Ocean Breeze Tote – Free Crochet Pattern

The Ocean Breeze Tote is a nice and roomy crochet tote bag that has lots of fun texture. It would look great in all different color combinations, or a single color as well.  I chose to make this one using the Beachglass colorway in Caron Cotton Cakes. These shades together are definitely giving off some beachy vibes!

This bag is a great size to hold everything for the adventures in your life, from day trips to summer markets, or shopping to lake, pool, or beach days! I hope you love making the Ocean Breeze Tote!

Materials:

  • Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn – You can use any worsted-weight cotton yarn (or cotton blend). I used a Caron Cotton Cake in the Beachglass colorway. I used just over half of the Cotton Cake (approximately 300m/330yds).
  • Crochet hook – 5mm size (I always use and highly recommend Clover Amour hooks).
  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends

Stitches Used:

  • Ch – Chain
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch
  • SC – Single crochet
  • DC – Double crochet

Gauge:

  • Gauge is not really important for this bag, but 8 SC stitches is approx. 2 inches wide, 7 rows of SC stitches is approx. 2 inches tall

Finished Size:

  • When laying flat, this bag is approx. 15 inches wide and 12.5 inches tall , not including the handles.

Important Notes:

  • Joined Rounds – This bag is worked in joined rounds. At the end of each round, you will be joining the last stitch of the round to the first stitch with a slip stitch.
  • Starting Each Round – Start the first stitch of each round in the same stitch as the chain 1 or chain 2.  The chain 1 or 2 stitches at the start of each round do not count towards the stitch count of each round, however the rest of the chain stitches throughout the round count towards the total.
  • Video Tutorial – I have created a video tutorial to show how the stitch pattern works for the body of this bag. You can find it on my YouTube channel HERE.

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Keep reading on for the free Ocean Breeze Tote crochet pattern! If you are love making bags, check out all of the other fun crochet bags on the blog!

The Pattern

Base of Bag

Check out this video tutorial if you need some help with working the rounds for base of the bag!

Row/Round 1: Ch 41, SC in 2nd chain from hook and in each chain across, make 4 SC in the last chain. Now continue around so you are working on the other side of the chain. SC in each stitch across, make 3 SC in last stitch. Join with a sl st to first SC, ch 1. (84)

Round 2: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 38 stitches. 2 SC in each of the next 4 stitches (these are the ones at the end of the chain), SC next 38, 2 SC in the last 3 stitches. Join, ch 1. (92)

Round 3: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 39 stitches. *2 SC in next stitch, 1 SC in next. Repeat from * three more times. Then SC in next 38 stitches. *2 SC in next stitch, 1 SC in next. Repeat from * two more times. Join, ch 1. (100)

Round 4: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 40 stitches. *2 SC in next stitch, SC in next 2 stitches. Repeat from * three more times. SC in next 38 stitches. *2 SC in next stitch, SC in next 2 stitches. Repeat from * two more times. Join, chain 1. (108)

You have finished making the base of the bag. It should measure approximately 13 inches across. Now you will be working on the height of the bag.

Body of Bag

Rounds 5-14: SC in each stitch around. Join, ch 1. (108)

*After round 14, chain 2 (instead of chain 1).

Round 15: 2DC in first stitch, ch 1, skip next 2 stitches, *2DC in next, ch 1, skip next two stitches, repeat from * around. Join to first stitch, do not chain 2. (36 pairs of DC stitches with a chain stitch between each pair)

Round 16: Slip stitch in next stitch, then slip stitch into the first space created between the 2DCs from the previous round. Ch 2, 2DC in the first space, ch 1. *2DC in next space, ch 1. Repeat from * in each space around. Join with a sl st into the top of the first DC stitch. Do not chain 2. (36 pairs of DC stitches with a chain stitch between each pair)

Round 17: Slip stitch in next stitch, then slip stitch into the first space created between the 2DCs from the previous round. Ch 2, 2DC in the first space, ch 1. *2DC in next space, ch 1. Repeat from * in each space around. Join with a sl st into the top of the first DC stitch. Chain 1. (36 pairs of DC stitches with a chain stitch between each pair)

Rounds 18-21: SC in each stitch around. Join, ch 1. (108)  

*After round 21, chain 2 (instead of chain 1)

Round 22: 2DC in first stitch, ch 1, skip next 2 stitches, *2DC in next, ch 1, skip next two stitches, repeat from * around. Join to first stitch, do not chain 2. (36 pairs of DC stitches with a chain stitch between each pair)

Round 23: Slip stitch in next stitch, then slip stitch into the first space created between the 2DCs from the previous round. Ch 2, 2DC in the first space, ch 1. *2DC in next space, ch 1. Repeat from * in each space around. Join with a sl st into the top of the first DC stitch. Do not chain 2. (36 pairs of DC stitches with a chain stitch between each pair)

Round 24: Slip stitch in next stitch, then slip stitch into the first space created between the 2DCs from the previous round. Ch 2, 2DC in the first space, ch 1. *2DC in next space, ch 1. Repeat from * in each space around. Join with a sl st into the top of the first DC stitch. Chain 1. (36 pairs of DC stitches with a chain stitch between each pair)

Rounds 25-28: SC in each stitch around. Join, ch 1. (108)  

*After round 28, chain 2 (instead of chain 1)

Round 29: 2DC in first stitch, ch 1, skip next 2 stitches, *2DC in next, ch 1, skip next two stitches, repeat from * around. Join to first stitch, do not chain 2. (36 pairs of DC stitches with a chain stitch between each pair)

Round 30: Slip stitch in next stitch, then slip stitch into the first space created between the 2DCs from the previous round. Ch 2, 2DC in the first space, ch 1. *2DC in next space, ch 1. Repeat from * in each space around. Join with a sl st into the top of the first DC stitch. Do not chain 2. (36 pairs of DC stitches with a chain stitch between each pair)

Round 31: Slip stitch in next stitch, then slip stitch into the first space created between the 2DCs from the previous round. Ch 2, 2DC in the first space, ch 1. *2DC in next space, ch 1. Repeat from * in each space around. Join with a sl st into the top of the first DC stitch. Chain 1. (36 pairs of DC stitches with a chain stitch between each pair)

Rounds 32-37: SC in each stitch around. Join, ch 1. (108)  

In these next few rounds, you will be working the handles/straps for the bag. If you would like a longer handle/strap, you can add chain stitches as needed to increase the length. If you would like a shorter handle/strap, you can just chain less stitches than written in the pattern.

*If you need help working the rounds of the handle, check out this video for a tutorial on adding handles onto crochet tote bags using the same technique as for this pattern!

Round 38: SC in first 8 stitches, chain 70, skip 25 stitches, SC in next 28, chain 70, skip 25 stitches, SC in last 22 stitches, join, ch 1.

Round 39: SC in each stitch around and in each of the chain stitches (to form the handles), join, ch 1.

Rounds 40-41: SC in each stitch around, join, ch 1. *after round 41, do not chain 1. Fasten off and weave in ends.   *Note: If you’d like a wider handle, you can repeat round 40 one or two more times before fastening off.

You’re all finished! I hope you enjoyed making the Ocean Breeze Tote!

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Mini Ocean Breeze Tote

If you’d like to make a matching mini version of the Ocean Breeze Tote for your mini me, check out this small (and adorable) child-sized version. It is worked up the same as the regular size bag, just with a smaller stitch count and less rounds! Such a great idea by one of my blog readers and fellow makers, Ashley! We worked out the numbers together to make sure they work, and here is the result!

The Mini Ocean Breeze Tote measures approximately 8 inches wide and and 8 inches tall (not including the handles).

Here are Ashley’s Ocean Breeze Totes! The mini version is so cute!

Base of Bag

Row/round 1: ch. 21, SC in 2nd chain from hook and in each chain across, make 4 SC in the last chain. Now continue around so you are working on the other side of the chain. SC in each stitch across, make 3 SC in last stitch. Join with a sl st to first SC, ch 1. (44)

Round 2: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 18 stitches. 2 SC in each of the next 4 stitches (these are the ones at the end of the chain), SC next 18, 2 SC in the last 3 stitches. Join, ch 1 (52)

Round 3: 2 SC in first stitch, Sc in next 19 stitches. *2 SC in next stitch, 1 SC in next. Repeat from * three more times. Then Sc in next 18 stitches. *2 SC in next stitch, 1SC in next. Repeat from* two more times. Join, ch1. (60)

Body of Bag

Rounds 4-8: SC in each stitch around. Join, ch1. (60)

*after round 8, chain 2 (instead of chain 1).

Round 9: 2DC in first stitch, ch 1, skip next 2 stitches, *2DC in next, ch 1, skip next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. Join to first stitch, do not chain 2. (20 pairs of DC stitches with a chain stitch between each pair)

Round 10: Slip stitch in next stitch, then slip stitch into the first space created between the 2DCs from the previous round. Ch 2, 2DC in the first space, ch 1. *2DC in next space, ch 1. Repeat from * in each space around. Join with a sl st into the top of the first DC stitch. Do not chain 2. (20 pairs of DC stitches with a chain stitch between each pair)

Round 11-13: SC in each stitch around. Join, ch 1. (60)

Round 14: 2DC in first stitch, ch 1, skip next 2 stitches, *2DC in next, ch 1, skip next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. Join to first stitch, do not chain 2. (20 pairs of DC stitches with a chain stitch between each pair)

Round 15: Slip stitch in next stitch, then slip stitch into the first space created between the 2DCs from the previous round. Ch 2, 2DC in the first space, ch 1. *2DC in next space, ch 1. Repeat from * in each space around. Join with a sl st into the top of the first DC stitch. Do not chain 2. (20 pairs of DC stitches with a chain stitch between each pair)

Round 16-18: SC in each stitch around. Join, ch 1. (60)

Round 19: 2DC in first stitch, ch 1, skip next 2 stitches, *2DC in next, ch 1, skip next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. Join to first stitch, do not chain 2. (20 pairs of DC stitches with a chain stitch between each pair)

Round 20: Slip stitch in next stitch, then slip stitch into the first space created between the 2DCs from the previous round. Ch 2, 2DC in the first space, ch 1. *2DC in next space, ch 1. Repeat from * in each space around. Join with a sl st into the top of the first DC stitch. Do not chain 2. (20 pairs of DC stitches with a chain stitch between each pair)

Round 21-24: SC in each stitch around. Join, ch 1. (60)

Round 25: SC in first 5 stitches, chain 53, skip 17 stitches, Sc in next 13, chain 53, skip 17 stitches, SC in last 8, Join, ch 1.

Round 26: SC in each stitch around and in each of the chain stitches (to form the handles), join, ch 1.

Round 28-29: SC in each stitch around, Join, ch 1. *after this round do not chain 1. Fasten off and weave in ends.

That’s it! You’re all done!

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