This bag is made to be used wherever you go. You can tote it to the beach. You can bring it with you while grabbing lunch. Take it to the grocery store to carry your groceries in style or even store your other yarn in it.
This lilac roped bag is versatile enough to fit your busy lifestyle and makes sure you look great on the go. You’re guaranteed to feel extra good wearing it because it’s something you actually made with your own two hands – and a crochet hook.
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If you’re intimidated by the crocheting of the rope, don’t worry. This pattern has a very clear, easy-to-understand video that comes with it for a helpful visual that you can find at the bottom of the post. We found that the biggest thing we actually had to worry about was how many of these we should make. One to match each and every outfit? Why not.
Skill Level: Easy
US size H/8 (5.0 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
US size F/5 (3.75 mm) crochet hook or 2 sizes smaller than larger hook
Yarn: Worsted weight cotton yarn
220 yards lilac (or color of choice)
160 yards taupe (or color of choice)
Approximately 11.5 inches wide x 16 inches tall (including handles)
15 dc x 7 rows = 4 inches
|sc2tog||Single crochet 2 together|
|sl st||Slip stitch|
With lilac and larger hook, ch 31
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. (30 sc)
Rows 2-8: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Rnd 9 (RS): Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across, working in sides of rows, 8 sc evenly spaced across side edge, working in bottom of foundation ch, sc in each ch across, working in sides of rows, 8 sc evenly spaced across side edge, join with sl st to first st. (76 sc)
Begin working in rnds – mark the first st of each rnd.
Rnds 10 – 31: Sc in each st around, do not join or turn.
Rnd 32: Sc in each st around, join with a sl st to first st. Fasten off.
Join taupe by pulling up a loop in the sl st just made.
Rnds 33-39: Ch 3 (counts as dc throughout), dc in next st and in each st around, join with sl st to first st. (76 dc)
Rnd 40: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join with a sl st to first st. (76 sc)
Rnd 41: Sc in each of first 18 sts, ch 40, sk next 20 sts, sc in each of next 18 sts, ch 40, sk last 20 sts, join with sl st to first st. (36 sc, 2 ch-40 sps)
Rnd 42: Ch 1, sk first st, sc in each of next 16 sts, sk next st, sc in each of next 40 chs, sk next st, sc in each of next 16 sts, sk next st, sc in each of next 40 chs, do not join. (114 sc)
Rnd 43: *Sc in each of next 18 sts, [sc in next st, sc2tog] 13 times, repeat from *, do not join. (88 sts)
Rnd 44: Sc in each st around, do not join.
Rnd 45: Sc in each st around, join with sl st to first st. Fasten off.
Join lilac with sl st in any st on rnd 45.
Rnd 46: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join with sl st to first st. Fasten off.
Inside Handle Edging
With RS facing, join lilac with sl st to any st along inside opening of either handle. Ch 1, work 47 sc evenly spaced around inside opening of handle, join with sl st to first st. (47 sc)
With lilac and smaller hook, crochet a cord of your choice approximately 50” long. You can do a row of sc, an I-cord, a Romanian cord, or any other type of crochet cord you prefer. Weave cord through bag every 5 stitches, and tie the ends together in a knot.
Here is a youtube video I used to explain how to crochet the rope:
Make your rope approx 50” long, then weave through the bag every 4 sts and tie a knot.
Excited about your new tote bag? We are too. Don’t be afraid to show it off to us. Once you’re done, you’ll be carrying everything around in style. Since it’s time for you to move on to your next crocheting project, you’ll need some inspiration. Start crocheting some throws to match your brand new bag.