how to crochet a tote bag for beginners pattern + tutorials

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Hi there, ready to make your first crochet tote bag of the year 2022? Well this will be the easiest crochet pattern yet.

I know i said the same for the crochet ribbed beanie and the crochet shawl, but trust me, this is sooooo easy and repetitive and simple. As simple as they come literally

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Before we go any further, this crochet tote bag pattern has a printable PDF inase you wish to purchase that and browse our other crochet PDF printable patterns, When you create the bag, be sure to share the beauty in our facebook group and tag us on Instagram and Pinterest.

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When i finish making a crochet item, i usually take it apart to reuse the yarn for future projects, it breaks my heart, but we got to do what we got to do to make the living right?

Until the business grows, i will keep my crochet projects and do give aways, speaking of business, did you know i am being transparent about my blogging income? Be sure to stick around so you can follow my monthly income report. 

So as i was saying, i take projects apart to re- use the yarn, well not in this case, the crochet tote bag for beginners is currently used as my yarn storage. I have lot of yarn balls in there as the yarn i used is very stretchy. We will definitely look into better yarn storage in the future

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The crochet tote bag can be a grear carrier of yarn when going to the park and you cannot leave your crochet at home, but during this time of year, not many people are going to the park as it is cold in some countries. Where are you reading this blog post from? Comment below!

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The crochet tote was designed to be in one color, but i happened to run out, s be sure to purchase the 2 balls of 100g yarn, do not make my mistake. But the mistake happened to be a cute one right? I love it!

the crochet tote bag pattern for beginners

Let’s get intp the pattern shall we?

good to know

• This pattern can be easily adjusted to a bigger size or smaller size of your liking, just follow the instructions.

• The bag is worked in the round.

• The finished work measured 12” side to side, 10.5” along.



skill level

Absolute Beginner


• 13 rows in 4”,12 st in 4”


• 2 balls of 100g worsted weight yarn 

5.00 mm hook

• 5 stitch markers
• Measuring tape

the crochet tote bag pattern……finally

R1 Ch 22, palce 5 dc in third ch from hook, dc till the end leaving One ch at the end. In last ch, place 6 dc. Proceed to work on the other side of the work( see picture below), at the end. sl st to join.

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NOTE: Place stitch markers in the first and 6th st we increases on both ends of our work to avoid confusion.

R2: Ch2 in same st place a dc, place 2 cd in the next 5 dc. We will be increasing in the 6 st at the end. Place 1 dc in every ch till you have the last set of increase at the end. Place 2 dc in each of the 6 st, then place 1 dc in the remaining st. sl st to join at the end. At the end of row 2, you should have 12 st at the ends of your work.

R3: ch2, in same st place a dc. In the next place 1 dc, the next 2dc. Repeat for the increase areas.

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R4: ch 1 Go around your work placing sl st.

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R5: Ch1, sc all around. Sl st to join.

R5-R22 Change colors (OPTIONAL), place sc.

R23-30- lay your work down and locate where you want the handles to be. Place them 12 st apart. Sc around as normal. When you reach the st marker, ch 30 and connect with the other st marker. Repeat for the other st marker

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R31-34 Work rows of sc 4 rounds, slst and cut.

And yout work is all DONE!!!!

I hope you loved this tutorials. Happy new year, Stay blessed!