Bernat® Handicrafter® Jeans Tote (Crochet)

There's no accessory so trendy as the tote! Don't be left out -- crochet your own style statement with this versatile, practical bag. It's made using Handicrafter®, a popular cotton yarn known for its great selection of colours and amazing durability.

Skill Level:  Easy

 
 

Craft Time: varies

Uses Recycled Items: No

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Materials

  • Bernat® Handicrafter® (50g/7.75oz; 80yds/73m) Yarn – Blue Jeans (MC; 4 Balls) and Warm Brown (Contrast A; 2 Balls)
  • Crochet Hooks, Sizes 4mm (U.S. G or 6) and 6.5mm (U.S. K or 10½) or Size Needed to Obtain Gauge
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Instructions

MEASUREMENTS: Approx. 22" [56cm] wide x 10" [25.5cm] deep excluding handle.

GAUGE: 15 sc and 16 rows = 4" [10cm] with smaller hook.

ABBREVIATIONS

Approx = Approximately.
Ch(s) = Chain(s)
Rep = Repeat
Rnd (s) = Round(s)
Sc = Single crochet
Sl st = Slip stitch
Tog = Together

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Bag

With smaller hook and MC, ch 33.

1st rnd: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to last chain. 3 sc in last ch. Working across opposite side of foundation ch, 1 sc in each ch to last ch. 2 sc in last ch. Join with sl st to first sc. 66 sc.

2nd rnd: Ch 1. 2 sc in first sc. 1 sc in each of next 30 sc. 2 sc in each of next 3 sc. 1 sc in each of next 30 sc. 2 sc in each of last 2 sc. Join with sl st to first sc. 72 sc.

3rd rnd: Ch 1. 2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 31 sc. (2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in next sc) 3 times. 1 sc in each of next 30 sc. (1 sc in next sc. 2 sc in next sc) twice. Join with sl st to first sc. 78 sc.

4th rnd: Ch 1. 2 sc in first sc. 1 sc in each of next 32 sc. (2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc) 3 times. 1 sc in each of next 30 sc. (2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of 2 next sc) twice. Join with sl st to first sc. 84 sc.

5th rnd: Ch 1. 2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 33 sc. (1 sc in each of next 3 sc. 2 sc in next sc) 3 times. 1 sc in each of next 30 sc. (2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of 3 next sc) twice. Join with sl st to first sc. 90 sc.

6th to 10th rnds: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.

11th rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 8 sc. 2 sc in next sc. Rep from *around. Join with sl st to first sc. 100 sc.

12th to 16th rnds: As 6th rnd.

17th rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 4 sc. 2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc.100 sc.

18th to 22nd rnds: As 6th rnd.

23rd rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 9 sc. 2 sc in next sc. Rep from *around. Join with sl st to first sc. 110 sc.

24th to 28th rnds: As 6th rnd.

29th rnd: *1 sc in each of next 5 sc. 2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 5 sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc.120 sc.

30th to 34th rnds: As 6th rnd.

35th rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 11 sc. 2 sc in next sc. Rep from *around. Join with sl st to first sc. 130 sc.

36th to 40th rnds: As 6th rnd.

41st rnd: *1 sc in each of next 6 sc. 2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 6 sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. 140 sc.

42nd to 46th rnds: As 6th rnd.

47th rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 13 sc. 2 sc in next sc. Rep from *around. Join with sl st to first sc. 150 sc.

48th to 52nd rnds: As 6th rnd.

53rd rnd: *1 sc in each of next 7 sc. 2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 7 sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc.160 sc.

54th to 58th rnds: As 6th rnd.

Fasten off.

Straps (make 2).

Note: Strap is worked with 2 strands of yarn held tog throughout. With larger hook and 2 strands of A, ch 59.

1st row: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of chain. 58 sc. Turn.

2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.

Rep last row 5 times more. Do not fasten off. Fold Strap lengthwise.

Joining row: Ch 1. Working through both thickness, sl st across side edges to join. Fasten off.

Finishing

With Bag folded flat, mark top edge 3" [7.5cm] in from each side. Sew Straps to outside of Bag at markers, as seen in picture.