The Frosted Tote Bag is worked with a basic Bobble stitch to create a super textured and sturdy design, and it is written in two sizes!

This pattern is worked in joined rounds using basic stitches including the Chain, Single, Double, Slip and Bobble stitches! It’s a great pattern because:

  • Two different sizes are included in this pattern collection: 22 (26)” around x 13 (15)” tall
  • Tote bags are super quick and easy projects to work up!
  • You can use yarn you already have in your stash!
  • This project works great with cotton yarns, and plant-based fibers!
  • You’ll get to practice a lot of crochet skills: joined rounds, stitch tension, gauge & size, Bobbles, color changes (optional), finishing techniques & more!

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Pattern Designed By: Salena Baca Crochet. This pattern is copyright protected; it is unlawful to distribute this pattern in any form (free, sale or trade).

Click Here for a downloadable PDF version of this pattern!

YARN

Knit Picks Dishie, worsted weight #4 yarn (100% Cotton; 190 yds/173 m per 3.5 oz/100 g skein): 

HOOK & OTHER MATERIALS 

  • US Size I/9 5.5 mm Crochet Hook
  • Yarn Needle
  • For cord (optional):
    • 2.5” Cardboard Square
    • 1.5” Lobster Clasp
    • 2 large hole beads (.25” hole)

GAUGE

  • 6 pattern rows = 4”
  • 20 pattern Sts = 4”

SIZES/FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 

Without handles

  • 22” around x 13” tall
  • 26” around x 15” tall

STITCH KEY

SPECIALTY STITCHES / TECHNIQUES

  • Adjustable Loop
  • Bobble (3 Dc Bobble) = [yarn over, insert hook into 1 space, yarn over, pull up loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook] 3 times, yarn over, pull through all 4 loops on hook.

NOTES:

  • Tote is worked in parts: Base (joined rounds), Panels (rows), Handles (joined rounds)
  • Change color as desired (if desired).
  • To mimic example (all sizes):
    • Color A = Round 1-9, 
    • Color B = Round 10-12, 
    • Color C = Remainder of Tote
  • Decorative cord is optional, and worked separately.

INSTRUCTIONS

Base (all sizes)

Round 1 (Right Side): Form adjustable loop, Ch 2 (not a St, here and throughout), [Bobble, Ch 3] 6 times, Sl St into first Ch-3 space to join – 6 Bobble + 6 Ch-3 spaces

Round 2: Ch 2, [(Bobble, Ch 3, Bobble) into Ch-3 space, Ch 3] 6 times, Sl St into first Ch-3 space to join – 12 Bobble + 12 Ch-3 spaces

Round 3: Ch 2, [(Bobble, Ch 3, Bobble) in Ch-3 space, Ch 3, (Bobble, Ch 3) in next Ch-3 space] 6 times, Sl St into first Ch-3 space to join – 18 Bobble + 18 Ch-3 spaces

Round 4: Ch 2, [(Bobble, Ch 3, Bobble) in Ch-3 space, Ch 3, (Bobble, Ch 3) in next 2 Ch-3 spaces] 6 times, Sl St into first Ch-3 space to join – 24 Bobble + 24 Ch-3 spaces

Round 5: Ch 2, [(Bobble, Ch 3, Bobble) in Ch-3 space, Ch 3, (Bobble, Ch 3) in next 3 Ch-3 spaces] 6 times, Sl St into first Ch-3 space to join – 30 Bobble + 30 Ch-3 spaces

Continue with instructions for specified size.

22” Base

Round 6: Ch 2, (Bobble, Ch 3) into each Ch-3 space around, Sl St into first Ch-3 space to join – 30 Bobble + 30 Ch-3 spaces

Repeat round 6 until 13 rounds complete, continue to Panels.

22” Panels

Row 1 (Right Side: Ch 3 (first Dc, here and throughout), (Bobble, Ch 3) in each of next 12 Ch-3 spaces, Bobble into next Ch-3 space, Dc into next Ch-3 space – 13 Bobble + 12 Ch-3 spaces + 2 Dc

Row 2: Ch 3, turn, (Bobble, Ch 3) in each of next 11 Ch-3 spaces, Bobble into next Ch-3 space, Dc into Dc – 12 Bobble + 11 Ch-3 spaces + 2 Dc

Row 3: Ch 3, turn, (Bobble, Ch 3) in each of next 10 Ch-3 spaces, Bobble into next Ch-3 space, Dc into Dc –  11 Bobble + 10 Ch-3 spaces + 2 Dc

Row 4: Ch 3, turn, (Bobble, Ch 3) in each of next 9 Ch-3 spaces, Bobble into next Ch-3 space, Dc into Dc – 10 Bobble + 9 Ch-3 spaces + 2 Dc

Row 5: Ch 3, turn, (Bobble, Ch 1) in each of next 8 Ch-3 spaces, Bobble into next Ch-3 space, Dc into Dc – 9 Bobble + 8 Ch-1 spaces + 2 Dc

Fasten off after Row 5 for Panel 1. Attach yarn into 1st empty Ch-3 space of Base Round 13. Repeat Panel Rows 1-5. Do not fasten off, continue to Handles.

26” Base

Round 6: Ch 2, [(Bobble, Ch 3, Bobble) in Ch-3 space, Ch 3, (Bobble, Ch 3) in next 4 Ch-3 spaces] 6 times, Sl St into first Ch-3 space to join – 36 Bobble + 36 Ch-3 spaces

Round 7: Ch 2, (Bobble, Ch 3) into each Ch-3 space around, Sl St into first Ch-3 space to join – 36 Bobble + 36 Ch-3 spaces

Repeat round 7 until 16 rounds complete, continue to Panels.

26” Panels

Row 1 (Right Side): Ch 3 (first Dc, here and throughout), (Bobble, Ch 3) in each of next 15 Ch-3 space, Bobble into next Ch-3 space, Dc into next Ch-3 space – 16 Bobble + 15 Ch-3 spaces + 2 Dc

Row 2: Ch 3, turn, (Bobble, Ch 3) in each of next 14 Ch-3 spaces, Bobble into next Ch-3 space, Dc into Dc – 15 Bobble + 14 Ch-3 spaces + 2 Dc

Row 3: Ch 3, turn, (Bobble, Ch 3) in each of next 13 Ch-3 spaces, Bobble into next Ch-3 space, Dc into Dc – 14 Bobble + 13 Ch-3 spaces + 2 Dc

Row 4: Ch 3, turn, (Bobble, Ch 3) in each of next 12 Ch-3 space, Bobble into next Ch-3 spac, Dc into Dc – 13 Bobble + 12 Ch-3 spaces + 2 Dc

Row 5: Ch 3, turn, (Bobble, Ch 1) in each of next 11 Ch-3 space, Bobble into next Ch-3 spaces, Dc into Dc – 12 Bobble + 11 Ch-1 spaces + 2 Dc

Fasten off after Row 5 for Panel 1. Attach yarn into 1st empty Ch-3 space of Base Round 13. Repeat Panel Rows 1-5. Do not fasten off, continue to Handles.

Handles (all sizes)

Round 1 (Right Side): Ch 1 (not a St, here and throughout), work 3 Sc into side of each Dc St across 2nd then 1st Panel, Ch 50 (first handle), skip last row of 1st Panel, work 3 Sc into side of each Dc St across 1st then 2nd Panel, Ch 50 (second handle), Sl St into top of first Sc to join – 160 Sts; 60 Sc + 100 Ch

Round 2-3: Ch 1, work 1 Sc into each St around, Sl st into top of first Sc to join – 160 Sc

Round 4: Work 1 Sl St into each St around, fasten off – 160 Sl Sts

Cord (all sizes)

Row 1: Leave 6” tail, Ch 51, remove hook to expose loop, insert Lobster Clasp onto loop, insert hook into loop, skip 1 Ch (not a St), Sl St into next 14 Chs, Ch 5, skip 5 Ch, Sl St into remaining Chs across, fasten off 6” tail – 50 Sts; 45 Sl St + 5 Ch

Thread Beads through 6” tail ends and Cord (before Tassel is added).

Cord Tassel

  • Wrap yarn around 2” cardboard 40 times, cut on one end (40 strands = 1 Bundle).
  • Use 6” strands of yarn from end of Cord to evenly knot bundle into place.
  • Cut 20” strand of yarn; wrap around Bundle 1” below cord. Knot, tuck ends into Bundle.
  • Trim tassel ends to even, as desired.

Finishing (all sizes)

  • Sew in ends, trim excess.

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Salena

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