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Up Your Accessory Game With These Crochet Tote Bag Patterns

We’ve got a lot of stuff to tote around — from groceries and paperwork to diapers, yarn and books — so why not crochet a tote bag for all of them?

Crochet Tote Bag Patterns

Crochet a tote bag for all your needs, whether it's farmers market produce or your current stitch project.

Stitch up these fashionable and functional crochet tote bags to transport practically everything.

Alpine Tote Bag Crochet Pattern

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1. Alpine Tote

Have you tried tapestry crochet yet? Use this technique to create a sturdy tote with amazing colorwork, and stash your essentials in style. If you're interested in all things colorwork — including tapestry crochet — check out Karen Whooley's Fair Isle Crochet: Demystifying Colorwork class.

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Luma Tote Crochet Pattern

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2. Luma Tote

Two strands of yarn hold this bright tote together so it works up in no time at all — an ideal weekend project! Ours features a chain link handle, but you can try out other types, too, depending on your style.

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Red Clover Tote and Mini Tote Crochet Pattern

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3. Red Clover Summer Tote & Mini Tote

Two is better than one! This pattern includes instructions to create a large tote, as well as a matching mini tote. Stash the mini one inside the large one to pull out and carry solo when you only need a few small essentials.

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French Market Tote Crochet Pattern

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4. French Market Tote

A delicate lacy panel on the front and back of this tote adds instant elegance to any outfit. The pattern also includes simple alteration recommendations for stitchers who plan on carrying heavier items like produce. 

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Borsona Bellagio Crochet Tote Bag FREE Pattern

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5. Borsona Bellagio Crochet Tote Bag

Wondering what to do with all those leftover yarn scraps? Throw a couple of skeins from your stash together and make a pretty color palette! Reinforced borders and sturdy handles prevent this colorful tote from sagging and stretching out. 

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Nicki Tote with Tree Applique Crochet Pattern

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6. Nicki Tote with Tree Appliqué

You'll work this bag up in a flash thanks to its simple shape and (mostly) single crochet stitches. The adorable tree appliqué is ideal for using up even the smallest yardages of fabric. 

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College Tote FREE Crochet Pattern

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7. College Tote

If you need a really tough tote, consider felting one! Felting agitates yarn fibers so they stick together, creating a super-durable fabric.

Never felted before? Learn more about yarn felting.

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Wheat Fields Market Tote Crochet Pattern

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8. Wheat Fields Market Tote

The perfect project bag! Be sure to work in a lining to prevent small items — like crochet hooks or pens — from slipping through those beautiful center stitches. You can even add pockets into the lining for personal items like your cell phone and makeup.  

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Colorblock Tote FREE Crochet Pattern

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9. Colorblock Bag

This basic tote is worked in the round — no seaming required! Use it as your everyday bag, or to take your crochet projects on the road.

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Crochet Market Tote Pattern

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10. Crochet Market Tote

This versatile bag is the perfect companion for trips to the beach, the farmers market, the grocery store and more! Work it up with a strong cotton for added durability. 

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School's in Session Tote Crochet Pattern

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11. School's in Session Tote

This playful tote was designed with kiddos in mind, but we've got a hunch that adults will revel in its color blocking and useful pockets. Stitch one up for school, work, the grocery store — you name it.

(Hint: you might need more than one!)

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Bright Spot Tote Crochet Pattern

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12. Bright Spot Tote

Ideal for stitching on the go, this quick and easy bag consists of small granny squares that are seamed together. It's a great pattern for beginners who want to practice reading crochet patterns as it includes both a chart and written instructions.

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Pockets, lining, sturdy straps and more — what features do you look for in a crochet tote bag?

Mix & Match Crochet Bag Techniques

Mix & Match Crochet Bag Techniques

Learn to crochet your own custom bags step by step! Mix and match stitches, swap in new features and add fun embellishments in two simple projects.Enroll Now »

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