Cove Crochet Tote Bag Pattern For Everyday Needs

Cove Crochet Tote Bag

The Cove Crochet Tote Bag has a calm and lovely feel, kind of like a peaceful beach holiday. It looks good and works well, making a bag that’s not just pretty but also strong. Each part sewn is made to last while also showing off the beauty of crochet work. The special thing about this bag is how its pattern makes different shades, like how the sun flickers on the sea. This design shows off a cool and simple look, giving you a bag that fits well with any outfit. Whether you’re walking around at a local market or going on a beach trip, this bag will be a trusty and stylish pick.

Cove Crochet Tote Bag

Cove Crochet Tote Bag Pattern


  • 4 skeins / 876 yards Lion Brand Rewind Yarn (shown in Willow)
  • Size US L-11 (8.0 mm) crochet hook
  • Tapestry Needle to weave in ends

Finished Dimensions:

This pattern is written in one size and will create a tote that is 15” wide, 6” deep, and 13” tall.


8 sts and 8 rows = 4” in half double crochet with yarn held double


  • = work instructions within brackets as directed.
    • = repeat the instructions following the single asterisk as directed
  • BLO = back loop only
  • CH = chain stitch
  • HDC = half double crochet
  • RD = round
  • RS = right side
  • SC = single crochet
  • SLST = slip stitch
  • SLSTBLO = slip stitch back loop only
  • ST = stitch
  • STS = stitches
  • WS = wrong side


  1. Holding two strands of yarn, Ch 60. Slip stitch with the first stitch to join, without twisting the chain, to create a circle.
  2. Slip stitch in each chain around; slip stitch back loop only with the first stitch to join.
  3. Do an SC all the way around the cord created in row 1, 80 times total. Slip stitch with the first stitch to join chain 1.
  4. In the 2nd chain from the hook, *HDC into both loops of each of the next 13 stitches, [HDC, ch2, HDC] into the next stitch. Repeat from * once more, HDC 13, ch1, and turn.
  5. In the 2nd chain from the hook, HDC, *HDC in each stitch to the corner, [HDC, ch2, HDC]. Repeat from * once more and HDC to end the row.
  6. Repeat the above row 12 more times, giving a total of 14 eyelets.
  7. Cut the yarn, leaving a tail to weave in, and pull through the final stitch to secure. Repeat once more for the opposite side of the bag.

Bottom of the Bag:

  1. Holding 2 strands of yarn, ch 32.
  2. In the second chain from the hook, HDC, then HDC in each chain stitch across this row. Ch1 and turn. Do this for 12 rows in total, cutting yarn and securing the final stitch at the end.


  1. Seam all pieces together using mattress stitch.
  2. Starting from the bottom corner of one of the side pieces, seam one of each of the first 6 chains to 6 rows along the short edge of the bottom piece.
  3. Continue along the long edge of the bottom piece, seaming one chain on the bottom piece with one chain on the bottom of the bag piece.
  4. Seam the final 6 stitches of the bag piece to the 6 rows on the short edge of the bottom piece. Repeat this for the second bag piece.
  5. Once each bag piece is fully connected to the bottom, seam the side pieces of the bag together to close.
  6. Weave in all ends to secure.

The pattern suggests steam blocking and has a tutorial video to help with seaming. Feel free to adjust this pattern according to your own preferences, and enjoy crocheting your Cove Tote Bag!


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