Floral Crochet Tote Bag Pattern (Free)

Last Updated on January 30, 2024

This cute crochet tote bag is a fun and quick crochet project.

The Floral Crochet Tote Bag pattern features multiple stitches (so you won’t get bored) and is a great project to learn some new stitches.

This unique crochet bag will be a useful addition to your accessories.

crochet tote bag free pattern made by gootie

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Modern Crochet Bag Pattern – About the Floral Tote Bag Design

This Floral Crochet Tote Bag pattern got its name from the rows of flowers that are integrated in the middle of the bag.

The crochet bag pattern is worked in the round, starting with a perfect crochet circle for the bottom of the bag, then combining a few stitches to create texture between the flower rounds.

To add more fun and interest to the bag, the strap is crocheted separately and then threaded through the gaps between the upper flower round.

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Which Yarn Is Best For Crochet Bag?

To make sure your crochet bag will be sturdy enough, it is better to use thick yarn, such as Worsted (#4) or Bulky (#5) weight yarns, especially if you are making a big bag, for example, I used Worsted weight yarn for my Chevron Bucket Bag.

When making a purse, you can use lighter yarns. I used DK (#3) weight yarn for my Pearls of the Sea Clutch.

Which Is Better For Crochet Bags, Cotton or Acrylic Yarn?

Well, my preference would always be cotton, because it’s more durable (will last longer) and doesn’t pill over time like acrylic. Cotton is sturdy and most important much more ecological.

For my Floral crochet tote bag pattern, I used 100% cotton yarn, Knit Picks – Dishie.

Although acrylic is cheaper, it tends to stretch and when making a crochet bag with acrylic yarn, there’s a big probability that the bag won’t keep its form over time.

Cute Crochet Tote Bag pattern made by gootie

Crochet Tote Bag PDF Pattern
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Crochet Floral Tote Bag Free Pattern


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Skill Level – Intermediate

Materials

5.0 mm / H crochet hook (I like this hook)
– Worsted (#4) weight yarn – I used Knit Picks – Dishie
Color A (Linen) – 200 grams/347m/380yds
Color B (Inlet) – 60 grams/104m/114yds

Abbreviations (US)

ch chain
st stitch
ss – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
sp – space
inc: increase – 2 single crochet in same stitch
blo – work in back loop only
Puff – (yo, insert hook into next st, yo and pull up a loop) x 3 times working into same st, yo and pull through all 7 loops on hook.
hdc – half double crochet
in 3rd loop – work st into third loop (the loop is below top 2 loops).
** You can find a Video tutorial for how to work into the 3rd loop HERE.


How to Crochet the Puff stitch

(yo, insert hook into next st, yo and pull up a loop) x 3 times working into same st, yo and pull through all 7 loops on hook.

how to crochet the puff stitch


Finished size
– 
11.5” (29cm) tall, 9” (23cm) diameter base.

Gauge – With a 5 mm / H hook, working rounds 1-9 will result in a 4″ (10cm) diameter circle.

Notes

  • Ch1/ch2 at the beginning of the round do not count as a stitch.
  • The first stitch is always worked into the first stitch which you slip stitched to in the last round.
  • […] – crochet the instructions within brackets into the same indicated stitch.
  • (…) – crochet the instructions within brackets as many times as directed.
  • Each [1puff, ch2, 1puff, ch2, 1puff] is referred to as a flower in the stitch count.
  • How to change the size of your bag: The bag’s sides are worked over a multiple of 6 stitches. To change the size of the bag, you can change the size of the base by keep increasing or work less rounds of the base (since the first round is 6 sc, every round is a multiple of 6).
  • The pattern suggests crocheting the strap for the bag, but you can either use a 50”/127cm metal strap and follow the instructions for how to attach it to the bag.
  • When changing colors: at the last stitch of the round, before changing color, start the stitch as normal, when you pull the yarn through the loop to finish the stitch, wrap the new color around the hook and pull through.
how to change colors in crochet made by gootie

Floral Crochet Tote Bag Pattern

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With color A

Make a magic ring

Round 1: ch1, 6sc into ring, pull the ring tight, ss to 1st sc. (6 sc)

Round 2: ch1, inc in each sc around, ss to 1st sc. (12 sc)

Round 3: ch1, (1sc in next sc, inc in next sc) x 6 times, ss to 1st sc. (18 sc)

Round 4: ch1, (1sc in next sc, inc in next sc, 1sc in next sc) x 6 times, ss to 1st sc. (24 sc)

Round 5: ch1, (1sc in next 3 sts, inc in next sc) x 6 times, ss to 1st sc. (30 sc)

Round 6: ch1, (1sc in next 2 sc, inc in next sc, 1sc in next 2 sc) x 6 times, ss to 1st sc. (36 sc)

Round 7: ch1, (1sc in next 5 sc, inc in next sc) x 6 times, ss to 1st sc. (42 sc)

Round 8: ch1, (1sc in next 3 sc, inc in next sc, 1sc in next 3 sc) x 6 times, ss to 1st sc. (48 sc)

Round 9: ch1, (1sc in next 7 sc, inc in next st) x 6 times, ss to 1st sc. (54 sc)

Round 10: ch1, (1sc in next 4 sc, inc in next sc, 1sc in next 4 sc) x 6 times, ss to 1st sc. (60 sc)

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Round
 11: ch1, (1sc in next 9 sc, inc in next st) x 6 times, ss to 1st sc. (66 sc)

Round 12: ch1, (1sc in next 5 sc, inc in next sc, 1sc in next 5 sc) x 6 times, ss to 1st sc. (72 sc)

Round 13: ch1, (1sc in next 11 sc, inc in next st) x 6 times, ss to 1st sc. (78 sc)

Round 14: ch1, (1sc in next 6 sc, inc in next sc, 1sc in next 6 sc) x 6 times, ss to 1st sc. (84 sc)

Round 15: ch1, (1sc in next 13 sc, inc in next st) x 6 times, ss to 1st sc. (90 sc)

Round 16ch1, (1sc in next 7 sc, inc in next sc, 1sc in next 7 sc) x 6 times, ss to 1st sc. (96 sc)

Round 17ch1, (1sc in next 15 sc, inc in next st) x 6 times, ss to 1st sc. (102 sc)

Round 18ch1, (1sc in next 8 sc, inc in next sc, 1sc in next 8 sc) x 6 times, ss to 1st sc. (108 sc)

Rounds 19-20ch1, 1sc in 1st sc and each sc around, ss to 1st sc. (108 sc)

Round 21ch1, 1sc in blo of each sc around, ss to 1st sc. (108 sc blo)

Round 22ch1, 1sc in 1st sc, ch1, skip next 2 sc, [1sc, ch2, 1sc] in next sc, ch1, skip next 2 sc.
* 1sc in next sc, ch1, skip next 2 sc, [1sc, ch2, 1sc] in next sc, ch1, skip next 2 sc; Repeat from * to the end of the round, ss to 1st sc. (18 sc, 18 [1sc, ch2, 1sc], 36 ch-1 sp)


With color B

Round 23ch1, 1sc in 1st sc, skip next ch-1 sp & sc, [1puff, ch2, 1puff, ch2, 1puff] in next ch-2 sp, skip next sc & ch-1 sp.
* 1sc in next sc, skip next ch-1 sp & sc, [1puff, ch2, 1puff, ch2, 1puff] in next ch-2 sp, skip next sc & ch-1 sp; Repeat from * to the end of the round, ss to 1st sc. (18 sc, 18 flowers)


With color A

Round 24: ch2, 1dc in 1st sc, ch1, skip next puff, 1sc in next ch2-sp, ch1, skip next puff, 1sc in next ch-2 sp, ch1, skip next puff.
* 1dc in next sc, ch1, skip next puff, 1sc in next ch2-sp, ch1, skip next puff, 1sc in next ch-2 sp, ch1, skip next puff; Repeat from * to the end of the round, ss to 1st dc.
(18 dc, 36 sc, 54 ch-1 sp)


Round
 25ch1, 1sc in blo of each st around (including ch-1 sp), ss to 1st sc. (108 sc blo)

Round 26ch1, 1sc in each sc around, ss to 1st sc. (108 sc)

Round 27ch2, 1hdc in each sc around, ss to 1st hdc. (108 sc)

Round 28ch1, 1sc in 3rd loop of each hdc around, ss to 1st sc. (108 sc)
** You can find a video tutorial for how to crochet into the 3rd loop HERE.

crochet in the third loop made by gootie

Round 29Repeat round 26.

Rounds 30-34Repeat rounds 22-26.

Rounds 35-36Repeat round 25.

Round 37Repeat round 26.

Rounds 38-53Repeat rounds 22-37.

Round 54-58Repeat round 22-26.

Round 59ch1, 1ss in blo of each st around, ss to 1st ss. (108 ss blo).

Fasten off and weave in the ends.

 

Making a Strap for a Crochet Bag

With 2 strands held together – ch140, working into the back middle loop of the chain: 1sc into the 2nd ch from hook, and in each ch to the end of the row, don’t fasten off.

Working into the gaps of row 56:

1) Insert the strap into one of the gaps (ch-1 sp) from the outside of the bag to the inside.

2) Skip 5 ch-1 sp, insert the strap from the inside to the outside through the 6th ch-1 sp.

3) Skip 3 ch-1 sp, insert the strap from the outside of the bag to the inside through the 4th ch-1 sp.

4) Repeat step 2.

5) Skip 10 ch-1 sp, insert the strap from the outside of the bag to the inside through the 11th ch-1 sp.

6-8) Repeat steps 2-4.

 


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