Saturday, 20 June 2015

Market Tote - Crochet Vintage 1970s

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CLOUDBERRY Market Tote is based on a vintage 
1970s crochet stitch.  
This filet-style stitch appeared mainly in garment design 
using only one colour.

I love this crochet stitch, it is easy and quick, and when you add colour to each row, you are rewarded with a fantastic looking piece of fabric, and what better way to display this filet-style stitch than incorporating it into an easy care and easy wear market tote.

I have called this market tote pattern  Cloudberry because the colours remind me of a small orange fruit, which goes by that name.  It can sometimes be found in Scotland and Wales, however it is very well-known in Scandinavian countries, Russia, Canada and Alaska.  It grows naturally in the more northern parts of the Northern Hemisphere and can withstand cold temperatures as low as -40C.  What is most memorable to me are the colours of this raspberry-like fruit, and the very tasty jam which can be made with them.

cloudberry market tote crochet bag pattern

CLOUDBERRY Market Tote Crochet Bag PATTERN includes written instructions for a bag with approx. circumference 30in (76cm); 17in (43cm) deep; strap 23in (58cm).  The pattern includes accompanying photographs at the end of the written instructions.

CLOUDBERRY Market Tote is designed with a gathered base, single strap, and with a drawstring at bag opening.

Cloudberry is the perfect farmer's market bag - throw in your fruits and vegetables and enjoy your day.

Light and breezy, can be easily rolled up and hidden away in your handbag for those unplanned purchases. Can also be used as a beach bag.

Cloudberry Market Tote is based on a 
vintage 1970s crochet stitch.

cloudberry market tote crochet bag pattern


DIFFICULTY: Easy Intermediate

SIZES: One size

YARN USED: Wendy Supreme Luxury Cotton 4ply ● 100% Cotton ● 100g/267m/291yd ● Shades: MC Beaujolais; CC1 Avocado. 1 ball of each colour.

YARN ALTERNATIVES: Any fingering weight cotton

TENSION: Not critical to this pattern (this pattern uses hook larger than recommended on yarn label)

NOTIONS: D-3 (3mm) hook; Yarn needle

PATTERN NOTES: You need to know how to crochet in the round. Instructions in this pattern are for two (2) colour crochet bag. 

cloudberry market tote crochet bag pattern

This pattern is available in 
USA American Crochet Terms
UK British Crochet Terms  

PLEASE select the correct pattern terminology 
prior to purchase. 


Pattern is available from my online stores


ciao, ciao!
Barbara Summers Hand Knit and Crochet
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