Crochet a Tote bag - Free Pattern

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Crochet a Tote Bag - The weather is getting better, summer's almost here and so we're crocheting some great summer items. This tote bag is the ultimate accessory for sunny beach days, picknicks in the park or your daily shopping trips. Want to get the free pattern? Continue reading!

Sun's slowly coming out, holidays are almost here: we're feeling the summer vibes all around us! So we thought it was about time for a great holiday pattern. This spacious tote bag made of Lana Grossa Cotton Mix 80 is the ultimate DIY project! It's easy to crochet, making it very suitable for the novice crafter, and with our free pattern you'll have a stunning item in not time!

Lana Grossa Cotton Mix 80 is available in a wide range of colours from soft pastel shades to bright colours, you can totally style this bag to your own taste! The thick yarn consist of cotton and acrylic, making the tote bag strong and firm. No reason to leave your favourite items at home!

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What do you need for this tote bag?

cotton mix 80 tote bag free crochet pattern

Materials:
- 4 balls Lana Grossa Cotton mix 80 colour 524
- 3 balls Lana Grossa Cotton mix 80 colour 509
- 2 balls Lana Grossa Cotton mix 80 colour 505
- 2 balls Lana Grossa Cotton mix 80 colour 531
Crochet hook size 3 & 3,5 mm

Stitches used:
ch = chains
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
cr = crab stitch

Tote bag - Free Crochet Pattern

Start with a magic ring and sc 10 in the ring.
Round 1: sc2 in each st (= 20 sts).
Round 2: * sc1, sc2 in the next st*; repeat from * to the end (= 30 sts).
Round 3: * sc2, sc2 in the next st*; repeat from * to the end (= 40 sts).
Row 4: sc5, sc2 in the next st, *sc1, sc2 in the next st; repeat from * 3x; sc10, sc2 in the next st, *sc1, sc2 in the next st; repeat from * 3x, sc6 (= 50 sts).
Rounds 5-6: sc50.
Round 7: sc8, sc2 in the next st, *sc2, sc2 in the next st; repeat from * 3x; sc9, sc2 in the next st, *sc2, sc2 in the next st; repeat from * 3x, sc7 (= 60 sts).
Rounds 8-9: sc60.
Round 10: sc8, sc2 in the next st, *sc3, sc2 in the next st; repeat from * 3x; sc14, sc2 in the next st, *sc3, sc2 in the next st; repeat from * 3x, sc4 (= 70 sts).
Round 11: * sc6, sc2 in the next st*; repeat from * to the end (= 80 sts).
Round 12: sc8, sc2 in the next st, *sc5, sc2 in the next st; repeat from * 3x, sc14, sc2 in the next st, *sc5, sc2 in the next st; repeat from * 3x, sc8 (= 90 sts).
Round 13: * sc8, sc2 in the next st*; repeat from * to the end (= 100 sts).
Rounds 14-15: sc100.
Round 16: sc16, sc2 in the next st, *sc4, sc2 in the next st; repeat from * 3x, sc31, sc2 in the next st, *sc4, sc2 in the next st; repeat from * 3x, sc11 (= 110 sts).
Rounds 17-19: sc110.
Round 20: sc17, sc2 in the next st, *sc5, sc2 in the next st; repeat from * 3x, sc33, sc2 in the next st, *sc5, sc2 in the next st; repeat from * 3x, sc10 (= 120 sts).
Round 21: sc120.
Round 22: sc20, sc2 in the next st, *sc6, sc2 in the next st; repeat from * 3x, sc30, sc2 in the next st, *sc6, sc2 in the next st; repeat from * 3x, sc12 (= 130 sts).
Round 23: * sc12, sc2 in the next st*; repeat from * to the end (= 140 sts).
Round 24: sc140.
Round 25: * sc13, sc2 in the next st*; repeat from * to the end (= 150 sts).
Rounds 26-28: sc150.
Round 29: sc31, sc2 in the next st, *sc5, sc2 in the next st; repeat from * 3x, sc46, sc2 in the next st, *sc5, sc2 in the next st; repeat from * 3x, sc23 (= 160 sts).
Rounds 30-31: sc160.
Round 32: sc31, sc2 in the next st, *sc6, sc2 in the next st; repeat from * 3x, sc52, sc2 in the next st, *sc6, sc2 in the next st; repeat from * 3x, sc19 (= 170 sts).
Round 33: sc170. Change to colour 505.
Rounds 34-48: sc170. Change to colour 531.
Rounds 49-63: sc170. Change to colour 509.
Rounds 64-79: sc170.
Rounds 80-81: From here, use crochet hook 3mm. If the change is too great, and the fabric starts to bulge, use crochet hook 3.5mm from row 80 and change to crochet hook 3mm a few rows later.
Round 82: sc33, ch2, skip 2 sts (for the straps), sc47, ch2, skip 2 sts, sc35, ch2, skip 2 sts, sc44, ch2, skip 2 sts, sc3.
Round 83: sc170, work sc2 in the ch2 space.
Rounds 84-85: sc170, sl st.
Round 86: cr, ch2, you are now working from left to right; *insert the hook in the previous st and sc1; repeat from * to the end. Cut the yarn and pull through the loop.

Cord/straps
Cut 8 pieces of yarn with a length of 2m from colour 524.
Twist the yarn tightly, pull through the eye of a pair of scissors, grab both ends together and leave the scissors to hang loose. The cord will turn back on itself. Use a second pair of scissors to cut the cord. Put a knot at both ends.

Pull one side of the cord in through a strap opening in the bag and out through the other opening. Check how long you want the strap to be and adjust the knot.

Do the same for the other strap.

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Pick your favourite colours
Our tote bag is made in sweet summery pink, red and white shades. Of course you can pick your favourite colours and make your ultimate colour combination! There are endless beautiful combinations to make so do not doubt and start with this free pattern today!

Knitted Tote Bag

You'd rather want to knit a tote bag? Take a look at our knitted version of the tote bag in slightly different colours with its own unique look!

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What is your favourite summer item? 

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