Reversible Carry-All Crochet Tote Bag- Free Pattern

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*this pattern was previously published on loopinglymade.com, now craft-her.com as Lakers Market Tote. However, this is the most recent updated pattern.

Crossed DC Crochet Tote Bag

One thing I like about crochet bags is the many ways and designs they can be made in. There are so may stitch designs they can be made from that one never needs run out of ideas on a design to make.

This crochet tote bag has a reversible design, it can be used as a carry all for your books, devices, laundry, etc. It can also be used as a market bag; the choice is yours.

Construction- the bag is designed in three parts; the body, the side strips and the handles. The strips are joined by slip slip stitches while the handles are sewn on to the body of the bag.

Crossed DC Crochet Tote

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REVERSIBLE CARRY ALL CROCHET TOTE BAG- FREE PATTERN

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Finished Size: height- 11” (without handles), 25” (with handles), width- 14.5″

Materials:

  • Worsted Weight or Aran, medium 4 Cotton yarn in 2 colours. Yarn used here is Scheepjes River Washed XL. 50g/75mtrs. MC- 300mtrs, CC- 100mtrs.
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  • 4.5 & 4mm hook
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

Stitches/Abbreviation

  • DC- half double crochet
  • SC- single crochet
  • MC- main colour
  • CC- contrast colour
  • CH- chain

How to:

Crossed DC- skip 1 st, DC in 3 stitches, DC in the skipped stitch

Notes:

  • This pattern uses U.S terms

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Body of Bag

Row 1: with MC, Ch 101, SC in 2nd ch from hook, and each ch across. Ch 1, turn

Row 2: Crossed DC -skip 1st st, DC in next 3 sts, DC in skipped st. Repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn

Row 3: SC in 1st st, SC into each st across. Ch 1, turn

Row 4: *Crossed DC (Skip 1st st, DC in next 3 sts, DC in skipped st). Repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn

Rows 5-8: repeat rows 3&4, change to CC on the last loop of the last st on row 8. Ch 1, turn

Row 9: SC in 1st st, SC into each st across. Ch 1, turn

Rows 10&11: repeat row 7, change to MC on the last loop of the last st on row 11. Ch 1, turn

Row 12: Crossed DC -skip 1st st, DC in next 3 sts, DC in skipped st. Repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn

Row 13: SC in 1st st, SC into each st across. Ch 1, turn

Row 14: Crossed DC -skip 1st st, DC in next 3 sts, DC in skipped st. Repeat from * across, change to CC on the last loop of the last st on row. Ch 1, turn

Row 15: SC in 1st st, SC into each st across. Ch 1, turn

Rows 16&17: repeat row 15, change to MC on the last loop of the last st on row 17. Ch 1, turn

Row 18: Crossed DC -skip 1st st, DC in next 3 sts, DC in skipped st. Repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn

Row 19: SC in 1st st, SC into each st across. Ch 1, turn

Rows 20: Crossed DC -skip 1st st, DC in next 3 sts, DC in skipped st. Repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn

Rows 21-32: repeat rows 19 & 20, change to CC on the last loop of the last st on row 22. Ch 1, turn

Row 33: SC in 1st st, SC into each st across. Ch 1, turn

Rows 34&35: repeat row 33, change to MC on the last loop of last st on row 35. Ch 1, turn

Row 36: Crossed DC -skip 1st st, DC in next 3 sts, DC in skipped st. Repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn

Row 37: SC in 1st st, SC into each st across. Ch 1, turn

Row 38: Crossed DC -skip 1st st, DC in next 3 sts, DC in skipped st. Repeat from * across, change to CC on the last loop of the last st on row. Ch 1, turn

Rows 39: SC in 1st st, SC into each st across. Ch 1, turn

Row 40&41: repeat row 39, change to MC on the last loop of last st on row 41. Ch 1, turn

Row 42: Crossed DC -skip 1st st, DC in next 3 sts, DC in skipped st. Repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn

Row 43: SC in 1st st, SC into each st across. Ch 1, turn

Row 44-49: repeat rows 42&43. Snip yarn, weave in tails

Side panels– worked in semi-round- make 2

Row 1: with CC, chain 44, SC in 2nd ch from hook till last chain, 5 SC into last ch. Turn so that you are working on the opposite side of the SC.

SC in next ch and each ch across. Chh 1, turn

Row 2: Crossed DC across 44 sts, 2DC in next st, Crossed DC in remaining stitches. Ch 1 (make this ch 1 loosely and mark it)

Trim: Continuing from ch 1, SC into 1st st row, SC in next row, SC in center SC in next st row, SC in last st row. Ch 1, snip yarn weave in tails.

Handles– with 4mm hook- make 2

Row 1: leave 5 inch tail for sewing, ch 116, SC in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across ch 1, turn

Row 2: SC in 1st st and each st across. ch 1, turn. Snip yarn, mark 18 sts on each side of the row.

Row 3: Ch 19 (mark the 19th ch), with wrong side of Row 2 facing you, join yarn in 19th st , sl st in next st and remaining 78 sts, ch 20, turn

Row 4: skip 1st ch, (work in the back bump of the chs) SC in next ch and 17 chs, skip last ch, SC in FLO of each slip st across SC, skip 1st ch (the 19th ch that was marked in row 3), SC into each ch across. Ch 1, turn.

Row 5: SC in 1st st and each st across. leave 5inch tail for sewing.

Assemble

Trim- with 4.5mm hook

Notes-

– the wrong side of the Crossed DCs is the front of the tote

-fold the piece in half so that the right side is facing out, mark the 5th stitches on each sides.

– the Ch 2 is done over the contrast colour rows

Side A- Row 1:

Join CC in 1st st row (the SC row), ch 1, SC in next st row (the Crossed DCs), ch 1, *SC in next row, ch 1, repeat from * 4 more times, SC in last st (the Crossed DCs) row, ch 2.

[SC in next st row, ch 1] twice, SC in last st row, ch 2.

SC in next st row (the Crossed DCs), ch 1, *SC in next row, ch 1, repeat from * 12 more times, SC in last st (Crossed DCs) row, ch 2.

[SC in next st row, ch 1] twice, SC in last st row, ch 2.

SC in next st row (the Crossed DCs), ch 1, *SC in next row, ch 1, repeat from * 5 more times, sl st in last st row. Ch 1, turn

Row 2:

Notes-

  • SC into the same st row on Row 1 (this means you will make an SC over the previous SC).
  • Ch 2 over the ch 2 on Row 1

SC in 1st st row, *ch 1 space, SC over SC in next st row, repeat across making ch 2 over previous ch 2. Do not snip yarn.

Join 1st side panel

continue from the last st, ch 1, slip st in 1st st and next 3 sts, hold the side panel to the body of tote, slip st through both loops of tote and side panel all around, slip st in last 4 sts on the opposite side. Snip yarn.

Side B- Row 1: turn tote so that the right side of Crossed DCs is facing out, repeat the steps on side A, join 2nd side panel, snip yarn weave in all tails.

Join Handles

With the wrong side of the Crossed DC facing out, pass handle through the 1st ch 2 space, align handles with the contrast colour rows on the body of the tote, sew handle to body of tote. (see video tutorial above on best way to do this).

Your tote will apear lopsided; this is due to the direction of the crossed DC stitches, and this is OK. Even though the wrong side of the crossed DC has been designated as the right side of the tote, you can easily use the reverse side too.

Enjoy your tote bag!

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