Stripe Block Tote Bag

The second tote bag that I've made was actually a baby blanket I saw in Pinterest, but somewhere in between the start and finish, I just quit, and let the project away for about two years, then came across my eyes when going ahead in my "finish all left projects" resolution.
When I looked at the rectangle block, I saw the bag that could come out of it, and here you are, see the final product; it's easy to make, beautiful to look at, and practical to use. have fun making it.

Dimensions: 15 inch x 16.5 inch (38 cm x 42 cm) (height x width).

Gauge: 20 sc x 21 rows (4 x 4 inch/ 10 x 10 cm)

Yarn: about 500 yard/450 meter of each ;white and pink yarn, worsted/aran.
Hook: size H /5 mm.
Rope: 1.5 m
Yarn needle

Terms (US)

ch: chain

ss: slip stitch

sc: single crochet
hdc: half double crochet

dc: double crochet

fpdc: front post double crochet

Level: intermediate


Note: to make fpdc in row 3, insert hook in front of the single crochet stitch of row 1. To work fpdc in the rest of  rows, insert hook in previous fpdc.

First Pink Stripe

with pink yarn, chain 153 st.
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and every ch to end.(152 sts)

Row 2: ch 1, sc in first st and every st to end of row.(152 sts)

Row 3: ch 1, sc in first st, {*fpdc in the next, sc, repeat from * 7 times, fpdc, sc 15}, repeat between brackets 5 times, sc. 

Repeat rows 2 and 3 ten times, cut pink yarn.

White Stripe

Bind on white yarn, repeat row 2 once:
Row 4: ch 1, sc 16, {*fpdc in the next, sc, repeat from * 7 times, fpdc, sc 15}, repeat between brackets 4 times, *fpdc in the next, sc, repeat from * 7 times, fpdc, sc.

Repeat rows 2 and 4 ten times, cut white yarn, bind on pink yarn.

Repeat  pink stripe and  white stripe one more time, then repeat pink stripe one last time.

Fold the rectangle along center line, with pink yarn, on each side join both edges by working reverse single crochet pattern in each stitch. Or you can sew the two edges together first to make it easier.

Upper edging:

With pink yarn, work reverse single crochet row, making a reverse stitch in the border of one row and skipping next row, repeat along the upper opening, cut yarn.

 Handles (make two)

With white yarn (made with pink yarn in contemplate photos), make 100 ch:

Row 1: hdc in the second ch from hook, sc in each ch to last 2 chains, hdc, dc 6 in last ch, turn work to other side; hdc, sc in each ch to first  2 ch, hdc, then dc 6 in the first ch.

Row 2: hdc in first st, sc in each sc of first row, hdc in hdc, dc 2 in each of 6 dc, hdc in hdc, sc in each sc, hdc in hdc, dc 2 in each of 6 dc, hdc in hdc, ss.

Cut the rope in half, put one half on wrong side of the handle.

Fold both long sides together, holding the rope inside, ss each sts together to end of single stitches, cut yarn. 

Trim the rope ends to suit the handle and sew the round edges in place on sides of the bag.

Weave in loose ends, grab the bag, put your necessary things, and off you go to enjoy your summer days.


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  2. I just love this Tote bag great job and it's my favorite color to boot thanks for sharing ..

    1. Hi TammyB and thank you for the nice comment

      Have a cool prosperous day


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