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20+ Free Crochet Tote Bag Patterns : add style to your everyday life

A crochet tote bag is a great way to add a unique touch to your wardrobe. When I design my own or find the perfect crochet tote pattern, I know that it will withstand the test of time.

Today I’m sharing my own designs as well as my favourite patterns from other designers in the crochet community. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced crocheter, these free crochet tote bag patterns are perfect for adding a touch of handmade style to your everyday life.

a montage of four photos showing different designs and styles of crochet tote bags

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I’ve included patterns featuring different stitch patterns, colour combinations, and textures. From classic and elegant designs to playful and funky styles, I’ve made sure there’s something here for everyone.

Eco-Friendly

Not only are these crochet bag patterns super stylish, but they’re also eco-friendly.

Reusable

Crochet tote bags are designed to be durable and long-lasting. The ones I use regularly have stood me in good stead over the years. Unlike disposable plastic or paper bags, these totes can be used repeatedly, reducing the need for single-use bags that end up in landfills.

Sustainable Materials

Some of the patterns I’ve chosen are made using yarn or fibers that are derived from sustainable sources. Some examples include organic cotton, bamboo, hemp, or recycled materials. These materials have a lower environmental impact compared to synthetic fibers derived from petroleum.

Reduce Plastic Waste

By using these bags instead of plastic bags, you are actively contributing to reducing plastic waste. We all know that plastic bags are known to have a significant negative impact on the environment, polluting oceans and harming wildlife. Crochet tote bags offer a more sustainable alternative!

Customization and Personalization

When we customize and personalize it often leads to a stronger emotional connection with what we’ve made (I know it does for me). When we value and cherish the things we own, we’re less likely to discard them quickly, promoting a more sustainable consumption mindset.

Upcycling and Repurposing

Smaller projects like a crochet tote can make use of those odds and ends in your yarn stash, giving new life to materials that would otherwise go to waste.

woman holding an oversized crochet tote bag with the tagline 'not plastic, fantastic'

When we choose to use our crochet totes, we’re actively living in a more sustainable and environmentally conscious way. Not only are we reducing waste, but also putting into action our support for handmade and eco-friendly alternatives.

Crochet Techniques

Simple to crochet, I’ve chosen these tote bags for their different designs and techniques.

The common techniques used in the construction of these crochet bags:

  1. Rectangular Panels: The bag is typically made by crocheting two rectangular panels, which serve as the front and back sides of the tote. These panels are then sewn together at the sides and bottom.
  2. Flat Bottom: To create a sturdy base, a flat bottom is often added to the tote. This can be achieved by crocheting additional rows or using techniques like the magic ring or crocheting both sides of the foundation chain.
  3. Continuous Rounds: Instead of working in rows, the bag is constructed in continuous rounds, forming a seamless tube. This technique is often used for cylindrical tote bags.
  4. Bottom-Up or Top-Down: Circular crochet tote bags can be worked from the bottom up (starting with the base) or top down (starting with the opening).
  5. Granny squares: by joining several granny squares together, you can create a unique and eye-catching tote bag design. Granny squares can be sewn or crocheted together using various joining techniques, such as slip stitching or whip stitching. There are several different layout options for the granny squares. You’ll find free patterns for all different sized bags (specifically constructed with granny squares) in my collection of crochet granny square bag patterns.
  6. Openwork Stitch Patterns: Mesh tote bags are characterized by their open and breathable design. They are created using stitch patterns that incorporate chains or skipped stitches to create spaces in the fabric.
  7. Single or Multiple Panels: tote bags can be made from a single large panel or by joining multiple smaller panels together.
  8. Colorwork: Tapestry crochet involves working with multiple colours and creating intricate patterns or motifs within the fabric of the tote bag crochet. The colours are changed as needed throughout the project, and unused colours are carried along the back of the work, creating a woven appearance.
  9. Intricate colourwork: mosaic crochet patterns created by alternating two or more colours of yarn within a single row or round (inset mosaic) or alternating colours every two rows (overlay mosaic) often resemble mosaic tiles or geometric motifs, adding visual interest and depth to the bag.

Exploring Handles for Your Crochet Bag

As well as different ways to construct the bodies of the bags, there are different techniques that can be used for crocheting handles. 

Single Crochet Handles

  • handles are made by crocheting a strip of single crochet stitches of the desired length and width. The strip is then attached to the sides of the tote bag.

Double Crochet Handles

  • Similar to single crochet handles, a strip of double crochet stitches is crocheted and then attached to the bag.
  • Alternating Double Crochet: This technique involves alternating front post double crochet (FPDC) and back post double crochet (BPDC) stitches to create a textured handle.

Corded Handles

  • Crocheted Cord: A long cord is crocheted using double crochet which is then folded over and slip stitches used to secure the top of the stitch to the bottom to make a tube.  If you’re interested, you can see this strap on my simple granny square bag pattern.
single granny square bag with the strap hung over two knobs
  • Braided Cord: Several crocheted cords can be braided together to create a sturdy handle.
  • i-Cord (French Knitting):  a narrow tube is made from single crochet stitches that involves dropping stitches and picking them up again.  You can see the technique in action on this i-Cord video tutorial

Fabric, Ribbon or Leather Handles

  • Crocheting around Fabric or Ribbon: Handles can be created by crocheting around a fabric or ribbon strip, securing it within the stitches of the handle.
  • Sewn-On Fabric or Ribbon: Fabric or ribbon strips can be sewn onto the bag to create handles.
  • Ready-made leather handles can be sewn onto the tote.

Choosing the Perfect Yarn

For durability and for your tote to maintain its shape over time, selecting the right yarn is really important. Here are some commonly used yarn options:

  1. Cotton Yarn: Cotton is a popular choice for tote bags due to its durability and natural fiber properties. It is sturdy, holds its shape well, and can withstand the weight of items in the bag. Cotton yarns come in various weights, such as worsted, sport, or DK, allowing you to achieve different textures and drape in your tote bag.
  2. Hemp Yarn: Hemp yarn is another excellent choice for crochet tote bags. It is known for its strength and durability, making it ideal for carrying heavier items. Hemp yarns are often blended with other fibers like cotton or bamboo to enhance softness and flexibility.
  3. Jute Yarn: Jute yarn is made from the natural fibers of the jute plant. It has a rustic and textured appearance, making it great for creating stylish and sturdy tote bags. Jute yarns can be blended with other fibers for added strength and flexibility.
  4. T-shirt Yarn: T-shirt yarn, also known as jersey yarn, is made from upcycled fabric scraps, often from old t-shirts. It has a chunky and soft texture, making it perfect for creating casual and boho-style tote bags. T-shirt yarns come in a variety of colors and thicknesses, allowing you to experiment with different designs.
  5. Acrylic Yarn: Acrylic yarn is a synthetic option that offers a wide range of colors, affordability, and easy care. While not as durable as natural fibers, acrylic yarn can still be suitable for lightweight tote bags that won’t carry heavy items.
  6. Blends and Combinations: Many yarns come in blends of different fibers, such as cotton and acrylic, or cotton and linen. These blends can offer the benefits of multiple fibers, such as the durability of cotton and the drape of acrylic.

Choosing the Perfect Stitches for your Tote

When it comes to choosing stitches, there are several options that I think offer both functionality and style. Here are some of the stitches I commonly use:

  1. Single Crochet US/Double Crochet UK: these crochet stitches create a dense and sturdy fabric, making them ideal for tote bags that need to hold their shape and withstand daily use. They also work well for creating tight and secure stitches, preventing small items from slipping through the gaps.
  2. Half Double Crochet US/Half Treble Crochet UK: slightly taller than single/double crochet stitches, they provide a good balance between height and density. These stitches work up quickly and can give a slightly more flexible fabric compared to single/double crochet, while still maintaining strength and structure.
  3. Double Crochet US/Treble Crochet UK: Double crochet stitches create a taller and more open fabric, making them suitable for tote bags that require more drape or a lacy look. However, it’s important to note that double crochet stitches may have larger gaps, which could allow smaller items to slip through.
  4. Popcorn/Bobble Stitch: The popcorn stitch is a textured stitch that creates little bobbles or “pops” on the fabric. Using popcorn stitches strategically can add dimension and a tactile element to your tote bag design.  I used bobble stitches in my drawstring bag in a honeycomb formation (image below).  I love the shape and texture it gave to this pattern.
crocheted bucket bag in orange and oatmeal colours is on the seat of garden furniture with orange coloured flowers in the background
  1. Basketweave Stitch: The basketweave stitch creates a textured and woven appearance, resembling the pattern of a basket. This stitch is great for adding visual interest and texture to your tote bag.
  2. Waistcoat Stitch (center single crochet or knit stitch): the waistcoat stitch resembles the vertical stitches of knitted fabric.  The stitches are worked into the center of the stitch rather than the top loops, resulting in a distinctive texture that produces a fabric that is dense and has a slight stretch.

You can also combine different stitches to create unique patterns or experiment with stitch combinations to achieve the durability, drape and style you want. A great example of this type of combination can be seen in my Canterbury tote bag. I used single crochet, half double crochet, crossed stitches and granny squares.

Adding a Lining

Whether or not to line a crochet tote bag is down to personal preference and depends on how you intend to use your crochet bag. Here are some things to consider when deciding whether to line your bag:

  • Stability and Shape: Lining a crochet tote bag can provide added stability and help maintain the shape of the bag, especially if you plan to carry heavier items. The lining can help prevent stretching or sagging of the crochet stitches.
  • Structure and Support: If you prefer a structured and well-defined look for your tote bag, a lining can provide the desired support. The lining material can add stiffness and help the bag maintain its form.
  • Security and Privacy: Lining the bag can enhance security and privacy by preventing items from peeking through the crochet stitches. It can also help keep smaller objects from falling out through the gaps.
  • Durability and Longevity: A lining can protect the crochet stitches from wear and tear, extending the lifespan of the tote bag. It acts as a barrier between the contents of the bag and the crochet fabric, reducing the risk of damage.
  • Aesthetics and Finishing Touch: Lining allows you to add a pop of color, pattern, or contrasting fabric to the inside of the bag. This can enhance the overall aesthetic and give the bag a more polished and professional appearance.

We have the flexibility to explore different options beyond traditional fabric linings for crochet tote bags. Instead of using fabric, I created a unique and sturdy lining by crocheting a half herringbone stitch for my simple granny square bag. This stitch produces a dense fabric that functions just like a fabric lining. If you’re interested, take a look at the pattern to see how it can be used.

It’s important for me to share that lining a crochet tote bag is not always necessary. If you’re using a sturdy yarn or prefer a more casual and flexible look, you might choose to not add a lining. Lining a bag requires sewing or other crafting skills, which may or may not be something you feel comfortable with.

If you need help in making a decision about lining your bag, watch a couple of video tutorials to see if you will feel comfortable.  There are a couple of videos I want to share – watch this video which shows you step-by-step how to line a crochet bag with a base and this video takes you through the process of adding a lining.

Ultimately, the decision to line a bag depends on your personal preferences, the purpose of the bag, and the desired level of functionality, aesthetics, and durability. My advice is to choose the option that best suits your needs.

Crochet Tote Bag Patterns

Clicking on the numbered crochet bag pattern will take you to the free pattern.

I’ve made a note if a free pattern is also a free PDF download or available to purchase.

Most of these crochet tote bag patterns are written in US crochet terminology.

For my UK crocheters, the table below is a conversion of basic crochet stitches from US to UK.

US Crochet TermsUK Crochet Terms
single crochet (sc)double crochet (dc)
half double crochet (hdc)half treble crochet (htr)
double crochet (dc)treble crochet (tr)
treble (tr)double treble (dtr)
double treble (dtr)triple treble (trtr)

Let’s explore some of the most eye-catching modern crochet tote bag free patterns available today.

1.Mosaic Crochet Tote Bag

mosaic crochet tote bag in green blocks with a navy blue outline hanging on a peg with a scarf
Jera’s Jamboree

This free crochet tote bag pattern uses the inset mosaic technique.

I’ve worked the bag in two separate panels with the handles worked directly onto the bag by chaining and skipping stitches followed by single crochet.

If you’re just starting out with mosaic crochet, this is the perfect pattern for you to practice with.

  • Body of bag : 15 inches / 38 cm (w) X 13.5 inches / 34cm (h) ; Handles: 11 inches  /  28 cm

This pattern is available to purchase as a PDF on Etsy.

2. Granny Square Tote Bag Josephine

Granny square tote bag in yellow, orange and cream
Jera’s Jamboree

I’ve used 13 granny squares (10 flower squares and 3 solid squares) to make this crochet tote bag pattern. It works up quickly and is an easy project.

The flower patterns for the squares are 3D giving the design texture and a lovely finish.

  • Crochet Stitches: Granny squares us bobble stitch and treble crochet (US double crochet), handles double crochet (US single crochet)
  • Recommended yarn:  Any DK yarn from your stash
  • Measurements: Body of Bag =  34cm/13.5” Handles = 30cm/12”
  • Skill level: Confident Beginner

This pattern is available as a PDF on Etsy.

3.  Rainbow Crochet Tote Bag

Pink, green, orange, yellow, blue and stone crocheted shopper tote
Jera’s Jamboree

Leftover yarn from previous projects?  

My easy tote bag crochet pattern free is perfect for using the yarn you have in your stash. 

You won’t need anything from your crafting budget 🙂

This tote was inspired by a shopper bag seen in a High Street shop (with alterations to make it fit for purpose).

  • Crochet Stitches: Double crochet (dc)   /   US single crochet (sc); Half Treble Crochet (htr)   /  US Half Double Crochet (hdc); Treble Crochet (tr)   /   US Double crochet (dc); Granny Cluster (cl)
  • Recommended yarn:  Any DK yarn from your stash
  • Measurements: Body of shopper bag 47cm / 18.5” W   X  43cm/ 17” H; Handles 24cm  /  9.5”
  • Skill level: Easy

4. Crochet Heart and Stripes Tote Bag

Crochet Tote Bag in stripes of green, pink and yellow with a heart bag charm
Jera’s Jamboree

Another fab project to use up your leftover yarn.  You’ll need small amounts of four different colours.

One side of the bag I designed details a heart created in tapestry crochet and the other stripes with a heart bag charm.

The two separate panels are sewn together using a long tail from the second panel.

The bag handles are worked as part of the panels and created by chaining and skipping stitches.

This is a smaller tote and is perfect for adding goodies to gift!

  • Crochet Stitches: Double Crochet (dc) /  US Single Crochet (sc), Treble Crochet (tr)  / US, Double Crochet (dc), Half Treble Crochet (htr)  /  US Half Double Crochet (hdc), Back Loop Only (blo)
  • Recommended yarn: Aran/Worsted 50g for each color
  • Measurements: 28cm / 11inches (W) X 23cm  /  9inches (L)
  • Skill level: Easy

This pattern is available to buy on Etsy.

5.  Crochet Tote Bag Canterbury Edition

Tote bag crocheted in a blend of granny squares and basic crochet stitches
Jera’s Jamboree

I’ve used a blend of granny squares and basic crochet stitches to create an eye-popping design for this crochet tote.

Crocheted from the bottom up, you’ll begin with working on both sides of the foundation chain and continue working in rounds before sewing the granny squares to the bag.  You’ll continue working in the round to make the handles.

I loved working with this yarn and have ordered more! I’m planning on designing a blanket, hot water bottle cover and dog sweater.

If you prefer to work from a PDF, buy this pattern on Etsy.

6. Blossom Crochet Tote Bag

Tote bag crocheted in blue with a blossom motif and leather handles
Nicki’s Homemade Crafts

There’s no need to line this tote – the crochet stitch used in the pattern gives a dense fabric that keeps its shape.

I love that the base is made after the bag is crocheted allowing the freedom to make the bag bottom width as thick or thin as you want.  I haven’t seen this construction before.  Unique!

The blossoms are iron on patches and the designer has used a hot glue gun to secure the patches to the crocheted fabric.

The four rings are sewn onto the bag before attaching the leather straps.

  • Crochet Stitches:  Waistcoat Stitch,
  • Recommended yarn: Premier Yarns “Just Yarn Value” (worsted acrylic)
  • Measurements: 13 x 13 inches (without measuring the straps, after sewing)
  • Skill level: Easy

7. Easy Crochet Tote Bag

tote bag crocheted in pink and blue with white accents is on a table with a notebook and sunglasses
Daisy Cottage Designs

Worked in the round from the bottom up you’ll crochet the bag handles separately before attaching them to the body of the bag.

This free tote bag pattern is perfect for beginners.  If you’re an experienced crocheter looking for a quick make, this one is for you too.

Tip: Before buying the yarn, have a look through your stash.  This project would look fab in stripes (as well as the 3 co-ordinating colors in the pattern).  You could easily make this crochet purse smaller too!

  • Crochet Stitches: single crochet, double crochet, chains
  • Recommended yarn: Dishie cotton (Yarn Weight: 4/worsted)
  • Measurements: 14” x 14” with a 14” handle height
  • Skill level: Beginner

Buy the ad-free PDF for this pattern on Etsy.

8. Pineapple Tote Crocheted Bag

Two white crocheted bags laid flat on a table
Crossman Knits

I love the style of this tote.  The shape is fabulous but it’s not just that.  I love how the crochet stitches come together to give a unique crochet bag design. 

Beginning with a solid base worked in the round, you’ll continue to work in rounds for the pineapple stitch.  From here, the purse is worked in a spiral (no slip stitch at the end of a round).  The shaping at the top of the crochet bag is worked in rows (very clear photos and instructions for how to do this). 

Another big bonus, you only need 150g of cotton yarn to work this project!

  • Crochet Stitches: single crochet, double crochet, treble crochet
  • Recommended yarn: Scheepjes Catona, or Catania Originals
  • Measurements: 50cm long with handles and 26cm wide
  • Skill level: Intermediate

The 10 page free pdf download includes charts, photo tutorials and written instructions to make this bag.

9.  Triangle Crochet Tote Bag

A woman is facing sideways with a bag on her shoulder
Yarnspirations

Inspired by Japanese market bags, this crochet tote is worked in one long rectangle starting with a solid section, followed by a striped section, and finishing with another solid section. Once folded, the crocheted fabric creates a cool colorblock effect. A small, single crochet rectangle joined to form a tube, neatens the handle join.

  • Crochet Stitches: moss stitch (single crochet and chain-1 spaces)
  • Recommended yarn: Caron Cotton Angel Cakes
  • Measurements: 18½” [47 cm] deep and wide
  • Skill Level: Easy

This crochet tote bag pattern is a free PDF download.

10. Chevron Bobble Tote Bag

A grey bag crocheted in zig zag bobbles is sat on a coffee table next to a plant
A Crocheted Simplicity

The bobbles create a lovely texture in this pattern.

The bag is worked in the round to create a tube with the bottom of the bag seamed closed once the fabric has been crocheted.

I like that you can adjust the strap using metal slides.  I thought this was a unique feature to include!

  • Crochet Stitches: single crochet, double crochet, 5dc bobble stitch
  • Recommended yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease
  • Measurements: 10″ W x 2.5″ D x 10″ H (not including strap)
  • Skill level:

Buy this pattern on Ravelry.  The paid PDF includes all photo tutorials and a Bonus Chart

11. Checkered Crochet Tote Bag

Green and white checkered crochet bag with a lemon and lime resting at the opening
Yarnspirations

I think this crocheted tote has a lot of interest in the design.  With a checkered border and tweed-look section, there’s plenty of opportunity to have a play with different colors.

Worked in the round with two strands of yarn held together, this bag will take the knocks but keep its shape.

Enjoy working with the checkered pattern?  I have a checkered Japanese Knot bag design you might like.

  • Crochet Stitches: single crochet
  • Recommended yarn: Lily Sugar ‘n’ Cream
  • Measurements:  12″ [30.5 cm] wide x 12″ [30.5 cm] high when folded flat, excluding straps
  • Skill level: Easy

This is a free pattern PDF download.

12. Marina Tote Crochet Beach Bag

A large tote crocheted in blue and white stripes is sat on a table with blue seating in the background
Knit Paint Sew

Does this pattern bring to your mind all things nautical?  It does for me!

This classic beach tote design is an easy project suitable for beginners.

Worked in basic crochet stitches from the bottom up, you’ll add eyelets and rustic rope handles for a professional finish.

  • Crochet Stitches: chain stitch, slip stitch, and single crochet
  • Recommended yarn: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton
  • Measurements: 21.5″ width x 14″ height x 5″ depth
  • Skill level: Beginner

13.  Beach Tote Free Crochet Pattern

A crocheted tote in light blue and red is on a worktop
Loops and Love Crochet

Although perfect for carrying everything you need for a trip to the beach, this beach tote is perfect for any time of year when you’re off on your adventures.

Swap the colors out for the different seasons of the year!

Crocheted in the round, you’ll be changing color and carrying the yarn.

There’s a video tutorial linked to the pattern that will show you how to crochet the tote bag.

  • Crochet Stitches: single crochet, double crochet, criss cross stitch
  • Recommended yarn: Bernat Home Maker Dec / #5 weight
  • Measurements: 16 inches wide and 12 inches tall, not including the handles.
  • Skill level:

This pattern is also available to buy on Etsy.

14. Essential Beach Tote

Crocheted bag in light blue and grey
LoveCrafts

Designed with a simple two block color, the base of this bag is worked in a couple of rows before turning the piece 90 degrees and then working around the short and long edges to continue working in rounds.

An eyelet round is worked so that the handles can be threaded through and sewn on the wrong side.

This crochet tote bag is worked in recycled ribbon which is discontinued.  Check out YarnSub to find a suitable substitute.  Alternatively, experiment with different yarns to match the gauge of the pattern.

  • Crochet Stitches: single crochet (UK double crochet)
  • Recommended yarn:  beach bag ribbon discontinued (see above)
  • Measurements: Width along top edge 50 cm, 19 ¾ in Width along bottom edge 34 cm, 13 ¼  in Length 36 cm, 14 in Strap length 56 cm, 22 in
  • Skill level: Intermediate

This pattern is a free downloadable PDF.

15. Sherbet Stripes Tote

A tote in light orange, pink, blue and green is laid on top of a succulent
Moogly

Crocheted in one skein of striped yarn, the color changes do all the work in this stunning crochet tote bag.

Starting with rows (4 rows) this bag then continues to work in rounds. 

If you can’t find the exact leather handles, it’s easy to crochet the tabs that will secure the straps to the bag.  Alternatively, this set would work well too.

  • Crochet Stitches: modified half double crochet
  • Recommended yarn: Red Heart Roll It With Tweed Worsted Weight
  • Measurements: 11.5″ wide x 11″ tall excluding handles
  • Skill level: Easy

16. Crochet Tote Bag

Two crochet tote bags, one in olive green and one in white.  Both have leather handles
Crochet Dreamz

Learn to crochet a tote bag in 2 different sizes using this free comprehensive tutorial.  As well as the written pattern, photos guide you too.

The bag is skillfully constructed from the bottom up, starting with an oval-shaped base. From there, you’ll gradually build up the sides, adding rounds until the desired height is reached. Once you establish the base and a few initial rounds on the sides, the pattern becomes repetitive.  I find repetition very soothing!

You’ll need extra materials for this project.  The bag uses plastic canvas to give a stiff base and a lining to help the crochet handbag keep its shape. Leather handles are used but there’s also instructions for crocheting the handles.

  • Crochet Stitches: single crochet (UK double crochet); double crochet (UK treble crochet)
  • Recommended yarn: #5 Bulky Weight T-Shirt Yarn /  Bernat Maker Home Dec
  • Measurements: Regular Tote: 16 inches wide and 12-1/2 inches tall; Large Tote: 21 inches wide and 14 inches tall
  • Skill level: Intermediate

17. Pina Bag

Bag crocheted with the tapestry technique in red and pink with green accents
Made by Jori

This mochila bag crochet pattern uses the tapestry crochet technique to create a beautiful and interesting design. 

There are three designs to choose from!

The written pattern links to video tutorials for color changes, adding a new color and yarn over/yarn over or yarn over/yarn under.

Stitch diagrams are included too.

If you’re looking for a new challenge, this bag might be just what you need!

  • Crochet Stitches: single crochet, double crochet, triple crochet
  • Recommended yarn: Cotton DK
  • Measurements: 36 cm wide and 30 cm high. The shoulder straps are 60 cm long
  • Skill level: Intermediate

Download the PDF pattern for free on Lovecrafts.

18.  Crochet Mosaic Bag Pattern

Tote bag crocheted in the mosaic crochet technique.  Graduated colours of blue with pink accents
Crochet Craft Mix

This video tutorial teaches you step-by-step how to crochet tote bag using the overlay mosaic technique.

The base of the crochet bag pattern is made in single crochet using two strands of yarn held together.  Once the base is finished, the mosaic pattern continues with one strand. 

Working in the round makes color changes easy  … there’s no fastening off at the end of each round as the yarn ‘floats’ until you need to use it again. 

Tip: When a new color is joined, I would recommend using a standing stitch.

I love the addition of the button closure!

19.  Hexagon Crochet Tote Bag

15 hexagons joined together to make this tote bag.  Crocheted in red, yellow and light blue
Yarnspiration

This tote is made up of 15 hexagons with the straps worked separately.  

The straps are made by crocheting one side of a chain then continuing to work along the opposite side of the chain.

As well as the written instructions, this pattern includes a stitch diagram, assembly diagram and instructions for adding an optional fabric lining.

  • Crochet Stitches: single crochet, double crochet, half double crochet
  • Recommended yarn: Lily Sugar‘n’Cream
  • Measurements: 15” x 17” [38 x 43 cm] excluding handles
  • Skill level: Easy

This is a free PDF download.

20.  Flower Hexagon Tote Bag

21 hexagons are joined together to form a crochet tote bag
Adoralby Kawaii

You’ll need 21 hexagons for this tote bag crochet pattern (the hexagons are smaller than in the pattern above).

The straps are worked in double crochet directly into the top border then joined on the other side with a single crochet.

This pattern includes a stitch diagram for the hexagon and a diagram that shows how to place the hexagons to join together.

  • Crochet Stitches: single crochet, double crochet, half double crochet puff stitch
  • Recommended yarn: Worsted weight (3 colors)
  • Measurements: 10”(25cm) wide and 9”(22.8cm) tall, excluding the straps
  • Skill level: Easy

This pattern is a free PDF download.

21. Mesh Crochet Tote Bag

A woman is standing and holding three mesh crochet bags - one in blue and white, one in pink and one and one in yellow and white
GarnStudio

This mesh bag is worked in the round from the base, through the body and then the handles (creating a tube). The base of the bag is crocheted together to finish.

DROPS Paris is a non-stretch hardwearing 100% cotton yarn that works perfectly for this project.  And with 55 colors to choose from, lots of choice to match your personal style!

This design is perfect to take out on shopping trips as well as days out.

  • Crochet Stitches: chain stitch, single crochet, double crochet
  • Recommended yarn: DROPS Paris (3 colors)
  • Measurements: 86 cm = 33 7/8”. Length (without straps): 36 cm = 14 1/4”
  • Skill level: Easy

22.  Secret Garden Market Tote Bag

A white crocheted market tote is hanging from a white iron bench
Kirsten Holloway Designs

How pretty is this flat-bottomed bag?  I love the texture! Those shells and double crochet clusters look fabulous don’t they.

The straps have jute at the centre.  Crocheted separately, they’re sewn onto the bag.

Available in two sizes, you’ll also find instructions for longer or shorter straps.

  • Crochet Stitches: single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, back post single crochet, reverse single crochet (crab stitch)
  • Recommended yarn: Lily Sugar ’n’ Cream body of the bag /  Jute for the handles
  • Measurements: Small: 10 1/2″ tall by 11″ wide, excluding handle ; Medium: 10 1/2″ tall by 13″ wide, excluding handle
  • Skill level: Intermediate

This pattern is available as a PDF on Ravelry.

Enjoy the creative process, express your individuality, and showcase your crochet skills with these beautiful and practical tote bags. Happy crocheting!

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