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Summer Stripe Tote Bag… Free Crochet Pattern!!!

Summer Stripe Tote Bag… Free Crochet Pattern!!!

Summer Stripe Tote Bag

Cheery, whimsical and easy to make!!  The Summer Stripe Tote Bag is the perfect bag to take to the market, beach or as your summer everyday bag! Using self-striping yarn, makes the work is easy… Simple moss stitch and fun join make the bit of whimsy on the front of the bag… Your choice of handles, either a simple crochet handle or a fun ready-made handle can make this personalized to your taste!

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Yarn~ 1 Caron Cakes worsted weight yarn, 383 yards per skein. I used Spice Cake and Blueberry Kiwi.

Hook~ H   *You can use a larger or smaller hook to make the bag bigger or smaller

Pre purchased handles are an option


Yarn needle


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13″ x 13″ Tote

18″ x 1″ Crochet Handle


St ~ Stitch

Ch ~ Chain

Sk ~ Skip

Sl St ~ Slip Stitch

Sp ~ Space

Sc ~ Single Crochet

Hdc ~ Half Double Crochet

Dc ~ Double Crochet

Rev Sc ~ Reverse Single Crochet

X St – X stitch – Sk st, dc in next st, dc in previously sk st.


Ch 52

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 1, sk next ch, sc in next ch*, repeat *to* across. = 26 sc & 25 ch1 sps

Row 2:  Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, *sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, sk st*, repeat *to* across, sc in last ch 1 sp and last st. = 27 sc & 24 ch1 sp

Row 3:  Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, *ch 1, sk st, sc in next st*, repeat *to* across`. = 26 sc & 25 ch1 sps

Rows 4-99:  Repeat rows 2 & 3

Joining Row 1 to Row 99:

You will be working 1 st in row 99 then 1 st in row 1, this will join the two ends together.

Ch2 (counts as hdc), hdc in 1st st of row 1, *ch 1 sk ch 1 sp of row 99, hdc in next st of row 99, ch 1, sk next ch 1 sp of row 1, hdc in next st of row 1*, repeat * to * across. = 52 hdc & 51 ch 1 sts

Top Edging:

Join yarn with sl st to top of the bag(either end can be the top)

*No turning rows 1-3, turn rows 4 & 5

Row 1:  Ch 1, sc 96 sts evenly around the top of the bag, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 96 sc

Row 2:  Ch 3(counts as dc), X st, * dc in next st, X st*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 32 x sts & 32 dc.

Row 3:  Ch 1, sc in each st across. = 96 sc

Row 4:  Ch 1, turn, sc in each st around, join with sl st to 1 sc. = 96 sc

Row 5:  Ch 1, rev sc around, join with sl st to beginning st, finish off. = 96 rev sc

*Lining up the fancy join placement to the right 1/3 of the bag( See my bag at top for placement), sew bottom of bag closed.


2 options – 

Option 1: Crochet Handles

Ch 81(leave a tail for sewing handle to bag)

Row 1:  Sl st in 2nd ch from hook and each across. = 80 sl st

Row 2:  Ch 1, turn, sl st in each st across. = 80 sl st

Row 3:  Ch 3, turn, dc in each st across. = 80 dc

Row 4 – 5:  Ch 1, turn, sl st in each st across. = 80 sl st

Finish off, leave tail for sewing  handle to bag

Sew 1st handle to front inside and 2nd handle to back inside.

Option 2:  Purchased Handles

Sew handles on inside of the bag to the front and back.


You now have a Summer Stripe Tote Bag!!

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Simply Chic Boho Bag

Simply Chic Boho Bag

Simply August Boho Bag

This super cute Simply Chic Boho Bag was originally part of my Simply August Boho Bag Crochet Along!  Now it is available in full as a PDF for $2 on Ravelry or Craftsy

The Simply August Boho Bag CAL is still available for free on the Crochet with Me Crochet Along Page at the top. It is a 3 week CAL.

This is an Easy to Make Bag, with a special handle technique that is super sturdy and not stretchy… Enjoy!!!

Happy Crocheting


Simply August Boho Bag ~ Red Heart Grand Prize Winner Announced!!!

Simply August Boho Bag ~ Red Heart Grand Prize Winner Announced!!!

Simply August Boho Bag 

Red Heart Grand Prize Winner 

We had so much fun making our Simply August Boho Bag CAL… Lots of great finished projects… Today the Grand Prize Winner of the Red Heart Yarn Prize Package is announced and there are lots of pictures being added to the gallery…  12 finalists made entries… each numbered as they came in.. I used a number randomizer to draw the lucky winning number 8!!!

Congratulations to Lydia W.!!  Just email me your address and Red Heart Yarns will get the yarn coming your way!!!

If you loved this bag… But missed out on the CAL, Later today I will have the pattern in PDF form available for $2 on Ravelry and Craftsy… Watch for the post!!!  The CAL directions will remain available for free posted in the Crochet With Me, Crochet Along tab at the top of the page.

Here are the 12 entries in order

  1. Sally O.

2. Brenda T.

3. Barbara Z.

4. Megan S.

5. Pattie A.

6. Deborah R.

7. Heather G.

8. Lydia W.

9. Lindsay S.

10. Theresa R.


11. Gena F.

12. Carolyn B.

That is the 12 entries.. Love them all!!!

Here is my finished bag that has been the Promo Picture.. My lovely daughter was home for college and grabbed the bag and threw it over her shoulder for a quick photo-op… I loved it and decided to use it for the main photo!!  Lucky to have such great children!!

Happy Crocheting and make sure to send your finished photos to my email **[email protected]** with permission to add them to this photo gallery!!!


Happy Crocheting!!




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