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Crochet Tote Bag


Crochet Tote Bag

ABBREVIATIONS

ch – chain; inc – increase; MC – main color; sc – single crochet; rnd - round

MATERIALS

  • Size F Boye ® Crochet Hook, or size required to crochet to gauge
  • Worsted Weight Yarn – 1-3/4 oz. (50 gr.) 90 yd. skein:
    • 3 skeins of Tan (MC)
    • 1 skein of Ecru (A)
    • 1 skein of Grey (B)
    • 1 skein of Olive (C)
    • 1 skein of Black (D)


GAUGE

Over sc, 9 sts = 2"; 9 rows = 2"

TOTE BAG

Beginning at base with MC ch 9.
Rnd 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 6 ch, work 3 sc in last ch; working across opposite side of ch, sc in 6 ch, work 2 sc in last ch – 18 ch. (Note: every rnd with sl st in first sc, ch 1).
Rnd 2: 2 Sc in first sc, 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc – 22 sc.
Rnd 3: *2 Sc in first sc, 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc; repeat from * - 26 sc.
Rnd 4: *2 Sc in first sc, 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc; repeat from * - 30 sc.
Rnd 5: Work (2 sc in first sc – increase made, 4 sc) 6 times – 36 sc.
Rnd 6: Work (2 sc in first sc – increase made, 5 sc) 6 times – 42 sc.
Rnd 7: Work (inc in first sc, 6 sc) 6 times – 48 sc.
Rnd 8: Work even.
Rnd 9: Work (inc in first sc, 7 sc) 6 times – 54 sc.
Rnd 10: Work (inc in first sc, 8 sc) 6 times – 60 sc.
Rnd 11: Work even.
Rnd 12: Work (inc in first sc, 9 sc) 6 times – 66 sc.
Rnd 13. Work even.
Rnd 14: Work (inc in first sc, 10 sc) 6 times – 72 sc.
Rnd 15: Work even.
Rnd 16: Work (inc in first sc, 11 sc) 6 times – 78 sc.
Rnds 17 and 18: Work even.
Rnd 19: Work (inc in first sc, 12 sc) 6 times – 84 sc.
Rnds 20 through 22: Work even.
Rnd 23: Work (inc in first sc, 13 sc) 6 times – 90 sc.
Rnds 24 through 26: Work even. At end of rnd 26, change to A. (Note: to change colors, complete rnd up to sl st and drop old color, insert hook in first sc of rnd, yo with new color and complete st st, ch1 with new color and begin next rnd.)
Rnd 27: With A (inc in first sc, 14 sc) 6 time – 96 sc.
Rnds 28: through 31: With A, work even. Change to MC.
Rnd 32: With MC (inc in first sc, 15 sc) 6 times – 102 sc.
Rnd 33: With MC, work even. Change to A.
Rnd 34: With A, work even. Change to MC.
Rnds 35 through 37: With MC, work even. Change to D.
Rnd 38: With D (inc in first sc, 16 sc) 6 times – 108 sc. Change to B.
Rnds 39 and 40: With B, work even. Change to C.
Rnds 41 through 44: With C, work even. Change to D.
Rnd 45: With D (inc in first sc, 17 sc) 6 times – 114 sc. Change to C.
Rnds 46 through 49: With C, work even. Change to B.
Rnds 50 and 51: With B, work even. Change to D.
Rnd 52: With D (inc in first sc, 18 sc) 6 times – 120 sc. Change to A.
Rnds 53 and 54: With A, work even. Change to B.
Rnds 55 and 56: With B, work even. Change to A.
Rnds 57 and 58: With A, work even. Change to MC.
Rnd 59: With MC (inc in first sc, 19 sc) 6 times – 126 sc.
Rnds 60 through 62: With MC, work even. Change to A.
Rnds 63 and 64: With A, work even. Change to D.
Rnd 65: With D, work even. Fasten off.

STRAPS: (MAKE 2)

With MC, ch 9.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across – 8 sc. Ch 1, turn. Work even on 8 sc until strap measures 16" long or desired length. Fasten off. Sew straps to bag as shown, lapping strap ends approx. 1-1/2" over top edge of bag.



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