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Oversized Tote Crochet Pattern In Diamond Stitch

May 17, 2019 /

With summer fast approaching, I ought to get this gorgeous crochet tote bag pattern published and shared with all of you. Just like the rest of the beautiful designs on Craft Passion, feel free to use the free patterns to crochet it as a gift for your friends and family or as a bag for yourself.

oversized tote crochet pattern

Once again, thank you for the bountiful affection and responses towards the yellow beach bag crochet pattern and the wide-brim beach hat crochet pattern I shared recently on Craft Passion. If you happen to have missed out on these beautiful crochet patterns, click on the respective links to get them for free.

Ever since a picture of this blue oversized tote bag crochet pattern was featured on the previous beach bag pattern, I have been receiving inquiries asking for this crochet bag pattern. So let me put an end to the wait and present to you this absolutely free pattern. 

crochet oversized tote

A DISTINCTIVE CROCHET TOTE BAG PATTERN

Similar to the previous crocheted bag I made, this bag has a rather unique pattern. This crochet tote pattern is made up of multiple diamond shapes. Hence, the name diamond stitch technique. The base of the bag is an oblong shape, and the shoulder straps are connected to the top edge of the bag with flat circle rings. 

I made this tote bag in Arctic blue as my daughter requested it to match the beach hat I made for her in the same color for our beach vacation in the Maldives. But you could make it in many different colors. She loves it so much! I am a happy mom with a happy daughter and a happy vacation. What more can I ask for? 

crochet beach bag
My life is complete with all the love around me, including those from you. Thank you! We had a wonderful time during our beach vacation last December. I took this picture as we sat on the deck, looking out to the sea while waiting for the shuttle to bring us back to our in-water villa in the Maldives. 

CROCHET TOTE BAG DIMENSIONS

This free crochet tote bag pattern makes an oversized tote similar to the yellow beach bag pattern. The body of the bag measures 21” wide and 29” tall, including its shoulder straps. It is the perfect size to store all your daily essentials. On our beach vacation, it held all the necessities for our beach trip, including sunscreen, sun hat, swimsuit and coverups, towel, book or Kindle, and most importantly, drinking water. 

oversized tote crochet pattern

I also love using it on my weekly trips to the farmers market. It holds my fresh produces sturdily and its large base provides stability, preventing my groceries from toppling over in the car while I drive home. Moreover, using a market tote helps reduce the amount of plastic bags we use and in turn contributes to the efforts of saving our precious planet. 

Oversized Crochet Tote Bag Pattern

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crochet straw oversized tote

HOW TO CROCHET BEACH BAG 

This written pattern is suitable for crocheters of advanced beginners skill level and above. Although this might not be regarded as an easy crochet pattern per se, it is still possible for avid beginners with some basic crochet knowledge to complete this project. I do have a post on the basics of crochet if you ever need a revision. Furthermore, I would recommend watching a video tutorial on the basic stitches and put it into practice to further improve your skills. Who knows, you might even pick up a new technique along the way.

Some basic crochet stitches to master for this crochet tote bag pattern include chain stitches, single crochet stitches, double crochet stitches, skip, slip knot, slip stitch (sl st), split single crochet, stitch, row and round. 

oversized bag pattern

I would like to point out that the shoulder straps are specifically crocheted with the split single crochet stitch (abbrev as SSC), also known as crochet knit stitch or waistcoat stitch. SSC is done by inserting the hook between the legs of the next stitch. Here is a tutorial video that demonstrates it clearly. This crochet stitch will produce a more substantial strap that will not get stretched with weight.

DETAILS ON CROCHET BAG PATTERN 

This may seem like ‘detail heavy’ bag design, but do not worry as we break it all down in the photo tutorialbelow. To crochet this cute bag, you will need some crochet items such as raffia yarns, flat circle rings, a 2.5 mm crochet hook, tapestry needle and a warm iron. For a crochet tote bag of this size, I utilized approximately 3.5 rolls of raffia yarn from Raffia with Passion.

beach hat bag crochet pattern

Another thing to note is the crochet gauge for this pattern. I used a crochet tension of 21 stitches x 9.5 rows (4 inches square), double crochet stitches after blocked. One other detail that is of equal importance is that this oversized crochet tote was written in American crochet terms and if you need to convert to UK terms, please refer to this.

FUSS-FREE CROCHET TOTE BAG 

As a beach bag, I intentionally made this oversized tote without any lining; just in case sand gets into the bag, we can quickly shake them off. However, you may add fabric lining to this raffia tote and need not have to worry about your items falling 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

Make this large tote as your next crochet project.

Get more free crochet patterns for Raffia Yarn Projects.

Happy crochet and enjoy the process with a smile 😊.

WHAT’S NEXT:

It truly brings me so much joy to see you all enjoying my designs. Thus, do tag us on our social media pages if you’ve made one of the free crochet patterns. If someone compliments your lovely tote, please do mention that it is the Craft Passion’s pattern. That is all I ask as a favor. 🥰

Happy crocheting!

Oversized Crochet Tote Bag Pattern

Oversized Crochet Tote Bag Pattern

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.

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 TOTE BAG PATTERN

This crochet 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

HOW TO CROCHET AN OVERSIZED TOTE BAG

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

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

    Press it with a warm iron to block it. It will stay flat and nice like this.
    Block it before continuing to crochet the body.
    If you plan to make a fabric liner or bag insert for the tote bag, trace the outline of the base on 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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Erin

Wednesday 20th of July 2022

I am having trouble with row 8 on the body and not having the diamond spaces line up. Any suggestions?

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I am making the diamond tote but scaling it down. What multiples of stitches should the body be in?

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It is 16 stitches per pattern.

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