The Tassel Tote Bags is a crochet pattern that is easily worked with a basic Cluster stitch to create a gorgeously textured and sturdy design!

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

  • Three different sizes are included in this pattern collection: 25 (32, 40)” around 
  • Tote bags are 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, but acrylic works well too!
  • You’ll get to practice a lot of crochet skills: joined rounds, stitch tension, gauge & size, Clusters, tassel making, 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).

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YARN

Red Heart Yarns Creme de la Creme, Worsted Weight #4 yarn (100% Combed Cotton; 130 yds/118 m per 2.5 oz/70.9 g skein): 

HOOK & OTHER MATERIALS 

  • US Size G/6 4.00 mm Crochet Hook
  • Yarn Needle
  • 22” Faux Leather Purse Handle (or a style of your choosing)
  • Sewing Needle
  • 3” Cardboard Square (for tassel)
  • 20mm Loop Round Bead (optional)

GAUGE

  • 17.5 pattern Sts = 4”
  • 6 pattern rows = 2.5”

SIZES/FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 

  • 25” around 
  • 32” around 
  • 40” around 

STITCH KEY

SPECIALTY STITCHES / TECHNIQUES

  • Adjustable Loop
  • Cluster (decrease 3 Dc Sts together) = [yarn over, insert hook into next St, yarn over, pull through stitch, yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook] 3 times, yarn over, pull through all loops on hook.

NOTES:

  • Purse is worked in joined rounds from the bottom up.
  • Other yarn weights and types may be used as desired; measure as you go for best results.

Instructions

Purse (All sizes)

Round 1: Form adjustable loop, ch 1 (not a st, here and throughout), work 6 sc into loop, sl st to top of first sc to join (6 sc)

Round 2: Ch 1, work 2 sc into each st around, sl st to top of first sc to join (12 sc)

Round 3: Ch 1, [sc, work 2 sc into next st] 6 times, sl st to top of first sc to join (18 sc)

Round 4: Ch 1, [sc into 2 sts, work 2 sc into next] 6 times, sl st to top of first sc to join (24 sc)

Round 5: Ch 1, [sc into 3 sts, work 2 sc into next] 6 times, sl st to top of first sc to join (30 sc)

Round 6: Ch 1, [sc into 4 sts, work 2 sc into next] 6 times, sl st to top of first sc to join (36 sc)

Round 7: Ch 1, [sc into 5 sts, work 2 sc into next] 6 times, sl st to top of first sc to join (42 sc)

Round 8: Ch 1, [sc into 6 sts, work 2 sc into next] 6 times, sl st to top of first sc to join (48 sc)

Round 9: Ch 1, [sc into 7 sts, work 2 sc into next] 6 times, sl st to top of first sc to join (54 sc)

Round 10: Ch 1, [sc into 8 sts, work 2 sc into next] 6 times, sl st to top of first sc to join (60 sc) 

Round 11: Ch 1, [sc into 9 sts, work 2 sc into next] 6 times, sl st to top of first sc to join (66 sc)

Round 12: Ch 1, [sc into 10 sts, work 2 sc into next] 6 times, sl st to top of first sc to join (72 sc)

Round 13: Ch 1, [sc into 11 sts, work 2 sc into next] 6 times, sl st to top of first sc to join (78 sc)

Round 14: Ch 1, [sc into 12 sts, work 2 sc into next] 6 times, sl st to top of first sc to join (84 sc)

Round 15: Ch 1, [sc into 13 sts, work 2 sc into next] 6 times, sl st to top of first sc to join (90 sc)

Round 16: Ch 1, [sc into 14 sts, work 2 sc into next] 6 times, sl st to top of first sc to join (96 sc)

Round 17: Ch 1, [sc into 15 sts, work 2 sc into next] 6 times, sl st to top of first sc to join (102 sc)

Round 18: Ch 1, [sc into 16 sts, work 2 sc into next] 6 times, sl st to top of first sc to join (108 sc)

Round 19: Ch 1, [sc into 17 sts, work 2 sc into next] 6 times, sl st to top of first sc to join (114 sc)

Continue with instructions for desired size: Small (Medium, Large)

Small

Round 20-24: Ch 1, sc into each st around, sl st to top of first sc to join (114 sc)

Round 25: Ch 2 (not a st, here and throughout), [cluster, ch 2] around, sl st to top of first st to join (114 sts; 38 clusters 38 ch-2 spaces)

Round 26: Ch 1, work 3 sc into each ch-2 space around, sl st to top of first sc to join (114 sc)

Repeat rounds 25-26 until 30 rounds are complete (ending on a round 26 repeat)

Round 31-33: Ch 1, sc into each st around, sl st to top of first sc to join (114 sc)

Repeat rounds 25-26 until 39 rounds are complete (ending on a round 26 repeat) 

Round 40-42: Ch 1, sc into each st around, sl st to top of first sc to join (114 sc)

Repeat rounds 25-26 until 48 rounds are complete (ending on a round 26 repeat)

Round 49-50: Ch 1, sc into each st around, sl st to top of first sc to join (114 sc)

Round 51: Ch 1, [sc into next 5 sts, ch 3, skip 3] 6 times, sc into next 23 sts, ch 3, skip 3, [sc into next 5, ch 3, skip 3] 5 times, sl st to top of first sc to join (114 sc)

Round 52-53: Ch 1, sc into each st around, sl st to top of first sc to join (114 sc)

Fasten off after last round complete

Medium

Round 20: Ch 1, [sc into 18 sts, work 2 sc into next] 6 times, sl st to top of first sc to join (120 sc)

Round 21: Ch 1, [sc into 19 sts, work 2 sc into next] 6 times, sl st to top of first sc to join (126 sc)

Round 22: Ch 1, [sc into 20 sts, work 2 sc into next] 6 times, sl st to top of first sc to join (132 sc)

Round 23-27: Ch 1, sc into each st around, sl st to top of first sc to join (132 sc)

Round 28: Ch 2 (not a st, here and throughout), [cluster, ch 2] 44 times, sl st to top of first st to join (132 sts; 44 clusters + 44 ch-2 spaces)

Round 29: Ch 1, work 3 sc into each ch-2 space around, sl st to top of first sc to join (132 sc)

Repeat rounds 28-29 until 33 rounds are complete (ending on a round 29 repeat) 

Round 34-36: Ch 1, sc into each st around, sl st to top of first sc to join (132 sc)

Repeat rounds 28-29 until 42 rounds are complete (ending on a round 29 repeat) 

Round 43-45: Ch 1, sc into each st around, sl st to top of first sc to join (132 sc)

Repeat rounds 28-29 until 51 rounds are complete (ending on a round 29 repeat) 

Round 52-54: Ch 1, sc into each st around, sl st to top of first sc to join (132 sc)

Round 55: Ch 1, [sc into next 5 sts, ch 3, skip 3] 7 times, sc into next 25 sts, ch 3, skip 3, [sc into next 5, ch 3, skip 3] 6 times, sl st to top of first sc to join (132 sc)

Round 56-57: Ch 1, sc into each st around, sl st to top of first sc to join (132 sc)

Fasten off after last round complete

Large

Round 20: Ch 1, [sc into 18 sts, work 2 sc into next] 6 times, sl st to top of first sc to join (120 sc)

Round 21: Ch 1, [sc into 19 sts, work 2 sc into next] 6 times, sl st to top of first sc to join (126 sc)

Round 22: Ch 1, [sc into 20 sts, work 2 sc into next] 6 times, sl st to top of first sc to join (132 sc)

Round 23: Ch 1, [sc into 21 sts, work 2 sc into next] 6 times, sl st to top of first sc to join (138 sc)

Round 24: Ch 1, [sc into 22 sts, work 2 sc into next] 6 times, sl st to top of first sc to join (144 sc)

Round 25: Ch 1, [sc into 23 sts, work 2 sc into next] 6 times, sl st to top of first sc to join (150 sc)

Round 26-30: Ch 1, sc into each st around, sl st to top of first sc to join (150 sc)

Round 31: Ch 2 (not a st, here and throughout), [cluster, ch 2] 50 times, sl st to top of first st to join (150 sts; 50 clusters + 50 ch-2 spaces)

Round 32: Ch 1, work 3 sc into each ch-2 space around, sl st to top of first sc to join (150 sc)

Repeat rounds 31-32 until 36 rounds are complete (ending on a round 32 repeat) 

Round 37-39: Ch 1, sc into each st around, sl st to top of first sc to join (150 sc)

Repeat rounds 31-32 until 45 round sare complete (ending on a round 32 repeat) 

Round 46-48: Ch 1, sc into each st around, sl st to top of first sc to join (150 sc)

Repeat rounds 31-32 until 54 rounds are complete (ending on a round 32 repeat) 

Round 55-57: Ch 1, sc into each st around, sl st to top of first sc to join (150 sc)

Round 58: Ch 1, [sc into next 5 sts, ch 3, skip 3] 8 times, sc into next 27 sts, ch 3, skip 3, [sc into next 5, ch 3, skip 3] 7 times, sl st to top of first sc to join (150 sc)

Round 59-60: Ch 1, sc into each st around, sl st to top of first sc to join (150 sc)

Fasten off after last round complete

Cord: Small (Medium, Large) 

Leave 6” of yarn tail, Ch 111 (131, 151)

Row 1: Sl st into second ch from hook and each across, fasten off 6” yarn tail – 110 (130, 150) Sl Sts

Using round 51 (55, 58) as a guide, weave cord from 1st ch-3 space around to 12th ch-3 space. Place both cord ends through 20mm loop round bead.

Cord Tassels (make 2): All Sizes

  • Wrap yarn around 3” 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: Small (Medium, Large)

  • Purse Handles: Using round 51 (55, 58) as a guide, attach (sew) one side of handle between 3rd and 4th ch-3 space, attach (sew) opposite side between 9th and 10th ch-3 space.
  • Sew in all ends, trim excess.

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Salena

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