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Trendy Crochet Tote Tutorial

Trendy Crochet Tote Tutorial
Trendy Crochet Tote Tutorial
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Ready to make your own super stylish crochet bag? This Trendy Crochet Tote Tutorial is the perfect pattern for all year round. You can use more neutral colors or pick a specific season and run with it when you are creating this crochet tote. You can follow along with the in-depth crochet video to watch and see, step-by-step, how you can put this DIY tote together. This is definitely a bigger project so make sure you are up for the challenge and dive right in!

Intermediate

Crochet HookJ/10 or 6 mm hook

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

Crochet Gauge4 sts x 4 rows in sc = 4” square

Materials List

  • Yarn | Featured in this Video: Red Heart with Love - Colors Charcoal (color A), Iced Aqua (color B), Eggshell (color C)
  • Crochet hook

Trendy Crochet Tote Tutorial

Notes: The tote is made from the bottom to top.

How to Crochet a Tote Instructions

  1. Base: 
    Using Color A, ch 9.

  2. Row 1: Sc in the second chain from the hook and in each across (8 sts).

  3. Rows 2-28: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across. 

  4. Body: 
    Round 1:
    Ch 1, using the ends of rows as stitches, sc in each st around the base, sl st to the first st to join (72 sts).

  5. Rounds 2-5: Ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st to the first st to join. Fasten off Color A.

  6. Round 6: Join Color B in the first st, ch 4 (counts as the first dc + ch 1), ch 1, sk 1 st, * dc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, repeat from * around, sl st to the 3rd chain of the first ch 4 to join. Fasten off.

  7. Round 7: Join Color C in any ch 1 space, ch 1, * sc in ch space, ch 1, sk 1, repeat from * around, sl st to the first st to join. Fasten off.

  8. Round 8: Join Color A in any ch 1 space, ch 1, * sc in ch space, ch 1, sk 1, repeat from * around, sl st to the first st to join. Fasten off.

  9. Round 9: Join Color B in any ch 1 space, ch 4 (counts as the first dc + ch 1), ch 1, sk 1 st, * dc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, repeat from * around, sl st to the 3rd chain of the first ch 4 to join. Fasten off.

  10. Rounds 10-20: Repeat Rounds 7-9, ending on Round 8.

  11. Round 21: Ch 1, sc in each st and ch around, sl st to the first st to join.

  12. Round 22: Ch 1, * sc 7, sc dec, repeat from * around, sl st to the first st to join (64 sts).

  13. Round 23: Ch 1, sc in each st, sl st to the first st to join. Fasten off.

  14. Straps: make 4
    Using Color A, ch 54.

  15. Rnd 1: Dc in the fourth chain from hook and in each across. Fasten off.

  16. Use yarn needle and sew straps on to the bag. 

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Love this tote! My only question is why the pattern states to make 4 straps when it looks as though you only use 2.

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