Chocolate Tote


"This bag works up quickly with bulky yarn and an easy to remember stitch pattern that produces a lovely textured fabric. The bag features four outside pockets - one on each end, one in front, and one in back to hold all your necessities. The purchased handles and fabric lining are optional, but recommended."


Crochet HookK/10.5 or 6.5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)

Crochet Gauge10 sts and 12 rows = 4" in pattern stitch

Finished SizeApproximately 13" wide, 10" tall and 4 1/2" deep not including handles

Materials List

  • Deborah Norville Serenity Chunky Yarn - 4 skeins
  • Yarn Needle
  • Purse Handles (optional)
  • Craft Stabilizer (optional)
  • Lining Fabric (optional)
  • Matching Thread (if using lining and/or handles)

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OK so I confess that it was the word 'Chocolate' that caught my eye (lol!) but then, once I looked at the bag, I realised it is actually really nice so I am about to begin crocheting mine. The pattern looks find to me so I don't get the comments about being badly written. Only change I'll make is to crochet handles/straps.

This is a great idea but I needed to go to both the photo tutorial link (this concentrates on the lining and handles), and since it was there, I checked out the video tutorial as well (crocheted bits). This project isnt hard but there are a lot of bits and pieces. If youve ever made a fabric bag, you wont be surprised by the similarities in the construction.

Not really understanding why the comments about the pattern being hard to read. It might just be the format that was used on her blog. The way it is written is a little off, but it does not mean the pattern is badly written. It is actually easy to follow!

This is very easy and it is very pretty. Read thru the directions and you will see the same thing I saw. It's easy enough for anyone to do. I have some handles that I bought on sale last year. They are different shapes and sizes. I finally get to use them!

Theres not too many woman out there that will turn down chocolate. The complete pattern for this tote can be found here http// == e-pattern-for.html/ on the Amanda Saladin blog. She is a busy lady. If you check out her blog you will find more patterns and a few other interesting things.

MMMM, what lady doesnt love her chocolate? I know I love me some chocolate. Just looking at this tote makes me want to fill it with bags of my favorites, Dove dark chocolate and MMs with peanuts. Yum. Not overly crazy for the handles on this tote, would rather have them made out of the yarn also.

Chocolate is my new favorite color. I like that this design adds a pocket to the design. This is the first time I have encountered the eesc stitch, interesting. I will surely make this pattern and be proud to carry this rich chocolate tote during the winter months

Badly written pattern.

can you explain the "Bottom". Rows 2-41. do not understand why you would have 41 rows. Is this a typo? I would think the bottom of the bag would be the length of the front and back. Please explain. I am working on the bottom right now.

This is a very easy pattern to follow. I like that because I usually end up crocheting at night while watching TV. Secondly, this is a large purse. I can put my folders in it. I always line my purses so an object placed inside can't poke a hole thru it. It's very easy to line one shaped like this too. Time to use up my left over bulky winter yarn. Thank you for posting this.

This tote makes a great project bag for some of your smaller projects. It is also great for outings where you need to bring a few things along. It would be easy to line for reinforcement. I think it would make a really cute diaper bag if you used pastel colours. It is perfect for when you only need a diaper or two and a couple of small items. You could easily make the pockets a bit deeper to hold the bottles.

I like this Chocolate Tote pattern, it is well written and reads so easy. I like the outside pockets too, I want to add a few to the inside as well. I like that the pattern is a tight one, may not put a liner in, will have to see when it's done. Thank you for this well done pattern.


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