Crochet crossbody tote - African Sun

Submitted on Wed, 06/14/2023 - 02:59
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Women's handbag, fun, modern sun decal designer tote bag crochet pattern. This unique tote bag is made up of beautiful crochet stitches and is quick to make,  perfect for any indoor or outdoor event.

A fun and modern round crochet tote bag in your favorite colors is perfect for summer getaways, lunch dates with friends, or even just running errands around town. 

Who doesn't love a quick crochet project that turns out to look like it took way more time than it actually did? Well, this crochet tote bag is the perfect project for anyone looking to make stunning artwork of a crochet bag for yourself or even as gifts for friends or family, and it's so versatile that you can make it in any color or gender.

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Beginner-friendly, and great for crocheters who want to try their hand at some new crocheting techniques and stitches. This round crochet tote bag is a great project for beginners. You can make it in any color you like and make it as big or small as you want.
You can use bright favorite colors that match your personality and style, or maybe even try some new ones!

Round tote bag crochet pattetn for womens handbag
Round circle bags are always a winner at any craft fair

Whether you're planning on taking this bag to the craft market or using it for yourself, you'll be able to whip one of these up in no time flat. You won't believe how easy making this crochet pouch bag really is.

These crochet tote bags are a popular item at craft markets and sell out quickly, the pattern works up in a flash and one can make up to two to three bags a day, depending on your crochet speed.

The tote bags can be easily altered to your required length, and the pattern also includes guidance on strap lengths, to assist you in getting the right shoulder strap lengths for your requirements.

Craft market crochet items to make round tote bags
Make then in any color of your choice as a bag in any color is a bag that goes with many outfits

The difficulty level for this pattern is relatively Easy.

Difficulty level:  Easy

Suggested yarn for crochet tote bag pattern.
DK Cotton, Bamboo, or Nylon Fibre content yarn
Yarn Length required  : +- 420m/460 yards
Recommended Crochet hook size: 4mm or 4.5 mm

Finished Measurements

Pouch Layed flat from side to side: 25 cm
Pouch Layed flat from top to bottom: 25 cm
Bag Layed Flat Straps from top to bottom: 60 cm

Let's start with the construction overview, this tote crochet bag consists of 3 main parts, 

The front tote round panel, the back tote round panel, and of course the strap.

Silver grway womens crochet tote bag
African Sun Circle bag in dark charcoal greys and silver 

African Sun Panel on the front and back of the bag, you will simply repeat the panel twice.

The strap is then made, and this, in turn, combines the front and back panels, Please see joining the round crochet bag below for more detailed instructions on this.


If you are looking for a more detailed step-by-step image tutorial of the pattern you can purchase an inexpensive downloadable version of the pattern from any of my online store platforms, simply follow the links below.
 

This free online version has one strap length for the bag which is a standard shoulder length of 70-90cm / 28-35 inches, the downloadable pattern has additional details on resizing straps for longer and shorter straps.

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Construction overview

Tote Bag consist out of 3 main parts, 
the front tote round panel 
the back tote round panel 
And the strap.

The strap is worked in one continuous row, after which the two words are joined together to form a loop.

Color Indication

Making Of African Sun Crochet Bag
African Sun Crochet panels ready for the straps to be added, pattern include various strap lengths

Use 3 colors to make the My African Sun round tote bag.

First is the lightest color yarn which will be your center color, and create the center of the African Sun panel, it should be visibly different from the next darker color so that you have enough contrast between light and dark for the African Sun pattern to visually show, you will need two balls of this, which is approximately 166 meters or 180 yards of light-colored cotton yarns when using a 4.5mm crochet hook.

For the next color, it is best to use a color tone that is between the lightest and darkest colors you selected, this will create a contrasting shadow between the sun rays of this African Sun Tote Bag. This color joins in towards the center of the pattern, and not a lot of yarn is used in this color, which is approximately 83 meters or 91 yards of mid-colored cotton yarn when using a 4.5mm crochet hook

The last color can be a much darker color for your main body of the bag, which will be the coloring between the rays, the outer rounds of the bag, and the outer layer of the strap, This color will be the main color that you use for joining the crochet panels together, you will need approximately 166 meters or 180 yards of dark colored cotton yarn when using a 4.5mm crochet hook.

Yarn length required 

Color 1 :  166 m / 180 yards
Color 2 :  83  m / 90 yards
Color 3 : 249 m / 270 yrds 

This pattern consists of multiple pages and is broken down into the following sections, once you have completed one section simply more on to the second.

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Pattern Instructions

African sun crochet round tote bag pattern
Colors used for this example bag is bright pink, fun yellow, and burning orange to make the African Sun glow bright

African Sun Round Panel (17 Rounds) Make 2

Start with a magic ring,
Work Pattern Right Side Front (RS) 

Round 1 Use Color 1

into the magic ring, ch 3, counts as the first dc,  11 dc into magic ring, tighten magic ring by pulling the tail,  join into top of start ch with sl, ch1, 
(12 st(s) = 12 x 1 dc)

Round 2 Color:1

RS - ch 1, counts as first 1hdc, 1 hdc into the same dc st,  
* 2 hdc into next dc st, rep from * around,  join with sl into the top of ch 2, ch 1,
(24 st(s) = 12 x 2 hdc)

Round 3 Color:1

RS - ch 1, counts as first hdc,  1 hdc into the same stitch, 1 hdc into next st, 
* 2 hdc in next hdc st, 1 hdc in next hdc st, rep from * around, join with sl into the top of starting ch, ch1,  
(36 st(s) = 12 x 2 hdc, 1hdc)

Round 4 Color:1

RS - ch2, counts as first dc,  1 dc into next hdc st, ch 2, sk 1 st, 
* 1 dc into next 2 st(s), ch 2, sk 1 st,  rep from * around,  chain last 2 chains, join with sl into the top of ch 3, finish off color.

(48 st(s) = 12 x 2dc, ch 2)
 

Round 5 uses new Color 2

** NOTE : in this pattern, the join counts as the first sc st,
RS - Join new color, in first BLO dc st after skipped (sk) st, 1 sc into next st, 2 dc, into skipped st from round 4, * BLO, 1 sc into next 2 dc st(s), from round 4, 2 dc, into skipped st from round 4,  rep from * around, join with sl into top starting sc st, finish off color.
(48 st(s) = 12 x 2 dc, BLO 2 sc)

Round 6 Color:1

RS - Join color in BLO, into first dc st, after BLO sc stitches, from round 5, 1 BLO sc into next dc, 1 FPdc around post of next 2 dc sts from round 4,
* BLO, 1 sc into next dc 2 st(s) from round 5,  
1 Fpdc around next 2 dc st from round 4,  rep from * around,  join with sl into top starting sc st, finish off color.
(48 st(s) = 12 x 2 Fpdc, BLO 2 sc)

Round 7 Color:2

RS - Join color in the first BLO sc st from round 6, 1 sc into the next st,
1 sc into space between next Fpdc stitch and last sc stitch worked,
1 Fpdc around the next 2 dc posts, 
1 sc into space between next Fpdc stitch and last sc stitch worked,
* BLO 1 sc into next 2 Fpdc st(s),  1 sc into space between next Fpdc stitch and last sc stitch worked, 1 Fpdc around the next 2 dc posts,  1 sc into space between next Fpdc stitch and last sc stitch worked, rep from * around, join with sl into top starting sc st, finish off color.
(72 st(s) = 12 x 1 sc, 2 Fpdc, 1 sc, BLO 2 sc)

Join new color 3

Round 8 Color:3

RS - Join new color 3 in BLO, of any first Fpdc stitch of round 7, 1 sc into next st, *1 Fpdc around post of next sc st, BLO 1sc into next 2 st(s) of round 7,  repeat from * round, join with sl into the top of starting sc stitch, finish off color. 
(72 st(s) = 24 x 1 FPdc, BLO 2sc)

Round 9 Color: 1

RS - Join in BLO of  Fpdc, sc, above the same color from round 6,   
* 1 FPdc around the next 2 dc st(s) from round 6, (Color 1 from round 6), skipping the 2 sc stitches from row 8, BLO 1 sc into next 4 st(s) of row 8,  rep from * around,  join with sl into top of starting stitch, finish off color. 
(72 st(s) = 12 x 2fpdc, BLO 4 sc )

Round 10 Color:2

RS - Join in BLO of 1st Fpdc of 2 FPdc sts from the row before, BLO 1sc, in next 2 sts,  
* 1 FPdc around the next 2 dc st(s) from round 7, (Color 2 from round 7), skipping the 2 sc stitches from row 9, BLO 1 sc into next 4 st(s) of row 9,  rep from * around,  BLO 1sc into last st, join with sl into the top of starting sc stitch, finish off color. 
(72 st(s) = 12 x 2 fpdc, BLO 4 sc )

Round 11 Color:3

RS - Join in BLO of 1st Fpdc of 2 FPdc sts from the row before, BLO 1 sc in next st,   
* 2 FPdc around color 3, fpdc stitch from round 8, skip the sc stitch from row 10,
BLO 1 sc into next 2 st(s) of row 10,  rep from * around, 
join with sl into the top of starting sc stitch, finish off color. 
(96 st(s) = 24 x 2fpdc, BLO 2 sc )

Round 12 Color: 1

RS - Join in BLO of  Fpdc, above the same color 1 stitch from round 9,  1 sc in next stitch,
* 1 FPdc around the next 2 dc st(s) from round 9, (Color 1 from round 9), 
skipping the 2 sc stitches from row 11, BLO 1 sc into next 6 st(s) of row 11,  
rep from * around,  join with sl into top of starting stitch, finish off color. 
(96 st(s) = 12 x 2 fpdc, BLO 6 sc )

Round 13 Color:2

RS - Join in BLO of 1st Fpdc of 2 FPdc sts from the row before, BLO 1sc, in next 4 sts,  
* 1 FPdc around the next 2 dc st(s) from round 10, (Color 2 from round 10), skipping the 2 sc stitches from row 12, BLO 1 sc into next 6 st(s) of row 12,  rep from * around, BLO 1sc into last st, join with sl into the top of starting sc stitch, finish off color. 
(96 st(s) = 12 x 2 fpdc, BLO 6 sc )


Round 14 Color:3

RS - Join in BLO of 1st Fpdc of 2 FPdc sts from the row before, BLO 1sc, in next 1 st,  
* 1Fpdc around post of next 2 (color 3) dc st(s) from round 11, skip 2 sc stitches from row 13,
BLO 1 sc into next 2 st(s) of row 13,  rep from * around,  join with sl into the top of starting sc

(96 st(s) = 24 x 2fpdc, BLO 2 sc )

Round 15 Color: 3

RS - *1 Fpdc around next 2 Fpdc from round 14, 
1 Fpdc around next 2 Fpdc from round 15,
1 Fpdc around next 2 Fpdc from round 13, 
1 Fpdc around next 2 Fpdc from round 15,
rep from * around, join with sl into top of starting fpdc stitch,  ch 1, dont finish off color,
(96 st(s) = 96 x 1fpdc, ch1 )

Round 16 Color: 3

RS - ch3, 1Fpdc around same st,  1 Fpdc around next 7 sts,
* 2 Fpdc round next dc post,  1 Fpdc around next 7 Fpdc sts, rep from * around, join with sl into top of starting fpdc stitch,  ch 1,


(108 st(s) = 108 x 1fpdc, ch1 )

Round 17 Color: 3

RS - ch3, 1Fpdc round same st,  1 Fpdc around next 8 sts,
* 2 Fpdc round next dc post,  1 Fpdc around next 7 Fpdc sts, rep from * around, 
join with sl into top of starting fpdc stitch, Fasten off, weave in ends.
(120 st(s) = 120 x 1fpdc, ch1 )

That's the first panel complete, now repeat these rounds for the back panel of the bag.
Once you have two panels you can start with the strap.


Make Strap


Chain 120, mark your 96th chain with a stitch marker or a piece of string looped through the chain.

Row 1

Chain 1, 1 hdc stitch into each chain made, all the way to the first chain, ch1 turn


Row 2

Ch1, 1 hdc into front two loops of next stitch, repeat for each stitch to end of row, 1 hdc into last stitch, ch1, turn

Row 3

Ch1,  1 hdc into front two loops of next stitch, repeat for each stitch to end of row, 1 hdc into last stitch,ch1, turn


Row 4

Ch1, RS - 1 hdc into front two loops of next stitch, repeat for each stitch to end of row, 1 hdc into last stitch, ch1, turn

Your strap in now complete, weave in strap tails and continue along on the Join Crochet bag page , click here

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