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Free Crochet Tote Bag Pattern | Coastal Sun Beach Tote

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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.

Crochet mesh bag in blues and yellow laid flat.

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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.

Close up of mesh and single crochet rounds in blue, variegated blue and yellow yarn.

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.

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.

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Woman in white shirt and jeans with blue and yellow tote bag on shoulder.

Materials

  • 325 yd of Dishie Yarn* (100% cotton, 190 yd / 100 g) a #4 med worsted weight yarn, divided as 176 yd in Kenai (Color A), 67 yd in Herb Garden (Color B), 82 yd Bumblebee (Color C).
  • 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.

Woman turned away with yellow and teal crochet bag on shoulder.

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Crochet mesh bag in blues and yellow laid flat.

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

  • 325 yd of Dishie Yarn* (100% cotton, 190 yd / 100 g) a #4 med worsted weight yarn, divided as 176 yd in Kenai (Color A), 67 yd in Herb Garden (Color B), 82 yd Bumblebee (Color C).

Tools

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

Instructions

  1. In Color A.
    Begin with a mc.
    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)
  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)
  15. Rnds 15 - 18. Sc in each st around.

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

  17. Rnd 20. Place 1 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.End of second mesh round in blue.

  18. Rnd 21. Ch 2, sk next sc, sc in next ch 2 sp, *{ch 2, sk next sc, sc in next ch 2 sp} rep from * around. Mark first ch 2 sp as first st. Four rounds of crochet mesh in blue yarn on hook.

  19. Rnds 22 - 25. Rep Rnd 21 for a total of 7 mesh rnds.Mesh crochet rows complete, 7 total.

    From here the mesh and single crochet sections alternate. Continue below for details.Close up of mesh and single crochet rounds in blue, variegated blue and yellow yarn.
  20. Change to Color B.
    Rnd 26. *{Place 1 sc in next ch 2 sp, sc in next sc} rep from * around. (83 sts)Single crochet into mesh spaces.

  21. Rnds 27 - 30. Sc in each st around. Rep for a total of 5 rnds.Crochet hook in center of bag in single crochet rounds.

  22. Change to Color C.
    Rnd 31. *{Ch 2, sk next st, sc in next st} rep from * around.Yellow mesh started.

  23. Rnds 32 - 37. Rep Rnd 21 for a total of 7 mesh rnds.
  24. Change to Color B.
    Rnd 38. Rep Rnd 26.Blue row of single crochet started after 7 rows yellow.
  25. Rnd 39 - 42. Rep Rnds 27 - 305 rows single crochet in variegated blue.
  26. Change to Color A.
    Rnd 43. Rep Rnd 31.
  27. Rnds 44 - 49. Rep Rnd 21 for a total of 7 mesh rnds.
  28. Change to Color B.
    Rnd 50. *{Place 1 sc in next ch 2 sp, sc in next sc} rep from * around.Row of variegated blue single crochet started.
  29. Change to Color C.
    Rnd 51. Sc in each st around. Don’t cut yarn.

Strap

  1. Worked in rows.
    Row 1. Sc in next 5 sts, turn. (5 sts)
  2. Row 2. Ch 1, sc in same st and in next 4 sts, turn.
  3. Rows 3 - 77. Rep last row, or until desired length is reached. 26” as written.First two rounds of strap in yellow.
  4. Sl st strap end to opposite edge of bag.
  5. Cut yarn. Weave in ends.

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