Good morning my friends! I am so glad you stopped by to check out The Beachcomber Market Tote. It is one of my favorite designs I have created so far and I love the colors, size, and the ability to customize it, all while being a very simple pattern.
How The Beachcomber Market Tote was Born
How did I come up with this pattern? It all started with how much I love spring! All of the fresh blooms and the opening of the outside farmers markets in our area. As a family, we absolutely love going to farmers markets. All of the yummy foods, handmade items, fresh blooms, and let’s not forget the live entertainment… while being outside getting fresh air and exercise.
Now, the one thing I don’t like is always trying to find a bag to take to the farmer’s market. I usually stuff random purchases throughout the stroller, purse, and my husband’s arms. To say the least, not ideal. I want a sturdy bag that is big enough to carry all of the things we purchase, but also one that has holes (not too big) that will allow everything to breath, but not fall out. I also want it to be comfortable to carry, but cute. And to top it all off… I would love for it to have multiple uses! Maybe a farmer’s market tote on Saturdays, a beach tote on Sundays, and maybe a project bag (capable of holding lots of yarn) the rest of the time! I searched and searched and searched and I never found one that I thought would work for me. And then I had an idea, and The Beachcomber Market Tote was born!
So, I’ve decided to share it today with you! As always, please remember this is a FREE pattern I am sharing with you. Please do not copy or claim this pattern as your own. You are welcome to make The Beachcomber Market Tote to sell, but I would appreciate you providing credit to me for the pattern design.
The Beach Comber Market Tote Pattern
This pattern is the best! It has the look of a more complicated make, but in reality it is a super easy project. The pattern can also be customized to fit your style and needs. By this I mean you can adjust the size (length) of the bag, the type of straps, and the yarn color you want to use. You can even pick the color of macrame cord you want. And if that doesn’t allow enough of your style to show, you can also add on tassels and/or pom poms for an added twist.
- Crochet Hook size Q
- Crochet Hook size J
- Yarning Needle
- Macrame Cord (50 Yards) – 3, but I only had about 12 inches left of the cord after I finished the bag. Please note that if you want to make any adjustments or changes, you may need an extra macrame cord.
- Caron Cakes (I used the color Rainbow Sprinkles) – 1
- Leather Straps – 1 (2 straps come together)
- Stitch Marker
Stitches & Abbreviations Used
- Magic Circle – mc
- Single Crochet – sc
- Double Crochet -dc
- Slip Stitch – ss
- Chain – ch
*To start, you will hold the macrame cord and yarn together as one string as you are crocheting using the size Q hook.
*You will be working in the round.
mc, ch 1
Rd. 1: 1 sc (place stitch marker in this stitch), then 4 more sc stitches in mc
*remember to replace the stitch marker each round so you don’t lose your place!
Rd. 2: 2 sc stitches in each stitch around
Rd. 3: 2 sc stitches in first stitch, then 1 sc stitch, repeat for the entire round
Rd. 4: 2 sc stitches in first stitch, then 1 sc stitch in next 2 stitches, repeat for entire round
Rd. 5: 2 sc stitches in first stitch, then 1 sc stitch in next 3 stitches, repeat for entire round
Rd. 6: 2 sc stitches in first stitch, then 1 sc stitch in next 4 stitches, repeat for entire round
Rd. 7: 2 sc stitches in first stitch, then 1 sc stitch in next 5 stitches, repeat for entire round
Rd. 8: 2 sc stitches in first stitch, then 1 sc stitch in next 6 stitches, repeat for entire round
Rd. 9: 2 sc stitches in first stitch, then 1 sc stitch in next 7 stitches, repeat for entire round
Rd. 10: 2 sc stitches in first stitch, then 1 sc stitch in next 8 stitches, repeat for entire round
Rd. 11 – 14: 1 sc stitch in each stitch, repeat for entire round
Rd. 15: 1 sc in each stitch, repeat until 2 stitches before the end of the round, sl st in last 2 stitches, ch 2
Rd. 16 – 19: 1 dc in each stitch, repeat for entire round
Rd. 20: 1 dc in each stitch, repeat until 2 stitches before the end of the round, sl st in last 2 stitches
Rd. 21 – 24: 1 sc stitch in first stitch, repeat for entire round
Rd. 25: 1 sc in first stitch, repeat until 2 stitches before the end of the round, sl st in last 2 stitches, finish off, and weave in ends.
Rd. 26: Using crochet hook size J attach only the yarn (not macrame cord) to the top of the bag and place 3 sc stitches in each stitch around the bag. Finish off and weave in ends.
*Attach leather straps and you’re done! You can easily add tassels or pom poms around the the bag or as a keychain for some added flair.
I really hope you love your bag as much as I love mine. I love seeing your completed projects, so be sure to tag me in your photos on Facebook and Instagram. If you’re looking for the perfect pouch addition, be sure to check out Stephanie from allaboutami.com’s free Star Stitched Pouches for your next project! It would make the perfect wallet, pouch, or notions bag for The Beachcomber Market Tote!
Happy Crocheting Friends!