Crochet Summer Tote

Hey Guys! Sorry I haven’t posted in a while. I was invited to participate in a craft show and it took a lot of time to get things made and organized for it. I had so much fun doing it and getting out there for my first time, but I’m definitely glad to be back to making things for the site!

This tote turned out way different than I had pictured in my head. It was frogged a million times but I love the end result! I originally wanted to make it as a market bag because I am obsessed with Aldi and go there weekly, but once it started working up, I thought it looked like a perfect tote to take to the beach or park on a nice summer day that I am so desperately longing for! I am definitely sick of this cold weather!

After I finished this tote, I sent the picture to my sister and she all but demanded one in grey for our birthday so I quietly made her one and, just like with this one, I had a good amount of yarn leftover and thought it would be perfect to make a little small bag for the inside to keep the smaller things in while using the tote and it turned out so cute! So, I’ll be posting that pattern soon as well so stay tuned for that!

Materials:

5.0 mm crochet hook

6 balls of Yarn Bee Denim In Color. I used the taupe one for mine.

yarn needle

scissors

Notes:

The reason I needed 6 balls of yarn was because I used 2 strands at one time for this tote. It made it thick and sturdy and since the yarn is  50% cotton and 50% acrylic, it was perfect!

To make the bottom on the tote square, I did 2hdc in the corner then I chained one and did 2hdc in the next st. I did work into my previous rows ch1 space. Please do not be confused here. So, when I say 2hdc, ch1, 2hdc, the first 2hdc will be in the hdc right before the previous rows ch1 sp and the second 2hdc will go into the ch1 space from the previous row to keep the work square. If you need any further clarification here, please contact me through email found under the contact section to the right or comment directly on the post.

I only did my tote for 22 rows but you can make yours how ever tall you want so feel free to go past 22 rows.

Each row ends in the sl st from the previous rows join when working the square bottom.

Pattern:

Ch 20. (2 hdc, ch1, 2 hdc) in second ch from hook. 17 hdc. (2 hdc, ch1, 2 hdc, ch1, 2 hdc) in last ch. turn your work over so you’re now working on the other side of the starting chain. 17 hdc. 2 hdc in last ch and join with sl st to first hdc.

Row 1: ch1 and work 2 hdc in the same space as your join. 1 hdc. 2 hdc in next. ch1. 2 hdc in next. 20 hdc. 2 hdc. ch1. 2 hdc in next. 1 hdc. 2 hdc. ch1. 2 hdc in next. 20 hdc. 2 hdc and join to first hdc.

Row 2: ch1 and work 2 hdc in the same space as your join. 4 hdc. 2hdc in next. ch1. 2hdc in next. 23 hdc. 2hdc. ch1. 2hdc in next. 4 hdc. 2 hdc. ch1. 2 hdc in next. 23 hdc. 2 hdc and join to first hdc.

Row 3: ch1 and work 2 hdc in the same space as your join. 7 hdc. 2 hdc in next. ch1. 2 hdc in next. 26 hdc. 2 hdc. ch1. 2 hdc in next. 7 hdc. 2 hdc. ch1. 2 hdc in next. 26 hdc. 2 hdc and join to first hdc.

Row 4: ch1 and work 2 hdc in the same space as your join. 10 hdc. 2 hdc in next. ch1. 2 hdc in next. 29 hdc. 2 hdc. ch1. 2 hdc in next. 10 hdc. 2 hdc. ch1. 2 hdc in next. 29 hdc. 2 hdc and join to first hdc.

Row 5: ch1 and work 2 hdc in the same space as your join. 13 hdc. 2 hdc in next. ch1. 2 hdc in next. 32 hdc. 2 hdc. ch1. 2 hdc in next. 13 hdc. 2 hdc. ch1. 2 hdc in next. 32 hdc. 2 hdc and join to first hdc.

Row 6: ch1 and work 2 hdc in the same space as your join. 16 hdc. 2 hdc in next. ch1. 2 hdc in next. 35 hdc. 2 hdc. ch1. 2 hdc in next. 16 hdc. 2 hdc. ch1. 2 hdc in next. 35 hdc. 2 hdc and join to first hdc.

Row 7-22: 1 hdc in each st around (120)

Row 23: 35 hdc. ch 40. skip 24 sts and join with sl st. ch1 and hdc in same st as join. 36 hdc. ch 40. skip 24 sts and join with sl st. ch 1 and 1 hdc in same st as join. join with sl st to first hdc.

Row 24 and 25: 1 hdc in each st around. (152) finish off and weave in ends!

I hope you all enjoy this tote and pattern!

 

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4 thoughts on “Crochet Summer Tote

  1. Hi…love this bag and am trying it, but your instructions and notes are a bit confusing…if I go by your instructions, I get a set of 3 (2 HRC) seperated by a ch1 in between each pair. Then next time around, you have only 1 HRC to fit across (2hdc) pair below. Shouldn’t it be 1 HRC in each and then 2hdc,Ch1, 2 hdc in previous ch space? To make corners?

    1. Hi Mary. I’m having a hard time understanding what you mean. Is there a specific row you are confused about? I tried this piece every which way and I know the instructions seem a little wonky but this way worked out best. You would do the 2hdc in the space before the ch1 sp in the previous row and then the next 2hdc in the ch1 sp from the previous row. I hope this helps but if you need further clarification, let me know.

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