Modern Tote bag by Darleen Hopkins

Modern Tote bag

March 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 14 rows = 4 inches
in over pattern. Exact gauge is not essential.
5.0 mm (H)
4.0 mm (G)
640 - 660 yards (585 - 604 m)
one size, approximately 17" wide when flat, 12.5" tall, plus handles
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Crochet your next project bag! The Modern Tote is large enough to fit many skeins and WIPs. The pattern is easy and the result is a stunning bag with lovely details. The bottom edging, the finished top edge and the addition of eyelets set this bag above all others. Unsure of how to use eyelets? The bag can be made without as instructions for crocheted strap supports is included.


GAUGE: Stated in pattern. Exact gauge is not essential. If your gauge is close to stated gauge, then your finished bag will be close to stated finished size. If your gauge is smaller, you may need smaller eyelets.

Pattern is written using US terms.

FINISHED SIZE: approximately 17” wide X 12½” tall, plus handles

YARN: Lion Brand Martha Stewart Crafts (see note below)
(65% acrylic, 35% wool; 164 yards/150 meters
3.5 oz/100 grams) or equivalent heavy worsted/aran weight (4)

Please note, yarn amounts are approximate. Allow for at least a 10% variance when purchasing yarn.

• Main Color (MC) #510 Sailor blue, 2 skeins, 150 grams/246 yards
• Contrast Color A (CCA) #507 Winter Sky, 1 skein, 90 grams/148 yards
• Contrast Color B (CCB) #500 Bakery Box White, 2 skeins, 155grams/255 yards

This yarn has been discontinued. Suggested replacement yarn Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice, in Crisp White #100 (CCB), Aqua #102 (CCA) and Sapphire #107 (MC).

HOOK: US size H (5.0 mm) or size needed to obtain correct gauge
US size G (4.0 mm) or one size smaller for handles

NOTIONS/OTHER: 4 Dritz 7/16” extra-large eyelets and eyelet tool, stitch markers, yarn needle

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Please note, this pattern is copyrighted and may not be reproduced or redistributed. Completed bags may be sold but please credit Darleen Hopkins as the designer. If selling online, a link to my website is appreciated.

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