Learn how to crochet this easy and versatile crochet tote bag that’s worked entirely in one piece so no seaming is required whatsoever!
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A huge thank you to Hobbii for providing the yarn for this free crochet tote bag pattern! As always, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
This wonderfully simple crochet tote bag really is versatile. Use it for browsing around your favorite markets, popping your towel and sunscreen in while off on holiday or maybe even to stuff all your favourite bits of yarn and hooks into while you’re on the go. It’s uses are endless.
This crochet tote bag has a very easy construction. The base and sides of the bag are worked in a continuous spiral.
I used half double crochet throughout the bag to minimise anything ever falling out! The base of the bag is worked first. The more rounds we create here will determine the diameter of the bag so if you want a smaller/bigger bag simply do less/more rounds here. Once we have the base done we will then do continuous rounds of half double crochet to create the “walls” of the bag. Again, the less/more rounds of half double crochet you complete here will determine the height of the bag.
Once we have crocheted the simple straps your bag is finished. You can now attach a pom pom or make a tassel with some yarn scraps.
This crochet tote bag uses Hobbii Kind Feather, a DK premium acrylic yarn. I’ve used this yarn several times before and I absolutely love it. It’s perfect for making accessories and all sorts of garments. Kind Feather comes a big selection of colors so there’s definitely a shade for everyone.
Although Kind Feather is marked as a Dk or light (3) yarn, be aware that in my opinion it is slightly thicker than the usual Dk yarns I’ve come across. I would say it’s between a weight 3 and 4, so please keep that in mind if you are buying another substitute yarn.
*This pattern uses US crochet terms
*The crochet tote bag begins with the base which is crocheted in a spiral. The sides of the bag are worked in continuous rounds.
*The spiral is worked in continuous rounds with a stitch marker indicating the 1st st of the round. At the end of the round do NOT slip stitch into the 1st st to join.
*Ch 1 at the beginning of each round does NOT count as a st.
Yarn: Hobbii Kind Feather in colorway Off White (02)- light worsted/DK/8 ply (100% acrylic)
235 m (257 yds) per 3.5-oz (100g) skein
Yardage – 3 skein or 700 yds
Hook – Size U.S. E/4 (3.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.
Notions – Tapestry needle, stitch marker, scissors.
Pom Pom or yarn tassle
STITCHES & ABBREVIATIONS
sc: single crochet
hdc: half double crochet
hdcBLO: half double crochet back loop only
sl st: slip stitch
p.m: place marker
CROCHET TOTE BAG PATTERN
Round 1: 3hdc in 2nd ch from hook (p.m in 1st hdc to mark beginning of round), hdc in each of the next 58 chs, 6hdc in last ch. Working on the opposite side of the foundation ch make 58 hdc, 3 hdc in last st.
Round 2: 2hdc in 1st hdc (p.m in 1st hdc to mark beginning of round), 2hdc in each of the next 2 hdc, hdc in each of the next 58 hdc, 2hdc in neach of the next 6 hdc, hdc in each of the next 58 hdc, 2hdc in each of the next 3 hdc.
Round 3: hdc in 1st st (p.m in this st to mark beginning of round), 2hdc in next st, hdc in next st, 2hdc in next st, hdc in next st, 2hdc in next st, hdc in each of the next 58 sts, hdc in next st, 2hdc in next st, hdc in next st, 2hdc in next st, hdc in next st, 2hdc in next st, hdc in next st, 2hdc in next st, hdc in next st, 2hdc in next st, hdc in next st, 2hdc in next, hdc in neach of the next 58 sts, hdc in next st, 2hdc in next st, hdc in next st, 2hdc in last st.
Continuing on from where you are now:
Round 1: hdcBLO in 1st st (p.m in this st to mark 1st st of round) hdcBLO in next 151 sts.
Round 2: hdc in 1st st (p.m in this st to mark the 1st st of the round) hdc in next 151 sts.
Rep row 2 until end of round 46.
Round 47: sc in the next 26 sts, ch 80, skip 24, sc in next 52 sts, ch 80, skip 24, sc in next 26 sts.
Round 48: sc in each st and ch all the way around.
Round 49: sc in each st around.
Fasten off and weave in any ends you might have.
Attach a pompom or yarn tassel with a small length of yarn to one of the handles.
Hi, Carrie! I am working on this bag right now, and I noticed a small error I wanted to let you know about.
On Round 3, there should be 1 more “hdc in next st, 2hdc in next st” after the second time you hdc in the next 58 stitches. Otherwise you end up with 149 stitches instead of 152 🙂