All-Time Favorite Tote Bag Free Crochet Pattern
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All-Time Favorite Tote Bag Free Crochet Pattern

All-Time Favorite Tote Bag Crochet Pattern by Crochet For You.

Today I’m so excited to bring you this beautiful crochet tote bag pattern. As you can see this bag has an interesting texture. This sturdy and durable bag will my favorite tote bag for everyday use. So I named it All-time Favorite Tote Bag. I hope you enjoy the pattern and make one for yourself. 🙂

Very special thanks to Ice Yarns for providing me this beautiful yarns to make this bag.

All-Time Favorite Tote Bag Free Crochet Pattern

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All-Time Favorite Tote Bag Free Crochet Pattern

All-Time Favorite Tote Bag perfect for everyday use, go to the beach, market and carry all your essentials easily on the shoulder when you go out.
The lovely checkered texture in blue and golden colors always reminds me of the blue ocean and sandy shore sands on a sunny day.

The bag features front post double crochet and slip stitches to create a thick and strong texture so you no need to add a fabric lining. While the post stitches create vertical lines in the front side of the bag, slip stitches make horizontal lines in the backside so it has a double thickness to hold the stuff in it even without the lining and no big holes to slip through between stitches. 

All-Time Favorite Bag is very easy to crochet however I categorized the pattern under experienced level because of the complicated stitch pattern. You may feel uncomfortable first few rounds of the body of the bag until you grab the rhythm of the pattern. That’s why I created the video tutorial to show you how to crochet the body of the bag in about 40 minutes. So you can try the pattern if you are intermediate level crocheters.

All-Time Favorite Tote Bag Free Crochet Pattern
All-Time Favorite Tote Bag Free Crochet Pattern

About the yarn
This was my first time working with  Ice Yarn Lorena Worsted,
4 Medium: Worsted,/Afghan/Aran , 55% Cotton, 45% Acrylic. Check out more colorways of this yarn on Ice Yarn Website. This yarn is great for making bag, baskets and more.

Skill level: Experienced

Finished size 15” wide and 12” tall without handle

Materials:

Gauge: 15 sc x 15 rows = (4” x 4”) with H-8, 5mm crochet hook. 

Abbreviations:

  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • st(s) = stitch(s)
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • fpdc = front post double crochet
  • fphdc = front post double half 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 the first few rounds of the beginning of the body of the bag.
All-Time Favorite Tote Bag Free Crochet Pattern

All-Time Favorite Tote Bag Crochet Pattern

Ch 48 with (C1) 
Round 1: (RS) 5 sc in 2nd ch from the hook, sc in each of next 45 sts, 5 sc in last st, working on the opposite side of the foundation chains, sc in each of next 45 sts, sl st to first sc. (100 sts total)

Round 2: ch 1, 2 sc in first st and next 4 sts, sc in each of next 45 sts, 2 sc in next 5 sts, sc in each of next 45 sts, sl st to first sc. (110 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 45 sts, [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] 5 times, sc in each of next 45 sts, sl st to first sc. (120 sts total)

Round 4: ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (120 sts total) 

Round 5 to 9: repeat round 4. Note: add stitch marker on the first st of round 9. Do not remove it when working on round 10.

Round 10: repeat round 4 with (C2) 

Watch the video tutorial for the stitch pattern. 
Click here for the left-handed tutorial

Round 11: (in this round, every fpdc is working over the st from the previous round and into the st of round 9 below) 
With the same color (C2), ch 1, fpdc in first st of the round 9 (marked st with stitch marker), fpdc in next 4 sts of round 9, sl st in next 5 sts, [fpdc in next 5 sts of round 9, sl st in next 5 sts] 11 times, sl st to the first fpdc. (60 fpdc total) 

Round 12: (in this round, every fpdc is working over the st from previous 2 rounds and into the st of round 9 below) 
With (C1), sl st to the first st and next 4 sts of round 11 (previous round), fpdc in next skipped 5 sts of round 9, [sl st in next 5 sts of round 11, fpdc in next skipped 5 sts of round 9] 11 times, sl st to the first slip stitch. (60 fpdc total) 

Round 13: (in this round, every fpdc is working over the st from the previous round and into the sts (C2 colored fpdc) of round 11 below) 
With (C2), ch 1, fpdc in first st and next 4 sts of the round 11, sl st in next 5 sts, [fpdc in next 5 sts of round 11, sl st in next 5 sts] 11 times, sl st to the first fpdc. (60 fpdc total) 

Round 14: (in this round, every fpdc is working over the st from the previous round and into the sts (C1 colored fpdc) of round 12 below) 
With (C1), sl st to the first st and next 4 sts, fpdc in next 5 sts of round 12, [sl st in next 5 sts, fpdc in next 5 sts of round 12] 11 times, sl st to the first slip stitch. (60 fpdc total)

Round 15: (in this round, every fpdc is working over the st from the previous round and into the sts (C2 colored fpdc) of round 13 below) 
With (C2), ch 1, fpdc in first st and next 4 sts of the round 13, sl st in next 5 sts, [fpdc in next 5 sts of round 13, sl st in next 5 sts] 11 times, sl st to the first fpdc. (60 fpdc total) 

Round 16: (in this round, every fpdc is working over the st from the previous round and into the sts (C1 colored fpdc) of round 14 below) 
With (C1), sl st to the first st and next 4 sts, fpdc in next 5 sts of round 14, [sl st in next 5 sts, fpdc in next 5 sts of round 14] 11 times, sl st to the first slip stitch. (60 fpdc total) 

Round 17: (in this round, every fpdc is working over the st from the previous round and into the sts (C2 colored fpdc) of round 15 below) 
With (C1), ch 1, fpdc in first st and next 4 sts of the round 15, sl st in next 5 sts, [fpdc in next 5 sts of round 15, sl st in next 5 sts] 11 times, sl st to the first fpdc. (60 fpdc total) 

Round 18: (in this round, every fpdc is working over the st from the previous round and into the sts (C1 colored fpdc) of round 16 below) 
With (C2), sl st to the first st and next 4 sts, fpdc in next 5 sts of round 16, [sl st in next 5 sts, fpdc in next 5 sts of round 16] 11 times, sl st to the first slip stitch. (60 fpdc total) 

Round 19: (in this round, every fpdc is working over the st from the previous round and into the sts (C1 colored fpdc) of round 17 below) 
With (C1), ch 1, fpdc in first st and next 4 sts of the round 17, sl st in next 5 sts, [fpdc in next 5 sts of round 17, sl st in next 5 sts] 11 times, sl st to the first fpdc. (60 fpdc total) 

Round 20: (in this round, every fpdc is working over the st from the previous round and into the sts (C2 colored fpdc) of round 18 below) 
With (C2), sl st to the first st and next 4 sts, fpdc in next 5 sts of round 18, [sl st in next 5 sts, fpdc in next 5 sts of round 18] 11 times, sl st to the first slip stitch. (60 fpdc total) 

Round 21: (in this round, every fpdc is working over the st from the previous round and into the sts (C1 colored fpdc) of round 19 below) 
With (C1), ch 1, fpdc in first st and next 4 sts of the round 19, sl st in next 5 sts, [fpdc in next 5 sts of round 19, sl st in next 5 sts] 11 times, sl st to the first fpdc. (60 fpdc total) 

Round 22: (in this round, every fpdc is working over the st from the previous round and into the sts (C2 colored fpdc) of round 20 below) 
With (C2), sl st to the first st and next 4 sts, fpdc in next 5 sts of round 20, [sl st in next 5 sts, fpdc in next 5 sts of round 20] 11 times, sl st to the first slip stitch. (60 fpdc total)

Round 23: (in this round, every fpdc is working over the st from the previous round and into the sts (C1 colored fpdc) of round 21 below) 
With (C2), ch 1, fpdc in first st and next 4 sts of the round 21, sl st in next 5 sts, [fpdc in next 5 sts of round 21, sl st in next 5 sts] 11 times, sl st to the first fpdc. (60 fpdc total) 

Round 24: (in this round, every fpdc is working over the st from the previous round and into the sts (C2 colored fpdc) of round 22 below) 
With (C1), sl st to the first st and next 4 sts, fpdc in next 5 sts of round 22, [sl st in next 5 sts, fpdc in next 5 sts of round 22] 11 times, sl st to the first slip stitch. (60 fpdc total) 

Round 25: repeat round 13 with (C2) (in this round, every fpdc is working over the st from the previous round and into the sts (C2 colored fpdc) of round 23 below) 

Round 26: repeat round 14 with (C1) (in this round, every fpdc is working over the st from the previous round and into the sts (C1 colored fpdc) of round 24 below) 

Round 27: repeat round 13 with (C2) (in this round, every fpdc is working over the st from the previous round and into the sts (C2 colored fpdc) of round 25 below) 

Round 28: repeat round 14 with (C1) (in this round, every fpdc is working over the st from the previous round and into the sts (C1 colored fpdc) of round 26 below) 

Round 29: repeat round 17 with (C1) (in this round, every fpdc is working over the st from the previous round and into the sts (C2 colored fpdc) of round 27 below) 

Round 30: repeat round 18 with (C2) (in this round, every fpdc is working over the st from the previous round and into the sts (C1 colored fpdc) of round 28 below) 

Round 31: repeat round 19 with (C1) (in this round, every fpdc is working over the st from the previous round and into the sts (C1 colored fpdc) of round 29 below) 

Round 32: repeat round 20 with (C2) (in this round, every fpdc is working over the st from the previous round and into the sts (C2 colored fpdc) of round 30 below) 

Round 33: repeat round 19 with (C1) (in this round, every fpdc is working over the st from the previous round and into the sts (C1 colored fpdc) of round 31 below) 

Round 34: repeat round 20 with (C2) (in this round, every fpdc is working over the st from the previous round and into the sts (C2 colored fpdc) of round 32 below) 

Round 35: repeat round 23 with (C2) (in this round, every fpdc is working over the st from the previous round and into the sts (C1 colored fpdc) of round 33 below) 

Round 36: repeat round 24 with (C1) (in this round, every fpdc is working over the st from the previous round and into the sts (C2 colored fpdc) of round 34 below) 

Round 37: repeat round 13 with (C2) (in this round, every fpdc is working over the st from the previous round and into the sts (C2 colored fpdc) of round 35 below) 

Round 38: repeat round 14 with (C1) (in this round, every fpdc is working over the st from the previous round and into the sts (C1 colored fpdc) of round 36 below) 

Round 39: repeat round 13 with (C2) (in this round, every fpdc is working over the st from the previous round and into the sts (C2 colored fpdc) of round 37 below) 

Round 40: repeat round 14 with (C1) (in this round, every fpdc is working over the st from the previous round and into the sts (C1 colored fpdc) of round 38 below) 

Round 41: repeat round 17 with (C1) (in this round, every fpdc is working over the st from the previous round and into the sts (C2 colored fpdc) of round 39 below) 

Round 42: repeat round 18 with (C2) (in this round, every fpdc is working over the st from the previous round and into the sts (C1 colored fpdc) of round 40 below) 

Round 43: repeat round 19 with (C1) (in this round, every fpdc is working over the st from the previous round and into the sts (C1 colored fpdc) of round 41 below) 

Round 44: repeat round 20 with (C2) (in this round, every fpdc is working over the st from the previous round and into the sts (C2 colored fpdc) of round 42 below) 

Round 45: repeat round 19 with (C1) (in this round, every fpdc is working over the st from the previous round and into the sts (C1 colored fpdc) of round 43 below) 

Round 46: repeat round 20 with (C2) (in this round, every fpdc is working over the st from the previous round and into the sts (C2 colored fpdc) of round 44 below) 

Round 47: repeat round 23 with (C2) (in this round, every fpdc is working over the st from the previous round and into the sts (C1 colored fpdc) of round 45 below) 

Round 48: repeat round 24 with (C1) (in this round, every fpdc is working over the st from the previous round and into the sts (C2 colored fpdc) of round 46 below) 

Round 49: repeat round 13 with (C2) (in this round, every fpdc is working over the st from the previous round and into the sts (C2 colored fpdc) of round 47 below) 

Round 50: repeat round 14 with (C1) (in this round, every fpdc is working over the st from the previous round and into the sts (C1 colored fpdc) of round 48 below) Round 51: repeat round 13 with (C2) (in this round, every fpdc is working over the st from the previous round and into the sts (C2 colored fpdc) of round 49 below) 

Round 52: repeat round 14 with (C1) (in this round, every fpdc is working over the st from the previous round and into the sts (C1 colored fpdc) of round 50 below) 

Round 53: (in this round, every fphdc is working over the st from the previous round and into the sts (C2 colored fpdc) of round 51 below) 
With (C1), ch 1, fphdc in first st and next 4 sts of the round 51, sc in next 5 sts, [fphdc in next 5 sts of round 51, sl st in next 5 sts] 11 times, sl st to the first fphdc. (60 fphdc total) 

Round 54: with the same color (C1) ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st to first sc. (120 sc total)
Round 55 to 58: repeat round 54.

All-Time Favorite Tote Bag Free Crochet Pattern

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

Round 59: ch 1, sc in first st and each of next 30 sts, ch 70, sk next 18 sts, sc in each of next 42 sts, ch 70, sk next 18 sts, sc in each of next 11 sts, sl st to first sc. (84 sc total)

Round 60: ch 1, sc in each st and ch around, sl st to first sc.  (224 sc total)

Round 61 to 63: ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st to first sc. Fasten off and weave the ends. (224 sc total

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