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Free Crochet Tote Bag Pattern | Coastal Sun Beach Tote

The Coastal Sun Beach Bag is a free crochet tote bag pattern. This cotton yarn tote features bright colors and alternates mesh with solid single crochet sections.

Crochet this easy tote bag for everyday use or even for a beach day. Create stripes using your scrap yarn or crochet it in solid colors.

This beginner friendly crochet beach tote bag is worked bottom up. It’s worked in the round with a solid bottom.

Teal blue and yellow crochet beach tote bag.

The crochet tote in the pictures uses 100% cotton yarn. Although, acrylic yarn is suitable as well.

These bags make great gifts that are beautiful and useful! Many of us love to crochet and gift through summer so I love making tote bags.

As a maker I enjoying gifting my handmade items, I’m sure you can relate. I designed a series of crochet tote bags to gift to my sons’ teachers for end of year gifts.

I made so many that I’m still sharing the patterns with you. If you love crochet totes {and variety} the links for the other crochet bags I’ve published so far and down below.

picture of stack of colorful crochet tote bags
Pictured from bottom up: Library Tote, La Via Beach Tote, Annie’s Bag, Mercato Crossbody, Coastal Sun Tote

More Free Crochet Tote Bag Patterns

  1. Mercato Crossbody Shoulder Bag features a longer strap to wear across your body.
  2. The Library Tote Book Bag has a solid construction to tote those summer books to the park and back.
  3. La Via Market Tote Bag is large and has an openwork design that stretches to fit a surprising amount.
  4. The June Market Tote is La Via’s little sister using the same stitch pattern, but is smaller and features two straps.

The Coastal Sun Tote makes for a fabulous scrappy project. With different stitches in repeated sections it’s easy to change colors.

I love the combination of teal and yellow in this one, with a little bit of the print thrown in at the transitions. This free crochet tote bag pattern may be a great stash buster if you have odds and ends of cotton yarn.

Free Crochet Tote Bag Pattern in teal and yellow cotton yarns laid flat on wood backdrop.

Materials

  • #4 med worsted weight yarn, I used less than 2 balls of Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Cotton (100% cotton; 180 yds / 165 m; 3.5 oz / 100 g) in Deep Turquoise (Color A), Curry (Color C) and some scraps (10-15 yds) of Paris in June (Color B).
  • 6mm (J) hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors

Notes

  1. Ch 1 does not count as a st. I prefer to ch 1 when working hdc in the round to keep my joins tight.
  2. Bag is worked in continuous rounds, place stitch marker in the first st of each round. 

Stitches/Abbreviations

ch(s)-chain(s)

 Mc-magic circle or ch 3 and sl st to 1st, work into the circle.

rep-repeat

rnd-round

sc-single crochet

sk-skip the indicated stitch

sl st-slip stitch

st(s)-stitch(es)

Gauge

2” x 2” = 6 sc x 7 rows of sc

Finished dimensions

=12.5” tall, 30” with strap. Bag laid flat 12.5” wide.

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Teal blue and yellow Free Crochet Tote Bag Pattern.

Free Crochet Tote Bag Pattern | Coastal Sun Bag

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 1 hour
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $15

This bright and colorful crochet tote bag pattern is great for beach days and even shopping trips.

Materials

  • 257yds/6oz (235m/140g) of #4 med worsted weight yarn,
  • I used less than 2 balls of Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Cotton in
  • Deep Turquoise (Color A)
  • Curry (Color C)
  • and some scraps (10-15 yds) of Paris in June (Color B)

Tools

  • 6mm (J) hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors

Instructions

    In Color A.

    Begin with a mc.


    1. Rnd 1. 6 sc into mc, don’t join, mark first st of each round. (6 sts)
    2. Rnd 2. 2 sc in each st around. (12 sts)
    3. Rnd 3. 2 sc in first st, sc in next st, *{2 sc in next st, sc in next st} rep from * around. (18 sts)
    4. Rnd 4. 2 sc in first st, sc in next 2 sts, *{2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts} rep from * around. (24 sts)
    5. Rnd 5. 2 sc in first st, sc in next 3 sts, *{2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts} rep from * around. (30 sts)
    6. Rnd 6. 2 sc in first st, sc in next 4 sts, *{2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts} rep from * around. (36 sts)
    7. Rnd 7. 2 sc in first st, sc in next 5 sts, *{2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts} rep from * around. (42 sts)
    8. Rnd 8. 2 sc in first st, sc in next 6 sts, *{2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts} rep from * around. (48 sts)

      Continue increasing, you can adjust the size of your circle with more or less increase rounds.
    9. Rnd 9. 2 sc in first st, sc in next 7 sts, *{2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts} rep from * around. (54 sts)
    10. Rnd 10. 2 sc in first st, sc in next 8 sts, *{2 sc in next st, sc in next 8 sts} rep from * around. (60 sts)
    11. Rnd 11. 2 sc in first st, sc in next 9 sts, *{2 sc in next st, sc in next 9 sts} rep from * around. (66 sts)
    12. Rnd 12. 2 sc in first st, sc in next 10 sts, *{2 sc in next st, sc in next 10 sts} rep from * around. (72 sts)
    13. Rnd 13. 2 sc in first st, sc in next 11 sts, *{2 sc in next st, sc in next 11 sts} rep from * around. (78 sts)
    14. Rnd 14. 2 sc in first st, sc in next 12 sts, *{2 sc in next st, sc in next 12 sts} rep from * around. (84 sts)

      Rnds 15-18. Sc in each st around.Coastal sun mesh sides in blue and yellow.

Rnd 19. *{Ch 2, sk next st, sc in next st} rep from * around, ch 2, sk last sc. (125 sts) Mark first ch 2 sp as first st.

*For the next section you’re working sc into the spaces made by the chain 2.

Rnd 20. Sc in next ch 2 sp, *{ch 2, sk next sc, sc in next ch 2 sp} rep from * around. Mark first sc as first st.

Rnd 21. Ch 2, sk next sc, *{sc in next ch 2 sp, ch 2, sk next sc} rep from * around. Mark first ch 2 sp as first st.

Rnds 22-25. Rep Rows 20-21.

Change to Color B.

Rnd 26. *{Sc in next ch 2 sp, sc in next sc} rep from * around. (83 sts)

Rnds 27.-30. Sc in each st around.

Change to Color C.

Rnds 31.-41. Rep Rows 22-32.

Change to Color A.

Rnds 42.-45. Rep Rows 22-26.

Change to Color B.

Rnd 46. *{Sc in next ch 2 sp, sc in next sc} rep from * around. (83 sts)

Change to Color C.

Rnd 47. Sc in each st around. Don’t cut yarn.

Strap

Worked in rows.

Ch 1, sc in next 5 sts, turn. (5 sts)
2-77. Rep last row, or until desired length is reached. 36” as written
Sl st strap end to opposite edge of bag.

Cut yarn. Weave in ends.

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Agat

Tuesday 6th of July 2021

What a fun bag! I love the different textures and colors.

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