Another Market Bag

Maybe you remember the market bag I made last year? Well, recently I started to make a second one. Same pattern, but this time I'm using a thicker yarn and a 6 mm hook. (I probably used a 3 or 3,5 mm hook for the first one.)

ByHaafner, crochet, market bag, Japanese crochet pattern

I'm using this Portuguese cotton yarn: Trama Rustica. I bought it a couple of weeks ago in Lisbon, where I was for a few days to attend a meeting. Lucky me. ;-) I think it's ideal for this project, it's quite bulky and the structure is a bit rough (but not too much). It's also available in a thinner version, I bought a couple of those skeins last year.) *Boring picture alert, I made this photo in my hotel room and didn't have a decent background.*

ByHaafner, Portuguese cotton yarn, Trama Rustica

I guessed one skein would be more than enough for one bag, but alas, as per usual when it comes to calculating (or rather: guessing) the amount of yarn I need, I misguessed. Luckily I will be going back to Lisbon within a couple weeks so hopefully I can get my hands on a second skein.

In case you're curious: this is the bag I made last year. (Market bag turned into yarn bag...)

ByHaafner, crochet, vegan Namaste crochet case, market bag

Thanks for your kind visit! Have a lovely day.


  1. Thanks maybe I'll try this pattern, or put it in the queue! good for carrying yarn, or even for storing plastic bags in?! not so pretty of course, but then could be hung in the kitchen! X

  2. So happy you're blogging again! The new bag is looking great :) xx

  3. What a lovely marketbag you are making! Not for the small stuff though, but still.
    Have a nice evening. Liked being here for a visit. I'll put you on my blogglist :)

  4. I am sure it will be so lovely with this yarn and color!! Loved the blue one, too!! xo Heather

  5. Cotton is such a lovely medium to work with, isn't it? I especially love the stitch definition you get by sticking to just one colour. Your bag is beautiful...such inspiration, great colour choice too...x

  6. Has anyone found this in a written pattern. I have not yet learned how to read the diagrams (makes my eyes itchy just looking at it).

  7. Beautiful! I just stumbled upon your blog. Love your work. I'm a follower now. :)

  8. That is so wonderful you really are very creative and talented your work has a special style I love it!
    bestest daisy j x