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Crochet Summer Tote


Updated April 06, 2016
(10 Votes)


Carry it all in your easy and breezy crochet summer tote. Just follow these easy steps in this free crochet pattern from Lily Sugar n' Cream.

If you're just learning how to crochet a bag, be sure to check out these great crochet projects for beginners:  Beach Mat and Tote Bag and Beginner Tote Bag.

Free Crochet Tote Bag Pattern

Finished Size:
Approx 18" x 17" [45.5 x 43 cm].

For pattern, click here.


  • Lily® Sugar'n Cream® Naturals Solids (400 g / 14 oz)
    • 1 ball: #27003 (Off White)
    • OR Ombres / Prints (340 g / 12 oz)
    • 2 balls: #33013 (Chocolate Ombre) or #33018 (Sonoma Print)

Size 4 mm (U.S. G or 6) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge. 3 1/4 yds [3 m] of cord  [9.5 mm] in diameter.

15 hdc and 11 rows = 4" [10 cm].

Body (make 1 piece).
Note: Turning ch 2 does not count as stitch.

Ch 77.
1st row: (RS). 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook. 1 hdc in each ch to end of ch. Turn. 75 hdc.
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each hdc to end of row. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
Rep last 2 rows until work from beg measures 36 ins [91.5 cm], ending with a 3rd row. Fasten off.

Fold side edges 1 inch [2.5 cm] to WS for casing and sew in position (see Diagram).
Thread cord through casing as shown in diagram. Fold Bag in half, having WS of front and back tog. Sew side seams leaving casing free. Pull cord to gather casing. Knot ends.


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I have tried this pattern twice, both times it works up at an angle. With all the ch2 on one side and ch1's on the other side its uneven(not a rectangle), what am I doing wrong?

Can anyone tell me how they sowed thru all four layers in the last step? And I am guessing by caseing you mean basting, so you can pull the cord thru?

sorry my whole ? didn't come out--------Can anyone tell where I can find the diagram for the cord--Thanks

o find the diagram for the cord

my friend says she had one of these when she was a little girl and it was her fave bag. I am making her one to bring back good memories! Thanks for posting.

IstaRTED CROCHETING one of these beautiful bags. They are unique, different and more exciting to look at

I like this one better because it looks like a handbag thus it can be worn as one, yet it can also work as a beach bag, lunch bag, etc. The possibilities are endless. I will be making one very soon1

LOVE IT!!! Hope I can make one soon, but I have a busy summer. Anyway, I'm going to try and I know I'll love it.

This is a lovely bag

I am making this with tuti fruti yarn and love it!! it is taking me a long time b/c I only get to work on it part time but I'm about done and can't wait to get to use it! I am also subbing a ribbon or something softer for the band I don't like the idea of rope on my shoulder. I'll post a pic soon I hope ;)


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