FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Summer Mini Tote

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Summer Mini Tote

What a fantastic little tote in dual colors! It’s a great bag to end the summer on! It is a cute round handbag that can pack a lot inside. Add a cute button accessory and away you go! Large enough for all your favorite things!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Materials you will need:
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Lion Brand Yarn Basic Stitch Anti-Pilling yarn in Lemonade and Turquoise (Use 2 strands of yarn at the same time. I ordered 2 balls of each color)
SizeI-5.50mm Crochet Hook and a smaller crochet hook to fit through the base piece
Base Piece from Amazon
Button for closure
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-You can use any size 4 medium, worsted weight yarn for this project. 2 contrasting colors look great together, but you can use 1 color or many colors if you’d like!
-While changing color for each row, just pick up the yarn from the previous row. No need to cut your yarn every round, just trail them up when you need them.
-You can check out yarnsub.com to see yarn substitutions that are equal to the yarn I used in this project.

 

 

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
Popcorn Stitch: 5 DC in same st, remove hook from loop, insert hook in 1st DC of grouping, put loop back on hook and pull through, folding all 5 sts in half creating a popcorn look.
WS: Wrong Side (inside of bag)
RS: Right Side (outside of bag)

 

Pattern:

If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial that is linked above in this blog post to have visual instructions.

Tote Bag:

Looking at the INSIDE of the base (WS)
Use 2 strands of yarn at the same time throughout this pattern unless otherwise stated

Rnd 1: Using smaller crochet hook to fit through holes, With YELLOW, Attach yarn in any hole of the leather base, Pull up a loop, SC in each st around loosely. (40 sts or an even number depending on the amount of holes you have on your bag bottom), Sl st to first SC, Change color to Turquoise, Turn.

Rnd 2: (RS) With Turquoise, Ch 2 (does not count as st), Popcorn St in first st, * Ch 2, Sk 1 st, Popcorn in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to first Popcorn st, change color to yellow, Turn.

Rnd 3: Ch 2 (does not count as st), *2 DC in next st from 2 previous rounds, working AROUND the ch 2 from the last round, repeat from * around, sl st to first DC, changing color, Turn.

Rnds 4-17: Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until your bag is deep enough, end with a repeat of Round 3.

Rnd 18: With YELLOW, Ch 1, HDC in each st around, sl st to first st, Turn (do not change color, fasten off other color)

Rnds 19-22: Ch 1, Repeat Rnd 18

After Rnd 22, DO NOT TURN. Working on RS for the next row
Making top flap

Row 23: Ch 1, HDC in 20 sts, TURN

Row 24: Ch 1, HDC in each st across (20),
You can repeat this until your top flap is long enough.
Fasten off.
Make a loop in the center of the flap for the button loop.
Sew button to the bag.

Handle:
You can attach a handle or make a handle. Here’s how I made mine.

With 3.5mm crochet hook and yellow yarn
Start with long tail for sewing
Ch 10

Rnd 1: SC in 1st ch to form a ring and continue to SC in each ch around. work in continuous rounds, do not turn work

Rnds 2-80: SC in each st around, fasten off with long tail for sewing. (you can make your handle longer than 80 rounds, or shorter depending on how you want your bag to look.

Assembly step:

Sew handle to bag

Weave in all ends. Enjoy!

 

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The yarn provided for this pattern is courtesy of Lion Brand Yarn

 

 

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