Practice Filet Crochet with This Cute Market Bag Kit!
Spring is here, and summer is just around the corner! Make sure you’re ready for farmers’ markets and open-air sales with this customizable, filet crochet market bag kit!
Never tried filet crochet? The To Market Bag Kit has everything a beginner needs to get started. Along with the pattern and the yarn, we’ve included 2 articles from past issues of Interweave Crochet where the experts (Doris Chan and Kathryn White) explain what filet crochet is, how to read a chart, and their own tips and tricks for working the technique.
The kit includes the pattern for the To Market Bag as well as the 3 skeins of trendy Fibra Natura Java, distributed by Universal Yarn. This yarn is 100% hemp, which means it’s super sturdy and perfect for carrying this summer’s fruits and vegetables. The kit is available in 2 colors: Riviera Blue and Hazelwood.
It gets even better! The bag pattern says “To market To market” spelled out in filet crochet. There is also a chart for a cute apple. Once you’ve read about the basics of filet crochet and understand the chart, it is easy to customize this message. We’ve included a chart for every letter of the alphabet (uppercase and lowercase), so you can spell out your own message. The kit also includes filet crochet charts for a heart, a star burst, a ladybug, a mustache, and a smiley face. The chart below combines the letters charted out in the kit and the star burst to say, “SUNSHINE ALL DAY.”
The kit also includes an empty sheet of graph paper so you can design your own filet crochet chart. Experiment with creating your own font or create a geometric pattern unique to your bag. The choices are yours!
Feel free to use any of the charts included in this post to create your own To Market Bag, and share pictures with us! We can’t wait to see what you create!
Editor, Interweave Crochet