Provence Market Bag Free Knit Pattern.
Market bags are more functional than elegant, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be fun and interesting to knit. A great yarn in a pretty color and a relaxing stitch pattern makes a knitted bag the perfect, portable project.
I began my bag at the bottom. I like my bags to have a somewhat flat base to provide more room for my goodies. A rectangular, double-stranded garter stitch bottom also makes the bag strong enough to prevent small items from falling through. To avoid seams, I worked the body of the bag in the round. Picking up stitches around the edge of the rectangle proved to be a bit of a challenge, but double-pointed needles or several circular needles do the trick nicely.