Crochet bags can be as small as a simple clutch for carrying your essentials or as large as a tote bag to carry your groceries. Totes are a great place to start due to their simple structure. Two large rectangles with handles attached to each to form the opening at the top. For the bottom, the two rectangles are put together to close the bag.
You can go from making a really simple crochet tote bag using basic stitches like single crochet to creating much more elaborate designs by using fancier stitches such as adding a bag lining, zipper or button closure for extra details. With these crochet bags, you can make new accessories to match your wardrobe during each season of the year.
The Sweet Simple Tote Bag is both fun and functional. The handbag is made in one continuous piece starting from the base. Two strands of yarn are held together to create a strong bag. Because it’s thick, a lining is not necessary.
And it’s made with just single crochet stitches, so there are no complicated stitch patterns to remember. Stripes along with pompom and tassel bag decorations add a fresh splash of color.
Using 700 yards (total) of worsted weight yarn. To create a sturdy handbag, hold 2 strands of yarn together. This combined with the single crochet stitches creates a nice thick fabric.
You really don’t need to line this bag. When dealing with 2 strands of yarn, you have 2 options. You can get 2 skeins of yarn and use 1 strand from one skein and 1 strand from the second skein. Or you can find the 2 ends of one skein.
Usually, there is one strand from the outside and one tucked somewhere inside. You can change colors and add stripes, but this is not required. The stripes allow you to use up some of your scrap yarn though!
I like purchased purse handles with this tote bag. I think it gives the handbag a nice polished and professional look to it. I’m using 24″ purse handles for my sample. However, feel free to use any size larger or smaller than that.
It’s up to you if you want closure on this tote bag. The 1.5-inch wooden button will do.
This bag is made from the bottom up, so there are no seams to sew. However, you will still need scissors and a yarn needle to weave in the ends, especially if you change colors.
Learn how to make your own pom and tassel bag charm or simply get one from your local crafts store.
And that's how you make a sweet simple tote bag.
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