Summer Fun Tote Baskets
Crochet Along and FREE Crochet Pattern!
My goal was to create a pattern for our Summer Crochet Along that was as fun to make as the Sweet Stripes Market Bags last summer! I think I nailed it – let me know if you agree! TBH, y’all have made our previous Crochet Alongs so amazing, I couldn’t wait to create another new CAL for you! The Summer Fun Tote Baskets are so really fun and simple to work up, and are crazy versatile with how you can use them!! I just know you’re going to love this pattern and these easy crochet basket bags as much as I do! You can use these baskets to hold your plant babies or flowers, towels or toiletries, fruit or vegetables, or my favorite – to store and carry along your latest WIPs and crochet supplies!! Come crochet along with me and let’s make a Summer Tote Crochet Pattern!
Tote Basket Crochet Pattern!
What do you get when you combine 2 of my fave crochet projects – a basket and a bag? You get a Crochet Tote Basket! Where has this been all my life??? What’s not to love? You have the sturdiness of a basket – firm walls that stay open and it works up so quick with the double stranded yarn! Then you have the generous handles of a tote bag, and the round shape makes it perfect for taking on the go. You may or may not know that one of my fave things to use as a “WIP/project bag” are my crocheted baskets. So we just took that a step further and made a basket that is a bag, and I assure you as I was designing the shape and size of these I was 100% thinking will this make it an even better project bag?? I even added a pocket, because we all know how essential those are! You can absolutely add more than one to your tote bags too, NO ONE can stop you, and I would encourage you to do so! I’m an enabler like that!!
So which one do YOU love best – baskets or bags? No, you don’t really have to choose. 😅 I couldn’t! If you love one or the other, or most likely both, then you will want to check out my other basket and bag patterns! Because this list is *ahem* loooong at this point in time, I’m only going to include the ones that can also double as totes and project bags. Let’s start with the baskets! Looking for a big basket because you’re making a large project? Then you need my Pop of Color Basket Pattern! If you live for the look of buffalo plaid or gingham (hello trends that we love), then you need my Buffalo Plaid Basket Pattern! My Hometown Holiday Baskets are perfect for decorating (or gifting) all winter long – choose a snowflake or pine tree pattern! Now moving on to the bags!
Without further ado, here are my favorite Bag patterns that can double as a project bag, and work great as a tote bag too! Last summer’s CAL Pattern, the Sweet Stripes Market Tote Bag is without a doubt a fabulous tote and project bag – and with 3 sizes you can make the perfect one for any job or project! We can’t forget about the stunning Calliope Crossbody Boho Bag – this beauty lives up to her name and is generously sized to hold all you need on the go! There is also the Sweet Stripes Hobo Bag to consider – this is a stylish bag, but again the size allows you ample space to tuck in your latest WIP! Last but not least is the Sweet Stripes Zipper Pouches – this pattern has 4 sizes and the Large is the only one that can carry a project, but the smaller sizes are perfect for holding your essentials like hooks, stitch markers, and all the notions! So if you are as obsessed with bags and baskets as much as I am, make sure to check those other patterns out too!
Summer Tote Crochet Pattern!
One of my favorite things about the Summer Tote Crochet Pattern is that these basket tote bags are really quick to make! Double stranded yarn really makes for a quick and sturdy make!! You can make the small in an evening or two, and the Medium and Large will take you a few longer evenings, or a nice long (air conditioned) movie marathon crochet session! (That’s where you’ll find me this summer!) The stitches are super simple, so this sturdy market tote crochet pattern will be done before you know it! With 3 weeks to complete your CAL you will have no trouble crocheting a basket or the whole set of baskets to store all your current WIPs! 🤷♀️ What, doesn’t everyone have multiple WIPs going?? 🤣 These modern crochet bags are perfect for your next trip to the farmer’s market, perfect for tossing toys into for the kids to keep in the car or on a road trip, and it’s a fantastic Beach tote crochet pattern too! How will you use your Summer Tote Basket?
How does your crochet time change in the summer? Normally, I love to listen to an audiobook while I crochet, or watch the latest movie on Amazon Prime! But with the kids home during the summer I often find myself crocheting outside while they swim and play. Little ones need that fresh air and exercise, and I suppose I should occasionally exercise something other than my wrists too, HBU? 😎 TBH, I think one of my favorite things about crocheting is that you can pick up your project and take it anywhere with you!!
Need some help with the stitches? I provide photo tutorials within the pattern to help you with the included techniques and more! I am always happy to help you with any questions you may have! Don’t crochet yet? I’d love to help you Learn to Crochet with my fun Crochet Tutorials!
My Fabulous Pattern Testers!
Y’all I am so blessed to have the most amazing pattern testers!! They crocheted their stunning summer tote bags with this new pattern! I absolutely adore seeing the fabulous projects y’all make using my patterns! I greatly appreciate my testers’ feedback which helps me make sure that I provide the highest quality pattern to YOU! My testers knocked my socks off with their fab crochet baskets! Make sure to check those out below!!
Thank you so much for testing the Summer Fun Tote Baskets Crochet Pattern Sigal Alon, Helen Meissner, Brenda Meineke, Robin Quade, Catherine McClarey, and Leigh Elgie!
Make your Crocheted Tote Baskets!
YARN: Working with 2 strands held together
Red Heart Super Saver Stripes Worsted Weight 4 yarn, (100% Acrylic, 5 oz/141g, 236 yds/215 m) AND Red Heart Super Saver Solids Worsted Weight 4 yarn, (100% Acrylic, 7 oz/198 g, 364 yds/333 m)
TOTAL YARDAGE: SMALL: 200 – 250 yards, MEDIUM: 400 – 450 yards, LARGE: 700 – 750 yards
HOOK: US J/10 6.0 mm
Finished Size: (Laid Flat)
Small Basket: 10” wide x 4” deep x 6” tall
Medium Basket: 14“ wide x 6“ deep 7.5“ tall
Large Basket: 18“ wide x 7“ deep x 9“ tall
Gauge: 13 sc x 14 rows = 4” x 4” square
Experience Level: Easy
st(s) – stitch(es)
sp(s) – space(s)
sl st – slip stitch
ch(s) – chain(s)
sc – single crochet
yo – yarn over
FO – fasten off
Puff st – See tutorial below. DO NOT CH 1 AFTER PUFF STITCH!!
Puff st: Yo, insert hook in st indicated, yo and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo and insert hook in same st, yo and pull up a loop (5 loops on hook), yo and insert hook in same st, yo and pull up a loop (7 loops on hook), yo and pull through all 7 loops on hook, BUT DO NOT CH 1. Puff st complete. Skipping the ch 1 keeps the basket walls smoother with fewer gaps.
- Read through the entire pattern first.
- Basket, Handles, and Pocket are all worked holding 2 strands of worsted weight yarn together.
- Beginning chain does not count as a stitch. So the 1st stitch of each round should be placed in the same space as the beginning chain 1.
- Sl st only count as a stitch on the final round of each basket.
- Do NOT chain 1 after each puff stitch. This allows for fewer gaps in the basket walls.
- Pattern is worked in joined rounds. Basket is worked in the round, and the pocket is worked in rows, then sewn to the inside of the basket.
- Repeat stitches between [ and ] the number of times indicated.
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Summer Fun Tote Basket Crochet Along!
The Crochet Along Has begun!! The Summer Fun Tote Baskets Pattern is ready and the CROCHETING portion of the Crochet Along starts TODAY, JULY 8, 2022! For the next 3 weeks we will be completing the Summer Fun Tote Baskets Pattern. Welcome to our crochet along!
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Follow The Schedule + Add Your Project To Ravelry and the Facebook Group to participate! Please share your progress and ask ANY QUESTIONS in our Facebook Group (link below 👇)!! We will be having a LOT of fun in the group! I will also be going live in my facebook group each FRIDAY (JULY 1, 8, 15, 22) of the CAL to talk about the pattern and answer any questions! Plus SUNDAY JULY 31 will be the Finishing Party! You don’t want to miss out on that! Not sure how to add a project to Ravelry? CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO TUTORIAL. Not sure if your project posted correctly? Check the Ravelry Projects.
CROCHET ALONG SCHEDULE
PRE-CAL: JULY 1 – 7
Live Chat + Q&A: Friday 7/1/22 at 3 pm CDT
Prep: Get your yarn ready for this design, create your project on Ravelry, and add pictures of the yarn you’ll use!
Add a pic of your yarn to Ravelry project and the FB Group!
Week 1: JULY 8 – 16
Live Chat + Q&A: Friday 7/8 at 3 pm CDT
Create the Basket Base: Small Basket – Make Rounds 1 – 6, Medium Basket – Make Rounds 1 – 8, Large Basket – Make Rounds 1 – 10.
Add a progress pic to your Ravelry project and the FB Group!
Week 2: JULY 15 – 23
Live Chat + Q&A: Friday 7/15 at 3 pm CDT
Bottom Half of Basket: Small Basket – Make Rounds 7 – 16, Medium Basket – Make Rounds 9 – 20, Large Basket – Make Rounds 11 – 24.
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Week 3: JULY 22 – 30
Live Chat + Q&A: Friday 7/22
Finish Basket and Add Pocket: Small Basket – Make Rounds 17 – 26, Medium Basket – Make Rounds 21 – 34, Large Basket – Make Rounds 25 – 42.
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Finishing Party: JULY 31
Live Chat + Finishing Party: Sunday 7/31
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SUMMER FUN TOTE BASKETS:
USING J/10 6.0 MM HOOK
PRE-CAL – gather supplies, pick your yarn, choose the size you want to make, add your yarn photos to the Facebook Group and create your project and add yarn pics to Ravelry!
Summer Fun Tote Basket Crochet Along WEEK 1 instructions have been added just below the photo of the Basket Bottom!!
CAL WEEK 1:
* Laid Flat Measures 14“ wide x 6“ deep 7.5“ tall
Round 1: Ch 13, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 10 sts, 4 sc in last ch, begin working down opposite side of beginning ch, sc in next 10 sts, 3 sc in last st, sl st to join, (28 sc).
Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next 4 sts, sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next 3 sts, sl st to join, (36 sc).
Round 3: Ch 1, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 10 sts, [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st,] 4 times, sc in next 10 sts, [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st,] 3 times, sl st to join, (44 sc).
Round 4: Ch 1, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 10 sts, [sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st,] 4 times, sc in next 10 sts, [sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st,] 3 times, sl st to join, (52 sc).
Round 5: Ch 1, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 10 sts, [sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st,] 4 times, sc in next 10 sts, [sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st,] 3 times, sl st to join, (60 sc).
Round 6: Ch 1, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 10 sts, [sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st,] 4 times, sc in next 10 sts, [sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st,] 3 times, sl st to join, (68 sc).
Round 7: Ch 1, sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 10 sts, [sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st,] 4 times, sc in next 10 sts, [sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st,] 3 times, sl st to join, (76 sc).
Round 8: Ch 1, sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 10 sts, [sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st,] 4 times, sc in next 10 sts, [sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st,] 3 times, sl st to join, (84 sc).
Summer Fun Tote Basket Crochet Along WEEK 2 instructions have been added just below the photo!!
CAL WEEK 2:
* Laid Flat Measures 14“ wide x 6“ deep 7.5“ tall
Round 9: Work in BLO this round only. Ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st to join, (84 sc).
Round 10: Ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st to join, (84 sc).
Rounds 11-17: Ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st to join, (84 sc, 7 rounds).
Rounds 18-20: Ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st to join, (84 sc, 3 rounds).
Summer Fun Tote Basket Crochet Along WEEK 3 instructions are now available just below the photo!!
CAL WEEK 3:
* Laid Flat Measures 14“ wide x 6“ deep 7.5“ tall
Round 21: Ch 1, (puff st, sc,) 42 times, sl st to join, (42 sc, 42 puff sts).
Rounds 22-29: Repeat Rounds 18-21, twice.
Round 30: Repeat Round 10.
Round 31: Ch 1, sc in next 12 sts, ch 20 and skip next 14 sts, sc in next 28 sts, ch 20 and skip next 14 sts, sc in last 16 sc, sl st to join, (40 ch, 56 sc).
Round 32: Ch 1, sc in next 12 sts, 26 sc in ch 20 sp, sc in next 28 sts, 26 sc in ch 20 sp, sc in last 16 sts, sl st to join, (108 sc).
Round 33: Ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st to join, (108 sc).
Round 34: Sl st in each st around, (108 sl st). FO and weave in ends. Continue with Pocket on p. 4 if desired.
Leave a long tail to sew the pocket.
Row 1: Ch 17, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 15 sts, turn, (16 sc).
Rows 2-14: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn, (16 sc).
FO and leave a long tail to sew the pocket to your tote.
SEW POCKET TO THE TOTE:
Line the pocket up on the inside of the tote, centered under the handle. Place the bottom of the pocket 3 rows from the bottom of the basket. Use the yarn tails to stitch the sides and bottom of the pocket to the tote. FO and weave in the ends.
Please Share your Baskets!
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