I had the picture of the Dior Tote bag since like FOREVER … on my wish list.I think its a beautiful bag for summer where you can carry a lot of stuff , especially when you are a mom and carrying all kinds of stuff.Anyways after some time of dreaming i put myself to work to make one.I was mostly attracted from this one but i changed the color combo in blue and beige, cos that`s what i had in hand.
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The result was as you see really great and ive made myself a great tote bag that is stylish and functional in the same time.The Macrame Cord Gold and Royal Blue that i used its a perfect combination to have that mixed pattern at the bottom and at the top of the bag.Also this kind of cord its soft and stiff in the same time because its very easy on the hands,it runs smooth,no skin irritation on the hands,but in the same time it gives a structure to these kind of projects like bags.So i highly recommend giving it a try and i would love to know what are your thoughts on it.
Of course the Dior Tote bag was my only inspiration here,perfect for carrying around lots of stuff and as a summer bag just is a top notch style.Just pick the right colors for you and its and always go to tote bag because of all the functionalities it has.Personally i will use it a lot at the beach as i used this bright royal blue color that it makes it so beachy kind of a bag.And when i started imagining this bag i had in mind the sea anyways.
How this piece is made
I have made this pattern keeping in mind all the beginners out there so i used very easy and simple stitches like sc, DC and sl st.That`s it.You start with a chain stitch and work that chain stitch fourth and backuntil you have the length of the bottom that you desire.
Than crochet a round of slip stitches just to start the foundation for the side of the bag.And go in rounds using just DC.A little bit of sewing at the 4 sides which will give to the bag more structure.
And than on to the handles.Just a simple chain stitch of 8 and than crochet fourth and back in rows and the rest is simple sewing.
You got yourself a tote bag 🙂
MORE FREE CROCHET PATTERNS
Crochet Dior inspired Tote Bag Free Pattern
GOOD TO KNOW
● ByStellaM cannot accept responsibility for the finished item if any yarn other than the recommended yarn is used.
● Yarn quantities are based on average requirements and are therefore approximate.
● Color reproduction is as close as color accuracy on screens.
● Instructions are written using US terminology
● Total amount of rows/rounds is given between [ ] at the end of each row/round in the pattern
YOU WILL NEED:
● 5.5, 3.5 , 4 mm hook
● 2 Place Markers
Size of the bag:
Height: 29 cm
Width :36 cm
Height with the handles:45 cm
CROCHET ABBREVIATIONS USED:
DC double crochet
sl st slip stitch
PM place marker
sc single crochet
Pick up 5.5 mm hook and Crochet 18 st(s),
Row 1 sk 1 ch and sc in the next 17 st(s) till end of row,ch 1 and turn your work
Row 2-46 sk ch and sc for the next 17 st(s) till the end of the row.
ch 1 and now start in rounds working on top of the bottom.
Round 1 insert hook from top to bottom of the long edge, pull up a loop and sl st.
Continue sl st all the rows of the bottom for all the 4 sides.At the long side you will have 46 sl st in total and at the short side you will have 16 sl st in total.
Round 2 Change hook to 3.5 mm.Now we work upwards , crochet 3 ch(s) (counts as a st ),DC on each st till the end of the round ,back loop only.At the last DC insert hook at ch 3 of the first chain st of the round and sl st.
Round2-6 Repeat the pattern of round 1
Round 7 Leave the blue color and now crochet only with beige color , also change hook at 4 mm to have the st(s) more sparse.Repeat the pattern of round 1
Round 8 Repeat the pattern of round 1 continuing with beige color.
Round 9 Leave the beige color and now start working with blue .Repeat the pattern of round 1
Round 10-12 Repeat the pattern of round 1 continuing with blue color
Leave the blue color and now crochet only with beige color , also change hook at 4 mm to have the st(s) more sparse.Repeat the pattern of round 1
Repeat the pattern of round 1 continuing with beige color.
Round 15 Switch back to 3.5 mm hook.Pick both yarns and now crochet with both colors in the same time.
Repeat the pattern of round 1
Repeat the pattern of round 1
Sew the 4 corners of the bag to give structure.See Video tutorial for more details.
With your 3.5 mm hook crochet 8 ch st(s)
Row 1 Sk 3 ch st(s),insert hook at 4rth ch from the hook and DC,the 3 ch st(s) count as a st , continue DC until the end of the row
Row 2 3 ch(s) (count as a st)turn your work ,sk 3 ch st(s),sk the first st and DC at the 2nd st from the hook.Continue DC till the end of the row.
Row 3-22 Repeat row 2
Fold length wise ,sk 2 rows and start sewing length wise till row 20,leave the last 2 rows not sewed .
Place the handle on top of one side,leave approx 7 cm from each end and sew the handles.
AND THAT`S IT.
YOU ARE DONE.