Lately, I’ve found myself becoming more and more obsessed with color blocking. It looks so modern and is a great way for me to combine colors in my patterns.
Since I’ve been on the color block bandwagon, I was inspired to make this adorable Color Block Crochet Bag. I absolutely love making crochet accessories because they’re the perfect way to punch up any outfit, and what better way to combine my love of color and accessories than with this little bag?
This cute crochet tote is the perfect size for an everyday bag. It’s small and convenient to carry around, while still being roomy enough to fit all of your essentials. I’ve pretty much replaced my crossbody bag with this one as of late.
I chose a soft, summery yellow and paired with gray gradients for my color blocking. It reminds me of a bumblebee. I decided to use Cascade Ultra Pima yarn for this crochet project because it’s a wonderfully soft cotton yarn that is very easy to work with and is a really great price point.
This is a great crochet pattern to make with your kids or friends. It’s an easy pattern that uses single crochet and the Suzette stitch for simplicity mixed with a gorgeous pop of texture.
Color Block Tote Crochet Pattern
SKILL LEVEL: EASY
– US Size H/8 (5 mm) crochet hook or size
needed to obtain gauge
• Yarn: DK / Light worsted weight yarn
– 200 yds yellow (A)
– 200 yds lt grey (B)
– 200 yds dk grey (C)
– Tapestry needle
– 1 inch metal D rings (4)
• Width: 12 inches
• Height: 14 inches, not including handles
17.5 sc x 18 rows = 4 inches
|sl st||Slip stitch|
With A, ch 54.
Row 1 (WS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. (53 sc)
Rows 2 – 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, (sc, dc) in first st, sk next st, [(sc, dc) in next st, sk next st] across to last st, sc in last st. (27 sc, 26 dc)
Rows 6-18: Repeat row 5. Change to B.
Rows 19 – 36: Repeat row 5. Change to C.
Row 37 – 75: Repeat row 5. Change to B.
Row 76 – 92: Repeat row 5. Change to A.
Row 93 – 106: Repeat row 5.
Row 107 – 110: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Fasten off. Weave in all ends.
Crochet 2 cords of your choice, approximately 18” long each.
You can do an I-cord, Romanian cord or any other type of cord you prefer. For an easy cord: Ch 80, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. Weave in all ends.
Fold the bag in half with RS together, so that the first and last row meet at the top. The stripes should line up along the side edges.
Sew the side edges together, matching the color of the yarn in each section. Fold the bag right side out and lay it flat.
Place 2 d-rings on the front, in line with row 109, and about 1 inch in from each side edge. Use A to sew the d-rings in place.
Tie each end of one handle to one of the d-rings with a tight knot.
Turn the bag over and attach the other 2 d-rings on the opposite side in the same manner. Tie each end of the other handle to these d-rings.
Weave in any remaining ends.
I can’t wait to see which color palettes you use for your Color Block Bag.
This is such a fun, easy pattern to make and it’s simple enough that you can crochet it in one sitting. It’s quick to crochet which makes it perfect for gifts, and we all know that the holidays are sneaking up on us.
Crocheting new projects brings us joy, and we hope making this cute bag will do the same for you and your family.
Do you enjoy making simple shapes like rectangles? I highly recommend the Crochet Anything with Rectangles class where you take the basic shape and make a tote bag, beanie, slippers and cardigan. All of these projects are made with simple rectangles!
Looking for more great crochet patterns: Heart Graphghan Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern, Moss Stitch Cowl, Ombre Textured Blanket, Lily Cowl, Geometric Basket Crochet Pattern, Color Block Backpack, Primrose Dishcloth