• Crochet Patterns

    The Vendbar Tote Bag

    The Vendbar Tote Bag hanging on a fence, comprised of stripes of blue and white.
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    I am excited to share with you my latest pattern: The Vendbar Tote Bag. This bag has a wonderful texture on the “right side” and that stitch pattern creates a really cool colour pattern on the “wrong side”. It is seriously hard for me to tell you which side I like more. The seam is nearly invisible on this bag due to the textured stitches. So no matter of The Vendbar Tote Bag which side you prefer, just go with it.

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    During the design process, I always try to come up with a name for a project early on. Naming my projects is something I sometimes struggle with because so many names have been used already. While I was designing this bag, I could not come up with a name I was happy with. My husband suggested the Blueberry You-Carry and although it was hilarious, it wasn’t what I was looking for. Then I came up the idea of using a Danish word since Hobbii Yarns is from Denmark. Vendbar means reversible in Danish. So it isn’t the most creative name if I call it The Reversible Tote but it sounds a bit better when it’s called The Vendbar Tote.

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    Woman holding the Vendbar Tote

    The Vendbar Tote Bag

    Skill Level: Intermediate

    Supplies:

    Get an inexpensive copy of the ad-free, PDF version of both these patterns HERE on Ravelry or HERE on Etsy.

    Abbreviations:
    CH = Chain
    ST = Stitch
    SL ST = Slip Stitch
    SC = Single Crochet
    SCINC = Single Crochet Increase
    DC = Double Crochet
    TR = Triple/Treble Crochet
    BLO = Back Loop Only
    FO = Finish Off

    Size: One Size
    Finished size: 14 inches tall at bag’s tallest point (not including handles) x 14.75 inches wide.

    Gauge: 19 sts across x 15 rows (Rows 10 – 23 of bag pattern repeat) = 4” square

    The inside of The Vendbar Tote

    NOTES:

    • Anywhere “join” is indicated it means to join the last stitch of the round to the first stitch of the round with a sl st.
    • This bag is reversible but how you work your TR stitches is vital to making that happen.  When I make my TR stitches (as noted in Row 11), I put my hook through the stitch as normal (under both loops) but I push the stitches of the previous row backwards before I do my YO and pull through the stitch.  This ensures that the working yarn doesn’t wrap around the previous row of stitches.

    Using Colour 76 (Dark Blue), CH 51
    Row 1: In 2nd CH from hook, SCINC.  SC 48, SC 3 in the last CH. Working up the other side of the chain, SC 48.  SC in the last CH. Join last stitch to first stitch with a sl st. (102)

    Row 2: CH 1.  SC in the first stitch, SCINC in the next.  SC 48, SCINC, SC 1, SCINC, SC 48, SCINC in the last st.  Join with a sl st (106)

    Row 3: CH 1. SC, SCINC in the next two stitches. SC 48, SCINC in the next two stitches, SC 1, SCINC in next two stitches, SC 48, SCINC in the last two stitches. Join with a sl st (112)

    Row 4: CH 1. SC, SCINC in the next two stitches. SC 52, SCINC in the next two stitches, SC, SCINC in next two stitches, SC 52, SCINC in the last two stitches. Join with a sl st (122)

    Row 5: CH 1. (SC in the first stitch, SCINC in the next stitch) x 2, SC 54, (SCINC in the first stitch, SC in the next stitch) x 3, SCINC, SC 54, SCINC, SC, SCINC. Join with a sl st (130)

    Rows 6 – 9: CH 1. In BLO, SC in the first stitch and each stitch around. Join.  (130)

    Row 10:  CH 4 (counts at first stitch and CH 1), skip second stitch and DC in the third stitch, CH 1, skip 1, *DC, CH 1, skip 1* until end.  Join the third CH of your CH 4 with a sl st. (130)


    Change to Colour 71 (Light Blue)

    Row 11: CH 1.  SC in the first stitch.  TR in the stitch directly underneath the CH space. *SC in the next stitch, TR in the stitch directly underneath the CH space* repeat til end. Join with a sl st.  (130)

    Row 12: CH 1.  SC in each stitch around. Join with a sl st. (130)

    Row 13:  CH 4 (counts at first stitch and CH 1), skip second stitch and DC in the third stitch , CH 1, skip 1, *DC, CH 1, skip 1* until end.  Join the third CH of your CH 4 with a sl st. (130)

    Blue Tote Bag, Crochet Tote Bag, Crochet Market Bag, Striped Bag
    The outside of the Vendbar Tote

    Change to Colour 2 (Cream)

    Row 14: CH 1.  SC in the first stitch.  TR in the stitch directly underneath the CH space. *SC in the next stitch, TR in the stitch directly underneath the CH space* repeat til end. Join. 

    Row 15: CH 1.  SC in each stitch around. Join. (130)

    Row 16:  CH 4 (counts at first stitch and CH 1), skip second stitch and DC in the third stitch. *DC, CH 1, skip 1* until end.  Join the third CH of your CH 4 with a sl st. (130)

    Change to Colour 70 (Medium Blue)

    Row 17: CH 1.  SC in the first stitch.  TR in the stitch directly underneath the CH space. *SC in the next stitch, TR in the stitch directly underneath the CH space* repeat til end. Join.  (130)

    Row 18: CH 1.  SC in each stitch around. Join. (130)

    Row 19:  CH 4 (counts at first stitch and CH 1), skip second stitch and DC in the third stitch, CH 1, skip 1, *DC, CH 1, skip 1* until end.  Join the third CH of your CH 4 with a sl st. (130)

    Change to Colour 1 (White)

    Row 20: CH 1.  SC in the first stitch.  TR in the stitch directly underneath the CH space. *SC in the next stitch, TR in the stitch directly underneath the CH space* repeat til end. Join.  (130)

    Row 21: CH 1.  SC in each stitch around. Join. (130)

    Row 22:  CH 4 (counts at first stitch and CH 1), skip second stitch and DC in the third stitch, CH 1, skip 1, *DC, CH 1, skip 1* until end.  Join the third CH of your CH 4 with a sl st. (130)

    Change to Colour 76 (Dark Blue)

    Row 23: CH 1.  SC in the first stitch.  TR in the stitch directly underneath the CH space. *SC in the next stitch, TR in the stitch directly underneath the CH space* repeat til end. Join.  (130)

    Rows 24 – 27: CH 1.  SC in each stitch around. Join. (130)

    Row 28:  CH 4 (counts at first stitch and CH 1), skip second stitch and DC in the third stitch, CH 1, skip 1, *DC, CH 1, skip 1* until end.  Join the third CH of your CH 4 with a sl st. (130)

    Change to Colour 71 (Light Blue)

    Row 29: CH 1.  SC in the first stitch.  TR in the stitch directly underneath the CH space. *SC in the next stitch, TR in the stitch directly underneath the CH space* repeat til end. Join.  (130)

    Row 30: CH 1.  SC in each stitch around. Join. (130)

    Row 31:  CH 4 (counts at first stitch and CH 1), skip second stitch and DC in the third stitch, CH 1, skip 1, *DC, CH 1, skip 1* until end.  Join the third CH of your CH 4 with a sl st. (130)

    Change to Colour 2 (Cream)

    Row 32: CH 1.  SC in the first stitch.  TR in the stitch directly underneath the CH space. *SC in the next stitch, TR in the stitch directly underneath the CH space* repeat til end. Join.  (130)

    Row 33: CH 1.  SC in each stitch around. Join. (130)

    Row 34:  CH 4 (counts at first stitch and CH 1), skip second stitch and DC in the third stitch, CH 1, skip 1, *DC, CH 1, skip 1* until end.  Join the third CH of your CH 4 with a sl st. (130)

    Change to Colour 70 (Medium Blue)

    Row 35: CH 1.  SC in the first stitch.  TR in the stitch directly underneath the CH space. *SC in the next stitch, TR in the stitch directly underneath the CH space* repeat til end. Join.  (130)

    Row 36: CH 1.  SC in each stitch around. Join. (130)

    Row 37:  CH 4 (counts at first stitch and CH 1), skip second stitch and DC in the third stitch, CH 1, skip 1, *DC, CH 1, skip 1* until end.  Join the third CH of your CH 4 with a sl st. (130)


    Change to Colour 1(White)

    Row 38: CH 1.  SC in the first stitch.  TR in the stitch directly underneath the CH space. *SC in the next stitch, TR in the stitch directly underneath the CH space* repeat til end. Join.  (130)

    Row 39: CH 1.  SC in each stitch around. Join. (130)

    Row 40:  CH 4 (counts at first stitch and CH 1), skip second stitch and DC in the third stitch, CH 1, skip 1, *DC, CH 1, skip 1* until end.  Join the third CH of your CH 4 with a sl st. (130)

    Change to Colour 76 (Medium Blue)

    Row 41: CH 1.  SC in the first stitch.  TR in the stitch directly underneath the CH space. *SC in the next stitch, TR in the stitch directly underneath the CH space* repeat til end. Join.  (130)

    Rows 42 – 45: CH 1.  SC in each stitch around. Join. (130)

    Row 46:  CH 4 (counts at first stitch and CH 1), skip second stitch and DC in the third stitch, CH 1, skip 1, *DC, CH 1, skip 1* until end.  Join the third CH of your CH 4 with a sl st. (130)

    Change to Colour 71(Light Blue)

    Row 47: CH 1.  SC in the first stitch.  TR in the stitch directly underneath the CH space. *SC in the next stitch, TR in the stitch directly underneath the CH space* repeat til end. Join.  (130)

    Row 48: CH 1.  SC in each stitch around. Join. (130)

    Row 49:  CH 4 (counts at first stitch and CH 1), skip second stitch and DC in the third stitch, CH 1, skip 1, *DC, CH 1, skip 1* until end.  Join the third CH of your CH 4 with a sl st. (130)

    Change to Colour 2 (Cream)

    Row 50: CH 1.  SC in the first stitch.  TR in the stitch directly underneath the CH space. *SC in the next stitch, TR in the stitch directly underneath the CH space* repeat til end. Join.  (130)

    Row 51: CH 1.  SC in each stitch around. Join. (130)

    Row 52:  CH 4 (counts at first stitch and CH 1), skip second stitch and DC in the third stitch, CH 1, skip 1, *DC, CH 1, skip 1* until end.  Join the third CH of your CH 4 with a sl st. (130)

    Change to Colour 70 (Medium Blue)

    Row 53: CH 1.  SC in the first stitch.  TR in the stitch directly underneath the CH space. *SC in the next stitch, TR in the stitch directly underneath the CH space* repeat til end. Join.  (130)

    Row 54: CH 1.  SC in each stitch around. Join. (130)

    Row 55:  CH 1.  SC 23. CH 78. Skip 34. SC31. CH 78. Skip 34. SC 8.  Join. (62 SCs and 156 chs)

    Rows 56 – 58: CH 1. SC in each stitch and CH around. Join. (218)

    FO and weave in ends.  Enjoy your bag 😊

    Disclaimer:

    Feel free to sell the item created by this pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my Etsy Shop: www.etsy.com/ca/shop/theloopylamb.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, claiming this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.   

    I’d love to see your finished items!  Please share your finished makes by tagging the pattern on Ravelry, sharing it to our Facebook page or Instagram.  Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest 

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    Like Tote Bags? Check out these free tote bag patterns! The Shoreline Seeker Tote or The Rainbow Saver Tote.

    The Vendbar Tote Bag - A Free Crochet Pattern by The Loopy Lamb.

The Vendbar Tote has a wonderful texture, easy colour changes and best of all....it's reversible!  The bag has a totally different and beautiful texture on the inside that is just as beautiful as the "right side".  

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  • Crochet Patterns

    Colour Block Make Up Bag Crochet Pattern

    close up image of a small white and blue crochet make up bag with a small metal tag on the front.
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    The colour block make up bag is a super easy, beginner-friendly crochet pattern that can be made in a few hours. Because who doesn’t love a quick, easy crochet pattern?

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    One of my favourite features of this bag is the suede tassel. I hunted high and low to find the perfect tassel for this project. After going to a few shops locally and searching online, I found this beauty on Etsy at Moxie’s Leather. Their tassels were gorgeous and I was so excited to support another Canadian maker that I couldn’t wait for it to get here. I think it was the perfect finishing touch to this bag.

    I also added another one of the Tim Holtz Word Bands to this bag. I have used them on the last two bags I’ve designed (The Rainbow Saver Tote Bag and the Shoreline Seeker Tote) and I really enjoyed the look they give to the bags. The one I used on this bag says “Encourage your hope, not your fears”.

    Colour Block Make Up Bag Crochet Pattern

    Colour Block Make Up Bag Free Crochet Pattern by The Loopy Lamb

This beginner-friendly crochet pattern is a quick and easy, yet modern-looking make.  

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    Skill Level:

    • Beginner

    Get the inexpensive ad-free PDF copy of this pattern HERE on Etsy or HERE on Ravelry.

    Supplies:

    Bernat Handicrafter in White (1- 50g Skein) and Classic Navy (1 – 50g Skein)
    4 mm crochet hook
    Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
    8” White Zipper
    White Sewing Thread and Sewing Needle
    Tim Holtz Idea-ology Word Band (Optional)
    4” Leather Tassel (Optional) – I got mine from Moxie’s Leather on Etsy (HERE)
    1 – 9mm Split Jump Ring to attach Tassel to Zipper (Optional)
    Sewing Pins
    Measuring Tape
    Scissors
    Fabric Pencil (or something to mark where you need to sew on the bottom of the bag)


    Colour Block Make Up Bag Free Crochet Pattern by The Loopy Lamb

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    Abbreviations:

    Size:

    • Finished size: Approximately 3.75 inches tall x 8.75 inches wide (at widest part) x 3“ deep (at base).

    Gauge:

    • 9.5 sts across x 9 rows = 2” square


    NOTES:

    • This pattern is written in American standard terms
    • This project is worked in the round.  The end of each round is joined with a slip stitch to the first stitch of that round.

    Pattern


    Using Classic Navy, CH 71.  Join with a SL ST to the first CH to form a ring.  CH 1. (70)

    Rows 1 – 12: SC in the first stitch and in each stitch around.  Join to the first stitch with a SL ST. CH1. (70)

    Change to White
    Rows 13 – 23: SC in the first stitch and in each stitch around.  Join to the first stitch with a SL ST.  CH 1 (70)

    Row 24: SC in the first stitch and in each stitch around.  Join to the first stitch with a SL ST. (70)
    FO. Weave in ends.

    With the bag inside out, line up the bottom stitches.  Using Classic Navy, sew the bottom of the bag together, sewing through each set of lined up stitches.  FO and weave in ends. 

    Applying the zipper:  

    Pin in the zipper and using the sewing thread and needle, sew the zipper to the bag.

    Colour Block Make Up Bag Free Crochet Pattern by The Loopy Lamb

This beginner-friendly crochet pattern is a quick and easy, yet modern-looking make.  

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    To make the square bottom: 

    Keeping the bag inside out, turn it upside down.  Lay the bag so that the bottom faces up and one of the corners lays out in a triangular shape, with the seam centered. Use a ruler and measure 1 1/8” from the tip of the cover and mark a line across the corner at that point.  Using Classic Navy, sew through both layers across that line.  Repeat on the other corner. Fold the corners towards the center of the inside of the bag and using a length of classic navy secure the corners down to the bottom of the bag.

    Colour Block Make Up Bag Free Crochet Pattern by The Loopy Lamb

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    Colour Block Make Up Bag Free Crochet Pattern by The Loopy Lamb

This beginner-friendly crochet pattern is a quick and easy, yet modern-looking make.  

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    Finishing Touches:

    If using the word band, sew it to the front of the bag in the center, just below the opening.

    If using the tassel, attach it to the jump ring and attach the jump ring to the zipper to act as a zipper pull.

    Disclaimer:

    Feel free to sell the item created by this pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my Etsy Shop: www.etsy.com/ca/shop/theloopylamb.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, claiming this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.   

    Like to crochet bag patterns? Check out my free crochet patterns for The Vendbar Tote, Sloth Hook Case and The Shoreline Seeker Tote.

    I’d love to see your finished items!  Please share your finished makes by tagging the pattern on Ravelry, sharing it to our Facebook page or Instagram.  Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest  Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheLoopyLamb
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    Colour Block Make Up Bag Free Crochet Pattern by The Loopy Lamb

This beginner-friendly crochet pattern is a quick and easy, yet modern-looking make.  

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