on, and if it gets worse, try to rip it out and try with a bigger hook.
I hope this helps. 🙂
Love this pattern! how do i keep the flower at the bottom and make the petals for the whole bag so its not so holy lol is there a pattern? can u make one?
Thank you! That would be a totally different design and unfortunately there’s no pattern like that.
is there a pattern that is the petals for the whole bag?
Unfortunately, there isn’t.
Hello! I have fallen in love with your pattern and wold like to know if that would be ok to sell the finished items? My sister is opening a small indie shop and has asked me to make some items for her. So I thought I wold ask for your permission since I can not see indication either way on your pattern. If not it is perfectly ok and I will continue to make your patterns as gifts as they are beautiful!
You can sell the finished items, I have no problems with that at all. Just please credit me as the designer of the pattern if you can.
Thank you for the free online pattern. I like to print off patterns as well as your wonderful videos. The English version isn’t the same as the other ones. Is there any chance that you can post a complete written English version?
Thank you for your feedback!
I don’t know what do you mean by the English version is not the same as the others. You can download the English version from Lovecrafts or crazypatterns.
Also, I will add the English version to Ravelry soon.
Hello! I have made this bag several times and love it! Easy to make and so cute and functional! I gave one to my mom who showed it to my young nieces. They loved it and want me to make them each one. Unfortunately, the one from the pattern would be too big for them. Is there an easy way to scale down the size? Thank you!
I think you can leave out some rounds of the base so the whole size will be smaller. 🙂
Thank you! I will try that and see how it turns out.
Wow! This is beautiful. I made 3 in 3 different colors, and all my friends want one or two, as they can’t decide which color to pick. 🙂 So much fun to make. Thank you for your free pattern.
Thank you so much for your kind feedback! I have a couple of these bags myself and love them! ❤️
Hello, thank you very much for this free pattern, i make it for my frend who is getting married in june.
I made this, 1st attempt was not fun, chose the wrong type of yarn, too slippery.
Made #2 with recommended yarn, no deviation what so ever, it came out PERFECT!!! 😊
I am glad to hear that your second attempt was successful! 🤗