I am so happy that I can finally share with you my new Hessian Bag because it’s such a cool project.

I just want to tell you from the start, that the idea of making a crocheted cover for a shopper jute bag is not original. I saw it so many years ago and loved so much the idea that immediately I bought a Jute bags set. Unfortunately, time flies, and I was able only now to actually make this project and of course share it with you.

Either the idea itself is not original, I have to mention that the pattern for the cover is. No doubt about that 😁

What I like about this project is that the cover can be a market bag itself, so you don’t need to have the jute shopper bag mandatory. Although to use it as a bag you will need to add handles as for this particular project I didn’t need them.

You can Purchase the easily printable PDF version of this pattern here:

Now let me tell you a bit about the name I chose for this project and then I promise we will jump right into the pattern. 😉

With every new project or design, I love to search over the internet for something related: about colors I chose, shape, feelings that a particular project gives me, and so on.

This time I found out that “hessian” is actually the woven fabric that is used to make this Jute shopper. I loved it so much and I named this design after it. And that was it.

Now, let’s see what we will need and how to make this Hessian Bag of mine.


• Yarn: Medium weight yarn
       o Cotton
       o Cotton mix
• Crochet Hook:
o 5.5 mm crochet hook ( I used Furls Streamline Galaxy)

• jute shopper bag optional (30/30/15)
• yarn needle for weave in ends
• Stitch markers
• Scissors


This Hessian Bag is made as a cover for a Jute Shopper Bag. You can use the same design to make a crocheted market bag. The only things you will need to add are the handles.

The bag construction is out of two identical squares. The sides and bottom of the bag are worked in a single piece and then joined with the front and back squares using single crochet stitches.

The pattern requires techniques as single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, triple crochet, and chain stitches.


The bag is available in one single size having the above measurements. If you want the bag bigger you can add a few more rounds around the main squares.

How much yarn do you need?

I used Ekos from Katia Yarns. This yarn is recycled cotton yarn and each ball has 50 grams and 55 meters.


Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
Hdc – Half double crochet
Dc – double crochet
Tr – triple crochet
2dc – Group
Slst – slip stitch
St(s) – stitch(es)
R – rounds
Ch-sp – chain space
** – repeated section.


Using 5.5 mm crochet hook in mesh stitch pattern

12 sts = 10 cm
5.5 rows = 10 cm


2dc-Group – 2dc worked together
Yarn over, insert the hook into indicated st, yarn over and pull out a loop, yarn over and pass it through the first 2 loops on your hook. Repeat one more time working into the same st/space. yarn over and pass it through all loops on your hook.

Mesh stitch
*1dc, 1ch, skip next st. Rep. until the end of the round.

The main square is worked in the round and it has 2 sections.
First is worked the small center square and then on each side of the square are worked the corners of the final square in a mesh stitch pattern.

The center square starts as a circle and then using only basic stitches with different highs, the circle is transformed into a square.

To finish the main square work one more round in double crochet stitches.

You can Purchase the easily printable PDF version of this pattern here:


close each round of the main square with an sl st
ch3 or ch4 at the beginning of a round counts as first dc or tr.
1ch at the beginning of an sc round does not count as first sc.
If a round starts in a ch-sp, move to the indicated space using sl sts.
change the color at the end of the round by making the sl st using the next color you want to use.


For the main square, you can use the written pattern or the stitch chart below


Start: using color Pastel Orange
Make a magic ring
R1: 1ch, 8sc inside the ring (8sts)
R2: 3ch,1dc in the same st, 3ch, *2dc-group in the next sc, 3ch. *rep. until the end of the round. Change to Pistachio (32 sts)
R3: start the round into the first 3ch-sp
(3ch, 1dc, 2ch, 2dc) in the same 3ch-sp, *(2dc, 2ch, 2dc) in the next 3ch-sp. *rep. until the end of the round. Change with off-white. (48 sts)
R4:6ch, (1dc, 1ch, 1dc) into the next 2ch-sp, 2ch, skip next 2dc, *1tr, 2ch, (1dc, 1ch, 1dc) in the next 2ch-sp, 2cg, skip next 2dc. *rep until the end of the round. (64sts)
R5: 1ch, 1sc in each st around. (64 sts)
R6: 3ch, *(2tr, 3ch, 2tr) in the same st, 1dc in next 2sts, 1hdc in next 3sts, 1sc in next 5sts, 1hdc in next 3sts, 1dc in next 2sts. *rep. to complete the round.
(19sts on each side of the square)

Work the same pattern on each side of the center square.
Each corner is worked from 3ch-sp to 3ch-sp
Start each corner with the center square on the right side.

Start: using color Dark Blue, join yarn in one 3ch-sp corner
R1: 3ch, skip next st, 1dc in next, *1ch, skip next st, 1dc in next st. *rep until you have 1st left until the 3ch-sp corner. Skip the last st, 1dc in the 3ch-sp corner. 3ch and turn
R2: skip 1dc and 1ch, 1dc in the next dc, *1ch, skip 1ch, 1dc in next dc. *rep until you have (1ch, 1dc, 3ch) left, 1dc in the third ch.
R3, R4: rep. R2
R5: 3ch, skip 1dc and 1ch, 1dc in next dc, skip 1ch and 1dc, 1dc in the third ch.
Fasten off.

Repeat on all sides.


Start: using the color Coral, join yarn into one of dc in the corner.
2ch, *3dc in the same st, 2dc into the next dc side row, (3dc into the next 3ch side row, 2dc into the next dc side row) 2 times, 1dc into the 3ch-sp of the center square, 3dc into the next 3ch side row, (2dc into the next dc side row, 3dc into the next 3ch side row) 2 times.*rep on all sides. (28 sts from corner to corner; not counting the middle st of the corner increase.


The bag’s bottom and sides are worked in one single rectangle using the mesh stitch pattern.
Start: ch23
R1: 1dc in the 7th stitch from the hook, *1ch, skip 1st, 1dc in next st. *rep. until the end of the row. 4ch and turn
R2: skip first 1ch-sp, 1dc in next dc, *1ch, skip next 1ch-sp, 1dc in next dc. *rep. until the end of the row. 4ch and turn.
Rep. R2 until you have in total 42 rows. fasten off

Worl one round in single crochet.
Into the side rows, work 2sc in each side row.
You should end up with the same number of sts as 3 sides of the square.

You can Purchase the easily printable PDF version of this pattern here:


Before joining, weave in all ends.
Use stitch markers to set in place the rectangle around the squares.
Start in one top corner and join the sides using single crochet sts.
Having the same number of sts you should make 1sc in each st.
Repeat on both sides.
fasten off.


To finish the Hessian Bag, insert the Jute Shopper into the crocheted cover, and stitch them together on the top edge using a sewing needle and thread.

If you prefer to keep only the crocheted bag, use one of the colors to crochet handles on both sides.

Here are a couple of tutorials for bag handles that I found.



I hope you will enjoy this pattern because is so fun and fast and you can give a new life to your shoppers.

Until next time, Happy Crochet!!




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