Thursday, 13 July 2017

6 CROCHET TOTE BAG PATTERNS

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Summer festivals, sunny beach days and longer daylight hours. Let's have some fun with these six (6) fashionable vintage crochet bags. 

Show off your crochet talents with a brand new handmade crochet tote bag, crochet shoulder bag or crochet market bag. You know you can never have too many bags!

Crochet your own stylish and functional go anywhere tote bags, which will carry almost everything. These summertime crochet bags are simply perfect, use them daily, match your outfits and take them away on your holidays.


1. TRICOLOUR AFGHAN BAG

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TRICOLOUR Afghan Bag is a modern take on the traditional "granny square", which is still as popular today as it was when your great grandmother was crocheting. 

Tricolour Afghan Bag is a great, versatile and classically stylish bag for anytime, anywhere! A LARGE LIGHTWEIGHT crochet afghan bag for holidays, beach (great for swimwear and towel), travel and summer shopper.

I designed TWO (2) NEW granny squares to create a stylish, vibrant and spacious tote bag. Inspiration for the colours came from my love of photographing sunrises and sunsets - vibrant blue skies and the amazing orange/yellow sun.

PATTERN DETAILS:
DIFFICULTY: Easy Intermediate
MEASUREMENTS: Bag circumference is approx. 34in (86cm) and 13in (33cm) deep
YARN: DMC Petra Size 3 Crochet Thread - 1 x 100g ball of shade orange; 1 x 100g ball of shade yellow; 2 x 100g ball of shade blue.
HOOK:  3mm
NOTIONS: Yarn needle
PATTERN NOTES: You need to know how to crochet in the round. This crochet afghan bag consists of two (2) different squares. You will need to make 34 crocheted squares. Instructions in this pattern are for three (3) colour crochet afghan bag.  Bag lining is optional.  This written pattern has accompanying photographs at the end of the written instructions. 




2. SCARBOROUGH FAIR BAG

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"Scarborough Faire" was a 45 day trading event held yearly during the middle ages in the seaside town of Scarborough, Yorkshire, Britain.

Merchants came from all over England, Norway, Denmark, the Baltic States and the Byzantine Empire. Such a huge event attracted not only tradesmen, but also other buyers, sellers and pleasure-seekers.

This crochet bag design celebrates the colourful, prosperous times of Scarborough Faire. It is an easy intermediate pattern, with colour changes and stitch design changes throughout the pattern.

PATTERN DETAILS:

DIFFICULTY: Easy Intermediate

MEASUREMENTS: Bag circumference is approx. 32in (81cm) and 15in (38cm) deep; handles 30in (76cm)

YARN: Wendy Supreme Luxury Cotton and Sparkle DK ● 100% Cotton ● 100g/201m/219yd ● Shades: MC Cream; CC1 Agean Shine; CC2 Fern; CC3 Coral Shine; CC4 Natural Shine; CC5 Driftwood. 1 ball of each colour.

HOOK: I-9 (5.5mm) and H-8 (5mm)

NOTIONS: Yarn needle

PATTERN NOTES: You need to know how to crochet in the round. Instructions in this pattern are for six (6) colour crochet bag. Bag lining is optional. This written pattern has accompanying photographs at the end of the written instructions. 




3. HIGHLANDER TOTE BAG

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HIGHLANDER Tote Bag has been inspired by ancient Scottish designs and symbols which are steeped in Celtic history. 

The design in the squares in this crochet tote bag is my interpretation of the various Celtic knot designs I came across whilst travelling in Scotland. Watch how different each square looks when you change the colours.


PATTERN DETAILS:

DIFFICULTY:  Easy Intermediate

YARN: Debbie Bliss Cotton Cashmere ●85% Cotton 15% Cashmere ● 50g = 94m (103 yds) ● 6 colours

TOTAL YARDAGE: 310g = 583m (638yds)

SUBSTITUTE YARN:  Any DK / Light / Worsted weight yarn OR King Cole Bamboo Cotton DK ● 50% Bamboo 50% Cotton ●100gr = 251yd (230m)

HOOK: G-6 (4mm) and E-4 (3.5mm)

NOTIONS:  Yarn needle

PATTERN NOTES: Instructions in this pattern are for a three (3) colour motif. Motif can be made using one, two or three colours. The tote bag in this pattern is made using six (6) colours.  Bag lining is optional. This written pattern has accompanying photographs at the end of the written instructions. 




4. LATTE BAG


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LATTE Bag is the perfect accessory for those lovely moments you manage to grab with your best friends down at the cafe, the perfect bag to throw in your basics and sling over your shoulder.

LATTE bag is a great summer holiday project, all you need is one ball of each colour and one crochet hook and you will end up with a "simply perfect" summer holiday go-anywhere shoulder bag. A bag with a "retro cluster stitch" design, sturdy yet light and airy. 


PATTERN DETAILS:


DIFFICULTY:  Intermediate

YARN:  Wendy Supreme Luxury Cotton DK  ● Cotton 100% ● 100g/201m/219yd, Shades:  MC: Flint x 2 balls, CC: White x 1 ball

YARN ALTERNATIVES:  Any DK weight cotton

HOOK: G/6 (4mm)

NOTIONS:  Yarn needle; 1 wooden button

MEASUREMENTS:  The bag circumference is approximately 26in (66cm) and 11in (28cm) deep.

PATTERN NOTES:  The bag pattern is crochet from the bottom up, base is crochet flat, body and handles are crochet in the round. This written pattern has accompanying photographs at the end of the written instructions.

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5. CLOUDBERRY MARKET TOTE



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CLOUDBERRY Market Tote is based on a vintage 1970s crochet stitch. This filet-style stitch appeared mainly in garment design using only one colour. Here the stitch is enhanced by changing colour every round creating a colourful market tote.


Cloudberry is the perfect farmer's market bag - throw in your fruits and vegetables and enjoy your day. Light and breezy, it can be easily rolled up and hidden away in your handbag for those unplanned purchases. Can also be used as a beach bag.


PATTERN DETAILS:
DIFFICULTY:  Easy Intermediate
MEASUREMENTS:  Bag circumference is approx. 30in (76cm); 17in (43cm) deep; strap 23in (58cm)
YARN:  Wendy Supreme Luxury Cotton 4ply ● 100% Cotton ● 100g/267m/291yd ● Shades:  MC Beaujolais; CC1 Avocado.  1 ball of each colour.
YARN ALTERNATIVES:  Any similar weight cotton
HOOK: D-3 (3mm) 
NOTIONS: Yarn needle
PATTERN NOTES: You need to know how to crochet in the round. Instructions in this pattern are for two (2) colour crochet bag.  This written pattern has accompanying photographs at the end of the written instructions.








6. ANIKSI AFGHAN BAG


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ANIKSI Afghan Bag design is Greek inspired from the houses painted with the traditional white and Aegean blue and the multi-coloured potted geraniums, a "trademark" of Greek landscapes.

ANIKSI Afghan Bag is a great pattern for using up all those odd remnants you have sitting in your stash, and I am hoping it will inspire you all to get out your hooks and your favourite cotton yarns or threads, and allow those creative juices to flow!

PATTERN DETAILS:
DIFFICULTY:  Easy Intermediate
MEASUREMENTS:  Circumference of bag 24in (61cm);  13in (33cm) deep; handles 12.5in (32cm)
YARN:  Bendigo Woollen Mills Cotton 8ply ● 100% Cotton  ● 50g  109yd (100m) ● Six (6) to Eight (8) colours.  
YARDAGE:  Approximately 437yd (400m)
YARN SUBSTITUTE:  Any similar DK cotton yarn
HOOK3.5mm (E-4) 
NOTIONS: Yarn needle

PATTERN NOTES:  Aniksi Bag consists of four (4) afghan squares; two (2) rectangular pieces; one (1) long strip; two (2) handles.  Instructions in this pattern are for one (1) bag using six (6) to eight (8) colours.  This pattern has accompanying photographs at the end of the written instructions.

GET the ANIKSI Bag PATTERN>>


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Enjoy!
ciao, ciao!

Barbara Summers Hand Knit and Crochet   www.crocknit.com
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