Halcyon Tote Bag by Shannon Holding

Halcyon Tote Bag

March 2022
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 19 rows = 4 inches
in All in Single Crochet
5.0 mm (H)
425 - 430 yards (389 - 393 m)
One Size - Finished bag is approximately 10.5 inches wide and 11.5 inches long, not including the handles.
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Simple and timeless, the Halcyon Tote is the perfect bag to carry all of your things for all of your spring adventuring. Choose for favorite color and you’ll have a crochet gingham tote bag that is uniquely yours.

Crochet gingham tote bags are so lovable. There’s something so classic and pure about the gingham plaid pattern and it’s amazing how different and unique each bag looks just by changing the colors.

Whether you’d say your style is modern, farmhouse or even boho, a crocheted gingham tote bag will fit into your personality and shine with you. The best part about crochet tote bags like this one is that they’re easy to create, easy to customize in terms of color and they make great gifts!

Advanced Beginner – Crocheters looking to purchase and follow this pattern should know how to crochet in closed rounds, change color and carry yarn. This crochet gingham tote bag pattern uses basic stitches such as chains and single crochet through the entirety so there are no fancy, complicated stitches.

The most advanced technique used in this crochet bag pattern is the very start of the bag, in which we crochet on both sides of the chains OR on the bottom of foundation single crochet to create a long oval which will be the base of the bag. This is explained in detail in the pattern with photos.

You can find the blog post with inspiration, design details, etc. here: https://theloopholefox.com/crochet-gingham-tote-bag/


1) This crochet bag pattern includes a photo tutorial for all of the steps required. It will walk you through changing color, carrying yarn, beginning the bag, creating the eyelet holes, adding the eyelets and attaching the cotton rope for the handles. Plus in the photo tutorial, the steps are written out in full sentence detail, not “normal” pattern shorthand! You’ll get 12 pages packed with images and details to help make your crochet gingham tote bag the best it can be.
2) Printer friendly PDF with only one picture and less pages, to save ink.

US Standard
Pattern is written in English.

Finished bag is approximately 10.5 inches wide and 11.5 inches long, not including the handles.


For this gingham crochet tote bag pattern, you will need Medium (4) weight COTTON yarn of your choice in 3 colors.

You will need approximately:
Color A - 2.7 ounces/ 76 grams/ 139 yards
Color B - 3.5 ounces/ 100 grams/ 180 yards
Color C - 2 ounces/ 57 grams/ 105 yards

Yarn Used: I Love This Cotton in colors Pewter (dark gray, Color A), Dove (light gray, Color B) and White (Color C).


12 mm Eyelets - These are used in the holes for the straps to reinforce them.
Special note: You will need an eyelet installation tool to place them.

10 mm Macramé Cord - This macramé cord is used for the handles.

The additional materials required for this crochet gingham tote bag are optional. The eyelets are used to reinforce the openings for the handles and create a professional finish, but you absolutely can skip these if you prefer to. For the handles, I chose cotton cord (like macramé cord) but you can choose something else or create your own, if you prefer.

5 mm (H-8) hook
Tapestry needle
Stitch Markers - I would recommend at least one.

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I hope the Halcyon Tote bag pattern brings you as much joy as it’s brought me.

Happy Crocheting!
The Loophole Fox