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Crochet Sakura Market Bag with Six Point Mandala Design

I love this beautiful mandala pattern on the base of this market bag!

I made this with my favourite yarn, Lily’s Sugar’n Cream in the colour Guacamole. I love the way it made up to be a lovely variegated colour. I can just imagine it filled to the brim with lemons when the season comes around again.

I followed the Sakura pattern for most of the project however I found that some little tweaks were needed for my particular skills… or lack there of!

I made the net webbing for the bag in round and round circles marking each round with a stitch-marker to try and keep track of how the bag progressed. I’m still not that good at edges and I found that my seam was looking yuck.

The next adjustment I made was to add another row of netting to the top using 2 chain spaces fixed with single crochet to each of the below 3 chain spaces.

Then for the next round I did 2 single crochet into each of the 2 chain spaces, excluding a SC into the below SC from the previous round.

This made a more narrow opening. I think my stitches must have been too loose because the opening from the Sakura pattern turned out to be far too wide.

And the handle uses a pattern from a previous project which utilises single crochet instead of the wider half double crochet used in the Sakura pattern which I think looks nicer.

It is an easy pattern to follow and is available below:




  • 3 balls used
  • Lily Sugar’n Cream Cotton 10 ply yarn, see here
  • Lily Sugar and Cream Ombre is a natural, soft and absorbent worsted weight yarn of 100% cotton, that comes in a range of colourful, pretty prints. Long-lasting and with fun, variegated colour prints, this is an ideal yarn for hats, scarves, vests, ponchos, shawls, blankets, cardigans and jumpers… and now market bags!
  • Colour is Guacamole

Crochet Hook:

  • 4mm for the mandala base
  • 5mm for the netting
  • 4mm for the top row of netting and the handle


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