Green Stripes Crochet Tote Bag

Green Stripes Crochet Tote Bag
This pattern will allow you to make yourself a big, nice and stylish bag with lots of inner space for your stuff. You’ll see that making such a unique and useful accessory may be so much more easier than it looks. The yarn used in this design would be better if it is a blend that will have a firm and durable feel when crocheted. Hope you have fun using the pattern and even more fun when using the bag.

Skill Level:Easy - Intermediate.

Size: Height: 33 cm (13 inch), Bottom: 38 cm (15 inch), Depth: 6 cm (2,5 inch)

Hook: 5 mm (US H-8) hook.

Yarn:100% Acrylic yarn, 1 ball of 100 gr - 200 m. 4 balls of yarn of different colors (preferably).

Notion: *Button *Darning Neddle *Scissors

Stitches Used: Chain stitches (ch), stitch-es (st-s), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), front loop only (FLO), half double crochet (hdc), double crochet (dc), triple crochet (tr).

Note: I have tried with a Netbook and iPad. For iPad2 you can change the edge and the base to be narrower if you wish.

Gauge: 5 mm hook, 15 dc stitches and 7 dc rows = 4 inch

 

Body

Row 1:(CA) ch 101, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 7 ch, hdc in next 8 ch, dc in next 68 ch, hdc in next 8 ch, sc in next 8 ch, cut the yarn . (16 sc, 16 hdc, 68 dc)

Don’t forget:
”changing to the yarn with the next row’s color on last 2 loops of last sc”
will be done on every row from now on.

Row 2:(CD) ch 1, this row all sts are FLO, sc in each stitch, turn. (100 sc)

Row 3:(CB) ch 1, sc in next 8 sc, hdc in next 8 sc, dc in next 68 sc, hdc in next 8 sc, sc in next 8 sc, turn. (16 sc, 16 hdc, 68 dc)

Row 4:(CD) ch 1, this row all sts are FLO, sc in each stitch, turn. (100 sc)

Row 5:(CC) ch 1, sc in next 8 sc, hdc in next 8 sc, dc in next 68 sc, hdc in next 8 sc, sc in next 8 sc, turn. (16 sc, 16 hdc, 68 dc)

Row 6:(CD) ch 1, this row all sts are FLO, sc in each stitch, turn. (100 sc)

Row 7:(CC) ch 1, sc in next 8 sc, hdc in next 8 sc, dc in next 68 sc, hdc in next 8 sc, sc in next 8 sc, turn. (16 sc, 16 hdc, 68 dc)

Row 8:(CD) ch 1, this row all sts are FLO, sc in each stitch, turn. (100 sc)

Row 9:(CB) ch 1, sc in next 8 sc, hdc in next 8 sc, dc in next 68 sc, hdc in next 8 sc, sc in next 8 sc, turn. (16 sc, 16 hdc, 68 dc)

Row 10:(CD) ch 1, this row all sts are FLO, sc in each stitch, turn. (100 sc)

Row 11:(CA) ch 1, sc in next 8 sc, hdc in next 8 sc, dc in next 68 sc, hdc in next 8 sc, sc in next 8 sc, turn. (16 sc, 16 hdc, 68 dc)

Row 12:(CD) ch 1, this row all sts are FLO, sc in next 8 sc, hdc in next 8 sc, dc in next 68 sc, hdc in next 8 sc, sc in next 8 sc, turn. (16 sc, 16 hdc, 68 dc)

Row 13:(CC) ch 1, sc in next 8 sc, hdc in next 8 sc, dc in next 68 sc, hdc in next 8 sc, sc in next 8 sc, turn. (16 sc, 16 hdc, 68 dc)

Row 14:(CD) ch 1, this row all sts are FLO, sc in next 8 sc, hdc in next 8 sc, dc in next 68 sc, hdc in next 8 sc, sc in next 8 sc, turn. (16 sc, 16 hdc, 68 dc)

Row 15:(CC) ch 1, sc in next 8 sc, hdc in next 8 sc, dc in next 68 sc, hdc in next 8 sc, sc in next 8 sc, turn. (16 sc, 16 hdc, 68 dc)

Row 16:(CD) ch 1, this row all sts are FLO, sc in next 8 sc, hdc in next 8 sc, dc in next 68 sc, hdc in next 8 sc, sc in next 8 sc, turn. (16 sc, 16 hdc, 68 dc)

Row 17:(CC) ch 1, sc in next 8 sc, hdc in next 8 sc, dc in next 68 sc, hdc in next 8 sc, sc in next 8 sc, turn. (16 sc, 16 hdc, 68 dc)

Row 18:(CD) ch 1, this row all sts are FLO, sc in next 8 sc, hdc in next 8 sc, dc in next 68 sc, hdc in next 8 sc, sc in next 8 sc, turn. (16 sc, 16 hdc, 68 dc)

Row 19:(CC) ch 1, sc in next 8 sc, hdc in next 8 sc, dc in next 68 sc, hdc in next 8 sc, sc in next 8 sc, turn. (16 sc, 16 hdc, 68 dc)

Row 20:(CD) ch 1, this row all sts are FLO, sc in next 8 sc, hdc in next 8 sc, dc in next 68 sc, hdc in next 8 sc, sc in next 8 sc, turn. (16 sc, 16 hdc, 68 dc)

Row 21:(CC) ch 1, sc in next 8 sc, hdc in next 8 sc, dc in next 68 sc, hdc in next 8 sc, sc in next 8 sc, turn. (16 sc, 16 hdc, 68 dc)

Row 22:(CD) ch 1, this row all sts are FLO, sc in next 8 sc, hdc in next 8 sc, dc in next 68 sc, hdc in next 8 sc, sc in next 8 sc, turn. (16 sc, 16 hdc, 68 dc)

Row 23:(CA) ch 1, sc in next 8 sc, hdc in next 8 sc, dc in next 68 sc, hdc in next 8 sc, sc in next 8 sc, turn. (16 sc, 16 hdc, 68 dc)

Row 24:(CD) ch 1, this row all sts are FLO, sc in each stitch, turn. (100 sc)

Row 25:(CB) ch 1, sc in next 8 sc, hdc in next 8 sc, dc in next 68 sc, hdc in next 8 sc, sc in next 8 sc, turn. (16 sc, 16 hdc, 68 dc)

Row 26:(CD) ch 1, this row all sts are FLO, sc in each stitch, turn. (100 sc)

Row 27:(CC) ch 1, sc in next 8 sc, hdc in next 8 sc, dc in next 68 sc, hdc in next 8 sc, sc in next 8 sc, turn. (16 sc, 16 hdc, 68 dc)

Row 28:(CD) ch 1, this row all sts are FLO, sc in each stitch, turn. (100 sc)

Row 29:(CC) ch 1, sc in next 8 sc, hdc in next 8 sc, dc in next 68 sc, hdc in next 8 sc, sc in next 8 sc, turn. (16 sc, 16 hdc, 68 dc)

Row 30:(CD) ch 1, this row all sts are FLO, sc in each stitch, turn. (100 sc)

Row 31:(CB) ch 1, sc in next 8 sc, hdc in next 8 sc, dc in next 68 sc, hdc in next 8 sc, sc in next 8 sc, turn. (16 sc, 16 hdc, 68 dc)

Row 32:(CD) ch 1, this row all sts are FLO, sc in each stitch, turn. (100 sc)

Row 33:(CA) ch 1, sc in next 8 sc, hdc in next 8 sc, dc in next 68 sc, hdc in next 8 sc, sc in next 8 sc, turn. (16 sc, 16 hdc, 68 dc). Fasten off.

 

Edge (make 2) 

Row 1:(CD) ch 33, tr 3rd chain from hook and until last ch, turn. (1 ch3, 30 tr)

Row 2:(CD) ch 2, dc in each tr, turn. (1 ch2, 30 dc)

Row 3:(CD) ch 3, tr in each dc, leave a long tail for sewing. Fasten off. (1 ch3, 30 tr)

 

*Sew as in the pictures below, so that the tr sts will be both on outside and inside of the bag and dc sts will stay on top of the edge.

Strap and Gusset

Row 1:(CC) ch 151, sc second chain from hook and until last ch, 5 sc in last ch; working on opposite side of foundation chain, sc until last ch, 4 sc in last ch, join with sl st to ch1.

Row 2:(CC) ch 2 (count as first dc) and dc in same sc, 1 dc in next sc, 2 dc in next sc, 1 dc in next sc, 1 hdc in next sc, sc in next 140 sc, 1 hdc in next sc, *1 dc next sc, 2 dc in next sc* Repeat * to * 5 times, 1 dc in next sc, 1 hdc in next sc, sc in next 140 sc, 1 hdc in next sc, *1 dc next sc, 2 dc in next sc* Repeat * to * 3 times, 1 dc in last sc, changing to the yarn of next row’s color, join with sl st to ch2.

 

Row 3:(CD) ch 2 (count as first dc) and dc in same st, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st, 1 hdc in next st, sc in next 139 st, 1 hdc in next st, *1 dc next st, 2 dc in next st* Repeat * to * 8 times, 1 hdc in next st, sc in next 139 st, 1 hdc in next st, *1 dc next st, 2 dc in next st* Repeat * to * 5 times, join with sl st to ch2.

Row 4:(CD) ch 1, sc in each st, join with sl st to ch1. Fasten off.

 *Sew as in the pictures below, center the body (34th stitch is the middle) and center the strap aligning your 2 pieces together. Sew these pieces together using the whip stitch technique or you can use sturdy seams with the backstitch. (If you need more help on this check: How to whip stitch in crochet )

 

 

The Lock

Row 1:(CD) ch 33, tr 3rd chain from hook and next18 ch, leaving a long tail for the loop tie fasten off . (1 ch3, 18 tr, 12 ch)

 

 * Again, align center and sew it to the edge as in the pictures below.

01/02/2012
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For some time now, I've been trying hard to create stylish and cozy simple accessories with the most basic material and using the simplest tool on earth. Instead of selling the items, I am focused on creating the pattern for it. Because crocheting is fun, soothing and gives the pleasure of creating something that can be used.

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