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This free crochet pattern is for an elegant striped tote bag that uses the diagonal chevron stitch and worsted weighted yarn.
One of my favorite crochet patterns to design is a bag. But designing a bag that looks elegant, functional, and useful can be hard. However, I believe this striped tote bag actually turned out exactly how I envisioned it to be. It has an elegant sleek look and doesn’t require a lining if you wish not to add one.
The stitch pattern for this bag uses the thermal stitch, a very thick and sturdy stitch as the base of the bag to make sure nothing falls through the fabric. Plus the diagonal chevron stitch is a tight and mildly thick stitch that prevents a huge amount of stretches and has a sturdy functional fabric to allow the bag to look as elegant as the first day you used it.
The worsted yarn is called “Color Theory” and is the new yarn in a collaboration between Two of Wands and Lion Brand and is one of the best worsted weighted yarns I used in a long time. It’s soft and has the perfect twist to create elegance and an amazing texture. Simply the perfect yarn for this bag pattern.
Ready to make this one?
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Get the Pattern PDF Yarn Kit
When I recently received a few samples of the new Color Theory yarn from Lion Brand X Two of Wands, I knew immediately I wanted to create something elegant and beautiful that would reflect the beauty of the yarn.
My first thought was a bag. I started envisioning what I wanted the bag to look like, including the texture. And it turned out so elegant, beautiful, and sturdy.
Lion Brand agreed, so they turned it into a Pattern Kit where you get both the yarn and the pdf pattern together so that you can make it exactly the way I did.
Get the PDF of the Chevron Striped Tote Bag Crochet Pattern
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So, let me now give you the supplies you need in order to crochet this cute pattern.
How to Crochet the Striped Chevron Tote Bag
Materials you will need
- Lion Brand Color Theory Yarn (Worsted, 100% Acrylic, 246yards/100g)
(3 colors), I used:
- Admiral [619-110BJ] – 1 skein
- Stonewash [619-109W] – 1 skein
- Bone [619-122X] – 1 skein
- 4.0 mm hook -> I used Furls Crochet Odyssey Hook
- use NICKI15 for 15% off
- tapestry needle
19 sts x 16 rounds = 4 square inches
12 x 14.5 inches (flat)
Stitches used in the pattern
Learn all the basic crochet stitches HERE
- st/sts = stitch/stitches
- ch = chain
- sc = single crochet
- sk = skip
- sc thermal stitch – see the video tutorial
- 2 sc tog = 2 single crochet together = 1 single crochet decrease
- sl st = slip stitch
- diagonal chevron stitch = 1 sc in 2 sts, 2 sc tog (inserting into the space of the first made sc AND the next stitch after the 2nd sc, but 2 rows down) – see video tutorial
Free Written Pattern for the Striped Crochet Tote Bag
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The base/ bag bottom is made with the thermal stitch which is a thicker crochet stitch than the regular single crochet. The bag body pattern follows 3 stitch repeat for the diagonal chevron stitch and is crocheted in continuous rounds for the body.
Crochet Bag Bottom
Start with the color Admiral
R1: starting from the 2nd ch from the hook in the back bump, 1 sc in each ch, turn
R2 – 18: ch 1, 1 sc thermal stitch in each st, turn (45 sts) (see the video link above to learn this stitch)
*** Optionally, if the thermal stitch is too challenging, you can also crochet 2 sc rectangles (46 sts per row for 9 rows) and then crochet them together having 117 stitches all around the edge.
Now crochet all around the rectangle you made evenly such that you have 117 sc stitches (45 on each long side, 13 on one short side and 14 on the last short side).
Crochet Bag Body
You’ll now start crocheting in continuous rounds (use a stitch marker) using the diagonal chevron stitch which is made in a multiple of 3.
R1: *1 sc in the next 2 stitches, 2 sc tog (inserting into the space of the first made sc AND the next stitch after the 2nd sc, but 2 rows down), repeat from * until the end of the round
R2 – R15: in color admiral
R16 – R30: in color stonewash
R31 – R45: in color bone
Crochet Bag Handle
Lay your bag flat out and then mark off (using stitch markers) 21 stitches to skip on each side for the handle
R46: continue R1 until the 1st stitch marker, chain 24, continue R1 from the 2nd stitch marker until the 3rd stitch marker, chain 24, and continue R1 from the 4th stitch marker till the end of the round
R47: continue R1 until the first 24 chains, 1 sc in each chain, then continue R1 until the 2nd set of 24 chains, 1 sc in each chain, continue R1 until the end of the round
R48-50: repeat R1
Fasten off and weave in your ends
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