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This is a free Linked Crochet pattern for a Rainbow Reversible Tote Bag. This pretty Linked Crochet Tote Bag is made with Premier Yarn.
As you know I love Multi-Purpose and Reversible Patterns. Well, this pattern is no different. The pattern specifically features Linked Crochet which is a subsection of the Tunisian Crochet technique but uses a regular crochet hook. This technique is very unique as you link regular basic crochet stitches together to create a tight fabric without any gaps. That means you will not need a lining for your bag.
To make it absolutely unnecessary to add a lining, I added the thermal single crochet stitch for the bottom of the bag. Perfect!
So no gaps means we can easily reverse the bag. That way you see the beautiful overlay chains on one side and just stripes on the other side.
If you’re new to Linked crochet, then I think this is a great project to start with. You will learn a lot. Not only Linked Crochet but also Thermal Crochet. The pattern includes 4 video tutorials for the various stitches used and is for sure a show-stopper, don’t you think?
Linked Crochet Patterns
This Reversible Tote Bag is not my first Linked Crochet Pattern. It’s actually my 30th. Wanna see them all and learn more Linked Crochet stitches?
Well, I just published a new Linked Crochet Ebook called “Linked Crochet Made Easy” which includes this pattern and 29 more, plus 10 stitch tutorials and over 22 video tutorials.
Get the PDF of the Rainbow Reversible Tote Bag
This pattern is also available as an ad-free, printer-friendly pdf pattern that can be purchased at the links below for only a small fee.
In “The Crochet Club” membership the pattern is interactive with check-off boxes so you can keep track of where you are in the pattern (and saved per user login) without any ads and is printer-friendly!
Want more Linked crochet patterns? Here are a few you might like to try:
To start, let me now give you the supplies you need in order to crochet this crochet cute pattern.
How to Linked Crochet the Reversible Tote Bag
Materials you will need
- Premier Yarns Anti-Pilling Medley Yarn in Grey Marble (2 skeins)
- Premier Yarns Sweet Roll Vivid in color Primary (1 skein)
- 5.0 mm hook
- tapestry needle
- Nylon or Macrame yarn/rope
- tapestry needle
4 ldc x 3 rows (sc, ldc, sc) = 1 square inch
flat : 12 x 14 inches (not measuring handle)
Stitches used in the pattern
Learn all the basic crochet stitches HERE
- ch = chain
- sl st = slip stitch
- ldc = linked double crochet
- Blo = back loop only
- Sc = single crochet
- Thermal single crochet
- Foundation single crochet
Video Tutorials Helpful to Crochet the Reversible Tote Bag
- Thermal Single Crochet
- Foundation Single Crochet
- Linked Double Crochet
- Sneak peek video showing the Vs made
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Free Written Pattern for the Linked Crochet Reversible Tote Bag
You’ll first rochet the tote bag bottom using Thermal Crochet and then work your way up using mainly linked crochet and some single crochet stitches in the back loop only with overlay chains. Finally, you’ll crochet the bag handle.
Ch 41 in grey marble
R1: starting from the 2nd ch from the hook, (in the back bump) 1 sc per st, turn
R2-18: ch 1, 1 thermal sc per st, turn
R1: Now, crochet 1 sc per st/row on one side all around such that you have 40 on the long sides of the rectangle and 9 on the short sides, sl st to the first st (98 sts in total)
R2: 1 sc per st, sl st to the first st
Switch to the primary color
R3: ch 2, 1 ldc in the blo per st, sl st to the first st
Switch back to grey marble
R4: 1 sc in the blo, ch 4, now, (count over 4 sc sts over and then go 2 rows down to the grey marble), in that stitch crochet 1 sc into the flo, ch 4, *(count 7 sts from the sc made in the blo), in that 7th stitch crochet 1 sc into the blo, ch 4, (count 7 sts from the sc made in the flo), in that 7th stitch crochet 1 sc into the flo, ch 4, repeat from *, until the end of the round (there should be 14 large V’s covering the primary color now), sl st to the first st
R5: 1 sc in the blo in each primary colored st, 1 sl st onto each grey sc, all around
R6: ch 2, 1 ldc in the blo per st, sl st to the first st
R7: 1 sc in the blo per st, sl st to the first st
Switch back to the primary color
Repeat R3-R7 until you have 8 colored stripes, finish with R6 before starting the handle.
Using a stitch marker, mark your 10th st, skip 18 st, add a stitch marker, skip 31 sts, add a stitch marker, sk 18 sts, add a stitch marker.
R1: 1 sc in the blo per st until you hit the stitch marker, crochet 30 foundation single crochet stitches (ch and sc at the same time), start again where the next stitch marker is, 1 sc in the blo per st until you hit the next stitch marker, crochet 30 foundation single crochet stitches (ch and sc at the same time), start again where the next stitch marker is, 1 sc in the blo per st until the end, sl st to the first st
R2: ch 2, 1 ldc in the blo all around, sl st to the first st
R3-R4: 1 sc in the blo all around, sl st to the first st
Now fold over the last 2 rows over R2, add a rope in between the fold and sew the fold together with the top of R1.
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