Summertime Tote

Summertime Tote

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I’d been wanting to make a bag for such a long time and this is the result. Stylish and practical and easy to make. Suitable for confident beginners as it is constructed using basic stitches. Simple and repetitive it makes for a great, mindful project that is both pretty and practical.

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My bag used up to 3 balls of King Cole Value Aran Cotton and I made the little flowers from my stash. You can find the King Cole yarn here using my affiliate link for LoveCrafts.

300g of aran and a 5mm crochet hook.

Any yarn and weight will work with the corresponding hook size but I do recommend a cotton yarn so that the bag doesn’t sag.

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Copyright 2021 of Fiona Campbell, Flo’s Crafty Crochet, original pattern made by Fiona Campbell. This pattern is made for personal use only. You may not distribute, reproduce, publish, translate, alter or resell this pattern in any way or form. You may sell the finished product.  Please credit Flo’s Crafty Crochet in all promotions of your work.

Stitch Knowledge (US Terms)

CH – Chain

ST – Stitch

HDC – Half Double Crochet

BLO – Back Loop Only

SC – Single Crochet

SK -Skip

SL ST – Slip Stitch

SP – Space

MR – Magic Ring

INC – Increase

F/O – Finish Off


Each round ends with a SLST to join unless otherwise stated

Made with lily’s Sugar and Creme

Made with lily’s Sugar and Creme


Chain 50


Round 1: 2 SC in 2nd CH from hook.  SC across each CH to end.  Place 3SC in the last CH.  Now to continue to work around the bottom of the CH to create an oval shape.  SC across the bottom until you reach the last ST.  Place 2SC in last and join with a SL ST to 1ST.

Round 2: CH1, 1SC in same ST as joining, 50 SC, 2SC in next, 50 SC along, 2SC in next. SL ST to join.

Round 3: CH1, SC in same ST as joining.  53 SC along, 2SC in next, 52 SC along, 2SC in last ST.  SL ST to join.

Round 4: HDC in BLO around.  Join with a SL ST, CH1. (108 HDC)

Rounds 5-10: HDC in each ST around.  Always join with a SLST, CH1 (108 HDC for 6 rows)

Round 11: HDC in same ST as joining, *CH1, Sk1 ST, HDC in next*, repeat around.  Join with a SL ST to HDC

Rounds 12 -13: SL ST into the CH1 SP, CH 3 (acts as HDC and CH1) *HDC in next SP, CH1* repeat around. SLST to top of CH3. 

Round 14: CH2 (acts as a HDC) HDC in CH1 sp and in every HDC and CH1 SP around.

Round 15 -16: CH2, HDC in each around. (108)

Repeat rounds 11-16 4 times.

Round 40: Repeat rounds 11 -15.  Do not repeat round 16.

Round 46: SC in first 20 ST.  CH60. SK 20ST then SC in the next 34 ST, CH60, SK20, SC 15 and SLST to first ST.

Round 47:  CH2, HDC in each ST and CH around. (190 inc CH2)

Rounds 48 – 50: CH2, HDC around.

F/O, weave in ends

Little Flowers

Join with a SL ST unless otherwise stated

MR, 8 SC

INC around (16)

*CH5, SK 1 ST, SL ST to next*  Repeat around until you have 8 loops

F/O, Weave in ends

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