Puff Showcase Tote Bag

Today I have to introduce to you the Puff Showcase Tote Bag. I LOVE texture, and this bag screams texture from the mountaintop. I used FIVE different puff stitches, separated by lines of post stitches, keeping it orderly while still showing off how special each stitch is!

You can find the pattern on both Ravelry and Etsy!

Yarn:

This tote is made from just 320 yards of Caron Cotton Cakes, so it’s a perfect scrap yarn project! Any #4 cotton yarn will work just fine, but Caron Cotton Cakes is a favorite of mine for tote bags – they hold their shape really well, and it’s perfectly washable! You have no idea how many times I’ve washed my Caron Cake totes, and they’re all good as new! 

Inspiration:

For this bag, I wanted to do as many non-traditional puff stitches as possible. There’s sideways puffs, star puffs, heart puffs, and sunrise puffs! That’s a LOT of puffs!!!

Construction:

This tote is worked seamlessly from the base up, and measures 11″ by 14″ laid flat, not including handles. As always, my picture instructions are clear and concise, but you will need a basic understanding of the usual crochet stitches: Single Crochet, Double Crochet, Half-Double Crochet, Slip Stitches, and Chains. I also explain how to do Post Stitches, if that is new to you. I used the Sideways Puff, what I’m calling the Star Puff, and another that I’m calling the Sunrise Puff. I’ve given extensive picture instruction for the Star Puff in the PDF, since that’s the most complicated, and written instruction for all the other puffs.

Supplies:

320 yards Caron Cotton Cakes yarn. I used Beachglass, and I love how the blues and neutral tones blend, but keep the bag elegant. You can use any kind of cotton yarn for this tote bag – or use a bunch of scrap yarns and make a rainbow tote!

6.5 mm hook

You can find the pattern on both Ravelry and Etsy!

Finished measurements: 14″ tall, 11″ wide, laid flat, not counting handles

If you have any questions regarding this or any pattern, please don’t hesitate to email springintofalldesigns@gmail.com.  We’d also love to see your finished work! Please tag @springintofalldesigns on your Instagram posts and tag us on Ravelry at Springintofall!  You can also stay up to date by following our blog: springintofall.design.blog!

This pattern is the property of Kaila Osborn of Spring into Fall Designs.  Please do not share or publish this pattern in part or in whole; it is for personal use only. If selling finished products made from this pattern, please give proper credit to Spring into Fall Designs as the pattern designer. 

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