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Crochet Tote Bag Pattern (Botswana Bag)

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    • Detailed written instructions - standard American (US) , English crochet terminology
    • Numerous how-to photos
    • Suitable for intermediate crocheter
    • Bag is not lined. It measures Approx. 11” wide, , approx. 15” long (without straps), approx. 25” long , (with straps)


    Crochet pattern for a summer tote bag / handbag / purse.

    I call it "Botswana Bag" because I crocheted most of it while on a two week trip to Botswana, Africa. We drove all over Botswana, and when I wasn't looking up to take in the incredible wildlife and landscape I was crocheting away on it.

    I LOVE this bag. I think it is a very unique design, and it may be my very favorite one, so far.

    The bag consists of 16 squares. Each square is made by working an overlay pattern in double crochet onto a double crochet grid.

    Thank you for checking out my Botswana Bag crochet pattern!

    This bag is not lined. It measures approx. 11” wide, approx. 15” long (without straps) and approx. 25” long (with straps).

    This crochet tote bag pattern is suitable for an intermediate crocheter. It uses standard American (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).

    I am available to answer questions, should you have any.

    Thanks again for stopping by.

    Sonja Hood, KnotYourselfOut Crochet Patterns

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    Materials you need at home:

    • COTTON CROCHET THREAD SIZE 5 -- 150 g x 2; , specific yarn brand and color used to make bag , shown here are detailed in the tutorial
    • Size US D/3/3.25 mm crochet hook
    • Safety pins (for assembly)
    • Yarn needle (to sew in ends)