Crochet Grocery Tote Bag

Crochet Grocery Tote Bag – The inspiration behind the grocery tote was from
my many visits to the supermarket and not having a handy bag to put my bits
and pieces in, but you can use it for anything not just groceries.

You can change the size by adding more rows if you wish.

crochet grocery tote bag free crochet pattern

A lovely project to crochet, made in Red Heart Soft Baby Steps, using colors
Light Grape and Strawberry

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Abbreviations
RS.      Right Side
ch.      Chain
hdc.    Half Double Crochet
dc.      Double Crochet
rpt.     Repeat
sl st.   Slip Stitch
yo.      Yarn Over

dc2tog.  Leaving last loop of each dc on hook, work 2dc in same space or stitch,
yo and draw through all loops. See pictorial here

Group.  (1dc2tog, ch1, 1dc2tog) in same space or stitch.

ch3 counts as first dc

Base of ch. Work in first stitch

Size Approx:  11.5 inches wide x 12.5 inches long (excluding Handles)

Materials
For great results it is always best to use the recommended yarn
I have used approximately:-
2 Balls of Red Heart Soft Baby Steps Yarn in color 1
1 Ball of Red Heart Soft Baby Steps Yarn in color 2

5.00mm Clover Crochet Hook

GAUGE – 5dc & 2 rows measures approx 1 inch

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grocery tote bag Stitch

Made in rounds without turning throughout,

Using color 1 make a magic circle, ch3, (RS) 12dc in ring, pull loose thread to close
circle, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. (12dc + ch3)

2nd Round – (Inc row) ch3, 2dc in each dc to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning
of row. (24dc + ch3)

3rd Round – (Inc row) ch3, * 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next dc, * rpt from * to * to end,
sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. (36dc + ch3)

4th Round – (Inc row) ch3, * 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 2dc, * rpt from
* to * to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. (48dc + ch3)

5th Round – (Inc row) ch3, * 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 3dc, * rpt from
* to * to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. (60dc + ch3)

6th Round – (Inc) ch3, * 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 4dc, * rpt from * to *
to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. (72dc + ch3)

7th Round – (Inc) ch3, * 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 5dc, * rpt from * to *
to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. (84dc + ch3)

8th Round – ch2, * (dc2tog, ch1, dc2tog) in next dc, skip 2dc, * rpt from * to * to
end, sl st to first dc2tog on beginning of row. (28 Groups)

9th Round – sl st to first ch1 space, ch2, (dc2tog, ch1, dc2tog) in same space, work
(dc2tog, ch1, dc2tog) in each ch1 space to end, sl st to first dc2tog on beginning
of row.

Rpt 9th Round in color sequence as follows:-

3 times more in color 1
8 times more in color 2
3 times more in color 1

Top of bag & Handles – continuing with color 1, ch2, work 1hdc in base of ch2,
1hdc in each ch1 space and dc2tog to end, sl st to first hdc on beginning of row.
(84hdc)

25th Round – (Handles) ch2, 1hdc in base of ch2, 1hdc in each of next 13hdc,
ch60 loosely, skip 14hdc, 1hdc in each of next 28hdc, ch60 loosely, skip 14hdc,
1hdc in each of next 14hdc, sl st to first hdc on beginning of row.

26th Round – ch2, 1hdc in base of hdc, 1hdc in each hdc and ch to end, sl st to
first hdc on beginning on row. (176hdc)

27th Round – ch2, 1hdc in base of hdc, 1hdc in each hdc to end, sl st to first hdc.
Fasten off.

Finishing – Weave and trim off all loose ends of yarn.

See my FREE crochet patterns for Multipurpose and Shopping bag patterns.

Crochet grocery tote bag FREE crochet pattern

Have fun until next time.

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as everybody crochets differently.
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