I LOVE texture, and this bag has so much texture and character! I used a new version of a long loop stitch, and a very tall X, separated by lines of post stitches, keeping it orderly while still showing off how special each stitch is! Plus, it has the added benefit of functioning as a great mesh bag, so it can fit a TON of stuff!
This tote is made from just 250 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!
I was looking at an old letter I received a while back, and was completely inspired by the XOXO at the signature! I kept looking at it, and I just KNEW it would make a gorgeous tote bag!
This bag is made from the bottom up, and there’s NO SEAMING! The finished bag will measure 11” by 13” flat, not including handles.
You will need a basic understanding of the crochet stitches single crochet, double crochet, half double crochet, post stitches, chain, and slip stitch. All other stitches (X-Stitch, Long Loop Stitch, etc) are explained in picture instruction.
Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn (I used Caron Cotton Cakes): 250 yards
Finished measurements: 13 inches tall, 11 inches wide, laid flat, not counting handles
Gauge is not important
As always you are welcome to reach out if you have any questions about the pattern. Once the pattern is purchased, you may sell your finished items, as long as you give credit to me as the designer. I can be found on Instagram @springintofalldesigns, and Ravelry as SpringintoFall. Also check out my blog at SpringintoFall.design.blog. I’d love to hear from you!