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Oversized Tote Crochet Pattern In Diamond Stitch

Oversized Tote Crochet Pattern In Diamond Stitch

May 17, 2019 /
oversized tote crochet pattern

Summer is soon to arrive, and I ought to get this beautiful oversized tote crochet pattern published and shared with you. Just like the rest of the free design in Craft Passion, feel free to use the free pattern to crochet it as a gift or for your use. If someone compliments your lovely tote, please do mention that it is the Craft Passion’s pattern. That’s all I ask a favor. 🥰

Once again, thank you for the bountiful affections and responses to the yellow Beach Tote pattern and the Beach Hat pattern I shared in Craft Passion recently. If you happened to miss out on these patterns, click the respective links to get the free pattern. While writing this Blue Diamond Stitch Oversized Tote crochet pattern, I have been getting inquiries asking for its crochet pattern.  Here it is; I hope to see you crochet it too.

oversized tote crochet pattern

Oversized Tote Crochet Pattern

scroll ⬇️ to get the free pattern & tutorial

Similar to the yellow beach tote crochet pattern, this blue beach tote is also an oversized tote with a size of  21″ W x 29″ H (including shoulder straps). Crochet from raffia yarn (Raffia With Passion, color is Arctic #7903) with a crochet tension of 21 stitches x 9.5 rows (to a 4″ square) by using a 2.5mm crochet hook. The crochet pattern of this oversized tote is easy and suitable for beginners with some crochet experiences.

crochet oversized tote

We have all the essential details covered in this oversized tote crochet pattern section. The written crochet pattern comes with photos to show the details for you to refer to. There are plenty of Youtube videos on how to crochet the basic stitches written in this pattern, so fret not to try it out. Please give us a shoutout should you have questions.

To crochet this beautiful raffia tote, you need to have some basic crochet knowledge to get it done. The body of the oversized tote is made from stitches like “single crochet stitch”, “double crochet stitch”, “slip stitch”, and “chain stitch”.

crochet straw oversized tote

While, the strap is crochet from “split single crochet stitch” (abbrev as SSC), also known as “crotchet knit stitch” or “waistcoat stitch”. SSC is done by inserting the hook between the legs of the next stitch. This crochet stitch will produce a more substantial strap that won’t get stretched with weight.

[The Oversized Tote crochet pattern uses American Crochet Terms, if you need to convert to UK terms, please refer to this.]

crochet beach bag

My daughter requested this set of Arctic Blue beach hat and tote for our beach vacation at the Maldives, she loves it so much! I am a happy mom with a happy daughter and a happy vacation. What else can I ask more? My life is completed with all the loves around, including those from you. Thank you!

oversized bag pattern

We had a wonderful time during our beach vacation last December. Sitting on the deck, looking out to at the sea while waiting for the shuttle to bring us back to our in-water villa at the Maldives. 

beach hat bag crochet pattern

As a beach bag, I purposely made this oversized tote without any lining; just in case if the sands get into the bag, we can quickly shake them off. However, you may add fabric lining to this raffia tote and don’t have to worry that your items might fall out from the gaps between the crochet stitches. Check out my popular crochet pattern of raffia tote that I shared on how to add a lining to the bag (please scroll to find it if the link didn’t point you to the correct section).

oversized tote hat crochet pattern

Get more free crochet pattern for Raffia Yarn Projects.

Happy crochet and enjoy the process with a smile 😊.

Crochet Diamond Stitch Oversized Tote

Crochet Diamond Stitch Oversized Tote

Yield: 22" W x 29" H (including should straps)
Active Time: 2 days
Total Time: 2 days
Difficulty: Avid Beginner
Estimated Cost: USD 50

Summer is soon to arrive, and I ought to get this beautiful oversized tote crochet pattern published and shared with you. Just like the rest of the free design in Craft Passion, feel free to use the free pattern to crochet it as a gift or for your use. If someone compliments your lovely tote, please do mention that it is the Craft Passion’s pattern. That’s all I ask a favor. 

Once again, thank you for the bountiful affections and responses to the yellow Beach Tote pattern and the Beach Hat pattern I shared in Craft Passion recently. If you happened to miss out on these patterns, click the respective links to get the free pattern. While writing this Blue Diamond Stitch Oversized Tote crochet pattern, I have been getting inquiries asking for its crochet pattern.  Here it is; I hope to see you crochet it too.

Tools

  • Crochet hook 2.5mm
  • Stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle
  • Warm iron

Instructions

ABBREVIATIONS:

in American crochet terms

ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
sk = skip
sl knot = slip knot
slst = slip stitch
ssc = split single crochet / knit stitch / waistcoat stitch
st = stitch
R= Row
Rnd = Round

CROCHET GAUGE

21 sts x 9.5 rows (4 inches square), double crochet stitches after blocked

CROCHET PATTERN

This pattern begins from the base and works upward.


BASE (Oval-shaped)

Sl knot, ch 67 sts.

Rnd 1: ch3 (as first dc stitch), 2dc in 3rd st from hook, dc in next 65 sts, 5dc in next st, dc in next 65 sts, 2dc in next st. slst to the 3rd ch at the beginning of the rnd. {140}

Rnd 2: (ch3, dc in first st), 3dc in next st, dc in next 67 sts, (3dc in next st) 3 times, dc in next 67 sts, 3dc in next st, dc in next st. slst to the 3rd ch at the beginning of the rnd. {152}

Rnd 3: (ch3, dc in first st), dc in next 2 sts, 3dc in next st, dc in next 69 sts, (3dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts) 2 times, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 69 sts, 3dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts. slst to the 3rd ch at the beginning of the rnd. {164}

Rnd 4: (ch3, dc in first st), dc in next 4 sts, 3dc in next st, dc in next 71 sts, (3dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts) 2 times, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 71 sts, 3dc in next st, dc in next 5 sts. slst to the 3rd ch at the beginning of the rnd. {176}

Rnd 5: (ch3, dc in first st), dc in next 6 sts, 3dc in next st, dc in next 73 sts, (3dc in next st, dc in next 6 sts) 2 times, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 73 sts, 3dc in next st, dc in next 7 sts. slst to the 3rd ch at the beginning of the rnd. {188}

Rnd 6: (ch3, dc in first st), dc in next 8 sts, 3dc in next st, dc in next 75 sts, (3dc in next st, dc in next 8 sts) 2 times, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 75 sts, 3dc in next st, dc in next 9 sts. slst to the 3rd ch at the beginning of the rnd. {200}

Rnd 7: (ch3, dc in first st), dc in next 10 sts, 3dc in next st, dc in next 77 sts, (3dc in next st, dc in next 10 sts) 2 times, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 77 sts, 3dc in next st, dc in next 11 sts. slst to the 3rd ch at the beginning of the rnd. {212}

Rnd 8: (ch3, dc in first st), dc in next 12 sts, 3dc in next st, dc in next 79 sts, (3dc in next st, dc in next 12 sts) 2 times, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 79 sts, 3dc in next st, dc in next 13 sts. slst to the 3rd ch at the beginning of the rnd. {224}

BODY

Diamond Stitch Array Pattern

There will be 224 stitches at every round. slst stitch at the end of the round is not counted as a stitch.

Rnd 1: ch4, sk 1 st, dc in next 6 sts, ch, sk 1 st, *(dc in next 6 sts, ch, sk 1 st, dc in next st, ch, sk 1 st, dc in next 6 sts, ch, sk 1 st) repeat *13 times, dc in next 6 sts, ch, sk 1 st, slst to the 3rd ch at the beginning of the rnd.

Rnd 2: ch3, dc in next st, ch, sk 1 st, *(dc in next 11 sts, ch, sk 1 st, dc in next 3 sts, ch, sk 1 st) repeat *13 times, dc in next 11 sts, ch, sk 1 st, dc in next st, slst to the 3rd ch at the beginning of the rnd.

Rnd 3: ch3, dc in next 2 sts, ch, sk 1 st, *(dc in next 9 sts, ch, sk 1 st, dc in next 5 sts, ch, sk 1 st) repeat *13 times, dc in next 9 sts, ch, sk 1 st, dc in next 2 sts, slst to the 3rd ch at the beginning of the rnd.

Rnd 4: ch3, dc in next 3 sts, ch, sk 1 st, *(dc in next 7 sts, ch, sk 1 st) repeat *27 times, dc in next 3 sts, slst to the 3rd ch at the beginning of the rnd.

Rnd 5: ch3, dc in next 4 sts, ch, sk 1 st, *(dc in next 5 sts, ch, sk 1 st, dc in next 9 sts, ch, sk 1 st) repeat *13 times, dc in next 5 sts, ch, sk 1 st, dc in next 4 sts, slst to the 3rd ch at the beginning of the rnd.

Rnd 6: ch3, dc in next 5 sts, ch, sk 1 st, *(dc in next 3 sts, ch, sk 1 st, dc in next 11 sts, ch, sk 1 st) repeat *13 times, dc in next 3 sts, ch, sk 1 st, dc in next 5 sts, slst to the 3rd ch at the beginning of the rnd.

Rnd 7: slst in next st, ch3, dc in next 5 sts, ch, sk 1 st, *(dc in next st, ch, sk 1 st, dc in next 6 sts, ch, sk 1 st, dc in next 6 sts, ch, sk 1 st) repeat *13 times, dc in next st, ch, sk 1 st, dc in next 6 sts, ch, sk 1 st, slst to the 3rd ch at the beginning of the rnd.

Rnd 8: slst in next st, ch3, dc in next 5 sts, ch, sk 1 st, *(dc in next 6 sts, ch, sk 1 st, dc in next st, ch, sk 1 st, dc in next 6 sts, ch, sk 1 st) repeat *13 times, dc in next 6 sts, ch, sk 1 st, dc in next st, ch, sk 1 st, slst to the 3rd ch at the beginning of the rnd.

Rnd 9: ch3, dc in next 4 sts, ch, sk 1 st, *(dc in next st, ch, sk 1 st, dc in next 6 sts, ch, sk 1 st, dc in next 6 sts, ch, sk 1 st) repeat *13 times, dc in next st, ch, sk 1 st, dc in next 6 sts, ch, sk 1 st, dc in next st, slst to the 3rd ch at the beginning of the rnd.

Rnd 10: ch3, dc in next 3 sts, ch, sk 1 st, *(dc in next 3 sts, ch, sk 1 st, dc in next 11 sts, ch, sk 1 st) repeat *13 times, dc in next 3 sts, ch, sk 1 st, dc in next 7 sts, slst to the 3rd ch at the beginning of the rnd.

Rnd 11: ch3, dc in next 2 sts, ch, sk 1 st, *(dc in next 5 sts, ch, sk 1 st, dc in next 9 sts, ch, sk 1 st) repeat *13 times, dc in next 5 sts, ch, sk 1 st, dc in next 6 sts, slst to the 3rd ch at the beginning of the rnd.

Rnd 12: ch3, dc in next st, ch, sk 1 st, *(dc in next 7 sts, ch, sk 1 st) repeat *27 times, dc in next 5 sts, slst to the 3rd ch at the beginning of the rnd.

Rnd 13: ch4, sk 1 st, *(dc in next 9 sts, ch, sk 1 st, dc in next 5 sts, ch, sk 1 st) repeat *13 times, dc in next 9 sts, ch, sk 1 st, dc in next 4 sts, slst to the 3rd ch at the beginning of the rnd.

Rnd 14: slst in next st, ch3, dc in next 10 sts, ch, sk 1 st, *(dc in next 3 sts, ch, sk 1 st, dc in next 11 sts, ch, sk 1 st) repeat *13 times, dc in next 3 sts, ch, sk 1 st, slst to the 3rd ch at the beginning of the rnd.

Rnd 15: ch3, dc in next 4 sts, ch, sk 1 st, *(dc in next 6 sts, ch, sk 1 st, dc in next st, ch, sk 1 st, dc in next 6 sts, ch, sk 1 st) repeat *13 times, dc in next 6 sts, ch, sk 1 st, dc in next st, ch, sk 1 st, dc in next st, slst to the 3rd ch at the beginning of the rnd.

Rnd 16: ch3, dc in next 3 sts, ch, sk 1 st, *(dc in next st, ch, sk 1 st, dc in next 6 sts, ch, sk 1 st, dc in next 6 sts, ch, sk 1 st) repeat *13 times, dc in next st, ch, sk 1 st, dc in next 6 sts, ch, sk 1 st, dc in next 2 sts, slst to the 3rd ch at the beginning of the rnd.

Rnd 17: Repeat Rnd 15.

Rnd 18: Repeat Rnd 14.

Rnd 19: slst in next st, ch3, dc in next 8 sts, ch, sk 1 st, *(dc in next 5 sts, ch, sk 1 st, dc in next 9 sts, ch, sk 1 st) repeat *13 times, dc in next 5 sts, ch, sk 1 st, slst to the 3rd ch at the beginning of the rnd.

Rnd 20: slst in next st, ch3, dc in next 6 sts, ch, sk 1 st, *(dc in next 7 sts, ch, sk 1 st) repeat *27 times, slst to the 3rd ch at the beginning of the rnd.

Rnd 21: slst in next st, ch3, dc in next 4 sts, ch, sk 1 st, *(dc in next 9 sts, ch, sk 1 st, dc in next 5 sts, ch, sk 1 st) repeat *13 times, dc in next 9 sts, ch, sk 1 st, slst to the 3rd ch at the beginning of the rnd.

Rnd 22: slst in next st, ch3, dc in next 2 sts, ch, sk 1 st, *(dc in next 11 sts, ch, sk 1 st, dc in next 3 sts, ch, sk 1 st) repeat *13 times, dc in next 11 sts, ch, sk 1 st, slst to the 3rd ch at the beginning of the rnd.

Rnd 23: slst in next st, ch4, sk 1 st, dc in next 6 sts, ch, sk 1 st, *(dc in next 6 sts, ch, sk 1 st, dc in next st, ch, sk 1 st, dc in next 6 sts, ch, sk 1 st) repeat *13 times, dc in next 6 sts, ch, sk 1 st, slst to the 3rd ch at the beginning of the rnd.

Rnd 24: Repeat Rnd 7.
Rnd 25: Repeat Rnd 8.
Rnd 26: Repeat Rnd 14.
Rnd 27: Repeat Rnd 19.
Rnd 28: Repeat Rnd 20.
Rnd 29: Repeat Rnd 21.
Rnd 30: Repeat Rnd 22.
Rnd 31: Repeat Rnd 23.
Rnd 32: Repeat Rnd 7.
Continue to crochet the 5 rounds of top trim

Top Trim

Rnd 1: ch, sc in next 224 sts, slst to the ch st at the beginning of the end.
Rnd 2 to 4: ch, ssc in next 224 sts, slst to the ch st at the beginning of the end.
Rnd 5: ch, ssc in next 12 sts, ssc in next 7 sts with Ring, ssc in next 41 sts, ssc in next 7sts with Ring, ssc in next 57 sts, ssc in next 7 sts with Ring, ssc in next 41 sts, ssc in next 7 sts with Ring, ssc in next 45 sts, slst to the ch st at the beginning of the end.
Fasten.

SHOULDER STRAPS (Make 2)

R1: slip knot, ch 8, sc into 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 6 ch, ch, turn.
R2: ssc in next 7 sts, ch, turn.
Repeat R2 until the strap is 20" long (about 115 rows). Width of the strap is about 1.25".
Leave a long yarn end for sewing.
Finishing Up

MORE DETAILS ON HOW TO CROCHET
DIAMOND STITCH OVERSIZED TOTE

  1. Crochet the oversized tote according to the pattern above.

    This is the oval-shaped base of the tote, it will look a little wavy and a bit curled up before blocking. Don’t worry if you see yours look like this too.bluetote1

    Press it with a warm iron to block it, it will stay flat and nice as this.
    Block it before continue to crochet the body.
    If you plan to make a fabric liner for the tote, trace the outline of the base to a piece of paper. It is useful to get the correct size for the base. Refer to this tutorial on how to add a lining to tote (please scroll to find it if the link didn't point you to the correct section). oversized tote crochet pattern
  2. Follow the crochet pattern to complete the diamond stitch array for the tote's body.
    A closer look on the diamond stitch on the tote.diamond stitch tote crochet pattern
  3. Followed by crochet the trim with 5 rounds of the split-single-crochet stitch.
    Crochet 4 numbers of handle-rings in the last round of the top border.
    You may refer to the How-To add ring to the top trim of the yellow tote I shared previously. Please scroll down to Picture 23 on that page.blue diamond stitch beach tote
  4. Make 2 shoulder straps by following the crochet pattern above. You may adjust the length of the straps to your liking by simply add more rows to lengthen or reduce some rows to shorten.oversized diamond stitch raffia tote crochet pattern

    Sew the straps to the Rings to complete this beautiful oversized tote.
    Weave in all yarn ends into the stitches to neaten the work.bluetote5
  5. Block the tote by pressing it with a warm iron to complete it.crochet diamond stitch tote

Add a lining if you wish to.

Check out my other popular free crochet pattern of a raffia tote and read on how to add a lining to the bag (please scroll to find it if the link didn't point you to the correct section). You may adapt the method of adding a lining to this diamond stitch oversized tote if needed.

Accomplished

diamond stitch toteCrochet the wide brim hat to complete a set of tote and hat for your summer wear!

(Get the free crochet pattern of the hat here)

crochet beach bag hat set

Notes

Always pull the slst (slip stitch) at the end of the round tight to make it as small as possible as it is not counted as a stitch. However, the slst as the beginning of the round is crochet with normal tension.

Depending on the speed and hours you are spending on the project, the total time needed is only an approximation.

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