Alp Tote Bag Pattern

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Alp Crochet Bag

Alp Tote Bag Pattern

The peaks and lines in this pattern remind me of mountains and valleys. A common shape in nature integrated into a fun bag. This can be used for the Beach, Pool, Grocery Store, and so much more! This crochet tote bag works up quick and the bulky cotton yarn adds strength and stitch definition.

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Supplies:

Crochet Hook:

Furls Hook
6.0mm (J hook), or hook to obtain gauge

Notions:

Removable stitch markers if needed
Yarn needle to weave in ends
Scissors

2 Leather or Fabric Belts (optional)
D-rings for strap (or two belts measuring at least 44 inches each)

Yarn:

WeCrochet Billow Bulky Cotton 2 Skeins of Each Color
Color A: Tea Rose
Color B: Natural
Color C: Gosling


Possible Yarn Substitutes:
Rico Design Fashion Cotton Big
Made in America Yarns Florafil
Wendy Supreme Luxury Cotton Chunky
For a smaller size bag, a 5.0mm (H-hook) and Bernat Cotton, Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton or Cotton Ease, and Sugar & Cream yarns can be used.

Yardage:

700 - 720 yards (640 - 658 m)

Abbreviations/Stitches:

sl st- Slip Stitch
ch- Chain
sc- Single Crochet

Gauge:

 4 x4 inches
Single Crochet: 15 rows x 14 stitches

Skill Level:

Easy/Intermediate

Bag Measurements in inches:

Folded in Half and laid flat:
Height: 16 inches, Width: 20 inches

Beach Pool Grocery Tote Bag by Briana K Designs

Written Pattern Instructions for the Alp Tote Bag:

Changing Colors:
When changing colors, work in the last stitch of current color to the last two loops, yarn over with the new color and pull through two loops. Continue to work in new color

Working in Tapestry:
When working a lot of color changes (body of bag rows 7-12), the yarn not in use will lay flat on top of the row and single crochet stitches will be worked over it. This will hide the unworked yarn from both sides.

Base of Bag

Round 1: Starting with Color A, chain 33 (Make this starting chain tight to avoid holes, if needed go down a hook size for starting chain) In second chain from hook sc 3, sc in next 30, sc 6 in the last chain, working around other side of chain sc in next 30, sc 3 in the first chain space, join and ch 1. Stitch count: 72

Round 2: 2sc in each of the first 3, sc in next 30, 2sc in each of the next 6, sc in next 30, 2sc in each of the last 3, join and ch 1. Stitch count: 84

Round 3: (2sc in next stitch, sc in next) three times, sc 30, (2sc in next stitch, sc in next) six times, sc 30, (2sc in next stitch, sc in next) three times, join and ch 1. Stitch count: 96

Round 4: sc in each stitch around, join and ch 1. Stitch count: 96

Round 5: (2sc in next stitch, sc in next 2) three times, sc 30, (2sc in next stitch, sc in next 2) six times, sc 30, (2sc in next stitch, sc in next 2) three times, join and ch 1. Stitch count: 108

Round 6: sc in each stitch around, join and ch 1. Stitch count: 108

Round 7: (2sc in next stitch, sc in next 3) three times, sc 30, (2sc in next stitch, sc in next 3) six times, sc 30, (2sc in next stitch, sc in next 3) three times, join and ch 1. Stitch count: 120

Round 8: sc in each stitch around, join and ch 1. Stitch count: 120

Round 9: (2sc in next stitch, sc in next 4) three times, sc 30, (2sc in next stitch, sc in next 4) six times, sc 30, (2sc in next stitch, sc in next 4) three times, join and ch 1. Stitch count: 132

Round 10: sc in each stitch around, join and ch 1. Stitch count: 132

Round 11: (2sc in next stitch, sc in next 5) three times, sc 30, (2sc in next stitch, sc in next 5) six times, sc 30, (2sc in next stitch, sc in next 5) three times, join and ch 1. Stitch count: 144

Round 12: sc in each stitch around, join and ch 1. Stitch count: 144

Round 13: In Back Loops Only, sc in each stitch around, join and ch 1. Stitch count: 144

Body

Round 1-2: Helpful graph located at end of pattern for body design. With Color A, sc in each stitch around, join and ch 1. Stitch count: 144

Round 3: With Color B, sc 20, chain 4, skip 4, sc 24, chain 4, skip 4, sc 40, chain 4, skip 4, sc 24, chain 4, skip 4, sc 20, join and ch 1. Stitch count: 144

Round 4: With Color A, sc in each stitch around, join and ch 1. Stitch count: 144

Round 5: With Color B, sc in each stitch around, join and ch 1. Stitch count: 144

Round 6: With Color C, sc in each stitch around, join and ch 1. Stitch count: 144

Round 7: *With Color B, sc 1, with Color C sc 11; repeat * around, join and ch 1. Stitch count: 144

Round 8: *With Color B, sc 2, with Color C sc 9, with Color B sc 1; repeat * around, join and ch 1. Stitch count: 144

Round 9: *With Color B, sc 3, with Color C sc 7, with Color B sc 2; repeat * around, join and ch 1. Stitch count: 144

Round 10: *With Color B, sc 4, with Color C sc 5, with Color B sc 3; repeat * around, join and ch 1. Stitch count: 144

Round 11: *With Color B, sc 5, with Color C sc 3, with Color B sc 4; repeat * around, join and ch 1. Stitch count: 144

Round 12: *With Color B, sc 6, with Color C sc 1, with Color B sc 5; repeat * around, join and ch 1. Stitch count: 144

Round 13: With Color B, sc in each stitch around, join and ch 1. Stitch count: 144

Round 14: Repeat Rounds 1-13 of Body two more times. Stitch count: 144

Top of the Bag

Round 1-2: With Color A, sc in each stitch around, join and ch 1. Stitch count: 144

Round 3: With Color B, sc 20, chain 4, skip 4, sc 24, chain 4, skip 4, sc 40, chain 4, skip 4,
sc 24, chain 4, skip 4, sc 20, join and ch 1. Stitch count: 144

Round 4-6: Stitch these rounds tightly or go down a hook size. With Color B, sc in each stitch around, join and fasten off. Weave in ends. Stitch count: 144

Strap: Either follow instructions below to crochet a strap using D-rings, or purchase two 44 inch belts to use as straps.

Round 1: With Color C, foundation sc until length equals 95 inches, turn and ch 1.

Round 2-3: sc in each across, turn and ch 1.

Round 4: sc in each across, fasten off and use tail to sew D-rings onto end of strap. Weave through the bag holes by going down one side of bag, wrap under bag, weave through holes up the other side of bag, leave length for handle and weave strap back down through holes on same side, wrap under bag and weave up holes on last side. Fasten the strap through the D-rings.

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