Goin’ Shoppin’ Tote Crochet Pattern

Goin’ Shoppin’ Tote

Free Crochet Pattern

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Goin’ Shoppin’ Tote

Get rid of the plastic bags that break & grocery shop with this Goin’ Shoppin’ Tote Bag!  I love the feel & durability of the Bernat Maker Home Dec Yarn…sturdy yet soft & the colors and design are sure to have others asking about your bag!

Any kind of Home Dec or T-shirt yarn can be used. You will need approx. 317 yds. to complete this project.

This crochet pattern requires two different size crochet hooks (J & K) and a button.

PATTERN:

SKILL LEVEL:    Easy

GAUGE:             12 HDC, 12 rows = 4 inches

HOOK:               J/6 mm & K/6.5 mm

YARN:                1 Skein (317 yds.) Bernat Maker Home Dec Yarn (Woodberry shown).

SIZE:                  11” wide x 15” tall (without handles), 11” wide x 24” tall (with handles)

ABBREVIATIONS:
  • CH:             Chain
  • FLO:           Front Loop Only
  • HDC:          Half Double Crochet
  • RND:           Round
  • SC:              Single Crochet
  • SC/HDC:    Single Crochet/Half Double Crochet in same stitch.
  • SS:              Slip Stitch
  • ST:             Stitch(es)
NOTES: 
  • CH 1 at beginning of rounds does not count as a stitch.
  • After round 7, bag will be crocheted in a seamless round. Use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch of each round. 

 

With J hook, create a Magic Circle.  CH 1.

RND 1:  10 HDC in MC.  Close.  Join with SS to first HDC.  (10)

RND 2:  2 HDC in each HDC.  Join with a SS to first HDC.  (20)

RND 3:  CH 1.  *1 HDC in next ST.  2 HDC in next ST.*   Repeat from * to * around.  Join with a SS to first HDC.  (30)

RND 4:  CH 1.  *1 HDC in each of next 2 ST.  2 HDC in next ST.*   Repeat from * to * around.  Join with a SS to first HDC.  (40)

RND 5:  CH 1.  *1 HDC in each of next 3 ST.  2 HDC in next ST.    Repeat from * to * around.  Join with a SS to first HDC. (50)

RND 6:  CH 1.  *1 HDC in each of next 4 ST.  2 HDC in next ST.*   Repeat from * to * around.  Join with a SS to first HDC. (60)

RND 7:  CH 1.  *1 HDC in each of next 5 ST.  2 HDC in next ST.*   Repeat from * to * around.  Join with a SS to first HDC. (70)

You will now work in a continuous round.  Use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch of each round. 

RND 8:  CH 1.  SC in each ST around.  (70)

RND 9:  SC in each ST around.  (70)

RND 10 – 12:  Repeat RND 9.  (70)

Switch to K Hook: 

RND 13:   SK next ST.  SC/HDC in next ST.  *SK next ST.  SC/HDC in next ST.*   Repeat from * to * around.  (70)

RND 14 – 33 (or until bag measures 11”):  *SK next ST.  SC/HDC in next ST.*   Repeat from * to * around.  (70)

Switch Back to J Hook for Remainder of Project:

RND 34:  SC in FLO of each ST around.  (70)

RND 35:  SC in both loops of each ST around.  (70)

RND 36 – 37:  SC in each ST around.  (70)

Handles:

RND 38:  SC in the next 19 stitches.  Chain 65.  Skip the next 15 stitches.  Attach chain with a SC into the next SC.  SC in each of the next 19 stitches.  CH 65.  Skip the next 15 stitches.  Attach chain with a SC into the next SC.

RND 39 – 41:  SC in each ST and CH around.

RND 41:  SS in each ST around.  This will give your bag a finished look and it makes the handles sturdier. 

Fasten off & weave in ends.  Sew button of your choice on the front of the bag.

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