• 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:

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    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.   

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    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

    The Elgin Tote and Cup Cozy Patterns

    The Elgin Tote Bag, a grey bag with a blue stripe at the top hanging on a fence.
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    While I was on vacation recently, I found myself without my crojo. Everything I attempted to make didn’t turn out. I kept trying though and eventually the Elgin Tote and Cup Cozy were born. Named after the place we vacation, and the place that helped me slow down and relax enough to help me get my crojo back. Comprised of simple stitches, this bag and cup cozy work up quickly and have wonderful texture.

    For this bag, you’ll need to know how to chain, single crochet, single crochet increase, double crochet, slip stitch, half double crochet and crocheting in the third loop.

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    Looking for a quick and easy tote bag pattern?  Looking for a cup cozy for regular or iced coffee that works up quickly but still has a lot of texture?  This free crochet pattern for the Elgin Tote and Cup Cozy from The Loopy Lamb is exactly what you're looking for.

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    This bag uses Bernat Maker Home Dec yarn which is a bulky (5) yarn in two different colours. For my bag I used Steel Blue and Clay. You can use your favourite bulky yarn as a substitute for the Bernat Maker Home Dec when making your Elgin Tote and Cup Cozy, but I would recommend using a cotton or cotton blend to minimize stretching.

    Try this cup cozy out on your iced coffee! Although it’s a simple stitch pattern, the chunky yarn gives it a bit of a different look.

    Looking for a quick and easy tote bag pattern?  Looking for a cup cozy for regular or iced coffee that works up quickly but still has a lot of texture?  This free crochet pattern for the Elgin Tote and Cup Cozy from The Loopy Lamb is exactly what you're looking for.

    The Elgin Cup Cozy Pattern

    Skill Level: Beginner

    Supplies:

    8.0 mm hook
    0.78 oz/22g of Bernat Maker Home Dec in any colour
    Tapestry Needle

    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
    DC = Double Crochet
    FO = Finish Off

    The Elgin Cup Cozy pictured with a beautifully handmade wooden crochet hook and a skein of Bernat Maker Home Dec yarn.

    Size: One Size
    Finished size: 3 inches tall x 4 inches wide.
    Gauge:
    5 sts across x 4 rows = 2” square

    The Elgin Cup Cozy pictured with a beautifully handmade wooden crochet hook

    Pattern

    CH 22.  Join your last stitch to your first stitch with a SL ST, taking care not to twist your CH.

    Row 1: CH 1. SC in the first stitch.  DC in the next st.  (SC 1, DC 1) to end of round.  Join with a SL ST. (22)

    Rows 2 – 8:  CH 1.  (SC 1, DC 1) to end of round.  Join with a SL St. (22)
    FO and weave in ends.

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    Looking for a quick and easy tote bag pattern?  Looking for a cup cozy for regular or iced coffee that works up quickly but still has a lot of texture?  This free crochet pattern for the Elgin Tote and Cup Cozy from The Loopy Lamb is exactly what you're looking for.
    Looking for a quick and easy tote bag pattern?  Looking for a cup cozy for regular or iced coffee that works up quickly but still has a lot of texture?  This free crochet pattern for the Elgin Tote and Cup Cozy from The Loopy Lamb is exactly what you're looking for.

    The Elgin Tote Bag Pattern

    Skill Level: Intermediate

    Supplies:

    6.0 mm hook
    8.6 oz/245 g/311 yards of Bernat Maker Home Dec in Clay (Main Colour)
    0.5 oz/13 g/17 yards of Bernat Maker Home Dec in Steel Blue (Contrasting Colour)
    Tapestry Needle
    Scissors


    Abbreviations:

    CH = Chain
    ST = Stitch
    SL ST = Slip Stitch
    SC = Single Crochet
    SCINC = Single Crochet Increase
    HDC = Half Double Crochet
    DC = Double Crochet
    FO = Finish Off

    Finished size: Approximately 14.5 inches tall x 15 inches wide.

    Gauge: 13 sts across x 10 rows = 4” square

    Pattern

    Row 1: Using you Main Colour, Ch 37.  In 2nd CH from hook SCINC, SC 34, SC 5 in last CH. Working up the other side of the CH, SC 34, SC 3 in last CH. Join last ST to first ST with a SL ST and CH 1 (from here on out referred to only as “join”). (78)

    Row 2: (SCINC) x 2 SC 34, (SCINC) x 5, SC 34, (SCINC) x 3. Join. CH 1. (88)

    Row 3: (SC 1, SCINC) x 2, SC 34, (SC 1, SCINC) x 5, SC 34, (SC 1, SCINC) x 3. Join. CH 1.  (98)

    Rows 4 – 7: SC in the first stitch, DC in the next stitch. (SC 1, DC 1) around. Join. CH 1 (98)

    Row 8: HDC in the first stitch and each stitch around. Join. CH 1 (98)

    Row 9: In 3rd loop, (SC, DC) around. Join. CH 1 (98)

    Rows 10 – 12: (SC, DC) around. Join. CH 1(98)

    Row 13: HDC in the first stitch and each stitch around. Join. CH 1 (98)

    Row 14: In 3rd loop, (SC, DC) around. Join. CH 1 (98)

    Rows 15 – 17: (SC, DC) around. Join. CH 1(98)

    Row 18: HDC in the first stitch and each stitch around. Join. CH 1(98)

    Row 19: In 3rd loop, HDC around. Join. CH 1 (98)

    Row 20: in 3rd loop, (SC, DC) around. Join. CH 1 (98)

    Rows 21 – 23: (SC, DC) around. Join. CH 1 (98)

    Row 24: HDC in the first stitch and each stitch around. Join. CH 1 (98)

    Row 25: In 3rd loop, (SC, DC) around. Join. CH 1 (98)

    Rows 26 – 28: (SC, DC) around. Join. CH 1 (98)

    Row 29: HDC in the first stitch and each stitch around. Join. CH 1 (98)

    Change to Contrasting Colour

    Row 30: In 3rd loop, (SC, DC) around. Join. CH 1 (98)

    Rows 31 – 33: (SC, DC) around. Join. CH 1 (98)

    Row 34: HDC in the first stitch and each stitch around. Join. CH 1 (98)

    Row 35: In 3rd loop, HDC in the first stitch and each stitch around. Join. CH 1 (98)

    Looking for a quick and easy tote bag pattern?  Looking for a cup cozy for regular or iced coffee that works up quickly but still has a lot of texture?  This free crochet pattern for the Elgin Tote and Cup Cozy from The Loopy Lamb is exactly what you're looking for.

    Row 36: In 3rd loop, SC in the first stitch and each stitch around around. Join. CH 1 (98)

    Rows 37- 39: SC in the first stitch and in each stitch around. Join. CH 1 (98)

    Row 40: SC 17, CH 70, skip 28, SC 21, CH 70, skip 28, SC 4. Join. CH 1 (42 STS, 140 CHs)

    Row 41: SC in each stitch and chain around. Join. CH 1 (182)

    Row 42: SC in each stitch around. Join.  1 (182)
    FO and weave in ends.

    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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    Looking for a quick and easy tote bag pattern?  Looking for a cup cozy for regular or iced coffee that works up quickly but still has a lot of texture?  This free crochet pattern for the Elgin Tote and Cup Cozy from The Loopy Lamb is exactly what you're looking for.
  • Crochet Patterns

    Rainbow Saver Tote Crochet Pattern

    Crochet Rainbow Tote Bag hanging on a fence with a text overlay indicating it's a free crochet tote bag pattern.
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    I had been looking for a really great rainbow yarn pallette for a while to create a free crochet tote bag pattern when I came across the Chiffon Rainbow Ombre Pack from Darn Good Yarn. I am a sucker for ombre pallettes but when I saw the rainbow pack, I was sold. I knew I had to design something with it. The Rainbow Saver Tote and this free crochet tote bag pattern is the result.

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    What drew me to this product (other than the lovely colours) was the fact that Chiffon Ombre Packs are made from recycled Saris. I love getting to crochet with different fibres and textures. Additionally, using this stuff keeps it out of landfills. Honestly, I was hooked.

    Get an inexpensive ad-free PDF version of this pattern HERE on Etsy or HERE on Ravelry.

    woman sitting next to the Rainbow Saver Tote made with this free crochet tote bag pattern.

    If you haven’t checked out Darn Good Yarn yet, I recommend that you do. They have some really cool products that are unique and environmentally friendly. Most of the products are ethically sourced, recycled materials in a variety of gorgeous colours. The Chiffon Rainbow Ombre Pack that was used to make this bag is a size 5 bulky yarn and I used an 8mm crochet hook.

    Free Crochet Tote Bag Pattern: The Rainbow Saver Tote

    Close up view of the rainbow crochet tote bag

    Skill Level:

    • Beginner

    Supplies:


    Abbreviations:

    • CH = Chain
    • SC = Single Crochet
    • SCINC = Single Crochet Increase
    • SL ST = Slip Stitch
    • BLO = Back Loops Only
    • FO = Finish Off

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    Finished size:

    • Approximately 13 inches tall (when standing) x 16.75 inches wide.

    Gauge:

    • 9 sts across x 11 rows = 4” square


    NOTES:

    • This pattern is written in American standard terms
    • This bag is worked in the round.  Do not join at the end of each round unless indicated otherwise.
    • When changing colours, I use the invisible join method to minimize the look of the colour changes and to avoid having a visible seam.  You can find a tutorial on how to do the invisible join HERE.  Alternatively, you can join each round with a slip stitch but you will have a visible seam.
    • You can make this pattern without the eyelets/grommets but they add strength and longevity to the bag.  Since the Chiffon Ribbon is chiffon, it may not hold up as long without the eyelets/grommets acting as a shield from the friction of your handle.


    Pattern:

    Using Indigo, CH 21. 

    Row 1: 3 SC in the 2nd CH from the hook.  SC 18, 5 SC in the last CH. 
    Working on the other side of the chain, SC 18, 2 SC in the last CH (46)

    Row 2: (SCINC) x 3, SC 18, (SCINC) x 5, SC 18, (SCINC) x 2 (56)

    Row 3: (SC 1, SCINC) x 3, SC 18, (SC 1, SCINC) x 5, SC 18, (SC 1, SCINC) x 2 (66)

    Row 4: (SC 2, SCINC) x 3, SC 18 , (SC 2, SCINC) x 5, SC 18, (SC 2, SCINC) x 2 (76)

    Row 5: In BLO, SC in each stitch around (76)

    Rows 6 – 8: SC in each stitch around (76)

    Change to Blue
    Rows 9 – 14: SC in each stitch around (76)

    Change to Green
    Rows 15 – 20: SC in each stitch around (76)

    Change to Yellow
    Rows 21 – 26: SC in each stitch around (76)

    Change to Orange
    Rows 27 – 32: SC in each stitch around (76)

    Girl holding the Rainbow Saver Tote bag made with this free crochet tote bag pattern.

    Change to Red
    Rows 33 – 34: SC in each stitch around (76)

    Row 35: SC 19, CH 1, SK 1, SC 14, CH1, SK1, SC 22, CH 1, SK 1, SC 14, CH 1, SK 1, SC 3 (76)

    Rows 36 – 38: SC in each stitch around (76)
    Join to the first stitch with a SL ST and FO.  Weave in ends.

    Adding the Eyelets/Grommets

    You will need a solid surface that can handle the force of a hammer being using on it to apply the grommets. 

    Add eyelets/grommets to each of the CH 1 spaces.  The side with the “stem” is the grommet so insert it through the CH 1 space from the outside. It will be a snug fit. There will be a solid metal circle that comes with the grommet kit.  This is the base.  Place the base underneath your grommet (it protects it from being damaged).

    Close up image of grommet placed on a grommet application tool

    This picture shows the outside facing part of the grommet on top of the grommet application kit.



    grommet applied to the right side of the crochet tote bag

    This is what it looks like after the grommet has been inserted through the chain space.


    close up image of the back of a grommet

    This is the back of the grommet (washer) that should be facing the inside of your bag.


    back of grommet applied to the wrong side of the crochet tote bag

    Place the washer over top of the stem portion of the grommet.


    hand holding the grommet application

    Place the flaring tool inside the hole of the grommet.


    Hammer hitting the grommet tool to apply the grommet to the tote bag

    Hit the flaring tool with the grommet until the washer and grommet are fastened securely together.

    Adding the Handles:

    Cut rope into two 38” lengths.  Insert the end of one of the rope lengths through an eyelet going from the inside to the outside of the bag.  Tie a knot in the end of the rope that you just pulled to the outside of the bag and pull taut.  Repeat with the other end of the same handle, ensuring that you are inserting it through the eyelet on the same side of the bag that you used the first time.  Once complete, repeat to create the handle on the other side of the bag.  I picked cotton rope because it frays a bit when cut and it gives a cool weathered look to the rope.  If you don’t like the fraying, you could try using a nylon rope or polyester blend rope. I prefer the cotton because it is softer on your hands and I prefer the twisted look rather to braided.

    Attaching the Word Band

    If using the word band, using a sewing needle and thread, sew the word band onto your bag.  I placed mine in the center point between the knots of one of the handles.

    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 blog: www.theloopylamb.com. 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.   

    Want more free crochet bag patterns? Check out my patterns for the Bobblelicious Bag, Colourblock Makeup Bag and the Elgin Tote Bag.

    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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    woman looking over her shoulder, wearing a rainbow crochet tote bag made with this free crochet tote bag pattern.

  • Crochet Patterns

    The Shoreline Seeker Tote – Crochet Tote Bag Free Pattern

    Close Up Image of the Shoreline Seeker Crochet Tote Bag
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    Raise your hand if you can’t wait until the warmer weather gets here! ✋ We have been getting some pretty crazy weather here this spring and it has had me longing for the long, hot days of summer. In preparation for our family trips to the beach, I wanted to create a crochet tote bag free pattern that was big enough to carry everything we need for a trip to the beach. So I created the Shoreline Seeker Tote.

    This crochet tote bag free pattern is a fun and quick project using Bernat Maker Home Dec. It is a cotton and nylon blend bulky (size 5) yarn which is just like a t-shirt yarn. Since it has a tubular construction, it doesn’t have plies to split while you’re crocheting. It is machine washable (which, as a mom, I absolutely love) and i thoroughly enjoyed working with it.

    The length of the strap is long enough to be worn across the body but still short enough to be worn on just one shoulder. You can adjust the length of the strap by adding or omitting rows.

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    Close up of tag on the crochet tote bag that says enjoy the journey

    I found these really cute word bands when I was at Michaels a little while ago and I thought they would look great as a tag. The one that I added to my bag says “Enjoy the Journey” which really spoke to me. If you have ever vacationed with young kids, you can sometimes feel like you need a vacation from your vacation by the end. It can be hard to relax when you’re running after little ones. So I added this specific tag to my bag as a reminder to slow down and enjoy the journey with my kids when on vacation. This time with them is short and sweet so I need that reminder to enjoy the craziness while I can.

    Get an inexpensive ad-free PDF version of the Shoreline Seeker Tote pattern HERE on Etsy or HERE on Ravelry.

    Crochet tote bag and accessories with a text overlay

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    Skill Level:

    • Beginner

    Supplies:

    Abbreviations:


    Finished size:

    • 16.5 inches tall x 21.5 inches wide.
    Crochet Tote bag hanging on Mannequin

    Gauge:

    • 13 sts across x 9 rows = 4” square

    Crochet Tote Bag FreePattern – Shoreline Seeker Tote:

    Crochet Tote Bag Free Pattern Finished project

    Bag Body:

    Row 1: FHDC 99 or CH100 and HDC in the 2nd CH from the hook and each st. across. CH1 and turn. (99)

    Row 2: HDC 2, CH1, Skip 1, *HDC 1, CH1, Skip 1* repeat 47 times.  HDC 2.  CH 1 and turn. (99)

    Row 3: HDC in the first two stitches.  HDC in the CH space.  *HDC in the next stitch.  HDC in the CH space* repeat 47 times.  HDC in the last two stitches.  CH 1 and turn. (99)

    Rows 4 – 49: Alternate Row 2 and 3 (99)

    After you have chained 1 and turned on row 49, fold the bag in half (with right sides together) bringing the left side of Row 49 together with the right side of Row 49.  SL ST the two sides together to create a seam.  Cut Yarn.  Reattach yarn on the other short end of the rectangle in the first stitch of your foundation row.  SL ST the two sides together to create a seam.  FO and weave in ends.

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    Shoreline Seeker Tote Bag with accessories



    Trim and Strap:

    Row 1: Reattach yarn at the top of the bag near the seam and SC 100 evenly around the top of the bag.  Do not join.

    Row 2: Continue working in the round, HDC in each stitch around (100)

    Row 3: HDC around. (100)

    Row 4: Switch to 5.5mm hook. This will start the strap.  SC 6. CH 1 and turn. 

    Row 5: SC 10.  CH 1 and turn.

    Rows 6 -96: SC across.  CH 1 and turn (10)

    Row 97: SC across.  FO leaving a long tail to sew the strap to the other side of the bag.

    Count 40 stitches to the left of the first stitch of your strap and place a stitch marker.  Place a stitch marker in the 10th stitch away from the first stitch marker.  Line up the unfinished end of your strap with your stitch markers that you placed on the body of the bag (taking care not to twist the strap) and sew the strap to the body of the bag.

    Optional: If using the word band, sew the word band onto the side of your bag.  I placed mine in the center of the trim.

    I hope you enjoyed making your Shoreline Seeker Tote. Please remember to pin and share this post.

    Want to make another crochet bag? Check out my free crochet patterns for The Vendbar Tote, The Rainbow Saver Tote and the Bobblelicious Bag. A listing of all my free crochet patterns can be found HERE.

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