Hi there friend. Today I get to share with you a crossbody tote crochet pattern that I had the pleasure of guest posting on the Joy of Motion Crochet blog a few months back. I love this design because it’s pretty easy once you get going and really cute for all ages!
This crossbody tote crochet pattern has been tech edited and tested.
Crossbody Tote Crochet Pattern
Skill Level – Intermediate
Tools and Materials
- 4mm crochet hook for tote body
- 3mm crochet hook for tote strap
- yarn needle
- 960 yards Drops Safran, colors pictured are Cerise (55), Peach (12), Orange (28), Strong Yellow (11), Yellow (10), Lime (31), Green (04), Denim Blue (06), Dark Heather (15), and White (17)
- ch – chain
- st/sts – stitch(es)
- sk – skip
- yo – yarn over
- SC – single crochet
- HDC – half double crochet
- DC – double crochet
- DC2TOG – double crochet 2 together
- DC3TOG – double crochet 3 together
Gauge and Finished Dimensions
- 9 DC3TOG clusters X 11 rows = 4 inches x 4 inches
- Body of Bag: 14.5 inches tall x 11.5 inches wide
- Strap: 31 inches long
- Chains (including turning chains) DO COUNT as stitches.
- Ch1 means to crochet 1 chain.
- Ch-1 is referring to a previously mentioned ch1.
- Stitches in parenthesis ( ) are all worked in the same stitch.
- If you are crocheting the same striping pattern as me, then you will crochet the foundation chain with white as well as the first three rows. Then, switch colors every three rows.
- To adjust the height of the bag, chain any multiple of 2 plus 1. Use a starting chain greater than 133 to make the bag deeper. Use a starting chain less that 133 to make the bag more shallow.
- To adjust the width of the bag, repeat rows 2 -5 more for a wider bag, less for a slimmer bag.
Sandy Crossbody Tote Crochet Pattern
The Pattern (bag body)
With 4mm hook, ch 133.
Row 1: HDC in 3rd ch from hook, *sk 1 ch, (HDC, ch1, HDC) in next ch. Repeat from * until you have 2 chains remaining, then sk 1 ch, and work 2HDC in the last ch, turn. See Photos A and B. (196)
Row 2: ch3 (counts as a DC), DC in same st as ch-3, *ch1, DC3TOG in ch-1 space from previous row. Repeat from * until no ch-1 spaces remain, then ch1 and work a DC2TOG in the top of the turning chain from the previous row, turn. See Photo C. (131)
Row 3: ch2 (counts as a HDC), *(HDC, ch1, HDC) in next ch-1 space, skip next st, repeat from * across, HDC in top of turning chain from previous row, turn. See Photos D and E. (197)
Row 4: ch3 (counts as a DC), *DC3TOG in ch-1 space from previous row, ch1, repeat from * across until one ch-1 space remains, then DC3TOG in the ch-1 space, DC in the top of the turning chain from the previous row, turn. See Photo F. (131)
Row 5: ch2 (counts as a HDC), HDC in the same st as the ch-2, *skip next st, (HDC, ch1, HDC) in next ch-1 space. Repeat from * across, work 2 HDC in top of turning chain from previous row. (196)
Rows 6 – 33: Repeat Rows 2 – 5.
Do not cut yarn or fasten off. Secure stitch on stitch marker and proceed to Seaming section.
Lay bag flat with inside of the bag facing down and outside of the bag facing up. Inside and outside of bag is determined by your preference. I like the right side of the cluster stitches on the outside so I have mine laying so the right side of the cluster stitches are facing up. Fold the short edges together.
Remove stitch marker from secured stitch. Chain 1 and seam first edge closed using slip stitches. Cut yarn and fasten off.
Join new yarn at the corner of the other edge and seam closed using slip stitches. Cut yarn and fasten off.
Weave in all ends.
The Pattern (strap)
With 3mm hook, ch 11. (Leave a long tail when making the slip knot to sew the bag strap to the bag body.)
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and in each st across, ch 1, turn.
Rows 2 – 180 (or to preferred length): SC in each st across, ch 1, turn.
Maker Tip: When crocheting the strap, pause periodically and stretch the strap to measure length. The strap will stretch naturally with wear so this method for measuring strap length is recommended.
Cut yarn leaving a long tail to sew the bag strap to the bag body and fasten off.
Seam the strap to edges of the top edge or inside of the bag using your preferred seaming method.
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