My Tiny Tote Bag pattern is my newest home decor free crochet pattern!
Read on to learn more about my design process and inspiration, or scroll to the end to get the free pattern. If you’re in a hurry and need to take this pattern offline, grab the beautifully formatted, ad-free, PDF pattern from Etsy here.
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An adorable, multipurpose tiny tote bag!
This project began when I wanted to make a case for my AirPods and wanted to make a tiny tote bag like some trendy ones that I’d seen online.
I love how sweet and simple this project turned out to be, and it’s perfect for showing off beautiful variegated yarn!
If you don’t have wireless earphones, you can also use this tiny bag for party favors, jewelry boxes, or anything else teensy that you want to store!
The best this is that since this pattern is so simple, once you get the hang of it you can easily make it bigger or smaller to fit the exact dimensions you want.
Tips for making this pattern!
This pattern is worked bottom to top, which seems magical but is actually because we start off by working around a foundation chain.
This is one of my favorite techniques since it’s so versatile. You start out by chaining a specific number, and then you’ll work single crochet stitches on both sides to create a long oval. From there, it’s as simple as single crocheting all around to build it up!
If this sounds confusing, check out my in depth tutorial on how to crochet an oval around a foundation chain. It’s truly life changing! You can also watch my video below:
More home decor crochet projects:
- Bear Basket Free Crochet Pattern
- Heart Pillow Free Crochet Pattern
- Desk Succulent Free Crochet Pattern
- Ribbed Crochet Pumpkin Free Crochet Pattern
- Bear Throw Cushion Free Crochet Pattern
- If you want to take this pattern offline, grab the beautifully formatted, ad-free, PDF pattern from Etsy here!
This adorable mini tote bag is perfect for party favors, tiny treasures, or wireless earphones. This project is a breeze to work up and a great way to use up scrap yarn. You can adapt this pattern to fit any small object you wish to carry, or even for a doll!
Confused about materials? For all my personal recommendations of my most-used tools, yarns, and supplies, check out my favorites in this complete guide!
- Lion Brand Coboo (sport)
- (<1 skein) Olive
- This sample was worked in indie dyed yarn, but Coboo is the best substitute.
- Size C 2.5mm Clover Amour hook
- tapestry needle
- stitch markers
- BLO: back loop only
- ch: chain
- CC: contrast color
- dec: decrease
- hdc: half double crochet
- inc: increase (work two single crochets in one stitch)
- MC: main color
- MR: magic ring
- rnd: round
- RS: right side
- sc: single crochet
- sk: skip
- x sc: work x number of single crochets
- sl st: slip stitch
- st(s): stitch(es)
- WS: wrong side
- (x sts): total number of stitches for the round
- (…) x: work all steps within parentheses x number of times
- Crochet in continuous spiral rounds, unless specified otherwise. Use a stitch marker or piece of yarn to keep track of the last stitch in each round.
- To avoid large holes in the crochet fabric, increase tension until the holes cannot be seen, or choose a crochet hook a size down.
For this pattern, the MC is olive.
- How to invisible finish off: see this tutorial
3″/8 cm tall 2″/5.5 cm wide
- Begin: Chain 13
- To make your bag wider, just chain more or less!
- Round 1: Beginning from the 2nd chain from the hook, sc 11, then increase in the last chain. Turn your work so that you’re working on the other side of the foundation chain (see this tutorial for how to work around a foundation chain). Sc 11. (24 sts)
- See fig. 1 for a crochet chart.
- Round 2-14 (13 rnds): sc around (24 sts)
- To make your bag taller, just add more rounds until the bag is 1/2 inch shorter than you want it to be!
- Round 15: 5 sc, chain 8 and sk 5, 7 sc, chain 8 and sk 5, 2 sc. (30 sts, counting each chain as a stitch)
- Round 16: sc around, working into all the chains along the way. (30 sts)
- Round 17: sc around, sl st to the first stitch (30 sts) Finish off and weave in the tail (fig. 2 and 3)
Your mini tote bag is all done! I hope you enjoyed crocheting it and found the pattern helpful. I would love to see your finished project, so share a picture on Instagram with me by using the #littleworldofwhimsy and tagging me @littleworldofwhimsy.