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Updated August 08, 2016
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Even if you only have a few hours to spare, you can still complete this Two Hour Tote pattern. This free crochet design is just the right size for kids to use and is great to carry to the farmer's market during the summer. Add a cute flower or bow embellishment to personalize the look of this homemade tote bag. It could also be used as a yarn storage bag, since it's just the right size to fit a few skeins of cotton weight yarn. There are so many uses for such a simple crochet bag!

Two-Hour Tote
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Crochet Hook: I/9 or 5.5 mm hook

Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

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Could this be done on a loom?

I love this pattern. It really is quick and easy. The first time I made by the pattern. I used Sugar and Cream cotton. Everybody wanted one! I made several more with an ombre and solid for trim, one with wide stripes. It's a super easy, very adaptable pattern. Makes a great mall, beach or gym bag. You can make longer or shorter. I added a small crocheted purse on a strap connected to inside seam (big enough for cell and id/credit card, cash) and sewed a purchased key chain ring on it. The strap is long enough to hang down inside. Perfect go gift for spring or summer! Once you make one or two, you won't even need the pattern.

I made this a couple years ago and got tons of compliments on it. I used 2 strands of a really pretty blue yarn held together and a larger hook to make it an adult sized bag. I used it every day as my purse, so I added a little pocket on the inside to hold my license and other cards. I also made this recently using pastel pink and purple and it turned out to be a cute, springy/Eastery bag perfect for a little girl!

This looks beautiful and the instructions look like they are well written and easy to follow. I am wondering how it will hold up....if it stretches out easily and if I can throw it in the washer

Simply fantastic, a joy to create.

I'm just about to start Round 23 so I decided to read ahead in the pattern again and noticed that Round 25 says to "DC BETWEEN each DC of the previous round" which has me confused because that sounds like what I've been doing for Rounds 6-23 when I was instructed to DC "in the ch.1 space". I've included a photo to show what my Rounds 6-23 look like. Please help, thank you!

NEVERMIND, duh! I see the difference now. There is no ch. 1 after the DCs in Round 24 so you technically can't DC in the ch. 1 space. =) Thank you!

I made the large size bag and it is beautiful! i used Lily Sugar and Cream cotton yarn...

I have been on a quest for the perfect tote, and this bag in either size fits the bill!

Does this tote really only take two hours to create!? I think my young daughter would love a kid sized version for carrying all her goodies in around the house. When you made your bag, did you use one strand or two strands together for extra thickness? How is the bag holding up now that you've had it for a while?

I am not an expert, but when does this start looking like a bag and not a pancake? Does it take a while to work up into a bag? Thank you.

I LOVE the color of the yarn---what brand and color is it? And I would also love to have the pattern for the flower---together they are awesome. Thank you, Sue Thank you again for your help.

How do I print a free pattern without getting the entire blog plus advertizing that covers part of the crochet instructions? It would be helpful if you added a print icon to your pattrern.

I'm having the same issue.....HELP!!!! Fran

GREAT easy to make bag! I've used 2 strands held together with a larger hook and have used all minds of yarn. LOVE how quick this works up! GREAT gift idea too!

I had to take several breaks to make this (I am a new crocheter) so it took me nearly a day to complete it. BUT... it's done, I am proud of my work and I love it! I used a 7 oz skein; with me adding a bit of extra length to the handles, I still have some yarn left over, maybe enough to add the flower! Using safety pins to show where your rows start is a brilliant idea when you get to row 5 in the bag portion!

I lovethsi bag and I started working on it last night. The only oart that I don't get is, at the beginning of round 5, you will be working in spiral... How do I do that? if I don't join I end up with a "hole" and not only that, the little "holes" between DC look huge compare to the picture. HELP!! Thanks

Try this == s-round-joining.html. Or check out a youtube video. Hope this helps.

Love the pattern and did print it off but is so light and barely readable .

Loved the pattern too. I copied it into Word & then printed it. Much better!

Made this yesterday. Very easy, worked up beautifully!

I've been looking for a cocoon pattern for my grandbaby to be--and I think this would make a good adaption, minus the handles!

website won't come up. It shows error.

love, can't seem to get the pattern in english

I will type and translate to English for you, but first try your language setting to English. Email me your email address below of you want me to do this. Won't take me long to type it.Your computer may be defaulting to a diff language.'=


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