December 25

Ho Ho Ho Tote Bag ~ A Free Crochet Pattern

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I have to say that I love designing these 'ho ho ho' patterns! I love adding pom poms to projects, and this one is no different. This series now has the Ho Ho Ho Tote Bag Crochet Pattern added to it!

Free Crochet Tote Bag Pattern by Crystalized Designs

The crochet holiday cowl pattern is another added to the  "Ho Ho Ho" Crochet Pattern Series. Check out the other patterns in this series:

Ho Ho Ho Tote Bag Crochet Pattern by Crystalized Designs

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Holiday Crochet Tote Bag Pattern


Materials: 

Sizing:

One Size: 15" height, 33" circumference

Gauge:

9 sc by 9 rows = 4"

The  Furls M 8.00mm Odyssey Crochet Hook was used to create this pattern. When using this hook, my gauge differed from when using a different M hook. Please always check gauge to ensure the best project!


Pattern Key:

  • Ch: Chain
  • Sc: Single Crochet
  • Slst: Slip Stitch
  • St(s): Stitch(es)
  • BLO: Back Loop Only
  • *: Repeat according to instructions


Difficulty:

Easy


Or make it in City Tweed DK from We Crochet for a smaller version! Strap is optional.

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Special Pattern Notes:

Video & photo tutorial at end of pattern is for visual purposes only. Do not use stitch count or ‘H’ position as a reference. Also, find the video tutorial here.

Make three 3 3/8” pom poms using Color B.

Learn how to create a pom pom without a pom pom maker here.

Using a Lucet Fork, create an i-cord double the length of the strap length required.


Pattern Instructions

Base of Tote Bag

Ch 21 with Color A

 

R1: Starting in 2nd ch from hook 3 hdc, hdc in next 18, 3 hdc in last ch, rotate to work down opposite side of chain, hdc in next 18 chs, join – 42 sts

 

R2: Ch 1, 3 hdc in same, hdc in next, 3 hdc in next, hdc in next 18, 3 hdc in next, hdc in next, 3 hdc in next, hdc in next 18, join – 50 sts

 

R3: Ch 1, hdc in same and next, 3 hdc in next, hdc in next 3, 3 hdc in next, hdc in next 20, 3 hdc in next, hdc in next 3, 3 hdc in next, hdc in next 18, join – 58 sts

 

R4: Ch 1, hdc in same and next 2, 3 hdc in next, hdc in next 5, 3 hdc in next, hdc in next 22, 3 hdc in next, hdc in next 5, 3 hdc in next, hdc in next 19, join – 66 sts                                              

 

R5: Ch 1, hdc in same and next 3, 3 hdc in next, hdc in next 7, 3 hdc in next, hdc in next 24, 3 hdc in next, hdc in next 7, 3 hdc in next, hdc in next 20, join – 74 sts


 
Body of Tote Bag

Body is worked continuously around. Use stitch marker to mark first or last stitch of each round. Entire Body of Tote is worked in BLO.

 

R6: Ch 1, sc in each st around – 74 sts

 

R7-9: Sc in next 21 switching to Color B, sc in next 2 switching to Color A, sc in next 2 switching to Color B, sc in next 2 switching to Color A, sc remaining sts around – 74 sts

 

R10: Sc in next 21 switching to Color B, sc in next 6 switching to Color A, sc remaining sts around – 74 sts

 

R11-13: Sc in next 21 switching to Color B, sc in next 2 switching to Color A, sc in next 2 switching to Color B, sc in next 2 switching to Color A, sc remaining sts around – 74 sts

 

R14: Sc in each st around - 74 sts

 

R15-17: Sc in next 28 switching to Color B, sc in next 2 switching to Color A, sc in next 2 switching to Color B, sc in next 2 switching to Color A, sc remaining sts around – 74 sts

 

R18: Sc in next 28 switching to Color B, sc in next 6 switching to Color A, sc remaining sts around – 74 sts

 

R19-21: Sc in next 28 switching to Color B, sc in next 2 switching to Color A, sc in next 2 switching to Color B, sc in next 2 switching to Color A, sc remaining sts around – 74 sts

 

R22: Sc in each st around – 74 sts

 

R23-25: Sc in next 35 switching to Color B, sc in next 2 switching to Color A, sc in next 2 switching to Color B, sc in next 2 switching to Color A, sc remaining sts around – 74 sts

 

R26: Sc in next 35 switching to Color B, sc in next 6 switching to Color A, sc remaining sts around – 74 sts

 

R27-29: Sc in next 35 switching to Color B, sc in next 2 switching to Color A, sc in next 2 switching to Color B, sc in next 2 switching to Color A, sc remaining sts around – 74 sts

 

R30: Sc in each st around – 74 sts


R31: Sc in next, ch 1, skip 1, sc in next 8, ch 1, skip 1, sc in next 2, ch 1, skip 1, sc in next 8, ch 1, skip 1, sc in next 15, ch 1, skip 1, sc in next 8, ch 1, skip 1, sc in next 2, ch 1, skip 1, sc in next 8, ch 1, skip 1, sc in next 15, ch 1, skip 1, sc in next 8, ch 1, skip 1, sc in next 2, ch 1, skip 1, sc in next 8, ch 1, skip 1, sc in remaining 14 – 74 sts
Ho Ho Ho Large Tote Bag Free Crochet Pattern

And that, my friend, is how to make the holiday tote bag!

Color Change Tutorial

Color Change Pull Through

Before finishing a stitch prior to a new color, pull through new color on last pull through.

Color Change Crochet

This picture shows completed color change.

Carrying Yarn Colors Tutorial

Crochet Color Behind 1

First Row: Work over Color A.

Crochet Color Behind 2

Switch to Color A on last pull through.

Crochet Color Behind 3

Switch to Color B on last pull through.

Crochet Color Behind 4

Work over non-working yarn across H.

Crochet Color Behind 5

Second Row: When joining Color B, take yarn from left and loosely cross stitches. 

Crochet Color Behind 6

Work over both stretched Color B and non-working yarn.

Crochet Color Behind 7

Even when working Color A, work over both stretched Color B and non-working yarn.


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