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/Intermediate
Hook(s) size: H/8 – 5mm, F/5 – 3.75mm
Yarn weight: 4 – Worsted weight yarn
Prefered type of yarn: Cotton
Suggested yarn: Universal Cotton – Cotton Supreme
Yarn yardage: Color A – Smoky Lilac 220 yds, Color B – Brindle 160 yds
Approx. finished dimensions: Width (laying flat) – 11.5” Height (including handles) – 16”
Gauge: Not necessary
Ch – chain, sc – single crochet, st(s) – stitch(es), sl/st – slip stitch, dc – double crochet, sp – space, ch-sp – chain space
Rounds 10-32 are worked in the round
Decrease for this pattern is single crochet 2 sts together (Round 43)
Using color A and a 5mm hook, ch 31
Round 1 – sc in second ch from hook and each st across – 30 sts
Round 2-8 – ch 1, turn, sc in each st across – 30 sts
Round 9 – ch 1, sc in each st around your work. 8 sc in each vertical side and 30 sc in each horizontal size, sl/st in ch 1 – 76 sts
Flip your work so the stitches are facing the right side out
Round 10 – 32 – sc in each st around – 76 sts
Round 33 – sc in each st around, sl/st into the last st, tie off and cut yarn – 76 sts
Round 33 – Attach color B in sl/st, ch 3 in same st, dc in each st around, sl/st in top of ch 3 – 76 sts
Round 34-39 – ch 3, dc in each st around, sl/st in top of ch 3 – 76 sts
Round 40 – ch 1, sc in each st around, sl/st in ch 1 – 76 sts
Round 41 – sc in each of the next 18 sts, ch 40, skip 20 sts, sl/st in following st. Sc 18, ch 40, skip 20, sl/st in following st – 36 sc, 2 ch-sp
Round 42 – sc in the next 16 sts, sc 40 sts into ch-sp, sc in each of the next 16 sts, sc 40 sts into ch-sp – 34 sc, 80 sc in ch-sp
Round 43 – sc in the next 17 sts, *sc, sc decrease; repeat from * 13 xs. Sc in the next 17 sts, *sc, sc decrease; repeat from * 13 xs – 88 sts
Round 44 – sc in each st around – 88 sts
Round 45 – sc in each st around, sl/st into last st, tie off yarn and cut – 88 sts
Edging around the inside of the handles:
Attach color A on the right side of the bag in the corner where the handle ends. Ch 1, sc in each st across (20 sts), continue sc into the handle (I put 27 sc into it), sl/st into ch 1 space. Tie off yarn and cut – 47 sc
Edging around the outside of the handles and along the top:
Attach color A on the right side of the bag in the corner where the handle ends. Ch 1, sc in each st around, sl/st, tie off yarn and cut – 88 sts
Color A, 3.75mm hook
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.