This is an easy and free Granny Tote Bag for all occasions. A great project for beginners.
With the basic knowledge of ch and double crochet, this granny tote bag is easy that even beginners can finish this project in no time.
I used up some of my left over yarn for colorful effect.
This Granny Tote Bag was crocheted from top to bottom, then back to top for the handle.
Love this bag, and since I bring WIP anywhere I go, I was able to add lining.
Measurement of the tote bag after I put lining:
H:13.5" x W:12.5" (not including the handle)
Yarn Weight: Worsted weight 100 % cotton, approximately 550 yards including all the other colors.
Hook size: 4.00 MM [US G-6]
All terms are in USA terminology
2" square: 9 sts , 4 rows of dc
Round 1: Ch 64, 2 dc in 4th ch from hook (consider ch 3 as 1st dc here and throughout the pattern), *ch 1, sk next 3 ch, 3 dc in next ch*, rep *to* across, on the other side, rep *to* once, ch 1, sk next 3 ch, end w/ sc in 1st dc to join. [30 sets of 3 dc]
Round 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in the same sc post, *ch 1, sk next 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch sp, around, end w/ sl st in 1st dc to join.
Round 3: Sl st in next 2 dc and in ch sp, ch 3, 2 dc the same sp, *ch 1, sk next 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch sp, around, end w/ sc in 1st dc to join.
Round 4-25: Repeat round 2 and round 3. Cut off.
Lay flat the tote bag, make sure that 3 dc are perpendicular to each other.
From the corner (corner is the ch 1 sp), skip 3 sets of 3 dc, attach yarn in middle dc of next 3 dc set, continue to handle instructions.
Row 1: Ch 3, sk next dc, 3 dc in next ch sp, sk next dc, dc in next dc.
Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in the same st, ch 1, sk next 3 dc, ch 1, 2 dc in last dc.
Row 3: Ch 3, turn, sk next dc, 3 dc in next ch sp, sk next dc, dc in last dc.
Row 4-39: Repeat row 2 and row 3, prepare to attach the handle, sk 5 sets of 3 dc, sl st in middle dc of next 3 dc set up to next middle dc of next 3 dc set. Cut Off.
Skip 6 sets of 3 dc, attach yarn in middle dc of next 3 dc set, repeat instructions of first handle from row 1-row 39, do not cut.
Outer Edging Handle
Skip next dc, sc in next ch sp and in each of next st around but having 2 sc in each dc post of the handle area and skip all corners st of the tote bag, end w/ sl st in 1st dc to join. Fasten off.
Inner Edging Handle
Attach yarn in any ch sp, sc in the same st and in each st around the inner handle but having 2 sc in each dc post of the handle area and skip all corner st of the tote bag, end w/ sl st in 1st dc to join. Fasten off. Repeat this instruction for other inner handle.