We’re featuring a new free pattern every Tuesday for 12 weeks. This week’s free crochet pattern is the Winter Diamonds Market Bag.

As the weather gets colder, you’ll need a sturdy crochet bag for carrying mittens, your latest crochet project, or wintery market finds. The Winter Diamonds Market Bag is the perfect satchel for carrying all your cold-weather goods as well as the perfect gift for a market-loving friend.

We are celebrating the launch of WeCrochet and the crochet gift-giving season by giving away a free pattern each week geared toward making and giving. There is nothing better than giving the gift of handmade, and we’re excited to share patterns we think you and your loved ones will love to make and give.

Each week the pattern will get a bit smaller and easier to complete in time for gift-giving in mid-December. We’ve included patterns for afghans, bags, cozy accessories, and more. Be sure to stop in next week and see what exciting 12 Weeks of Gifting pattern we will feature next!

12 Weeks of Gifting—Week 7:
Winter Diamonds Market Bag

The Winter Diamonds Market Bag is made from 13 square motifs crocheted in the round (like a granny square) and then joined together to create this stunning bag. The color distribution among the squares is inspired by weavings from the American Southwest.

The bag is made of 4 colors in Shine Worsted. You will love working with this yarn! The Pima Cotton and Modal combo make the yarn super soft to work with and not as weighed down as many denser cotton yarns. With the wide array of colors available in Shine, you’ll have a blast mixing and matching colors to create this

Previous 12 Weeks of Gifting Free Crochet Patterns:

Week 1: Hue Shift Afghan

Week 2: Fireside Afghan & Pillow

Week 3: Tuff Granny Throw

Week 4: Anfora Blanket

Week 5: Urban Garden Throw

Week 6: Placid Shawl