Making a Crocheted Tote Bag


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October 13, 2019

Mini Yarn Bag - bag hanging on a hookThis has been in my "to do" box for a while now. I was recently stuck in my house with a bad cold, so I thought I would be creative and did some little projects. I hope you like it!


Total Time: 1.5 hours

Yield: 1


  • 18 yd white yarn
  • size H hook
  • 10 yd scrap fancy yarn
  • 1 mini hook ($.25)
  • scissors
Mini Yarn Bag - supplies


  1. If you have ever seen the "knit stitch" it's really pretty. It's crocheting that looks like a knit stitch. It's super simple, and I love the end result. You chain the amount you want the piece to be, and add 1. So for 10, it's 11, etc.
  2. Mini Yarn Bag - chain 10
  3. When you have crocheted one single crochet in each of the 10 chains, chain one and turn. The hook then goes in between the single crochets. It's a bit weird to do at first, and if your work is a bit taut, it's a challenge at first. But where you see the pen tip, is where you put the hook. Then just make a normal single crochet. I made mine 16 rows tall.
  4. Mini Yarn Bag - chain one and turn, then sc in between the first row of sc
    Mini Yarn Bag - 16 rows

  5. On the last row, you can make the strap. Or, you can fold over the bag part, crochet from one of the corners to the top, chain the desired number of chains, then crochet down the other side. This gives you less tails, even though all of them will be inside and not shown. Roll the mini balls and insert, then put the mini hook in it. I had one that was broken in half, so it was easy to use for this. These are great for the holidays as you can make them with Christmas yarn, sparkly yarn, or variegated bag and solid yarn or vsvs. N-JOY!!
  6. Mini Yarn Bag - finished bag filled with mini balls of yarn and mini hook
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September 5, 2007

I came up with this pattern for a crocheted purse! Sorry can't post a pic, but it is really cute!

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August 29, 2007

Do you have any ideas on how to crochet a bag to carry out of town with me? It needs to be able to hold yarn, hooks, and anything else I would need including my cellphone, lip gloss, money, and stuff like that. I am eleven years old and go to my dad's house every other weekend and sometimes about once every two months I go to the lake.

The main reason I want this is because my aunt is flying in from Las Vegas and she owns a hotel in Mississippi and we stay there sometimes while she is here!


August 30, 20070 found this helpful

google crochet and crafts--
I also looked at the other person who wanted to know about toothbrush work-- went to that web site and clicked on crafts-- lots of good stuff there!


good luck

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