Cool and Easy knitted Market Bag Free Patterns

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Calling all knitters! Let us inspire you with today’s collection of patterns for Easy Knit Grocery Bags. Of course, the patterns are classic, but if you add a touch of color, they get that modern, stylish twist.

We love net bags because you can just scrunch them up and put them in your purse or keep them in the car, ready to grab whenever you have some shopping to do.

These ideas below are all quick and easy to do so even if you`re a beginner, you should be able to knit them without much effort. Try recycling some old garments and reusing the yarn. And keep in mind these grocery bags will surely be appreciated as gifts for someone who cares about the environment.

Check out these free patterns under the links below and follow us on Facebook and Pinterest for more creative ideas!

If you need more inspiration, check out our collections of Market Bags and Classic Granny Square Bags.

Easy Knitted Grocery Bags

free knitting bag patterns

Market Bag

This lovely net bag has a unique shape, which you may know as a “French market bag”. You start with knitting a simple rectangle, then you cinch it with a few rows of stitches and add the handles. This way you end up with a lovely bag of a half-circular shape that is compact enough to fit in your pocket.

Level: upper beginner Author: Gina Michele

mesh market bag in shades of sea green on the wooden floor

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Market Bag

To spruce up a basic knitted bag pattern, simply go for multicolored yarn. As you can see in the top photo, each market bag will look unique. Crystal used Lion Brand Mandala yarn, but you can go for any cotton yarn you like. Crystal’s project combines crocheted bottom for extra sturdiness with lovely knitted body and handles. 

Level: upper beginner Author: Crystal McCauley

colorful mesh market bags on dark wood

photos by Crystal McCauley /


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The Market Bag

What won my heart is this lovely soft sage shade, but that’s not the only thing this market bag has to offer. Big enough to fit your groceries or a whole picnic blanket – this bag is as versatile as you can imagine. Try this easy knitting pattern from Davina!

Level: upper beginner Author: Davina Choy

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French Market Bag

This type of bag looks very elegant, and it’s very easy to knit. Can these two things go hand in hand? Yes, and that’s great news for all of you, beginners. From now on, every trip to the farmer’s market will be as stylish as your knitted bag.

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Level: upper beginner Author: PalmeriKnits

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Grrlfriend Market Bag

This square-bottomed bag is a perfect beginner-friendly project. If you don`t want it to stretch, make it from the right yarn type like cotton. Laura Spradlin designed a real treat for fashion followers! What do you think about the colors?

Level: beginner Author: Laura Spradlin

Market Bag

The original pattern and the photos are on Ravelry

Garnomeras Fruit Bag

Here is a great market bag pattern that is not that difficult to make. Swap your usual plastic bag for this eco-friendly one. It is high time, evidently! Maria Samuelsson’s instructions will help you knit a real must-have bag for warm months.

Level: beginner Author: Maria Samuelsson

Fruit Bag

The original pattern and the photos are on Garnomera. More info on Ravelry.

Cotton Island Bag

This modern mesh bag is another easy project for the new season! A so so stylish one, too! Try making one long handle instead of two short ones if that`s more comfortable for you. Beata Knits will inspire you to act!

Level: beginner Author: Beata Knits

Cotton Island Bag

The original pattern and the photos are on Ravelry


Bold colors and simple stitches? Yes, please! This is an ideal example of knitting patterns for grocery bags we adore. Super chic, right? Obviously! And you can make one in no time! All you need is Kristina TyK’s instructions.

Level: beginner Author: Kristina TyK

Knit Grocery Bag

The original pattern and the photos are on Ravelry

Easy Knit Shoulder Bag

Anyone in need of a brand new handmade market bag? One could always use one more, right? If you have some cotton yarn in the store, this will be a good opportunity to put it to good use. Will you keep it simple or go bold with the colors?

Level: upper beginner Author: Brenna Thompson

Knitted Shoulder Bag

The original pattern and the photos are on Ravelry

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  1. Please share video detailed stitches for shoulder and hand bags those are free. Need some as am disabled and single mother and am trying to earn bits and bobs. Please help. Will be very greatful to you. Thks 👍

  2. Thank you so much for the lovely patterns.
    My eight year old granddaughter has been asking me for some time to knit her a bag but have been unable to find such a simple beginner’s pattern.
    Again, kind thanks.

  3. I have knit the COTTON ISLAND BAG at least a dozen times, use it for shopping and have given many away as gifts. It stretches to accommodate all different sized grocery items, including cartons of milk and clamshells of salad greens. I knit it in Bernat Hand-crafted cotton, so it can easily be laundered. I can highly recommend this bag!

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