In need of a new carry-all bag? This bag is inspired by AZUMA BUKURO (a Japanese folding method) and is super easy and super fun to make. You could sew these with fabric as well, it doesn’t HAVE to be made of yarn.
This pattern uses a simple single crochet and double crochet repeat. Inspired by this Japanese market bag I found on Pinterest, I hope you enjoy this FREE pattern!
Market Bag Crochet Pattern (Inspired by AZUMA BUKURO)
One skein (approx. 350 yards) size 4 yarn
Crochet hook in size H
Yarn needle for sewing
Leaving a long tail, ch-41. Sc in 2nd ch and in each across. (40 sts) – approx. 10” wide
Row 1: *sc in first st, dc in next* repeat to end. Ch-1 and turn (40 sts)
Row 2 and beyond: repeat row 1 until rectangle reaches desired length (1:3 ratio)
You need the 1:3 ratio to get the correct sizing for folding. This means that if your piece is 5″ wide, it needs to be 15″ long. If it were 4″ wide, it would need to be 12″ long.
Fold piece as pictured.
I HIGHLY recommend practicing with a piece of paper, cut to the 1:3 ratio to understand how to fold and assemble the bag. Then stitch the sides together in whichever manner you prefer.
Foundation: leaving long tail, ch-9 and turn, sc in 2nd ch and in each across. Turn (8 sts)
Row 1: *sc in first st, dc in next* repeat four times to end. Ch-1 and turn (8 sts)
Row 2 and beyond: repeat row 1 until desired strap length is reached.
Position strap on each corner of the bag and fasten, weaving in all ends securely. You may add a button to the top if you wish, or leave open as I have. ENJOY!