The Dahlia Tote Bag by Elisa DeSena

The Dahlia Tote Bag

March 2022
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 13 rows = 4 inches
5.0 mm (H)
350 - 450 yards (320 - 411 m)
28 (circumference) x 14 (height) inches - excluding handles
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The Dahlia Tote Bag is a fun and easy-to-make project! This versatile bag will be super cute in any color you prefer.

You can view the free pattern on the Clover-USA blog.

SKILL LEVEL: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate

Worsted Weight (#4) Cotton Yarn, approximately 400 yards
Crochet Hook Size H – 5 mm
Stitch Markers
Tape Measure
Tapestry Needle
Optional: Tassel Maker and 1” Button

GAUGE: 19 sts x 13 rows = 4 x 4 inches

FINISHED MEASUREMENT: 28 (circumference) x 14 (height) inches – excluding handles

BPSC – Back Post Single Crochet
Ch(s) – Chain(s)
DC – Double Crochet
PM – Place (Stitch) Marker
R – Row/Round
Rep – Repeat
RS – Right Side
SC – Single Crochet
Sk - Skip
Sl st(s) – Slip Stitch(es)
Sk – Skip
Sp – Space
St(s) – Stitch(es)
WS – Wrong Side


  1. Read the pattern carefully before starting.
  2. The beginning ch 1 does NOT count as a stitch.
  3. Asterisks * * indicates pattern repeats. You need to repeat instructions between asterisks as many times as directed or repeat at specified locations.
  4. When you see something like this 2 SC, it means you have to work 2 SC in the same stitch, and when you see something like this SC 2, it means you have to SC in the next 2 stitches.
  5. This pattern can be easily adjusted to your preferred size but bear in mind that the amount of yarn will not be the same as listed. When adjusting the size of your bag, make sure to have an odd number for your foundation chain.

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