Structural Crochet Totes

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Crochet stitches has many different qualities, so it’s important which one you choose to use in your design. These two recommendations use structural stitches to create beautiful surfaces and sturdy knitwear.

Openwork stitches are delicate and airy, these ones – create denser and thicker crochet. You can use these totes for everyday wear, or keep them as reusable market bags for grocery shopping. Choose the colors you like the most and give it a try! Learning these techniques will be very useful for your other projects, so take your time mastering them. Happy crocheting! Search for links to free patterns under the pictures below.

You may like also these projects:

1. Sunset Shores Tote Bag

Perfect summer tote doesn’t exist? I’ll prove you wrong! Take a look at the simple beauty of Lauren’s bag – it’s pictured in the photos below. Not sure why, but this combination of colors remind me of a watermelon… I probably already changed dusty blue to green in my mind, whoopsie! Either way, this easy to make project will look amazing in many different combinations, so be sure to experiment with it.

  • DESIGNED by Lauren Brown
  • PROJECT TYPE crochet totes 
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

PHOTOS by Lauren Brown / ravelry.com

Find this free pattern on daisycottagedesigns.net, or read more on ravelry.com.

2. Striped Tote Bag

A tote like this will come in handy in many situations, because so often we need the storage for our knick-knacks! Whether you’re at home, or going out, keep your necessities at hand. I like to keep my crochet WIPs in such bags, so that I don’t loose a thing and the yarn doesn’t get dirty. Make your own with Nicole’s easy step by step pattern.

  • DESIGNED by Nicole Riley
  • PROJECT TYPE crochet totes 
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

PHOTOS by  Nicki’s Homemade Crafts / ravelry.com

Find this free pattern on nickishomemadecrafts.com, or read more on ravelry.com.

3. Raffia Shells Tote 

Delicate shells look beautiful with contrasting straps! Use tassels or ribbons to make it even more fun!

  • DESIGNED by Bethany Dearden
  • PROJECT TYPE crochet totes 
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Raffia Shells Tote Free Crochet Pattern

Photos by whistleandivy.com / whistleandivy.com

Find original free pattern on whistleandivy.com.

4. Celtic Weave Tote 

Celtic weave is spectacular! Master this technique while making this amazing sturdy tote with useful thick handles.

  • DESIGNED by Nurturing Fibres
  • PROJECT TYPE crochet totes 
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Celtic Weave Tote Free Crochet Pattern

Photos by Nurturing Fibres / nurturingfibres.com.

Find original free pattern on nurturingfibres.com.

5. Cotton Candy Tote Bag

Crochet bags could be such a beautiful and practical accessory, that will make your everyday life so much easier! Take a look at this colorful bag by sze Nooi in the pictures below. It’s full of little dots of color, that look like stained glass! This bag uses spike stitch, so it’s super easy to make for beginners as well. 

  • DESIGNED by sze Nooi
  • PROJECT TYPE crochet totes 
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Cotton Candy Tote Bag

PHOTOS by sze Nooi / Ravelry.com

Find this free pattern on znooicraftcorner.com, or read more on ravelry.com.

6. Slightly Twisted Tote

This gorgeous bag in the pictures below will take your accessories to the next level! It’s extremely comfy and you can wear it to so many different occasions! It’s spacious, easy to wear and make, as well as beautiful. Of course feel free to use any yarn and color you like most!

  • DESIGNED by heatherscraftcorner
  • PROJECT TYPE crochet totes 
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Slightly Twisted Tote

PHOTOS by heatherscraftcorner / heatherscraftcorner.com

Find this free pattern on heatherscraftcorner.com.

7. Dune Bag

Handmade bags are one of my favorite projects to make, because they are so practical, customizable and spacious! Just take a look at this gorgeous bag in the pictures below by Alexandra Tavel, isn’t it stunning? The soft sloping lines silhouette make it look so casual! 

  • DESIGNED by Alexandra Tavel
  • PROJECT TYPE crochet totes 
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Dune Bag

PHOTOS by Alexandra Tavel / Ravelry.com

Find this free pattern on twoofwands.com, or read more on ravelry.com.

8. Simple Crochet Gingham Tote Bag

Gingham is a timeless design, that works super well with various projects! (make sure to check out our post about gingham blankets as well, the link is below). This fantastic bag is roomy enough to fit all your essential and I love that hayhaycrochet has chosen such a vivid and cheerful shade of green! 

  • DESIGNED by hayhaycrochet
  • PROJECT TYPE crochet totes 
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Simple Crochet Gingham Tote Bag 

PHOTOS by hayhaycrochet / hayhaycrochet.com

Find this free pattern on hayhaycrochet.com.

9. Crochet Four Lucky Leaves Tote Bag

Pack your bag and get into the next amazing crochet adventure! Or rather crochet your bag first? With this Dilyana Miranova’s crochet tote bag pattern you will for sure be suddenly in need of a new one! This is a very transitional option, which works whole year round, both with everyday outfits, as well as the perfect grocery shopping bag. Put your colors together and make your magic.

  • DESIGNED by Dilyana Marinova
  • PROJECT TYPE crochet totes 
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Photos by Dilyana Marinova / ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on Ravelry.

10. Cute Mushrooms Bag

Like if the mushroom crochet bag doesn’t sound awesome enough, this Divine Debris pattern is actually a customizable one. As the design is based on the crochet squares crafted separately, there’s already room for some adjustments in size and colors. Isn’t it what the crochet is all about, making things personalized and very unique? We believe so!

  • DESIGNED by Divine Debris
  • PROJECT TYPE crochet totes 
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Photos by Divine Debris / ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on divinedebris.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

11. Tote Bag

One may search for a perfect everyday tote bag and not find it for years. Or one may create it oneself and already enjoy basic and timeless accessory. If you’d prefer to be described as the second type, follow this pattern by Jo Edwards and you will be in no time. Not only is the construct of this tote a simple one, also the crochet process is very easy and accessible for all beginners. 

  • DESIGNED by Jo Edwards
  • PROJECT TYPE crochet totes 
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Photos by Jo Edwards / ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on jototheworld.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

12. Not Your Granny Bag

Not your granny bag, but definitely your next favorite one.  The Passionatecraft2 has created this pattern that you will get truly passionate about, both while crocheting and when using the bag itself. It’s a perfect lightweight bag that can carry all your groceries when visiting the farmer’s market, all your beach accessories during summer, or maybe some books for an afternoon chill in the park.

  • DESIGNED by Passionatecraft2
  • PROJECT TYPE crochet totes 
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Photos by passionatecraft2 / ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on passionatecrafter.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

13. The Tote d’Azur

Pack your bags for a crochet adventure on a Tote d’Azur! Clever names are not the only cool things about this pattern by Cathedrals & Cafes. It is a beautiful, structured crochet tote bag that will not only keep all your belongings, but will also enrich your summer look. Pair it with a cute dress, some espadrilles, and you’ve got yourself a perfect vacation outfit.

  • DESIGNED by Cathedrals & Cafes
  • PROJECT TYPE tote bag
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate

Photos Cathedrals & Cafes / cathedralsandcafes.com

Find original free pattern on cathedralsandcafes.com.

14. The Ridgeline Tote

One round and repeat until you get to the crochet tote bag size you need. Pine Tree Crochet has designed this pattern to be extra beginner friendly, but also an everyday essential. It can hold more of your stuff than you think, and it is easily foldable. A great functionality when you’re traveling and your luggage cannot contain a lot of fashion accessories.

  • DESIGNED by Pine Tree Crochet
  • PROJECT TYPE tote bag
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Photos Pine Tree Crochet / pinetreecrochet.com

Find original free pattern on pinetreecrochet.com.

15. Train Car Tote

Elevate your style with the versatile crochet tote! Crafted in a timeless neutral hue, this spacious bag features bold looped handle accents in vibrant colors. Its sturdy construction makes it perfect for all occasions. For this project, start at the base with two strands of yarn for durability. Single crochet rounds and spike stitches create the body, while thermal stitch handles add a stylish finish. Follow the step-by-step crochet instructions to get started.

  • DESIGNED by Leshia Tweddle
  • PROJECT TYPE totes
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
A woman holding a crochet tote.

PHOTOS by Crochet.com / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on crochet.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

16. Carryall Tote

This stunning crocheted tote combines single crochet, half double crochet and foundation half double crochet techniques. Working in three sections – front, back and gusset – this tote offers durability with a smaller hook and double thread. Sew the pieces together and you’re ready to crochet the handle right onto your new, sturdy bag. Add a practical addition to your accessory collection with this easy-to-follow crochet pattern!

  • DESIGNED by Premier Yarns Design Team
  • PROJECT TYPE totes
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
A woman holding a crochet tote.

PHOTOS by Premier Yarns Design Team / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on premieryarns.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

17. The Lilac Tote Shoulder Bag

This simple design is so practical that you will want to make one for all your friends. Such a bag is a super practical piece that will help you with your unexpected shopping trips and make them more comfortable. The project is designed to be interesting for both beginners and intermediate crocheters, so start if you already have some experience. The free step-by-step crochet video tutorial will help you along the way.

  • DESIGNED by Kristines Crochets
  • PROJECT TYPE totes
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner to intermediate
Two pictures of a crochet tote bag in a vibrant purple color.

Photos by Kristines Crochets / Ravelry.com

Find the original video tutorial on YouTube, or read more about it on Ravelry.

18. Urban Stripe Tote Bag

Crafted with crochet finesse, this tote bag isn’t just a fashion statement, it’s an essential everyday companion. It’s ideal for the workday, errands or weekend escapades. With vertical stripes achieved through double crochet front post stitches, it exudes a minimalist look that is sure to draw attention. Enhance your style and functionality with this charming piece! The easy-to-follow crochet tutorial will help you every step of the way.

  • DESIGNED by Karmen Režek
  • PROJECT TYPE totes
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
A person is holding a brown crochet tote bag.

Photos by Karmen Režek / Ravelry.com

Find the original video tutorial on YouTube, or read more about it on Ravelry.

19. Star Stitch Crochet Bag

If you thought crochet accessories could only be cute and suitable for little girls, this crochet bag will prove you wrong. Not only is it roomy and of high quality, it looks elegant and is suitable for any occasion, even formal. The pattern is quite simple and uses an interesting star stitch. It’s a great way to learn a new technique without the stress.

  • DESIGNED by Go Handmade
  • PROJECT TYPE bags
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Two pictures of crochet totes with a strap.

Photos by Go Handmade / hobbii.com

Find the original free pattern on hobbii.com.

20. Cotton Granny Tote

A modern twist on the granny stitch pattern. This crocheted bag takes the granny vibes and uses them to stand out. The bag is roomy and will hold not only your essentials but also those spontaneous purchases. The pattern is interesting to work with. Plus, you can choose your own color palette and customize the bag to match your wardrobe.

  • DESIGNED by Zeens and Roger
  • PROJECT TYPE bags
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
A woman is holding a crocheted tote bag in multiple colors

Photos by Zeens and Roger / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on zeensandroger.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

21. Boho Rainbow Revival Tote

Looking for a trendy and colorful accessory? Give the boho rainbow revival tote a try! This crochet pattern offers a fun and vibrant way to create a stylish tote bag with a bohemian fleur. Perfect for beach days, picnics, or shopping trips, this tote adds a pop of color and a touch of hippie-chic to your summer style.

  • DESIGNED by Rashami Sarode
  • PROJECT TYPE tote bag
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
a woman holding a crochet tote bag featuring a boho striped design with a tassel on one side

Photos by Rashami Sarode / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on ilikecrochet.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

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