There are just some things you can never have enough of and totes fall perfectly into that category. I always like to have extra totes around for shopping, going to the beach, taking drinks and snacks with me while I watch my daughter at her gymnastics competitions, and taking my latest crochet project with me wherever I go.
This crochet tote is a perfect size to stash towels, magazines, lunch, or whatever you want to fill it with. The tighter crochet stitch pattern means you don't have to worry about losing hooks, pencils, or other small items out the sides.
If you're looking for the perfect anytime crochet tote pattern, this is definitely it.
Learn how to make this beautifully crocheted tote below but first, do you enjoy making a variety of stitches and testing them out in a sampler blanket? I think you'll love…the Log Cabin Baby Blanket class. It’s not just cute, it’s also so much fun to make. There’s a great variety of stitches you'll learn, it can be made small or large making it an excellent stash buster project and it's perfect for beginners and advanced crocheters alike.
Aligned Cobble Stitch Anytime Tote Crochet Pattern
NOTES: Pattern in U.S. crochet terminology
SKILL LEVEL: Easy/Intermediate
– US Size I/9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
• Yarn: Worsted weight yarn
– 180 yds white (A)
– 250 yds brown (B)
– 180 yds blue (C)
– Yarn needle
– Stitch marker
– 54 inches of 3/4 inch thick nylon rope
• Width: 17 inches
• Height: 14 inches, not including handles
13 sc x 14 rnds = 4 inches
|hdc||Half double crochet|
|sl st||Slip stitch|
Join rnds where indicated with a sl st in the first st of the rnd.
With A, ch 41
Rnd 1 (RS): Dc in 4th ch from hook (skipped chs count as first dc), dc in each of next 36 chs, 7 dc in last ch, working in opposite side of ch, sc in each of next 37 chs, 6 dc in last ch, join. (88 dc)
Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc throughout), do not turn, dc in first st, 2 dc in each of next 2 sts, dc in each of next 31 sts, 2 dc in each of next 13 sts, dc in each of next 31 sts, 2 dc in each of next 10 sts, join. (114 dc)
Rnds 3-8: Ch 1, do not turn, sc in each st around, join. (114 sc) Change to B.
Rnd 9 (WS): Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, tr in next st, [sc in next st, tr in next st] around, join. (57 sc, 57 tr)
Rnd 10 (RS): Ch 1, turn, sc in each st around, join.
Rnds 11-18: Repeat rnds 9 & 10 4 times more. Change to A.
Rnds 19-21: Ch 1, do not turn, sc in each st around, join. (114 sc) Change to C.
Rnds 22-31: Repeat rows 9-18. Change to A.
Rnds 32-34: Ch 1, do not turn, sc in each st around, join. (114 sc) Change to B.
Rnds 35 – 44: Repeat rnds 9-18. Change to A.
Rnds 45 – 50: Ch 1, do not turn, sc in each st around, join. (114 sc) Fasten off.
Cut nylon rope in half, making 2 pieces approximately 27 inches long each. Set aside.
Handles (make 2)
With C, ch 6, leaving a long starting tail.
Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. (5 hdc)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across. Repeat row 2 until work measures 32 inches long. Fasten off.
Lay 1 piece of rope in center of handle, so that handle extends approximately 2.5 inches past rope on each end.
Using a separate piece of yarn for sewing, fold edges of handle around rope and sew together into a tube, only where it covers the rope. Leave the extra 2.5 inches unseamed at each end. This creates a flat tab at each end that will be used to attach the handle to the bag.
Lay bag flat with RS out.
Place one handle on top of the bag so that it is centered horizontally and the flat tabs overlap the top of the bag. Use the long tails to sew each flat tab in place.
Turn bag over and repeat for the other handle, lining it up with the first handle. Weave in all ends.