This is a super fun clutch tote to make and it's the perfect size for just the essentials, however, it's easy enough to size if you want it bigger. It's worked in worsted weight cotton yarn so it goes fast, but I also like that it is a great way to use up some of those scraps. You can add as many or few stripes as you like and place them wherever it pleases you. The handles are crocheted in as part of the clutch but I added some wrapped yarn to give them an interesting look.
"The Tricolor Tote has so many fun details - changing stitch patterns, fun tassels, braided handles - but its soft color palette and orderly structure bring balance to this fast and fun (and free!) crochet pattern! The Tricolor Tote was designed using Lion Brand Fast-Track, which is a really fun and unique yarn! Soft cotton/poly blend in a tape-like shape, it's like crocheting with your favorite t-shirts. And I love the look it gives projects! This tote is also another pattern on my never-ending search for the ideal bag handles. I've tried many different methods over the years, but I think this is the first time I've tried braids! This yarn lends itself really well to these braided handles, with only a tiny bit of stretch, lots of strength, and some great color play that ends in tassels! If this handle style isn’t to your taste, you can always add pre-purchased handles, or crochet your own using the linked tutorial!"
This fabulous large basket is perfect to organize toys, towels, laundry, shoes, books and magazines, clothes and whatever you need. It can become a stylish and cozy accessory for your home. The Laundry Basket With Handles Free Crochet Pattern is beginner friendly. The handles make it easier for you to carry around. It works up quickly with worsted yarn. You can try different color combinations or maybe add some stripes. It can be a great gift for friends during holiday season.Thanks Persia Lou, Bauta Witch and Moogly for sharing the wonderful free crochet patterns.The links for the free patterns are provided below photos. Happy crocheting.
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"This tote bag is comprised up of floral afghan squares that were inspired by Hydrangeas, and also features a beautiful ribbed pattern. As far as the lining goes, in the past, I have crocheted other tote bags that I chose not to line, and I ended up really disappointed with how much they stretched out, so I made sure with this one that I added a lining to the bag itself, and the strap. I highly recommend if you will be carrying around anything with a little weight. I used Red Heart Super Saver, which is a pretty durable yarn, however, I think a cotton yarn such as Lily Sugar n Cream would have been a better option for something that will keep a lot of use, and dragged around from one place to another. The cotton option will also make the bag a little larger."
Handbag handles can be finicky. You want to make them sturdy to avoid stretching or losing shape. Plus, you want them comfortable to sit on your shoulder or in your hand. This pattern will teach you how to crochet a handle in three different ways: braided handle, tube handle, and Tunisian handle. They're perfect as crochet handbag handles for your bag, tote, purse, and more.
This tote bag is completely reversible. It is worked as one piece on a base and then seamed together to make it fully reversible. I added purchased faux leather handles, but of course if you prefer, you could crochet handles instead. The first side is worked in a basic chevron with a modification for a fun look. The second side has a tapestry look. The bag is nicely sized at approximately 12″ x 13″ not including the handles, but it is easy enough to increase or decrease sizing."