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lahousewyfe on craftsy.com
Steamboat Springs, CO

I began designing knitting patterns as I started teaching knitting back in 2010 since I wanted to provide my students with simple patterns to push their skills. As I continued to design, inspiration ...

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Farmer's Market Basket Bag

from Housewyfe Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Farmer's Market Basket Bag
Farmer's Market Basket Bag

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit, Purl, Yarnover, K2tog, Ssk, Cables

Pattern Description:

Add some pretty to your market bag! This bag scrunches down to fit into your purse and expands to hold a couple of half-gallon containers and even a couple of cans (or even your latest yarn purchase)!

A beautiful dandelion panel adds a touch of beauty to your basic market bag. This pattern has been test-knitted.

While my original yarn has been discontinued, any sport-weight cotton or cotton blend will work nicely for producing a hard-wearing market bag.


20 stitches and 32 rows = 4"


  • Size 8 16" circular needle

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch markers

Suggested yarn:

197 yards of Sport weight