Easter Toy Tote – Free Crochet Pattern

Easter Toy Tote

Free Crochet Pattern

Hey y’all! Is it just me, or is this year flying by even faster than last year?? I can’t believe it’s almost spring! In honor of this exciting time of year, I am so excited to bring you another fun and functional (my fave combination 😉 ) Free Crochet Pattern! I hope you enjoy making the Easter Toy Tote Crochet Pattern as much as I enjoyed designing it!

Easter Toy Tote - Free Crochet Pattern - www.GreenFoxFarmsDesigns.com

 

Easter Toy Tote - Free Crochet Pattern - www.GreenFoxFarmsDesigns.comThe Easter Toy Tote pattern was inspired by a need I saw with my younger 2 kiddos. My 6 year old wants to bring a set of dolls to play with everywhere we go. I happily encourage this because then she can pretty well occupy herself, and everybody wins! My 3 year old needs a variety of items to keep him happy, and this is a nice way to bring a variety of small items along, without weighing down my purse! 😉

Easter Toy Tote - Free Crochet Pattern - www.GreenFoxFarmsDesigns.comI loved the idea of a Toy Tote that could double as a play mat for the toys as well, because it helps to keep things contained, and adds that extra element of fun! The Easter Toy Tote was born, and came together perfectly, just as I had envisioned. This almost never happens to me, and I’m guessing it’s a rarity for everyone else too, am I right? I did make a couple of minor tweaks, but for the most part this is the initial idea 100%!

Easter Toy Tote - Free Crochet Pattern - www.GreenFoxFarmsDesigns.comMy Tiny Dinosaur Amigurumi pattern is a kind of perfect pairing for this pattern. Go check it out here if you haven’t made one yet! –> Tiny Dino Pattern It’s another Free Crochet Pattern (my first!), and my most visited blog post actually, so hey, you know it’s a good one! I have a Free Tiny Bunny Amigurumi Pattern as well, and this little guy is now published, yay! –>  Tiny Bunny would be so hoppy to play in your Easter Toy Tote! So punny, sometimes I just can’t help myself… 😉 

Easter Toy Tote - Free Crochet Pattern - www.GreenFoxFarmsDesigns.comThe Easter Toy Tote pattern is fairly quick to make, taking me less than 2 hours to complete each of the 4 I’ve made to date. It consists of simple increases, so it’s a great Netflix and Crochet project! The Easter Toy Tote makes a fun gift for all the little and big kids in your life! Bigger kids can use it to stash books, card games, iPods, small notebooks, or whatever they enjoy! Little kids can bring stuffed animals, cars, blocks, books, dolls, rattles, even snacks! Don’t crochet? Send me a message through my Contact Page or through my Etsy shop here! I would love to create an Easter Toy Tote just for you!

 

Easter Toy Tote - Free Crochet Pattern - www.greenfoxfarmsdsigns.com

 

 

Easter Toy Tote - Free Crochet Pattern - www.GreenFoxFarmsDesigns.com

EASTER TOY TOTE PATTERN

Materials: 
(Click the links below to view & purchase the exact yarn that I used to create my Easter Toy Totes!)

Go UP a hook size if you have More Stitches  Go DOWN a hook size if you have Fewer Stitches

Worsted Weight yarn (220 yds) 
G 4.0 mm hook   


 

Pattern Key:

st(s) – stitch(es)  
space – sp(s)  
sl st – slip stitch  
ch – chain  
dc – double crochet
incr – incr by 2 dc in same st  
yo – yarn over  
FO – fasten off
6 dc shell – place 6 dc in same ch 1 sp
 

Gauge: 4 dc and 2 rows = 1 inch

Check your Gauge first with a hook
Go UP a hook size if you have More Stitches
Go DOWN a hook size if you have Fewer Stitches 

 

NOTES:

  • Having the correct gauge will help ensure your Easter Toy Tote lies flat when it is open –  making a better play surface. For that reason I do recommend you make a gauge swatch before beginning Toy Tote.
  • Beginning Chain (ch) of each round counts as first stitch
  • This pattern uses a Magic Circle. If you need help with this technique you can follow this link to view my video tutorial for the Magic Circle on YouTube or watch the video below!
  • This pattern is FREE, but has not been tested by anyone besides myself. Please feel free to share any questions or comments you may have! I welcome your feedback!
  • This pattern is my intellectual property. You are welcome to make as many as you like, sell them, give them away, etc. You may NOT sell, or alter and claim as your own this pattern. You may not use my photographs. 
  • If you want to share this pattern online, you must only share a link to my blog. You may not copy and paste my text / the pattern to another site. Thank you for respecting my work. 🙂
  • By using this pattern you are agreeing to abide by these terms.

 

VIDEO TUTORIAL: DC MAGIC CIRCLE

 

PATTERN DIRECTIONS:

  • Finished size should be approximately 16″ across.
  • Use G 4.0 mm hook
  • Begin with Magic Circle or ch 2 and work into the 2nd ch from
    hook

Begin with Magic Circle

Round 1: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc here and throughout), place 11 dc in magic circle, sl st in top of beg ch 3 to join (12 dc)

Round 2: ch 3, dc in same, incr in each st around, sl st in top of beg ch 3 to join (24 dc)

Round 3: ch 3, incr in next, * dc in next, incr in next,* 11 times, sl st in top of beg ch 3 to join (36 dc)

Round 4: ch 3, dc in next, incr in next, * dc in next 2, incr in next, * 11 times, sl st in top of beg ch 3 to join (48 dc)

Round 5: ch 3, dc in next 2, incr in next, * dc in next 3, incr in next, * 11 times, sl st in top of beg ch 3 to join (60 dc)

Round 6: ch 3, dc in the next 3, incr in next, * dc in next 4, incr in next, * 11 times, sl st in top of beg ch 3 to join (72 dc)

Round 7: ch 3, dc in the next 4, incr in next, * dc in next 5, incr in next, * 11 times, sl st in top of beg ch 3 to join (84 dc)

Round 8: ch 3, dc in next 5, incr in next, * dc in next 6, incr in next, * 11 times, sl st in top of beg ch 3 to join (96 dc)

Round 9: ch 3, dc in next 6, incr in next, * dc in next 7, incr in next, * 11 times, sl st in top of beg ch 3 to join (108 dc)

Round 10: ch 3, dc in next 7, incr in next, * dc in next 8, incr in next, * 11 times, sl st in top of beg ch 3 to join (120 dc)

Round 11: ch 3, dc in next 8, incr in next, * dc in next 9, incr in next, * 11 times, sl st in top of beg ch 3 to join (132 dc)

Round 12: ch 3, dc in next 9, incr in next, * dc in next 10, incr in next, * 11 times, sl st in top of beg ch 3 to join (144 dc)

Round 13: ch 3, dc in next 10, incr in next, * dc in next 11, incr in next, * 11 times, sl st in top of beg ch 3 to join (156 dc)

Round 14: ch 3, dc in next 11, incr in next, * dc in next 12, incr in next, * 11 times, sl st in top of beg ch 3 to join (168 dc)

Round 15: ch 3, dc in next 12, incr in next, * dc in next 13, incr in next, * 11 times, sl st in top of beg ch 3 to join (180 dc)

Round 16: ch 3, dc in next 13, incr in next, * dc in next 14, incr in next, * 11 times, sl st in top of beg ch 3 to join (192 dc)

Round 17: ch 4 (counts as 1st dc and ch 1), sk next 2 st, * dc in next, ch 1, sk next 2 st, * 64 times, sl st in top of beg ch 3 to join (64 ch 1 sp, 64 dc)

Round 18: sl st into last ch 1 sp of R17, * 6-dc shell in next ch 1 sp, sl st into next ch 1 sp, * 32 times, sl st in top of beg ch 3 to join (32 6-dc shells)

FINISHING EASTER TOY TOTE:

DRAWSTRING: ch 221, sl st into 2nd ch from hook, and all chs, (220 sl st) FO and secure ends. Weave the drawstring through the ch 1 sps from R17.

Take both ends and tie them in an overhand knot, leaving about a 1 inch tail on each end. This will keep the drawstring from falling out of the toy tote!! 🙂 To secure drawstring, create a loop in each hand, tie them in an overhand knot and pull tight to secure tote, creating a nice pair of handles. To open, simply pull on the end knot and it opens right up! See photos below. Alternately, you could pull up the drawstring at any 2 opposite ch 1 spaces as 2 handles and cinch it tight, whatever works best for you and your kiddo!

Easter Toy tote - Free Crochet Pattern - www.greenfoxfarmsdesigns.com Easter Toy tote - Free Crochet Pattern - www.greenfoxfarmsdesigns.com

 

 

Easter Toy Tote - Free Crochet Pattern - www.GreenFoxFarmDesigns.com

 

Easter Toy Tote - Free Crochet Pattern - www.GreenFoxFarmsDesigns.comThat’s it! I can’t wait to see your creations! Please share your finished Easter Toy Tote on Ravelry and social media! Don’t forget to tag me in your photos so I can see what you’ve made! If you enjoyed this Easter Toy Tote Pattern and want to help support me in offering additional Free Crochet Patterns (like these) in the future, please consider sharing my Blog Post with your friends and subscribing to my newsletter! Use the social media buttons to easily share this post! Thanks you so much for your support!  If you have any questions about the pattern, please don’t hesitate to reach out and contact me or leave a comment on the blog. I am more than happy to help!

 

ETSY          RAVELRY          CRAFTSY

 

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11 Replies to “Easter Toy Tote – Free Crochet Pattern”

  1. Oh dear….Pattern is missing after ‘Begin with Magic Circle’. Eagerly awaiting the rest of the pattern, these will be adorable Easter gifts for my nieces and nephews 💕🐰🐣

    1. Just kidding my phone didn’t fully load the page. NOW I see the giant purple block inviting me to access the pattern 🙃 You don’t need coffee, I do 😉😘

  2. From what i am seeing, the complete pattern is not here…please share the conpcorrect pattern or even just shoot me an email. I love this idea!

    1. Hi Kayla! Thanks so much. To view the pattern you just need to enter your email address into the purple box and hit the “View Pattern” button and you will have instant access to the pattern! Please let me know if you need further assistance! 🙂

      Lisa Fox

    1. Hi April,

      I’m sorry it is not working for you. I would ask that you double check your browser settings that they are not blocking popups, but I will look into a possible issue with my site and seek help from my brilliant tech support! I am working on getting a pdf copy ready for ravelry as well.

      Thanks for visiting!
      Lisa Fox

  3. I cannot get your patterns to show up. the blue box popped up yesterday and i could access the pattern, i went and bought my supplies, now when i am going to start the blue box wont appear and i cannot access the pattern. my pop up blocker is turned off and i still can’t get it. is there any other way i can get the pattern. my son was looking forward to his tote and tiny dinosaurs.

    1. Hi Kami,

      I am sorry it is not working!! I responded to the email you sent me, but wanted to reply here as well. I have a pdf of the Easter Toy Tote available on Ravelry, but still working on one for the Dinosaurs. I’m sorry about that. I recommend trying another browser, and I will be looking into the issue.

      Thanks for reaching out!
      Lisa Fox

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