17 Effortless Free Crochet Tote Bag Patterns (for beginners)

Crochet tote bags are a perfect accessory for any season. They are stylish, versatile, and functional, making them a must-have for any fashion-forward individual.

However, the idea of crocheting a tote bag may seem intimidating, especially for beginners. But fear not, because we have compiled a list of 17 crochet tote bag patterns that are perfect for beginners.

Whether you are looking for a beach bag or a daily purse, these patterns have got you covered. So, grab your crochet hook and get ready to create beautiful and practical tote bags that you can use for years to come.

1. Fraîche Crochet Tote Bag

Free pattern by Sewrella

This is a great pattern for beginners just starting out with crochet. The pattern is straightforward and easy to follow.

The pattern includes step-by-step instructions and clear photos to guide you through the process. The bag itself is roomy and versatile, making it ideal for carrying groceries, books, or even as a beach bag.

2. Color Block Tote Bag

Free pattern by The Loophole Fox

This bag is a fantastic option for beginners who want to create a stylish and functional bag. The pattern uses only basic crochet stitches and is easy to follow, making it perfect for those who are new to crochet.

Additionally, the pattern includes helpful tips and suggestions for customizing the bag to your liking, such as changing the color scheme.

3. Mosaic Tote Bag

Free pattern by Loops and Love Crochet

This tote bag is a beautiful and unique option for those who want to create a crochet tote bag with a twist. The pattern incorporates the mosaic crochet technique, which creates a stunning brick-like design using only basic crochet stitches.

4. Tunisian Crochet Tote Bag

Free pattern by TL Yarn Crafts

This Tunisian crochet tote bag is a great project for crocheters and beginners alike who are looking for a little challenge. It can take some practice for Tunisian crochet, but the resulting bag is worth it.

There is both the written pattern as well as a great YouTube video on the designer’s channel!

5. Easy Tote Bag

Free pattern by Naztazia

This bag is a great option for those who want to create a simple yet functional crochet tote bag. The pattern is easy to follow, making it perfect for beginners.

The pattern is very easy and quick to work up and customize to your liking. This is available as a PDF download via a link on the webpage.

6. Everyday Tote Bag

Free pattern by Kristine’s Crochet

The pattern is easy to follow, with detailed instructions that guide you through the process of creating a roomy and sturdy tote bag. This bag would be perfect for beach days, markets and other day trips.

The author has kindly provided a written pattern for this tote bag as well as a video tutorial if you’d prefer to follow along that way.

7. Motif Market Tote Bag

Free pattern by A Crocheted Simplicity

This pattern results in a beautiful and unique tote bag. The pattern incorporates the use of motifs, which are small crochet pieces that are joined together to create a larger design.

This pattern is clearly written and has useful pictures when making your motifs and assembling them together.

8. Camellia Tote Bag

Free pattern by All About Ami

The pattern incorporates the use of the half double crochet and panels, which adds texture and visual interest to the bag. The tote itself is roomy and sturdy, with strong handles that can hold a significant amount of weight.

The pattern also has an option to add a smooth decorative edge to further the interesting look of this tote bag.

9. Triangle Tote Bag

Free pattern download by Yarnspirations

This slouchy crochet bag looks so great and is easy to make. It is made using the easy moss stitch pattern, made up of single crochet and chain-1 spaces.

The resulting tote bag is sturdy and great for everyday use.

10. French Market Bag

Free pattern by Two of Wands

This pattern features a beautiful and intricate stitch design that creates a stunning texture, elevating the overall look of the bag. The pattern is more for intermediate crocheters, but I couldn’t resist adding this amazing looking bag.

The stitches are all fairly straightforward for a beginner, but their combination to create this bag is what requires a bit more time to understand.

11. Magnolia Granny Square Bag

Free pattern by Mama in a Stitch

This tote bag has a really unique and somewhat vintage look to it. The pattern incorporates the use of granny squares that are joined together to create the larger design.

The granny square pattern is easy and simple to make, and once put together make a great looking tote bag with lots of room too!

12. Round Sun City Bag

Free pattern by Life is Cozy

This bag is bright and cheerful option that is easily made by crocheting a large circle. The bag is roomy and sturdy, with strong straps that can hold a significant amount of weight.

The pattern includes clear instructions and the designer even provides suggestions for customizing the bag, such as adding colourful tassels and pompoms.

13. Dune Bag

Free pattern by Two of Wands

This bag pattern features a sleek and minimalistic design, with a solid color base and elegant straps. The pattern is very easy and perfect for beginners.

This tote bag is a little different to the others on the list as the final bag has an asymmetrical handle on the bag, so that it lays better when worn over the shoulder.

14. Simple Granny Square Bag

Free pattern by The Purple Poncho

This is a great tote bag option for crocheter’s who are beginners and who want something customizable and colorful. It is made using granny squares which you can choose colors for and then sew together to make the bag shape.

This designer has both a written pattern and a video for you to follow along with!

15. Easy Market Tote Bag

Free pattern by For The Frills

This is a great simple and beginner-friendly option for those who want to create a crochet tote bag for the first time.

This bag is made from a rectangle with a crochet border added at the end before adding handles too. Once again, they have provided a written pattern or a video for you to watch – whichever you prefer!

16. Wildrose Market Bag

Free pattern All About Ami

This tote bag is another made up using granny squares however, by using the same colour and pattern of squares throughout and an interesting join stitch it creates a beautiful bag for any event!

The pattern is easy to follow and has some great notes and tips to help you along the way.

17. Gingham Tote Bag

Free pattern by Hayhay Crochet

This tote bag pattern features a delightful checkerboard pattern, which is created using a combination of traditional crochet techniques such as single crochet, double crochet, and chain stitches.

There is a lot of color changing, but the pattern is still great for crochet beginners!

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