Crochet Market/Beach Tote

Saturday, June 4, 2016




This week I took a little break from Etsy-ing to create a new, free crochet pattern. I am completely in love with how this crochet tote turned out! The mesh pattern works up really quickly and easily. With the heat of summer just around the corner, it will be perfect for laying by the pool, heading to the beach, or hitting up a farmers market. 




I'll be heading to Washington DC this coming week and cannot wait to put this tote to good use! I'm planning on going to the beach and a market or two while I'm there, so this bag will really come in handy. 


Materials: 
- 450 yards of fingering weight yarn ( I used Quince & Co. Finch)
- size F crochet hook ( I like this one. )

Directions:

Body Panel (make 2)

- Ch 89, plus 5 for turning.
- Row one: dc in 7th ch from hook, dc, ch 2, sk 2, * dc 2, ch 2, sk 2, repeat from * two more times. Dc 5, ch 2, sk 2, * dc 2, ch 2, sk 2, repeat from * nine more times. Dc 5, ch 2, sk 2, *dc 2, ch 2, sk 2, repeat from * three more times. Ch 2, sk 2, dc in last ch. Turn.
- Row two: Ch 1, sc in first stitch, ch 2, sk 2 ch from previous row, * sc 2, ch 2, sk 2, repeat from * three more times. Sc 5, ch 2, sk 2, * sc 2, ch 2, sk 2, repeat from * nine more times. Sc 5, ch 2, sk 2, *sc 2, ch 2, sk 2, repeat from * three more times. Ch 2, sk 2, sc in last stitch. Turn.
- Row three: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), sk 2, * dc 2, ch 2, sk 2, repeat from * three more times. Dc 5, ch 2, sk 2, * dc 2, ch 2, sk 2, repeat from * nine more times. Dc 5, ch 2, sk 2, * dc 2, ch 2, sk 2, repeat from * three more times. Ch 2, sk 2, dc in last stitch. Turn.
- Repeat row two and three until piece measures 12 inches.
- Next row; Ch 3, dc across. (1 dc in each sc and 2 dc in each ch 2 space.) Turn.
- Last row: Ch 3, dc across.

Straps (make 2)

- Ch 5 plus three for turning.
- Row one: Dc in fourth ch from hook and across. Turn.
- Row two: Ch 1, sc in each stitch across. Turn.
- Row three: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), dc in each stitch across. Turn.
- Repeat rows two and three until piece measures 24 inches (or desired length.)

Assembly
- Place one body panel on top of the other and line up. Slip around three sides to attach panels. Turn right side out so that the seam is on the inside.
- Use slip stitch to attach straps to top of bag. The ends attach above the 5 dc stripe.
- Weave in ends.





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