Crochet Uptown Plaid Tote Bag Pattern by Crochet For You

Hi everyone, today I have another great crochet pattern share with you all. 🙂 My favorite crochet tote bag I ever made, Crochet Uptown Plaid Tote Bag. It is a beautiful and useful tote bag that you can crochet for daily use. Why I telling this bag is my favorite?

  • It has a beautiful and unique texture.
  • No need lining.
  • Strong enough to carry groceries and hold your other stuff.
  • Perfect for everyday use.

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Crochet Uptown Plaid Tote Bag

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More about the pattern.

This pattern categorized under experienced level because of the complicated stitch pattern.

The thickness and strongness are the first things come when talking about this Crochet Uptown Plaid tote bag. As you can see, the texture of this bag is also really interesting and beautiful. Isn’t it? My mind full with lots of beautiful patterns to create with this texture. You no need to add a lining. The bag has a strength to carry your groceries and hold your other stuff when you go out.

You may feel uncomfortable when working first few rounds of the body of the bag. So I have created a short video clip for first few rounds beginning of the body of the bag. 🙂

Crochet Uptown Plaid Tote Bag

Skill level Experienced

Finished size 14” wide and 9.5” tall without handle

Materials

#4 – medium, worsted weight cotton blend yarn (Approx: 800 total yards)

(I used)

  • (C1) 2 skeins of milk cotton (Approx: 400 total yards)
  • (C2) 2 skeins of milk cotton (Approx: 400 total yards)
  • H-8, 5mm crochet hook
  • Stitch markers / Scissors
  • Tapestry needle for weave ends.

Gauge: 15 hdc x 9 rows = 4″ with 5 H-8, 5mm crochet hook

Abbreviations:

  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • st(s) = stitch(s)
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • fpdc = front post double crochet
  • sk = skip
  • beg = beginning
  • (C1) = Color 1
  • (C2) = Color 2
  • (RS) = Right Side
  • [] = work instructions within brackets as many times as directed.

Notes:

  • This pattern categorized under experienced level because of the complicated stitch pattern.
  • beg ch(s) does not count as st.
  • Carry on the other yarn when it needs.
  • You may feel uncomfortable first few rounds of the body of the bag until you grab the rhythm of the pattern.
  • To make handles long, increase the number of chains.
  • I have created a short video clip for first few rounds of the beginning of the body of the bag.

Crochet Uptown Plaid Tote Bag

Crochet Uptown Plaid Tote Bag Pattern

ch 49 with (C1)

Round 1: (RS) 5 sc in 2nd ch from the hook, sc in each of next 46 sts, 5 sc in last st, working on opposite side of the foundation chains, sc in each of next 46 sts, sl st to first sc. (102 sts total)

Round 2: ch 1, 2 sc in first st and next 4 sts, sc in each of next 46 sts, 2 sc in next 5 sts, sc in each of next 46 sts, sl st to first sc. (112 sts total)

Round 3: ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next st, [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] 4 times, sc in each of next 46 sts, [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] 5 times, sc in each of next 46 sts, sl st to first sc. (122 sts total)

Round 4: ch 1, sc in first sc, sc in each of next st around, sl st to first st. (122 sts total)

Round 5 to 8: repeat round 4. Note: add stitch marker on first st of round 8. Do not remove it when working round 9.

Round 9: repeat round 4 with (C2)

 

Watch the video tutorial for the stitch pattern. 

 

 

Round 10: (in this round, every fpdc is working over the st from previous round and into the st of round 8 below)

with the same color, ch 1, fpdc in first st of round 8 (marked st with stitch marker), fpdc in next 17 sts of round 8, [ch 1, sk next st, fpdc in next st of round 8] 8 times, fpdc in next 12 sts of round 8, [ch 1, sk next st, fpdc in next st of round 8] 8 times, fpdc in next 17 sts of round 8, [ch 1, sk next st, fpdc in next st of round 8] 8 times, fpdc in next 12 sts of round 8, [ch 1, sk next st, fpdc in next st of round 8] 7 times, ch 1, sl st to first fpdc. (90 fpdc total)

 

Round 11: (in this round every fpdc is working over the st from previous 2 rounds and into the st from previous round 8 below)

(C1) sl st to first st and next 17 sts of round 10 (previous round), [fpdc in next skipped st of round 8, ch 1] 7 times, fpdc in next skipped st of round 8, sl st to next 13 sts of round 10, [fpdc in next skipped st of round 8, ch 1] 7 times, fpdc in next skipped st of round 8, sl st to next 18 sts of round 10, [fpdc in next skipped st of round 8, ch 1] 7 times, fpdc in next skipped st of round 8, sl st to next 13 sts of round 10, [fpdc in next skipped st of round 8, ch 1] 7 times, fpdc in last skipped st of round 8, sl st to first sl st. (32 fpdc total)

 

Round 12: (in this round every fpdc is working over the st from previous round and into the sts (C2 colored fpdc) of round 10 below)

(C2) ch 1, fpdc in first st and next 17 sts of round 10, [ch 1, sk next st, fpdc in next st of round 10] 8 times, fpdc in next 12 sts of round 10, [ch 1, sk next st, fpdc in next st of round 10] 8 times, fpdc in next 17 sts of round 10, [ch 1, sk next st, fpdc in next st of round 10] 8 times, fpdc in next 12 sts of round 10, [ch 1, sk next st, 1 fpdc in next st of round 10] 7 times, ch 1, sl st to first fpdc. (90 fpdc total)

 

Round 13: (in this round every fpdc is working over the st from previous round and into the sts (C1 colored fpdc) of round 11 below and each sl st into the previous round 12)

(C1) sl st to first st and next 17 sts, [fpdc in next st of round 11, ch 1] 7 times, fpdc in next st of round 11, sl st to next 13 sts, [fpdc in next st of round 11, ch 1] 7 times, fpdc in next st of round 11, sl st to next 18 sts, [fpdc in next st of round 11, ch 1] 7 times, fpdc in next st of round 11, sl st to next 13 sts, [fpdc in next st of round 11, ch 1] 7 times, fpdc in last st of round 11, sl st to first sl st. (32 fpdc total)

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Round 14: repeat round 12 with (C2), (in this round every fpdc is working over the st from previous round and into the sts (C2 colored fpdc) of round 12 below)

Round 15: repeat round 13 with (C1), (in this round every fpdc is working over the st from previous round and into the sts (C1 colored fpdc) of round 13 below and each sl st into the previous round 14)

Round 16: repeat round 12 with (C2), (in this round every fpdc is working over the st from previous round and into the sts (C2 colored fpdc) of round 14 below)

Round 17: repeat round 13 with (C1), (in this round every fpdc is working over the st from previous round and into the sts (C1 colored fpdc) of round 15 below and each sl st into the previous round 16)

Round 18: repeat round 12 with (C2), (in this round every fpdc is working over the st from previous round and into the sts (C2 colored fpdc) of round 16 below)

Round 19: repeat round 13 with (C1), (in this round every fpdc is working over the st from previous round and into the sts (C1 colored fpdc) of round 17 below and each sl st into the previous round 18)

 

Round 20: repeat round 12 with (C1), (in this round every fpdc is working over the st from previous round and into the sts (C2 colored fpdc) of round 18 below)

(C1) ch 1, fpdc in first st of round 18, fpdc in next 17 sts, [ch 1, sk next st, fpdc in next of round 18] 8 times, fpdc in next 12 sts of round 18, [ch 1, sk next st, fpdc in next of round 18] 8 times, fpdc in next 17 sts of round 18, [ch 1, sk next st, fpdc in next of round 18] 8 times, fpdc in next 12 sts of round 18, [ch 1, sk next st, fpdc in next st of round 18] 7 times, ch 1, sl st to first fpdc. (90 fpdc total)

 

Round 21: repeat round 13 with (C1), (in this round every fpdc is working over the st from previous round and into the sts (C1 colored fpdc) of round 19 below and each sl st into the previous round 20)

(C1) sl st to first st and next 17 sts, [fpdc in next st of round 19, ch 1] 7 times, fpdc in next st of round 19, sl st to next 13 sts, [fpdc in next st of round 19, ch 1] 7 times, fpdc in next st of round 19, sl st to next 18 sts, [fpdc in next st of round 19, ch 1] 7 times, fpdc in next st of round 19, sl st to next 13 sts, [fpdc in next st of round 19, ch 1] 7 times, fpdc in last st of round 19, sl st to first sl st. (32 fpdc total)

 

Round 22: repeat round 12 with (C1), (in this round every fpdc is working over the st from previous round and into the sts (C1 colored fpdc) of round 20 below)

Round 23: repeat round 13 with (C1), (in this round every fpdc is working over the st from previous round and into the sts (C1 colored fpdc) of round 21 below and each sl st into the previous round 22 )

Round 24: repeat round 12 with (C2), (in this round every fpdc is working over the st from previous round and into the sts (C1 colored fpdc) of round 22 below)

Round 25: repeat round 13 with (C1), (in this round every fpdc is working over the st from previous round and into the sts (C1 colored fpdc) of round 23 below and each sl st into the previous round 24)

Round 26: repeat round 12 with (C2), (in this round every fpdc is working over the st from previous round and into the sts (C2 colored fpdc) of round 24 below)

Round 27: repeat round 13 with (C1), (in this round every fpdc is working over the st from previous round and into the sts (C1 colored fpdc) of round 25 below and each sl st into the previous round 26)

Round 28: repeat round 12 with (C2), (in this round every fpdc is working over the st from previous round and into the sts (C2 colored fpdc) of round 26 below)

Round 29: repeat round 13 with (C1), (in this round every fpdc is working over the st from previous round and into the sts (C1 colored fpdc) of round 27 below and each sl st into the previous round 28)

Round 30: repeat round 12 with (C2), (in this round every fpdc is working over the st from previous round and into the sts (C2 colored fpdc) of round 28 below)

Round 31: repeat round 13 with (C1), (in this round every fpdc is working over the st from previous round and into the sts (C1 colored fpdc) of round 29 below and each sl st into the previous round 30)

Round 32: repeat round 12 with (C2), (in this round every fpdc is working over the st from previous round and into the sts (C2 colored fpdc) of round 30 below)

Round 33: repeat round 13 with (C1), (in this round every fpdc is working over the st from previous round and into the sts (C1 colored fpdc) of round 31 below and each sl st into the previous round 32)

Round 34: repeat round 12 with (C1), (in this round every fpdc is working over the st from previous round and into the sts (C2 colored fpdc) of round 32 below)

Round 35: repeat round 13 with (C1), (in this round every fpdc is working over the st from previous round and into the sts (C1 colored fpdc) of round 33 below and each sl st into the previous round 34)

Round 36: repeat round 12 with (C1), (in this round every fpdc is working over the st from previous round and into the sts (C1 colored fpdc) of round 34 below)

Round 37: repeat round 13 with (C1), (in this round every fpdc is working over the st from previous round and into the sts (C1 colored fpdc) of round 35 below and each sl st into the previous round 36)

Round 38: repeat round 12 with (C2), (in this round every fpdc is working over the st from previous round and into the sts (C1 colored fpdc) of round 36 below)

Round 39: repeat round 13 with (C1), (in this round every fpdc is working over the st from previous round and into the sts (C1 colored fpdc) of round 37 below and each sl st into the previous round 38)

Round 40: repeat round 12 with (C2), (in this round every fpdc is working over the st from previous round and into the sts (C2 colored fpdc) of round 38 below)

Round 41: repeat round 13 with (C1), (in this round every fpdc is working over the st from previous round and into the sts (C1 colored fpdc) of round 39 below and each sl st into the previous round 40)

Round 42: repeat round 12 with (C2), (in this round every fpdc is working over the st from previous round and into the sts (C2 colored fpdc) of round 40 below)

Round 43: repeat round 13 with (C1), (in this round every fpdc is working over the st from previous round and into the sts (C1 colored fpdc) of round 41 below and each sl st into the previous round 42)

Round 44: repeat round 12 with (C2), (in this round every fpdc is working over the st from previous round and into the sts (C2 colored fpdc) of round 42 below)

Round 45: repeat round 13 with (C1), (in this round every fpdc is working over the st from previous round and into the sts (C1 colored fpdc) of round 43 below and each sl st into the previous round 44)

Round 46: repeat round 12 with (C2), (in this round every fpdc is working over the st from previous round and into the sts (C2 colored fpdc) of round 44 below)

Round 47: repeat round 13 with (C1), (in this round every fpdc is working over the st from previous round and into the sts (C1 colored fpdc) of round 45 below and each sl st into the previous round 46)

Round 48: repeat round 12 with (C1), (in this round every fpdc is working over the st from previous round and into the sts (C2 colored fpdc) of round 46 below)

Round 49: repeat round 13 with (C1), (in this round every fpdc is working over the st from previous round and into the sts (C1 colored fpdc) of round 47 below and each sl st into the previous round 48)

Round 50: repeat round 12 with (C1), (in this round every fpdc is working over the st from previous round and into the sts (C1 colored fpdc) of round 48 below)

 

Round 51: (in this round every fpdc is working over the st from previous round and into the sts (C1 colored fpdc) of round 49 below and each sc into the previous round 50)

(C1) sc in first st and next 17 sts of round 50, [fpdc in next st of round 49, sc in next st of round 50] 7 times, fpdc in next st of round 49, sc in next 13 sts of round 50, [fpdc in next st of round 49, sc in next st of round 50] 7 times, fpdc in next st of round 49, sc in next 18 sts of round 50, [fpdc in next st of round 49, sc in next st of round 50] 7 times, fpdc in next st of round 49, sc in next 13 sts of round 50, [fpdc in next st of round of 49, sc in next st of round 50] 7 times, fpdc in last st of round 49, sl st to first sc. (32 fpdc total)

Round 52: ch 1, sc in first st and each of next st around, sl st to first sc. (122 sc total)

Crochet Uptown Plaid Tote Bag

Handles

(To make handles long, increase the number of chains)

Round 53: ch 1, sc in first st and each of next 25 sts, ch 65, sk next 27 sts, sc in each of next 34 sts, ch 65, sk next 27 sts, sc in each of next 8 sts, sl st to first sc. (68 sc total)

Round 54: ch 1, sc in each st and ch around, sl st to first sc.  (198 sc total)

Round 54 to 58: ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st to first sc. Fasten off and weave the ends. (198 sc total)

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