Here’s a simple crochet tote bag tutorial along with a free pattern. This tote bag is perfect for carrying your essentials and adding a touch of handmade charm to your everyday style.
- Worsted weight yarn (color of your choice)
- Crochet hook (size suitable for the yarn)
- Yarn needle
- ch: chain
- sc: single crochet
- hdc: half double crochet
- dc: double crochet
- st: stitch
- rep: repeat
- Start by making a foundation chain of 31 stitches.
- Row 1: In the second ch from the hook, sc. Sc in each ch across. (30 sc)
- Rows 2-20: Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (30 sc)
- Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across for the next 20 rows.
- Ch 1, turn. Sc in the first 10 stitches, ch 10 (this forms the handle), skip the next 10 stitches, sc in the last 10 stitches.
- Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st and ch across.
- Rep the previous row for a total of 10 rows.
- After completing the handle section, ch 1 and sc in each st across the entire row.
- Ch 1, turn. Hdc in each st across.
- Ch 2, turn. Dc in each st across.
- Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across.
- Rep the previous row once more.
- Fasten off and weave in any loose ends using a yarn needle.
- Fold the crocheted piece in half with the wrong sides together, aligning the sides.
- Using your yarn needle and yarn in a color that contrasts with the bag, sew the sides together using a whipstitch or a similar joining method.
- Once both sides are sewn, your tote bag is ready to use!
Feel free to customize the size, color, and design of the tote bag according to your preferences. You can add embellishments, buttons, or other decorative elements to make it unique. This simple crochet tote bag is a versatile accessory that’s great for carrying your belongings, whether you’re heading to the beach, the market, or just out and about. Enjoy your crocheting!