Briar Produce Bag Crochet Pattern – FREE & Lacy!

Looking for a reusable crochet produce bag pattern? I’m so excited to share the Briar Produce Bag with you today, a lacy market bag that is perfect for your fruits and veggies! Find the free crochet pattern instructions below, or purchase a print-friendly, ad-free PDF here.

There’s something so amazing about crochet shopping bags, don’t you think? You have a bag you can use over and over again, made from eco-friendly yarn…

All while having a stylish, pretty accessory! It’s like the best of both worlds. Reusable yet beautiful 😄

When We Crochet sent me some lovely yarn in a cotton/linen blend, I just knew a new market bag pattern was in order.

So without further ado, meet the Briar Produce Bag!

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Crochet Produce Bag Pattern

Reusable Crochet Produce Bag Pattern

Crocheting your own produce bag can be very useful, especially if you are shopping at supermarkets that sell fresh veggies and fruits. It is not only used to store foods with hygiene purposes, but also it has the bonus of being decorative.

Some people like to use reusable plastic bags for this purpose, but they just don’t have the same charm. They also aren’t as great for the environment. If you are looking for a way to reduce plastic waste, crocheting a produce bag is definitely a great option!

Large Crochet Market Bag Pattern

How do you crochet a vegetable Bag?

You can crochet bags for fruits & veggies in a variety of ways. For this pattern in particular, we will start at the base of the bag and make a large circle.

From there, we will work our way up the body using a very pretty lace stitch that includes shells and v-stitches. When finished, the result will be a wonderful reusable bag that can last for years!

More Bag Patterns:

Easy Crochet Grocery Bag Pattern

Large Crochet Market Bag Pattern

If you’re looking for a LARGE crochet market bag, this might be the perfect pattern! I really wanted to design a bag that could carry a lot inside of it. The finished measurements of this bag are as follows:

Diameter of Base: 11”

Height of bag without handles: 15”

Length of handles: 13.5”

How long does it take to crochet this Grocery Bag?

It really depends on how fast you crochet. Since this bag is on the large side, it does take longer than a simpler string bag, for example.

Of course, if you do not have that much time to spare, you can work on it a little at a time. That’s honestly what I did! It took me longer to finish, but I found this was perfect for me—especially because cotton can tend to hurt my hands if I use it for long periods of time.

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Yarn for Market Bags

Before you make any crochet market tote, it is important to know the right yarn to use. These bags will be the most usable and eco-friendly if you use a plant based fiber like cotton! For this bag, I decided to use We Crochet Cotlin DK, which is a blend of cotton and linen. I very much enjoyed this yarn and highly recommend it!

Lacy Crochet Shopping Bag Pattern

Use as a Crochet Tote Bag!

This bag does NOT just have to be used as a shopping bag! You could easily use this bag as a regular purse to carry around large items. If you want to carry around smaller items, it might be a good idea to line the inside with fabric. While the holes in this bag are not huge, pencils and pens could definitely slip through.

Produce Shopping Bag Crochet Pattern

Briar Produce Bag – Free Crochet Pattern

Are you ready to start making this bag? Let’s jump right into the free pattern!

Crochet Produce Bag Pattern - Free and Easy

Explanation: Meet the Briar Produce Bag! This large, lacy market bag is perfect for carrying your groceries in while also helping the environment. The pattern features lots of shells and v-stitches that are sure to make a statement!

So without further ado, let’s get started with this easy crochet grocery bag!

Materials:

Gauge:

Diameter of first 6 rows of bag base = 4”

NOTE: Gauge is not absolutely necessary for this bag. I have provided this measurement just so you can make sure you’re in the same ballpark size-wise as me. Feel free to ignore gauge if you don’t care about getting the same exact measurements.

Finished Measurements:

Diameter of Base: 11”

Height of bag without handles: 15”

Length of handles: 13.5”

Notes:

  1. Ch 1 at beginning of rounds never counts as a stitch.
  2. Ch 3 at beginning of rows (for the handles) counts as a dc.

Abbreviations/Stitches Used:

Chain – ch

Slip Stitch – sl st

Single crochet – sc

Half double crochet – hdc

Double crochet – dc

Repeat – rep

Round – rnd

Skip – sk

Stitch(es) – st(s)

Space – sp

Beginning – beg

Special Stitches:

Shell (sh): (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) into indicated stitch 

V-Stitch: (Dc, ch 2, dc) into indicated stitch

Produce Bag Crochet Written Instructions with Photo Tutorial

BASE OF BAG

Ch 4, join with a sl st to first ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, make 10 hdc in the ring. Join with a sl st to first hdc. (10 hdc)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in each hdc around. Join with a sl st to first hdc. (20 hdc)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, hdc in same st as sl st. 2 hdc in next st. (Hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st) around. Join with a sl st to first hdc. (30 hdc)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, hdc in same st as sl st and next hdc. 2 hdc in next st. (Hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st) around. Join with a sl st to first hdc. (40 hdc)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, hdc in same st as sl st and next 2 hdc. 2 hdc in next st. (Hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st) around. Join with a sl st to first hdc. (50 hdc)

Rnd 6: Ch 1, hdc in same st as sl st and next 3 hdc. 2 hdc in next st. (Hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st) around. Join with a sl st to first hdc. (60 hdc)

Rnd 7: Ch 1, hdc in same st as sl st and next 4 hdc. 2 hdc in next st. (Hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st) around. Join with a sl st to first hdc. (70 hdc)

Rnd 8: Ch 1, hdc in same st as sl st and next 5 hdc. 2 hdc in next st. (Hdc in next 6 sts, 2 hdc in next st) around. Join with a sl st to first hdc. (80 hdc)

Rnd 9: Ch 1, hdc in same st as sl st and next 6 hdc. 2 hdc in next st. (Hdc in next 7 sts, 2 hdc in next st) around. Join with a sl st to first hdc. (90 hdc)

Rnd 10: Ch 1, hdc in same st as sl st and next 7 hdc. 2 hdc in next st. (Hdc in next 8 sts, 2 hdc in next st) around. Join with a sl st to first hdc. (100 hdc)

Rnd 11: Ch 1, hdc in same st as sl st and next 8 hdc. 2 hdc in next st. (Hdc in next 9 sts, 2 hdc in next st) around. Join with a sl st to first hdc. (110 hdc)

Rnd 12: Ch 1, hdc in same st as sl st and next 9 hdc. 2 hdc in next st. (Hdc in next 10 sts, 2 hdc in next st) around. Join with a sl st to first hdc. (120 hdc)

Rnd 13: Ch 1, hdc in same st as sl st and next 10 hdc. 2 hdc in next st. (Hdc in next 11 sts, 2 hdc in next st) around. Join with a sl st to first hdc. (130 hdc)

Rnd 14: Ch 1, hdc in same st as sl st and next 129 hdc around. Join with a sl st to first hdc. (130 hdc)

Rnd 15: Ch 1, hdc in same st as sl st and next 8 hdc. 2 hdc in next st. (Hdc in next 9 sts, 2 hdc in next st) around. Join with a sl st to first hdc. (143 hdc)

BODY OF BAG

Rnd 16: Ch 1, sc in same st as sl st. Ch 3, sk 3 hdc, sh in next hdc. (Ch 3, sk 3 hdc, sc in next hdc. Ch 3, sk 3 hdc, sh in next hdc) around. Ch 3, join with a sl st to first sc. (18 sh, 18 sc, 36 ch-3 sps)

Rnd 17: Ch 1, sc in same st as sl st. Ch 2, sh in middle of next sh. (Ch 2, sc in next sc. Ch 2, sh in next sh) around. Ch 2, join with a sl st to first sc. (18 sh, 18 sc, 36 ch-2 sps)

Rnd 18: Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), dc in same st as sl st. Sh in middle of next sh. (V-stitch in next sc, sh in middle of next sh) around. Join with a sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-5. (18 sh, 18 v-stitches)

Rnd 19: Ch 3, dc in ch-2 sp of current v-stitch. Ch 1, 2 dc in same ch-2 sp. Ch 3, sc in middle of next sh, ch 3. (Sh in middle of next v-stitch. Ch 3, sc in middle of next sh, ch 3) around. Join with a sl st to beg ch-3. Sl st in next dc of sh, sl st in middle of sh. (18 sh, 18 sc, 36 ch-2 sps)

Rnd 20: Ch 3, dc in middle of current sh. Ch 1, 2 dc in same space. Ch 2, sc in next sc, ch 2. (Sh in middle of next sh. Ch 2, sc in next sc, ch 2) around. Join with a sl st to beg ch-3. Sl st in next dc of sh, sl st in middle of sh. (18 sh, 18 sc, 36 ch-2 sps)

Rnd 21: Ch 3, dc in middle of current sh. Ch 1, 2 dc in same space. V-stitch in next sc. (Sh middle of next sh, v-stitch in next sc) around. Join with a sl st to beg ch 3. Sl st in next dc of sh, sl st in middle of sh. (18 sh, 18 v-stitches)

Rnd 22: Ch 1, sc in middle of sh. Ch 3, sh in middle of next v-stitch. (Ch 3, sc in middle of next sh, ch 3. Sh in middle of next v-stitch) around. Ch 3, sl st in first sc. (18 sh, 18 sc, 36 ch-3 sps)

Rnds 23-28: Rep rounds 17-22.

Rnds 29-33: Rep rounds 17-21.

Rnd 34: Ch 1, sc in middle of sh. Sh in middle of next v-stitch. (Sc in middle of next sh, sh in middle of next v-stitch) around. Join with a sl st to first sc. (18 sh, 18 sc)

Rnd 35: Ch 1, sc in same st as sl st. *Sc in next 2 dc, sc in ch-sp, sc in next 2 dc. Sc in next sc. Rep from * 12 times. Sc in next 2 dc, sc in ch-sp, sc in next 2 dc. (Sc2tog over next 2 sts, sc in next dc, ch-sp, and 2 dc) 4 times. Join with sl st to first sc. (104 sc)

Rnd 36: Ch 1, sc in same st as sl st. Ch 3, sk 3 sc, sh in next sc. (Ch 3, sk 3 sc, sc in next sc. Ch 3, sk 3 sc, sh in next sc) 12 times. Ch 3, sk 3 sc, sl st in first sc. (13 sh, 13 sc, 26 ch-3 sps)

Rnds 37-41: Rep rounds 17-21.

Left Produce Bag Handle

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in ch-sp of sh. Sk next dc, sc in next dc. (Sc in next dc, 2 sc in ch-2 sp, sc in next dc. Sc in next dc, sk next dc, 2 sc in ch-1 sp, sk next dc, sc in next dc) 5 times. Sc in next dc, 2 sc in ch-2 sp. TURN. (45 sc)

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in next 2 sc. (Sk 3 sc, v-stitch in next sc. Sk 3 sc, sh in next sc) 4 times. Sk 3 sc, v-stitch in next sc. Sk 3 sc, dc in last 3 sc. Turn. (5 v-stitches, 4 sh, 6 dc)

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in next dc. (Sh in next v-stitch, v-stitch in next sh) until 1 v-stitch is left. Sh in last v-stitch, Sk next dc, dc in last 2 dc. Turn. (5 sh, 4 v-stitches, 4 dc)

Row 4: Ch 3, (v-stitch in next sh, sh in next v-stitch) until 1 sh is left. V-stitch in last sh, sk next dc, dc in last dc. Turn. (5 sh, 4 v-stitches, 2 dc)

2 Rows of Handle Done

crochet grocery bag tutorial

Row 5: Ch 3, dc in first dc of next v-stitch. Dc in next ch-2 sp. (V-stitch in next sh, sh in next v-stitch) until 1 v-stitch is left. Dc in ch-2 of last v-stitch, dc in next dc of v-stitch. Dc in last dc. Turn. (4 v-stitches, 3 sh, 6 dc)

5 rows of handle done

crochet grocery bag photo tutorial

Rows 6-11: Repeat rows 3-5 twice.

Row 12: Repeat row 3. (2 sh, 1 v-stitch, 4 dc)

Row 13: Repeat row 4. (2 v-stitches, 1 sh, 2 dc)

Row 14: Ch 3, sh in v-stitch, v-stitch in sh, sh in v-stitch. Dc in last dc. (2 sh, 1 v-stitch, 2 dc)

Row 15: Ch 3, v-stitch in sh, sh in v-stitch, v-stitch in sh. Dc in last dc. (2 v-stitches, 1 sh, 2 dc)

Rows 16-25: Repeat rows 14-15 a total of 5 times.

What your handle should look like as it gets larger and larger:

crochet produce bag handle tutorial

Row 26: Ch 1, sc in every dc and ch-sp across. (13 sc)

To form it into the handle, simply fold it in half, matching up the edges on each side!

crochet market bag tutorial

Fasten off.

RIGHT HANDLE:

Go down to the base of the handle you just made, on the left. (The sc at the end of row 1 should be in the v-stitch). Skip 1 shell along the body of the bag. 

Join new yarn with a sc in the ch-2 sp of next v-stitch. 

Row 1: Sc in same ch-2 sp. (Sc in next dc, sk next dc, 2 sc in ch-sp. Sk next dc, sc in next dc. Sc in next dc, 2 sc in ch-2 sp, sc in next dc) 5 times. Sc in next dc, sk next dc, sc in ch-sp of. Turn. 

Use the photo/diagram below if you need help with starting your second handle:

crochet produce bag handle tutorial

Rows 2-26: Repeat exactly the same as for the left handle!

FINISHING

  1. Sew the 2 ends of the bag handles together using the seaming method of your choice.
  2. If desired, give your bag a light steam blocking. I didn’t stretch this bag much when blocking because it is already very big on its own. However, I did find that a light block helped the lace open up a little more.
  3. After blocking, weave in your ends!

I hope you liked making this easy crochet grocery bag! I had so much fun designing it and can’t wait to use it all the time when I go shopping.

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2 thoughts on “Briar Produce Bag Crochet Pattern – FREE & Lacy!

  1. I am starting to love bags too! Must be because they are easy and fun and don’t show boo boos.

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