Crochet Sand and Sea Summer Tote Bag

Hi friends,

I love the beach! The sound of the waves rolling in is so relaxing. Give me a comfy chair, a beach umbrella, a cold drink, and a good book and I can spend all day hanging out on the beach. 🙂

Of course you’ll need a nice tote bag to carry all the things. My Crochet Sand and Sea Tote Bag is a great size to hold everything you need for a nice relaxing day at the beach – or the pool. It’s made using 2 strands of cotton yarn held together so it’s sturdy as well as pretty.

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I chose to make my tote bag in colors that remind me of the sand and sea – beachy colors. 😉 I used I Love This Cotton yarn from Hobby Lobby in Taupe and Aqua and a J/6mm hook to stitch up my tote bag. If you decide to make the optional tassel key ring you’ll also need a 1-inch split key ring and a Swivel Eye Snap Hook.

The free pattern for the Sand and Sea Summer Tote Bag is below along with a link to a free PDF for easy printing.

Crochet Sand and Sea Summer Tote Bag

Worsted Weight Cotton yarn – I used I Love This Cotton yarn in Taupe (four 3.5 ounce skeins) and Aqua (two 3.5 ounce skeins)

You’ll need approximately 14 ounces of the main color and 7 ounces of the accent color. 

J/6mm hook

For optional tassel:

1-inch split key ring

Swivel Eye Snap Hook

Stitches used US terms:

Chain – ch

Single crochet – sc

Slip stitch – ss

Back loop only – blo

Special Stitch – v-stitch (dc, ch 1, dc) in same stitch 

Note: Bag is crocheted using 2 strands of yarn held together. 

Ch 47 with Taupe (holding 2 strands together)

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. Ch 1 and turn. (46 stitches)

Rows 2-5: sc in each stitch across. Ch 1 and turn. (46 stitches)

Row 6: sc in each stitch across. Ch 1. DO NOT TURN (46 stitches)

Begin working in rounds.

Round 1: Work 4 sc across end of rows. Work 2 sc in next stitch. sc in next 44 stitches. (This is the opposite side of the beginning ch.) 2 sc in last stitch. Work 4 sc across end of rows. 2 sc in next stitch. sc in next 44 stitches. 2 sc in last stitch. Join with ss to 1st sc. (104 stitches)

Round 2: ch 1. sc in blo only of same stitch as ss and in each stitch around. Join with ss to 1st sc. (104 stitches)

Round 3: ch 1. Skip stitch that has the ss. sc in next stitch and in each stitch around, ending with final sc in skipped sc at the beginning of the round. Join with ss to 1st sc. (104 stitches)

Round 4: ch 1. sc in same stitch as ss and in each stitch around. Join with ss to 1st sc. (104 stitches)

Rounds 5-10: Repeat rounds 3 and 4 (3 times). (104 stitches)

Round 11: ch 3 (counts as first dc and ch 1) dc in same stitch as ss. *skip next 2 stitches, work v-stitch in next stitch* Repeat from * to * around to last stitch. Skip last stitch and join with ss to 2nd ch in beginning ch 3. (35 v-stitches)

Rounds 12-26: ss into ch 1 space. ch 3 (counts as first dc and ch 1) dc in same ch 1 space. (First v-stitch made) Work v-stitch in each ch 1 space of v-stitch in previous row. Join with ss to 2nd ch of beginning ch 3.  (35 v-stitches)

Change to Aqua. 

Round 27: ch 1. sc crochet in first ch 1 space. sc in each dc and ch 1 space around. Join with ss to first sc. (104 stitches)

Round 28: ch 1. sc in same stitch as ss and in each stitch around. Join with ss to 1st sc. (104 stitches)

Round 29: ch 1. Skip stitch that has the ss. sc in next stitch and in each stitch around, ending with final sc in skipped sc at the beginning of the round. Join with ss to 1st sc. (104 stitches)

Round 30: ch 1. sc in same stitch as ss and in each stitch around. Join with ss to 1st sc. (104 stitches)

Round 31: ch 1. Skip stitch that has the ss. sc in next stitch and in each stitch around, ending with final sc in skipped sc at the beginning of the round. Join with ss to 1st sc. (104 stitches)

Round 32: ch 1. sc in same stitch as ss and in each stitch around. Join with ss to 1st sc. (104 stitches)

The next round will form the handles of the tote.

Round 33: ch 1. Skip stitch that has ss. sc in next 10 stitches. Ch 60. Skip next 24 stitches. sc in next 28 stitches. Ch 60. Skip 24 stitches. sc in next 18 stitches. End the round with a sc in the stitch that was skipped at the beginning of the round. Join with ss to first sc. (176 stitches)

Round 34: ch 1. sc in same stitch as ss and each sc and ch around. Join with ss to first sc. (176 stitches)

Round 35: ch 1. Skip stitch that has the ss. sc in next stitch and in each stitch around, ending with the final sc in skipped stitch at the beginning of the round. Join with ss to first sc. (176 stitches)

Round 36: ch 1. sc in same stitch as ss and in each stitch around. Join with ss to first sc. (176 stitches)

Round 37: ch 1. Skip stitch that has the ss. sc in next stitch and in each stitch around, ending with the final sc in skipped stitch at the beginning of the round. Join with ss to first sc. (176 stitches)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

To make optional tassel key ring :

Cut a piece of cardboard about 6-inches long by 3-inches wide. Using 2 strands of each color yarn, wrap the yarn around the cardboard piece on the 6-inch length to desired thickness.  

Cut one end of the yarn and slip the key ring onto the strands of yarn. Remove the cardboard piece and using a strand of yarn, tie tightly around all of the strands close to the key ring. Trim the tassel to desired length. Attach swivel eye snap hook and attach to bag.

Finished tote bag measures approximately 17 inches wide by 16 inches tall plus the handle.

Here’s the link to the free PDF…

The Sand and Sea Summer Tote Bag can be used for so much more than a beach or pool tote! It’s perfect to take to the Farmer’s Market, Craft and Vendor Markets, Saturday morning shopping, or to carry your current crochet project. You can also use it to carry all the things your little ones need on a trip to the park or playground.

What color will you make your Crochet Sand and Sea Summer Tote Bag?

Anita

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9 Responses to Crochet Sand and Sea Summer Tote Bag

  1. Paula says:

    Cute, gonna have to try.

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  2. Crochet and a Show says:

    Oooh I love these colors together! Very pretty bag 😍

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  4. Noor says:

    So cute, can i have the patern?

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    • Anita says:

      The pattern is written above in the post. You are welcome to use it any way you’d like. I would appreciate a mention of where the pattern came from if you choose to sell items you’ve made.

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