- Detailed written instructions - standard US English , crochet terminology
- Numerous how-to photos
- Suitable for CONFIDENT beginner - should be familiar , with color changes and working in the round
- This bag is not lined. It measures approx. 15” across , (30” around), and it is 16” tall (28” with straps)
Materials you need at home:
- This bag was made using BERNAT Handicrafter Cotton 100% cotton yarn, (1.75 oz / 50 g / 80 yd / 73 m)
- BERNAT Handicrafter Cotton, color INDIGO x 3
- BERNAT Handicrafter Cotton, color BLUE JEANS x 3
- BERNAT Handicrafter Cotton, color WARM BROWN x , 3
- Size K/10.5/6.50 mm crochet hook
- Stitch markers
- Yarn needle
- 6” x 4” piece of cardboard (for tassel)
I have to say it -- I think this bag is beautiful. I had a lot of fun designing it and I just love the combination of colors. In addition to being very pretty, the bag is also very roomy. The tassel gives the bag a lovely slouchy look and can hang down on one side, or flip over the top to keep the two sides together.
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This bag is not lined. It measures approx. 15” across (30” around), and it is 16" tall (28" with straps).
This crochet tote bag pattern is rated as EASY / INTERMEDIATE; meaning it is suitable for a confident beginner who understands how to work in the round and change colors. It uses standard US English crochet terminology. It has been tested for clarity and accuracy by a professional crochet designer. In addition, and as mentioned earlier, it contains step-by-step how-to photos. I am confident this pattern will make for a happy crochet experience (and a very useful bag).
This bag is worked in the round. It consists mainly of half double crochet stitches.
Sonja Hood (KnotYourselfOut)
I absolutely love to crochet! My mother taught me how when I was five years old, and it occupied a lot of my childhood.
It was during my time living in Bulgaria, as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer, that I first began to dream about writing and publishing my own crochet patterns.
As the years passed, work became my main focus, but I continued to dream about becoming a crochet designer and I collected inspiration from the many different places I was working in and traveling to: Bulgaria, Boston, Germany, Canada, Ireland (to name a few).
It was the birth of my son, ultimately, that finally gave me the opportunity to realize my dream. When my son was a baby, I wrote and published two crochet books (Painted Jute Rugs, Annie’s Attic, 2010 & Elegant Beaded Bags, Leisure Arts, 2013).
When my son began school my focus shifted to selling patterns online. I have been having the absolute time of my life -- crocheting, imagining crochet, writing about crochet, and engaging with many amazing crochet-lovers in online communities!
Home is now Toronto in Canada.
Thanks for reading my profile. I hope you will find a design in my shop that inspires you (the way it did me) to stitch up something beautiful.
Sonja Hood (Crochet Designer & Author)