Josephine Market Bag Crochet Pattern & Video from 52 Crochet Gifts Book

Josephine Market Bag Crochet Pattern & Video from 52 Crochet Gifts Book

Design Inspiration for the Josephine Market BagCrochet Pattern


52 Crochet Gifts Book By Kristin Omdahl

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Amarket bag is a thoughtful and conscientious gift. Fill it with flowers or a harvest of special items from your local farmers’ market. Or make several bags and roll each of them up tightly inside one of the bags to give a set of reuseable grocery bags.

This project features one ball of Be So Soulful Yarn, a #2 sock/sport weight yarn. It comes 380 yards per 3.5 oz (100g) ball and is a blend of 87% bamboo / 13% Sorona.

Sorona an eco-efficient performance fiber. We use it in place of nylon in our sock yarn because of its enormous benefits including the fact It is based from corn and not petroleum – giving it a significantly reduced carbon footprint compared to nylon. It is what adds the stretch to the yarn and makes it perfect for socks or other projects that get regular, rough use.! Sorona is extremely soft yet extremely durable. Sonora is insulating, quick dry, and It adds a loftiness to the bamboo. Bamboo is anti-microbial, moisture wicking and cool. We blend these two fibers together to create a fantastic sock yarn.

These are the new, hand dyed colors of Be So Soulful Yarn. I hand dye them personally in my Florida studio.

Be So Soulful Yarn is also machine washable and dry-able on gentle and low heat settings. As with any delicate handmade item, washing with Wrapture all natural delicate wash and a laundry bag is recommended.

Suggested knitting needle size range:
US 1 – 3 (2.25mm to 3.25mm

Suggested knitting gauge:
27 – 32 sts = 4″

Suggested crochet hook size range:
B-1 to E-4 (2.25mm to 3.50mm)

Suggested crochet gauge:
32 – 36 sts = 4″

I also have several other #2 weight yarns that would be easy to substitute for this project: Be So Sporty Yarn, Be So Sporty BLING Yarn, Be So Serene Yarn and Be So Fresh Yarn.

Watch the Video Tutorial for the Josephine Market BagCrochet Pattern Here:

In this video I show you step by step how to create the Josephine Market Bag Crochet Pattern.

This video is included in a playlist on my YouTube Channel called 52 Crochet Gifts Book Playlist. In this playlist, I will be adding the supplemental video tutorials for each pattern in my newest book, “52 Crochet Gifts”.

Browse all of the video tutorials for “52 Crochet Gifts Book” in this playlist:

What you will need to make the Josephine Market Bag Crochet Pattern :

  • 350 yds (320m) #2 sport weight yarn

  • E/4 (3.5mm) crochet hook

  • Yarn needle

  • Scissors

Shown in:  

Be So Soulful Yarn; 87% bamboo/13% Sorona; 380 yds (347m) per 3.5 oz (100g), color Enchanting Jasmine, 1 ball.


17 dcs, 9 rounds = 4 in (10cm) in blocked double crochet, but gauge is not critical for this project.

Finished Size:

11 in (29cm) wide x 13 in (33cm) tall, with 10 in (25.4cm) handle drop.

Stitch Guide: 

See crochet glossary for  chain (ch), double crochet (dc), single crochet (sc), 2 double crochet cluster (2dc-cl), treble crochet (tr), foundation oval (fo)  and slip stitch (slst).

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I would love to see your creations. Just as much fun as making these myself is the satisfaction I get from seeing my designs come to life and other crochet fans wearing them too. There are now 2 ways you can share what you have done!

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I look forward to seeing what you create!

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