If you are looking for some great knit (or crochet) patterns for summer bags and totes to take to the market or to the beach, Lion Brand Yarn has some free patterns at their website. You’ll need to register for a free account in order to download the patterns if you haven’t already.
Market totes and reusable bags are some of the most popular projects for the summer. When you make your own reusable bags you’ll get to use comfortable, cool yarns for the season (like cotton and cotton blends), you’ll get to use the finished project right away (unlike a sweater or scarf), and when you use it you’ll carry a light handmade bag instead of a heavy purse or plastic bags. Making a smaller clutch-style bag is a good idea too, that way you can keep your wallet, keys and sunglasses separate and easy to access.