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The Best Free Crochet Tote Patterns for 2018!  Get Ready for the beach and farmers’ market!!

The Best Free Crochet Tote Patterns for 2018! Get Ready for the beach and farmers’ market!!

The Best Free Crochet Tote Patterns for 2018!  Get Ready for the beach and farmers’ market!!

 

Here are my favorite Free Crochet Tote Patterns for 2018… Easy to make, fun and functional!  I hopped around my favorite crochet designer websites and put together this fun roundup just for you!!  If you love to crochet… Love bags and totes… Then this collection will get you ready for Summer 2018 beach trips, farmers markets and everyday carry-alongs!  Here in California, we take our own bags to the store to help with plastic waste… These totes are a perfect way to keep our landfills in good shape and the bright and cheery bags all get compliments when I take them with me… Have fun and make your favorite totes today~

 

 

 


Fun in the Sun by ELK Studio:

I love this tote from my good friend Kathy at ELK Studio… It is easy to make and you can make it in your favorite color options…

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Summer Stripe Tote Bag on Beatrice Ryan Designs:

This is my latest free crochet tote bag… The simple stitching and self striping yarn make it super easy to make.. and 2 options for handles to make it your own….

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Adventure Travel Case by Moogly

This is a simple quick project that is the perfect summer take along for your kids…  No more “I’m bored” when you have this with you on a short or long trip!!!

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Cool Stripes Bag by A Crochet Simplicity:

Easy and fun to make.. This bag comes together quickly and is easy to carry all you necessities this summer!

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Crescent Bag by Crochet Kim:

This super cute bag is done using Tunisian Crochet… Kim is the master of this technique and the pattern is easy and fun to complete.!

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Rainbow Dash Tote Bag on Beatrice Ryan Designs:

This is one of my favorite designs on my site.. The simple stitching create a unique look and makes a sturdy, colorful bag that you and your kids will love!

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Chevron Market Bag by Cre8tion Crochet:

I love this bright and cheery style bag!!  So Summery looking, super functional and easy to make!!

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Coastal Beach Bag by Jessie at Home:

Super easy to make and fun to take along!  Jessie has whipped this one up for a fun day at the coast for all the goodies you may need to have with you!

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Crochet Rainbow Drawstring Backpack by Repeat Crafter Me:

This simple backpack designs will bring joy to anyone who sees this adorable backpack!  Perfect take along bag for your kids!!!

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The Audrey Tote by Make and Do Crew:

This large tote is the perfect bag to carry your towel, lotion and snacks to the beach.. and who doesn’t love stripes???

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Celtic Bottle Bag by Pattern Paradise:

Who wouldn’t love to take a bottle of wine in this amazing bag??  Also a perfect gift idea to give to the hostess of a Summer party!!

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Amazing Grace Tote Bag on Beatrice Ryan Designs:

The Amazing Grace Free Pattern Series is dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness… There are over 20 designs to choose from including this great bag.. I hope you will consider making one of the patterns for someone suffering from cancer or other life changing situations!

 

I hope you love all of these free crochet tote bags as much as I do!!!

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Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


 

Summer Stripe Tote Bag… Free Crochet Pattern!!!

Summer Stripe Tote Bag… Free Crochet Pattern!!!

Summer Stripe Tote Bag

Cheery, whimsical and easy to make!!  The Summer Stripe Tote Bag is the perfect bag to take to the market, beach or as your summer everyday bag! Using self-striping yarn, makes the work is easy… Simple moss stitch and fun join make the bit of whimsy on the front of the bag… Your choice of handles, either a simple crochet handle or a fun ready-made handle can make this personalized to your taste!

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Materials: 

Yarn~ 1 Caron Cakes worsted weight yarn, 383 yards per skein. I used Spice Cake and Blueberry Kiwi.

Hook~ H   *You can use a larger or smaller hook to make the bag bigger or smaller

Pre purchased handles are an option

Scissors

Yarn needle

 

Size:

13″ x 13″ Tote

18″ x 1″ Crochet Handle

 

Stitches:

St ~ Stitch

Ch ~ Chain

Sk ~ Skip

Sl St ~ Slip Stitch

Sp ~ Space

Sc ~ Single Crochet

Hdc ~ Half Double Crochet

Dc ~ Double Crochet

Rev Sc ~ Reverse Single Crochet

X St – X stitch – Sk st, dc in next st, dc in previously sk st.

Instructions:

Ch 52

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 1, sk next ch, sc in next ch*, repeat *to* across. = 26 sc & 25 ch1 sps

Row 2:  Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, *sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, sk st*, repeat *to* across, sc in last ch 1 sp and last st. = 27 sc & 24 ch1 sp

Row 3:  Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, *ch 1, sk st, sc in next st*, repeat *to* across`. = 26 sc & 25 ch1 sps

Rows 4-99:  Repeat rows 2 & 3

Joining Row 1 to Row 99:

You will be working 1 st in row 99 then 1 st in row 1, this will join the two ends together.

Ch2 (counts as hdc), hdc in 1st st of row 1, *ch 1 sk ch 1 sp of row 99, hdc in next st of row 99, ch 1, sk next ch 1 sp of row 1, hdc in next st of row 1*, repeat * to * across. = 52 hdc & 51 ch 1 sts

Top Edging:

Join yarn with sl st to top of the bag(either end can be the top)

*No turning rows 1-3, turn rows 4 & 5

Row 1:  Ch 1, sc 96 sts evenly around the top of the bag, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 96 sc

Row 2:  Ch 3(counts as dc), X st, * dc in next st, X st*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 32 x sts & 32 dc.

Row 3:  Ch 1, sc in each st across. = 96 sc

Row 4:  Ch 1, turn, sc in each st around, join with sl st to 1 sc. = 96 sc

Row 5:  Ch 1, rev sc around, join with sl st to beginning st, finish off. = 96 rev sc

*Lining up the fancy join placement to the right 1/3 of the bag( See my bag at top for placement), sew bottom of bag closed.

Straps: 

2 options – 

Option 1: Crochet Handles

Ch 81(leave a tail for sewing handle to bag)

Row 1:  Sl st in 2nd ch from hook and each across. = 80 sl st

Row 2:  Ch 1, turn, sl st in each st across. = 80 sl st

Row 3:  Ch 3, turn, dc in each st across. = 80 dc

Row 4 – 5:  Ch 1, turn, sl st in each st across. = 80 sl st

Finish off, leave tail for sewing  handle to bag

Sew 1st handle to front inside and 2nd handle to back inside.

Option 2:  Purchased Handles

Sew handles on inside of the bag to the front and back.

Congratulations!!

You now have a Summer Stripe Tote Bag!!

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Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


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