Simple but beautiful, an all purpose tote bag you can use for the beach, shopping or just to store your crochet projects in.
It is worked from the bottom upwards in rounds and made in Lion Brand #4 yarn using a 5.50mm hook, so the bag will crochet up in no time at all. A lady just cannot leave the house without her bag, so lets get crocheting!
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Tote Bag Free Crochet Pattern
Pattern Number CNC34
RS. Right Side
sc. Single Crochet
hdc. Half Double Crochet
sl st. Slip Stitch
Base of ch. Work in first stitch
I have used:-
125 grams of Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in color 1
70 grams of Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in color 2
GAUGE – 4hdc & 3 rows measures approx 1 inch
Base – With 5.50mm hook and color 1 ch6, 1sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1sc in each ch to end. Turn. (5sc)
Row 2 – ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each sc to end. Turn.
Rpt last row until 40 rows have been worked in all.
Do not Turn at the end of last row.
Body – Work 38sc evenly in row ends down first side of work to end, 1sc in each of next 5ch along cast on edge, 38sc evenly in row ends up second side, sl st to first sc. Turn. (86sc)
2nd Row – Working in back loop only, (RS) ch1, 1hdc in base of ch1, 1hdc in each sc to end, sl st to first hdc on beginning or row. Turn. (86hdc)
Working in hdc and through both loops, rpt last row until 22hdc rows have been worked. Fasten off.
You should have 23 rows worked including the sc row.
24th Row – Working in back loop only, using color 2, ch1, 1hdc in base of ch1, 1hdc in each hdc to end, sl st to first hdc on beginning of row. Turn.
Working through both loops, rpt last row 9 more times until 33 rows have been worked in all. Turn.
Bag Handles – ch1, 1hdc in base of ch1, 1hdc in each of next 9hdc, ch40, (handle) skip 23hdc, work 1hdc in each of next 20hdc, ch40, (handle) skip 23hdc, 1hdc in each of next 10hdc, sl st to first hdc on beginning of row. Turn.
Next Row – ch1, 1hdc in base of ch1, 1hdc in each of next 9hdc, work 40hdc around first handle, 1hdc in each of next 20hdc, work 40hdc around second handle, 1hdc in each hdc to end, sl st to first hdc on beginning of row. Turn. (120hdc)
Next Row – ch1, 1hdc in base of ch1, 1hdc in each hdc to end, sl st to first hdc on beginning of row. Fasten off.
Picot Edge – Rejoin color 1 to loose loops where you changed to color 2 on (24th Row see pic) ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * ch3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, 1sc in each of next 3hdc, * rpt from * to * to last 3hdc, ch3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, 1sc in each of hdc, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Fasten off.
Finishing – Weave in loose ends of loose yarn and trim.
The crochet butterfly motif to decorate with is:- available from HERE.
Hope you have lots of pleasure crocheting this simple and easy all purpose tote bag.
Speak to you soon with another great free crochet pattern.
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See more free crochet bags and purses patterns:-
Tablet Cover – Clutch Purse – Girls Flower Bag – Tulip Wrist Purse – Makeup Bag – Round BoHo Bag – Crochet Tablet Cover – Shopping Bag – Coin Purse – Grocery Tote Bag – Eyeglasses Pouch – Small Purse – Peaked Top Clutch Purse – Crossbody Bag
hope you enjoy all the designs, happy crocheting!
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