Easy Colorful Crochet Tote Bag Pattern

Free Crochet Tote Bag Pattern

The Attic24 Crochet Tote Bag Pattern demonstrates a stunning blend of creativity and utility. Laced with intricate, thoughtfully conceived design elements, it creates a perfect piece of wearable art. The flexibility of color schemes offers boundless possibilities, accentuating the bag’s overall aesthetic appeal. The pattern involves engaging techniques, keeping you hooked from start to finish. The result is a remarkably sturdy and uniquely beautiful crochet tote bag. Its pattern combines a stylish aesthetic with a user-friendly approach, making it an absolute gem for crochet lovers.

Crochet Tote Bag Pattern

Crochet Tote Bag Pattern

Materials and Notes

  • Yarn: The original uses Debbie Bliss Merino Aran (discontinued). Any Aran-weight yarn can be used as a substitute. The size may vary with the use of different yarn weights.
  • Hook Size: 4mm hook, although the yarn suggests a 5mm hook. The smaller hook size creates tighter stitches, which is suitable for this type of bag.
  • Terminology: UK crochet terms are used. A UK treble crochet (tr) equals a US double crochet (dc).



  • Begin by chaining 4 and joining to form a ring.

Round 1:

  • Chain 3 (counts as 1 tr), then work 10 more treble stitches INTO THE RING.
  • Join with a slip stitch to the 3rd chain of the initial chain 3.
  • Do not fasten off. You should have 11 stitches in your circle.

For Round 2:

  • Slip stitch into the first tr stitch to begin.
  • Chain 3 (counts as 1 tr), then 1 tr into SAME STITCH.
  • Tr twice into the next stitch. Repeat around.
  • Slip stitch to the 3rd chain of the initial chain 3 and fasten off. You should now have 22 stitches in your circle.

Round 3:

  • Join a new color by knotting it tightly and leaving tails to darn in, then pull a loop through to the front.
  • Chain 3 (counts as 1 tr), then tr into the same stitch.
  • Tr once into the next stitch, then tr twice into the next stitch.
  • Repeat from alternating between single and double trs in each stitch.
  • Slip stitch to the 3rd chain of the initial chain 3 and fasten off.

Rounds 4-7:

  • Continue this pattern, joining new colors as desired and increasing the number of single tr stitches between the 2-tr increases by 1 each round.

You’ll see a pattern emerging where, each round, you increase the gap between the 2-tr stitches by 1. This forms the bottom of the bag, and you should produce a reasonably flat circle. The original bag has 14 increased rounds.

Creating the Sides:

  • Once the bottom size is achieved, stop increasing (no more 2-tr stitches). The first row after the increases will have no additions to begin forming the sides.
  • Simply work tr stitches around, changing colors as you like. There are approximately 154 stitches each (based on the original pattern; adjust as necessary for your size).
  • Continue working in rounds to the desired depth of the bag. The original has 24 rows to form the sides, on top of 14 for the bottom, totaling 38.

Shell Edging:

  • A shell edging is a beautiful way to finish the top, involving clusters of DC and slip stitches with gaps in between.
  • Ensuring the outside of the bag is facing you, start the shell edging in a new color, working from the outside for an even finish.

These steps outline the Attic24 Crochet Tote Bag Pattern based on the provided scrape. Adjustments in yarn, hook size, and color changes can customize the bag to your preferences.

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