Mandala Crochet Motif Tote Bag FREE Crocheting Pattern and Video

Mandala Crochet Motif Tote Bag FREE Crocheting Pattern & Video

#3 DK Weight Yarn

Be So Baby Yarn

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Mandala Crochet Motif Tote Bag FREE Crocheting Pattern

Mandala Crochet Motif Tote Bag FREE Crocheting Pattern

This spectacular mandala motif is transformed into a simple tote bag with the addition of perfectly placed tabs along the sides and bottom of the two motifs.

The textured strap is worked right into the side of the bag.

Optional lining instructions are included, too.

This motif would also make an exquiste joined motif afghan.

Scroll below to view the free crochet pattern, video tutorial and detailed crochet charts.

Mandala Crochet Motif Tote Bag FREE Crocheting Pattern

This spectacular motif can be used for so many other things, too! Join the motifs together to make an heirloom afghan, join two motifs together to make a throw pillow or hot pad, or triple the yarn and hook size to make an adorable little rug! The lining and cleverly designed strap allow the bag to maintain its shape no matter how much weight you stuff inside the bag! You can watch this demo with books and more in this video HERE:

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In this video I show you step by step how to create the Mandala Crochet Motif Tote Bag FREE Crocheting Pattern.


This pattern is available as an ad-free single download PDF pattern, too. The pattern includes written instructions, close up photos, as well as detailed charts. And the supplemental video tutorial is very helpful, too!

#3 DK Weight Yarn

Be So Baby Yarn

$3.99

What you will need to make the Mandala Crochet Motif Tote Bag FREE Crocheting Pattern:

  • 568 yds (519.4m) #3 dk weight yarn

  • G/6 (4mm) crochet hook

  • Yarn needle

  • Scissors

  • 1 yd (.91m) cotton fabric

  • Needle and thread for sewing in lining

Shown in:  

Be So Baby Yarn; 100% milk (casein) fiber; 142 yds (130m) per 1.75oz (50g); shown in Cobalt Blue, 4 balls

Gauge: 16 sts / 8 rows = 4 in (10cm) in blocked double crochet.

Finished Sizes:

13 in (33cm) tall x 13 in (33cm) wide with 3 in (7.6cm) x 13 in (33cm) base and 3 in (7.6cm) gusset panel.

Stitch Guide: 

See crochet glossary for chain (ch), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), double crochet (dc), front post double crochet (fpdc), 3 front post treble crochet cluster (3fptr-cl), front post double crochet 2 together (fpdc2tog), slip stitch (slst), single crochet through back loop only (sc-blo) and front post double crochet 3 together (fpdc3tog).

Mandala Crochet Motif Tote Bag FREE Crocheting Pattern

Instructions:

Ch5, slst to 5th ch from hook to form ring.

Round 1: Ch3 (counts as dc), 11dc in ring, slst to top of ch3 at beg of round to join. — 12 dcs

Round 2: Ch3 (counts as dc), dc in same st, 2dc in ea st around, slst to top of ch3 at beg of round to join. — 24 dcs

Round 3: Ch3 (counts as dc), 3fptr-cl in next st 2 rounds below, 1dc in next st, ch3, *1dc in next st, 3fptr-cl in next st 2 rounds below, 1dc in next st, ch3. Rep from * around, except on last repeat, replace ch3 with ch1, hdc in top of ch3 at beg of round to join.. — 12 ch3 sps

Round 4: Ch1, sc in same sp, *(fpdc, ch3, fpdc) in next cluster st, sc in next ch3 sp. Rep from * around, replace last sc with slst to top of first st at beg of round to join. — 12 ch3 sps

Round 5: Slst across to next ch3 sp, ch3 (counts as dc), 4dc in same sp, fpdc2tog around next 2 fpdcs, *5dc in next ch3 sp, fpdc2tog around next 2 fpdcs. Rep from * around, slst to top of ch3 at beg of round to join. — 12 5dc sections

Round 6: Slst into next dc, ch1, sc in same st, 1sc in ea of next 2 dcs, (fpdc, ch3, fpdc) around next fpdc2tog st, skip next dc, 1sc in ea of next 3 dcs, skip next dc, (fpdc, ch3, fpdc) around next fpdc2tog st. Rep from * around, slst to top of first sc at beg of round to join. — 12 ch3 sps

Round 7: Slst into next sc, ch1, sc in same sc, fpdc around next fpdc, 5dc in next ch3 sp, fpdc around next fpdc, skip 1 sc, *1sc in next sc, skip next sc, fpdc around next fpdc, 5dc in next ch3 sp, fpdc around next fpdc, skip 1 sc. Rep from * around, slst to top of first sc at beg of round to join. — 12 5dc sections

Round 8: Slst across to first dc, ch3 (counts as dc), 1dc in same st, 1dc in next dc, 3dc in next dc, 1dc in next dc, 2dc in next dc, fpdc2tog around next 2 fpdcs, *2dc in next dc, 1dc in next dc, 3dc in next dc, 1dc in next dc, 2dc in next dc, fpdc2tog around next 2 fpdcs. Rep from * around, slst to top of ch3 at beg of round to join. — 12 9dc sections

Round 9: Slst into next dc, ch3 (counts as dc), 1dc in ea of next 6 dcs, skip the next dc, (fpdc, ch3, fpdc) around next fpdc2tog st, *skip next dc, 1dc in ea of next 7 dcs, skip the next dc, (fpdc, ch7, fpdc) around next fpdc2tog st, [skip next dc, 1dc in ea of next 7 dcs, skip the next dc, (fpdc, ch3, fpdc) around next fpdc2tog st]x2. Rep from * around, except on last repeat replace x2 with x1. Slst to top of ch3 at beg of round to join. — 8 ch3 sps, 4 ch7 sps

Round 10: Slst into next dc, ch3 (counts as dc), 1dc in ea of next 4 dcs, fpdc around next fpdc, 5dc in next ch3 sp, fpdc around next fpdc, *skip next dc, 1dc in ea of next 5 dcs, skip next dc, fpdc around next fpdc, (7dc, ch3, 7dc) in next ch9 sp, fpdc around next fpdc, (skip next dc, 1dc in ea of next 5 dcs, skip next dc, fpdc around next fpdc, 5dc in next ch3 sp, fpdc around next fpdc)x2. Rep from * around, except on last repeat replace x2 with x1. Slst to top of ch3 at beg of round to join.

Round 11: Slst into next dc, ch3 (counts as dc), 1dc in ea of next 2 dcs, skip next dc, fpdc around next fpdc, ch3, 1dc in ea of next 5 dcs, ch3, fpdc around next fpdc, *skip next dc, 1dc in ea of next 3 dcs, skip next dc, fpdc around next fpdc, 1dc in ea of next 7 dcs, (2dc, ch3, 2dc) in next ch3 sp, 1dc in ea of next 7 dcs, fpdc around next fpdc, (skip next dc, 1dc in ea of next 3 dcs, skip next dc, fpdc around next fpdc, ch3, 1dc in ea of next 5 dcs, ch3, fpdc around next fpdc)x2. Rep from * around, except on last repeat replace x2 with x1. Slst to top of ch3 at beg of round to join.

Round 12: Slst across to next ch3 sp, ch3 (counts as dc), 2dc in same sp, 1dc in ea of next 5 dcs, 3dc in next ch3 sp, *fpdc3tog around next fpdc, center dc of next 3dc section, and next fpdc, 1dc in ea of next 9 dcs, (2dc, ch3, 2dc) in next ch3 sp, 1dc in ea of next 9 dcs, (fpc3tog around next fpdc, center dc of next 3dc section, and next fpdc, 3dc in next ch3 sp, 1dc in ea of next 5 dcs, 3dc in next ch3 sp)x2. Rep from * around, except on last repeat replace x2 with x1. Slst to top of ch3 at beg of round to join.

Round 13: Ch3 (counts as dc), 1dc in ea st across to ch3 sp, *(2dc, ch3, 2dc) in next ch3 sp, 1dc in ea st across to next ch3 sp. Rep from * around, slst to top of ch3 at beg of round to join. — 4 ch3 sps, 51 dcs on ea side.

Fasten off.

Base:

Row 1: Slst to any ch3 sp, ch1 (does not count as st), hdc in same sp, 1hdc in ea st across to next ch3 sp, hdc in ch3 sp, turn. — 53 hdcs

Row 2: Ch1 (does not count as st), 1hdc in ea st across. — 53 hdcs

Rows 3 – 4: Rep row 2. Fasten off.

Side gussets (make 2):

Rep rows 1 – 4 of base on either side of base (see schematic for placement). Fasten off.

Assembly:

Per diagram, sew the corner of the base together on each corner of both motifs (this is sewing from adjacent sides corner on same motif.

Sew front motif to back  motif from top, along one side, along bottom, and along opposite side back to top. Leave top open.

Lining (optional):

Cut two pieces of fabric to the same dimensions of schematic of bag, plus 1 in (2.5cm) for seams.

Sew lining in same manner as bag. Then turn 1/2 in (1.2cm) hem along top edge and sew.

With wrong sides facing, sew lining to interior of bag along top edge.

Top Edge:

Round 1: Join with slst at beginning of side gusset, ch1, work 9sc evenly along gusset, work 2sc in ch3 sp, 1sc ea st across front, 2sc in next ch3 sp, 9sc evenly along opposite gusset, 2sc in next ch3 sp, 1sc in ea st across back, 2sc in next ch3 sp, slst to first st at beg of round to join.

Round 2: Ch1, sc in ea sc around, slst to top of first st at beg of round to join.

Round 3: Ch1, 1sc in ea of next 9 gusset sts, slst across front, 1sc in ea of next 9 gusset sts, slst across back, slst to first sc at beg of round to join. Do not fasten off.

Strap:

Row 1: Ch100, slst to join on first sc on opposite side of bag’s gusset.
Row 2: Slst in next 2 scs same side’s gusset, sc in ea ch across, slst in next 2 rows along opposite side of bag’s gusset.

Row 3: Slst in next 2 scs same side’s gusset, sc-blo in ea sc across, slst in next 2 rows along opposite side of bag’s gusset.

Rows 4 – 8: Rep row 2.

Row 9: Slst in next 2 scs same side’s gusset, slst in ea st across, slst in last sc opposite side of bag’s gusset.

Fasten off.

Finishing:

Weave in loose ends. Hand wash, block to finished measurements and allow to dry.

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