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Aligned Cobble Stitch Anytime Tote Crochet Pattern

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The Aligned Cobble Stitch Anytime Tote Crochet Pattern. This crocheted tote is a perfect size to stash towels, magazine, lunch or whatever you want to fill it with. If you're looking for the perfect anytime tote, this is definitely it. #crochettote #crochetbag #crochetpattern #crochetaddict #ilovecrochet #crochet #freecrochetpatternsAligned Cobble Stitch Anytime Tote Crochet Pattern

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 Noelle at her gymnastics competitions and taking my latest crochet project with me wherever I go.

This crocheted tote is a perfect size to stash towels, magazine, lunch or whatever you want to fill it with. The tighter 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 tote, this is definitely it.

Learn how to make this beautifully crocheted tote below.

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Aligned Cobble Stitch Anytime Tote Crochet Pattern

NOTES: Pattern in U.S. crochet terminology

SKILL LEVEL: Easy/Intermediate

MATERIALS:

  •        Hook:  I / 5.5mm
  •        Yarn: 4 (Medium) Universal Yarn – Cotton Supreme in Color A – White 180 yds, Color B – Brindle 250 yds, Color C – Powder Blue 180 yds. Get yarn here.
  •       Tools: scissors, tapestry needle, stitch marker, approx 54 inches of ¾ inch nylon rope

ABBREVIATIONS:

  • st(s) = stitches
  • ch = chain
  • sl = slip stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • tr – treble crochet
  • xs – times

NOTES:

The Aligned cobble stitch is worked in rows of 2. Watch for turning and color changes, ch 3 in round 2 counts as dc. See the aligned cobble stitch video tutorial here.

FINISHED SIZE:  17″ wide x 14″ high

PATTERN:

Color A – Chain 41

Round 1: dc in 4th loop from chain, dc in 37 sts, last st – dc 7 xs. Do not turn. Dc along the other side (37 sts), last st, dc 7xs. Sl st to join. (88 dc)

Round 2: ch 3, dc into ch space, do not turn, 2 dc each in next 2 sts, 1 dc in next 30 sts, 2 dc in next 13 sts,  1 dc in next 30 sts, 2 dc in next 11 sts.  Sl st to join. (114 dc)

Round 3 – 8: ch 1, sc in each stitch, sl st to join (114 sc)

Change to color B

Round 9: ch 1, turn work, sc in first st, tr in next stitch. Repeat sc and tr 56 xs. Sl st to join (114 sts)

Round 10: ch 1, turn work. Sc in each stitch, sl st to join (114 sts)

Rd 11-18: Repeat rows 9 and 10, 4 more xs  (5 rounds total = 10 rows -114 sts)

Change to color A

Round 19 – 21: ch 1, do not turn work, sc in each st, sl st to join(114 sts)

Change to color C

Round 22 – 31: ch 1, turn work, repeat rows 9 and 10 4xs  (5 rounds total = 10 rows -114 sts)

Change to color A

Round 32 – 34: repeat rows 19 – 21 (114 sts)

Change to color B

Round 35 – 44: repeat rows 9 and 10 4xs  (5 rounds total = 10 rows – 114 sts)

Change to color A

Round 45 – 50: repeat rows 3 to 8, fasten off, break yarn. (114 sts)

Finishing: Handles

Cut 2 pieces of ¾ inch nylon rope, approx 27 inches each. Using chosen color, ch 6, hdc into next 5 sts (5hdc) ch 1, turn work and repeat (approx 58 xs) until there is an extra 2 ½ inches past each side of the rope. Place rope in center of work and sew together to join (leaving 2 ½ inches on either side)

Place handle at the desired spot on the bag and sew on with a tapestry needle. Repeat for the other side.

 

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Crochet Beach Tote Bag Pattern

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Crochet Tote Bag Pattern

Crochet Beach Tote Bag Pattern

Crochet Beach Tote Bag Pattern – With the incredible weather we’ve been having on the West Coast, we’re spending many of our days at the lake. Some days it feels like all I do is lug all my gear to and from the beach (I know, really tough problem to have). Hanging out at the beach also means I usually have some free time while I’m watching my daughter swim and make sand castles. I decided it was time to come up with a new fun but useful project – the crochet beach tote. I popped into town, picked up some yummy looking cotton yarn and got to work creating my bag. I didn’t use a pattern for this but just sort of made it up as I went along. This was my first crochet bag project and in the end I was thrilled with how it turned out. What do you think?  This crochet tote is not only great for the beach, but perfect to grab before you head out to the farmer’s market or grocery store. My daughter loved this bag and now wants one for herself… expect to see a modified kids version in an upcoming post.

These bags are really quick and easy to make and also make a great little gift. The tote pattern may look complicated upon first glance but you’ll soon see that you’re just repeating the same steps only with different colored yarn. It’s done with the double crochet stitch but mostly the half double crochet stitch, a favorite of mine since it seems to work up so quickly. It took me two days to complete the beach bag and I would say I crochet at a slow to medium pace. The finished size of the tote was 15″ wide by 15″ high.

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Free Crochet Beach Tote Bag Pattern

Materials:

  • Cotton Yarn –  6 balls of cotton medium weight yarn – I used Bernat Handicrafter (color 1 x 2 balls, color 2 x 2 balls, color 3 x 1 ball, color 4 x 1 ball)
  • Crochet Hook – US K/6.5 mm
  • Stitch market
  • Scissors
  • Yarn or tapestry needle

Directions:

Pattern written in U.S. terminology

ch = chain, sc = single crochet, dc = double crochet, hdc = half double crochet

BAG BOTTOM:

  1. Using color 1, chain 48 stitches.
  2. Hdc into 2nd chain from hook, then hdc into every stitch until the end, ch 2, turn. Carry on this way for 6 rows in total.
  3. Without turning, sc back into same space as last stitch worked. Starting with the closest side of the base, sc into each row space, 2 sc into last space.
  4. Turn to next side and sc into each stitch, 2 sc into last stitch on that side, carrying on in that fashion until the entire outside of the base is complete, making sure to do 2 sc in each corner.

BAG BODY (working in rounds):

  • Rounds 1 – 3: ch 2 and then hdc in each stitch, join with slip stitch.
  • Round 4: Change to color 2 yarn, ch 2 then hdc in each stitch, join with slip stitch.
  • Rounds 5 – 7: ch 4, *skip a stitch and then dc into the next stitch and ch 1*, repeat until the end of the round, join with slip stitch.
  • Round 8: ch 2, 2 hdc into each stitch space, continue until last stitch space, 1 hdc, join with slip stitch.
  • Round 9: Change to color 3 yarn, hdc in each stitch, join with slip stitch.
  • Round 10: ch 4, *skip a stitch and then dc into the next stitch and ch 1*, repeat until the end of the round, join with slip stitch.
  • Round 11: ch 2, 2 hdc into each stitch space, continue until last stitch space, 1 hdc, join with slip stitch.
  • Round 12: Change to color 2 yarn, ch 2 and then hdc in each stitch, join with slip stitch.
  • Rounds 13 -15: ch 4, *skip a stitch and then dc into the next stitch and ch 1*, repeat until the end of the round, join with slip stitch.
  • Round 16: ch 2, 2 hdc into each stitch space, continue until last stitch space, 1 hdc, join with slip stitch.
  • Round 17: Change to color 4 yarn, ch 2 then hdc in each stitch, join with slip stitch.
  • Round 18: ch 4, *skip a stitch and then dc into the next stitch and ch 1*, repeat until the end of the round, join with slip stitch.
  • Round 19: ch 2, 2 hdc into each stitch space, continue until last stitch space, 1 hdc, join with slip stitch.
  • Round 20: Change to color 2 yarn, ch 2 and then hdc in each stitch, join with slip stitch.
  • Rounds 21 – 23: ch 4, *skip a stitch and then dc into the next stitch and ch 1*, repeat until the end of the round, join with slip stitch.
  • Rounds 24: ch 2, 2 hdc into each stitch space, continue until last stitch space, 1 hdc, join with slip stitch.
  • Rounds 25 – 30: ch 2 and then hdc in each stitch, join with slip stitch. Fasten off and weave in the ends.

BAG STRAP:

  1. Lay bag flat on a flat surface. Using your finger, find the stitch at the top of the bag that’s on the furthest right side/corner when laid flat. Mark the stitch with a stitch marker. Do the same on the left side/corner.
  2. Count over 3 stitches from the stitch marker to the right, pull through end of yarn with crochet hook and make a knot with about a 3 inch tail.
  3. *ch 2 and then hdc in the next 5 stitches, chain 2, turn.* Repeat and continue in this manner until your strap is as long as you’d like (mine strap was about 27″ long). Make longer if you’d like to make the tote more like a messenger bag.
  4. Attach to the other side, matching the middle of the strap with the stitch marker. Fasten off and weave in the ends.
 

I always love crocheting something practical and usable like this beach bag. If you’re interested in crocheting more bags, check out this fun book: Simply Stunning Crocheted Bags

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Crochet Beach Tote Pattern

Free Crochet Beach Tote Bag Pattern

 

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