I’m loving how this new pattern turned out, you guys! It’s an easy crochet tote pattern, perfect for summer. Roughly 16x16x8 inches, it holds a ton of stuff for the perfect summer day hitting up the farmer’s market, the library or the beach. This chunky bag is an awesome & fun way to use fabric yarn if you’ve never tried it, and the pattern is great for beginners!
If you make the fabric yarn to use for this project, I recommend following my tutorial as I used the yarn I made in the creation of that tutorial to crochet this bag. :) You can also buy fabric yarn to work with. This stuff comes in 312 g skeins, so you’ll need 4 skeins to make this bag. If you DIY your yarn, you’ll need 6.75-7 yds of fabric to cut into yarn.
ch – chain
st – stitch
sc – single crochet
sc 3 in 1 – sc 3 times in same st
sl st – slip stitch
join – join (finish round) with a slip stitch
rnd – round
turn – turn your work over to the other side and reverse the direction in which you’re working
(X sts) – X indicates number of stitches currently in the round
incl – including/include
rnd 1. turn, sc 14 starting in 2nd ch from hook
rnd 2. ch 1, turn, sc 3 1st sc, sc 12, sc 3 in 1 twice, sc 12, sc 3 in 1, join (36 sts)
rnd 3. ch 1, sc 1 (in same st), sc 3 in 1, sc 14, sc 3 in 1, sc 2, sc 3 in 1, sc 14, sc 3 in 1, join (44 sts)
rnd 4. ch1, sc 2, sc 3 in 1, sc 16, sc 3 in 1, sc 4, sc 3 in 1, sc 16, sc 3 in 1, sc 1, join (52)
rnd 5. ch 1, sc 3, sc 3 in 1, sc 18, sc 3 in 1, sc 6, sc 3 in 1, sc 18, sc 3 in 1, sc 2, join (60)
Form Tote Sides
rnds 6-30. ch 1, sc 59, join (25 rnds of 60 sts)
rnd 31. ch 1, sc 14, ch 20 (skipping 12 sts), sc 18, ch 20 (skipping 12 sts), sc 3, join (76 sts)
rnd 32. ch 1, sc 14, sc 20 around the chained sts, sc 18, sc 20 around ch sts, sc 3, join
rnd 33. ch 1, sc 75 around (incl strap sts), join
Break yarn, leaving a tail to weave in ends.
Optional: make accent pom poms for your tote!
Using selvage, make 2 pom poms following this tutorial, and sew them to each end of a yard of selvage. Fold in half and weave into tote wherever you like, knotting it to secure!
I made the accent poms out of the selvage cut off during the yarn making process. I love how the pom poms look with the selvage – each “string” was rolled tightly, and I think the finished effect is really cool! It adds some nice texture, breaking up the repeating single crochet stitches making the tote.
I love this tote! I can’t wait to haul it all over the place.