The Summer Tote by Shannon Holding

The Summer Tote

Crochet
May 2020
Aran (8 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 11 rows = 4 inches
in half double crochet (hdc)
5.0 mm (H)
370 - 390 yards (338 - 357 m)
13 inches tall x 11 inches wide without the handle
US
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Carry all of your essential items in one place with this gorgeous color block crochet tote. This pattern works up quickly and is sure to be a requested item from friends (it has been with me!).

This crochet tote bad pattern was updated on 9/18/2023. The end result is the same but some things have been changed. As we grow in our skills, we learn new and better ways to do things and I have redesigned the Summer Tote because of this. The end result looks the same but is better - I promise!

This pattern is written in US terms.

Skill Level:
Confident Advanced Beginner. Crocheters looking to follow this pattern should know how to:

Read a crochet pattern - There is a video tutorial for this crochet tote bag pattern and the video has the short hand instructions on the side. It will still be helpful to know how to read a crochet pattern as the video is NOT intended to replace the written pattern.

Work the basic stitches - Chain, slip stitch, single crochet, half double crochet and double crochet.

Know how to Double Crochet 2 Together to make a cluster or be willing to learn.

Understand how to work in the round, how to close rounds and how to turn after closing a round.

You should have some basic understanding of creating chains without cutting the yarn from your project.