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Crochet tote bag patterns
Tote bags are a must have for any maker. They are a great way to keep your project clean, portable and all the yarns being used as the project is in progress. Of course we also love totes for carrying around all our must-have items when away from home or even to use as a stylish diaper bag or tote for kids stuff on the go.
Project totes are great if you have small children and pet hair floating around. If you’re working with white or black yarn (or colors close to them) it will keep your mind at ease so you’re not worried your yarn will get stained or pick up pet hair.
You can make your own crochet tote project bag or purchase one. It’s a good idea to have several because crafters are notorious for having multiple WIP’s or work’s in progress. It’s easy to burn out on a larger project and want to switch to something completely different or just something small like a scarf, dishtowel or headband.
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If you chose to make project totes pick a design that is solid instead of an open mesh look to protect your project from dirt. Also a shorter handle style is better so it doesn’t drag or get weighed down by the weight of what’s inside when you move it from place to place.
I encourage you to check out my no stretch crochet bag strap patterns if your tote pattern has simple single crochet style straps because they will droop.
The hooker playful tarot crochet and knit tote
This project tote is a medium to large size great for garments or blanket WIP’s. It’s completely closed so dirt and pet hair will be kept away.
It’s washable if you find it begins to pick up dirt from setting it on a various floor surfaces that you may encounter on the go.
The matching shirt is available in this post.
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A crochet tote/basket with handles
A crochet project that is a generous size for your larger pieces like rugs and blankets. The extra sturdy enforced handles worked into this design by Lulo Stitch co will help to ensure the finished project won’t sage when you move it from workplace to workplace.
It would also be an attractive holder for things like towels in the bathroom, playroom toys, pet accessories and yarn.
Get the free pattern for the Astia Large crochet basket here.
T-shirts and project totes for crocheters available in my Etsy shop!
Sturdy woven-look crochet tote
This tote pattern by Lunar Cat has a tight stitch to keep your project safe from unwanted outside effects.
Pet hair and dirt can’t reach your project in this solid design. The short handle makes it easy to move from place to place without sagging.
It is stiff enough to reach down and grab your tools and yarn without digging too much.
Get the pattern here.
One more row decorative yarn project tote
This colorful tote is a fun celebration of the crocheter and knitters mantra of “just one more row and then I will…”
A great gift idea for a fellow yarn lover or for yourself. This washable lightweight design can be tossed in the wash if it picks up dirt when you set it down somewhere less that pristine.
Buy it here.
Crochet shoulder tote bag free pattern
This tote is stylish and will hold a lot of items. Use it as a stylish diaper bag, project tote or just running around town for errands or lunch with friends.
Notes from the designer: The Camellia Tote Bag that has a sturdy and unique construction using a variety of stitches with thick and comfortable straps. This project is fun to work up as it is segmented into various sections using strong mercerized 24/7 Cotton. Personalize the middle accent panel found in the center of the bag using your favorite stitch! You will love carrying this modern and sleek bag to tote around your important items wherever you go!
The pattern uses small hooks to help keep it’s shape and prevent drooping. To achieve this you will need 2 mm, 2.5 mm and 3.5 mm crochet hooks.
Check out the free tote bag pattern.
A colorful sturdy crochet tote bag
By using simple stitches and a colorful yarn paired with a basic solid color yarn you can create this candy like color tote bag that has a joyful vibe. Use to tote around all your items in the spring and summer-even as a beach tote.
I always love hardware on my crochet bags to make more of a statement and gives such an elevated finished touch.
This bag uses 3.5mm & 3.25mm crochet hooks to keep the stitches snug and category 3 yarn to prevent it looking bulky or clunky.
Check out the free colorful tote bag crochet pattern.