Tote crochet bag pattern: The Hearty tote bag

easy tote bag crochet

Hie everyone, here is a tote crochet bag pattern. This is a simple pattern especially if you are a beginner.

you can also check the Mellow tote bag pattern, it’s simple and very easy to crochet. So lets get right into the pattern details.

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Level of skill Required:

Knowledge on how to crochet double crochet, single crochet, slip stitch and chain is required for this pattern.

Material list:

  1. Crochet Hook size 5mm
  2. Macramé/ Rope or t-shirt yarn or any other bulky yarn that is about 3mm thick
  3. Meters used – 190 meters   
  4. Scissors
  5. 7 stitch markers

One size bag

Finished bag measurements

36cm height and 32cm width

Crochet Terms in US Terminology

  • join – join two stitches together , done by working a slip stitch in the top of the next stitch
  • rep – repeat (do it again)
  • st (s) – stitch(es)

Stitch guide

  • ch – chain
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • dc – double crochet

Pattern notes:

  • You are going to work in rounds.
  • The number in the brackets at the end of each instruction is the total number of stitches for that round.

Instructions:

The bag is made in 2 steps

  • Step 1 – the bottom and sides
  • Step 2 – the handle

Step 1- The Bottom and sides

Foundation round: make a slip knot and chain ch 32. Work 1sc in the 2nd chain from the hook and mark it with a st marker. Continue with 1 sc in the next chains until you are at the end of the row. Sc 4 in the last chain. Now continue to crochet in the back of the chains, put 1 sc in the back of each chain until you are left with one chain (the back of the chain with the first sc) and put 3 sc in that chain to complete the first round.   (66)

Round 2: put 1 sc in the first stitch (remember to mark the first st). Continue with 1 sc in each stitch until you are back at the starting point.  (66)

Round 3 to round 5:  repeat Round 2. At the end of round 5 join the last st to the first st with a slip st to complete the round. (The slip st does not count as a st).

Round 6:  chain 4 (the first 3 chains represent the first dc of round 6), skip the following st and put 1 dc in the 3rd st. *Chain 1, skip 1 st and put 1 dc in the next st* repeat from * to * until the round is done. At the end of round 6, you should be left with 1 st and a slip st from the previous round. The slip st does not count as a st, therefore chain 1 and skip the other st,join with a slip st to the 3rd chain of the chain 4 we did at the beginning of the round.

Join in the 3rd chain
round 6

NB: From round 6 to round 18 you begin the round with chain 4, skip the 2nd st and put 1 dc in the 3rd.  Then at the end of the round you chain 1, skip 1 st and join with a slip st to the 3rd chain of the chain 4 done at the beginning of the round. The slip st does not count as a st.

Round 7:  start the round as explained above, from there, *Chain 1, skip 1 st and put 1 dc in the next st* repeat from * to * until the round is done.

Round 8: count stitches from the first st and put st markers in st 17 and 19.

 Repeat the pattern from round 7 however when you reach st 17 put 1 dc in st 17, st 18 and st 19. From there continue with the pattern of*Chain 1, skip 1 st and put 1 dc in the next st* until the round is done.

Round 9: count stitches from the first st and put st markers in st 15 and 21.

Repeat the pattern from round 7 however when you reach st 15 put 1 dc in st 15, 16, 17,18, 19, 20 and 21. From there continue with the pattern of*Chain 1, skip 1 st and put 1 dc in the next st* until the round is done.

Round 10: count stitches from the first st and put st markers in st 13 and 23.

Crochet the pattern as mentioned before in round 7. When you reach st 13 put 1 dc in each of the stitches from st 13 to st 23.

From there continue with the pattern of*Chain 1, skip 1 st and put 1 dc in the next st* until the round is done.

Round 11: count stitches from the first st and put st markers in st 11 and 25. Crochet the pattern as mentioned before in round 7. When you reach st 11 put 1 dc in each of the stitches from st 11 to st 25. From there continue with the pattern of*Chain 1, skip 1 st and put 1 dc in the next st* until the round is done.

Round 12: count stitches from the first st and put st markers in st 9 and 27. Crochet the pattern as mentioned before in round 7. When you reach st 9 put 1 dc in each of the stitches from st 9 to st 27. From there continue with the pattern of*Chain 1, skip 1 st and put 1 dc in the next st* until the round is done.

Round 13 and round 14:  repeat round 12.

Round 15: count stitches from the first st and put st markers in st 11, st 18 and st 25.

Crochet the pattern as mentioned before in round 7. When you reach st 11 put 1 dc in each of the stitches from st 11 to st 17, then chain 1 and skip st 18. From there put 1 dc in each of the stitches from st 19 to st 25. From there continue with the pattern of*Chain 1, skip 1 st and put 1 dc in the next st* until the round is done.

Round 16: count stitches from the first st and put st markers in st 13, st 15, st 21 and st 23.

Crochet the pattern as mentioned before in round 7. When you reach st 13 put 1 dc in st 13, 14 and 15, chain 1, skip st 16 put 1 dc in st 17, chain 1 and skip st 18, put 1 dc in st 19, chain 1 and skip st 20. Put 1 dc in st 21, 22 and 23. From there continue with the pattern of*Chain 1, skip 1 st and put 1 dc in the next st* until the round is done.

Round 17 and round 18: repeat round 7

Round 19:  chain 1 and put marker, put 1 sc in the next st (which is a chain from the previous round), continue with 1 sc in each st (including the chains) until the round is done.

Step 2- The Handle  

Step 1: Lay your bag flat. Put one stitch marker at one edge and put another at the other edge

Step 2: on one side of the bag count from one stitch marker at the corner 9 st and put a st marker and do the same for the other st marker on the other edge

Step 3: turn your bag and repeat the last step on the other side of the bag. Remove the st markers at the corners those you put in step 1 earlier on to remain with 5 st markers (2 on each side and the one marking the starting point).

Round 20: crochet 1 SC in each stitch from the start of the round , when you reach the next stitch marker crochet 1sc in that stitch and chain 50 or to your desired length and join the chain in the following st marker with single crochet. This is your first handle. Continue with single crochet and repeat on the other side of the bag when you reach the next st marker to make the second handle.

Round 21: crochet 1 SC in each st right round including the handles. Cut and fasten off the ends to finish off the bag.

Crochet 1 SC in each chain of the handle

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