Brave Felted Tote Bag FREE Crochet Pattern
Brave Felted Tote Bag FREE Crochet Pattern
by Kristin Omdahl
This is a super simple project of single crochet in the round. The bag has a flat bottom which makes it super functional for so many purposes! It begins at the base, and is worked in one continuous piece from base to handles - no sewing! Use it for a craft project bag, a special gift bag, or a decorative storage container. It would make a great market bag - and if you line it, you could totally rock it as a purse, too! Stripes, color blocking or monochromatic in one color, use 3 balls of Be So Brave Yarn in any combination that appeals to you, or your gift recipient.
Be So Brave Yarn
1 ball ea of:
Shining Sea (yarn A)
Flamingo (yarn B)
Lincoln Lime (yarn C)
K/10.5 (6.5mm) crochet hook
Before felting: 3sts/3.5 rows = 1” in single crochet
After felting: 3.5 sts/4 rows= 1” in single crochet
Before felting: 15” wide x 13” tall, not including handles, 6” drop
After felting: 12” wide x 11” tall, not including handles, 4” drop, 2” deep base
Row 1: with yarn A, Ch40, sc in 2nd ch from hook and ea ch across. — 39 sts
Row 2: ch1, sc in ea st across. — 39 sts
Rows 3 - 4: rep row 2
Round 1: ch1, sc in ea st across (39 sts), turn 90 degrees and work 1sc in ea end of row (5 sts), turn 90 degrees and work 1sc in ea free loop of beg ch (39 sts), turn 90 degrees and work 1sc in ea end of row (5 sts), slst to first st at beg of round to join. — 88 sts
Round 2: ch1, sc in ea st around. Slst to first st at beg of round to join. — 90 sts
Rounds 3 - 6: rep round 2. Fasten off.
Rounds 7 - 8: with color B, ch1, sc in ea st around, slst in 1st st at beg of round to join. — 90 sts
Rounds 9 - 10: with color C, ch1, sc in ea st around, slst in1st st at beg of round to join. — 90 sts
Rounds 11 - 38: rep rounds 7 - 10 seven more times. Fasten off.
Rounds 39 - 41: with yarn A, ch1, sc in ea st around, slst in 1st st at beg of round to join. — 90 sts
Round 41: ch1, sc in ea of next 18 sts, ch39, skip 24 sts, sc in ea of next 20 sts, ch 39, skip 24 sts, sc in ea of next 2 sts. Slst to first st at beg of round to join.
Round 42: ch1, sc in ea of next 18 sts, sc in ea of next 39 chs, sc in ea of next 20 sts, sc in ea of next 39 chs, sc in ea of next 2 sts. Slst to first st at beg of round to join. — 108 sts
Rounds 43 - 44: ch1, sc in ea st around, slst to 1st st at beg of round to join. — 108 sts
Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.
Wash the bag in hot water with soap and towels for best agitation. May wash more than once if desired felting has not been achieved.
Block bag and stuff to achieve proper shape while drying.
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