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Free Crochet Bag Pattern: Seed and Bloom Tote Bag

Updated: 5 days ago

Discover the Seed and Bloom Tote Bag, a free crochet bag pattern perfect for creating a modern and stylish accessory. This easy-to-follow tutorial is free to view online, or you can upgrade for a detailed PDF pattern, making it a breeze to download and start crafting. The crochet tote bag design features beautiful flower granny squares that can be customized with different colors to resemble a sunflower. Ideal for use as a tote or shoulder bag, this free crochet pattern offers a creative design for an unique tote bag with a sturdy strap.


a crocheted tote bag with flower squares on a cast iron table from the Free Crochet Bag Pattern: Seed and Bloom Tote Bag
Seed and Bloom Crochet Tote Bag

About the Seed & Bloom free crochet bag pattern


The Seed and Bloom Tote Bag was inspired by summer gardens and farmer markets.

The free crochet bag pattern features brightly colored flower blooms and the texture of the seeds. These granny squares give this crochet tote bag a modern and unique look that will have you reaching for it again and again.


This Free Crochet Bag Pattern is worked up in Lion Brand 24/7 yarn for a sturdy bag that will hold your produce and groceries from the market, or your yarn and project on the go. You can make your bag the same colors as the one in the photos, or customize it to make it uniquely you!


Here are a few tote bag ideas:

  • Dark Yellow flowers with brown centers for Sunflowers

  • Make each flower a different color for a bright and fun flower garden look

  • Use a darker color yarn for the body of the bag, like a dark grass green and use a lighter color for the flowers, like white or pale yellow.

  • Use a sky, denim, or navy blue color for the main body of the bag, and give the flowers a fun bright pop of color.

Any way you choose to make it, I am sure your crochet tote bag will be great!


 

First released in May 2023 in Crochet Foundry Magazine.

You can find the past and current digital magazine issues here.


 

Copyright Notice


Pattern is sole property of Carol Hladik Designs. Please do not copy or reproduce in any way. 

You are welcome to sell finished items made from this pattern, but please credit me as the designer in your posts.

 

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a crochet bag with floral squares hanging on the back of an outdoor chair from the Free Crochet Bag Pattern: Seed and Bloom Tote Bag
Seed and Bloom Tote Bag

Free Crochet Bag Pattern: Seed and Bloom Tote Bag


Crochet Pattern Information


Supplies:

Yarn

Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton, worsted weight #4 yarn (100% mercerized cotton; 186 yds / 170 m per 100g skein. Ecru 4 skeins (Main Color), White (Color A): 1 skein, Mauve (Color B): 1 skein, Coral (Color C): 1 skein.

Hook

4.0 mm G Furls Polaris Streamline Galaxy Hook (or hook size to obtain gauge)

Notions:

Square Blocker or Blocking mat and pins

Scissors

Tapestry needle


Gauge:

15 sts x 15 rows = 4” square

In Seed Square

 

Difficulty:

Intermediate


Size

Seed and Bloom Tote Bag Finished Measurements: 13.5” H x 13.5” W x 2” D


Stitch Abbreviations:

blo: back loop only

ch: chain

dc: double crochet

Fhdc: Foundation half double crochet

FO: Fasten Off

PS: Puff Stitch

RS: Right Side

sl st: slip stitch

st(s): stitch(es)

sp(s): space(s)

sk: skip

tr: treble crochet (triple crochet)

yo: yarn over


Special Stitches:

Locking Mattress Stitch:

Used to seam two pieces together this stitch locks the pieces together by working back into the same stitch on each pass. Worked in the back loop of each stitch.

·       Insert needle into the first stitch of square 1, then through the first stitch of square 2.

·       Insert needle into the second stitch of square 2, then into the first stitch of square 1.

·       Insert needle into the second stitch of square 1, then into the second stitch of square 2.

Continue to work the entire length of the row working back into the previously worked stitches.

Mini Puff Stitch (Mini PS): 

yo, insert hook into the st, yo and pull up a loop, repeat two times inserting hook into the same st each time, (7 loops on the hook), yo pull through all 7 loops, ch 1 to close the stitch.

Puff Stitch (PS): 

yo, insert hook into the st, yo and pull up a loop, repeat three times inserting hook into the same st each time, (9 loops on your hook), yo pull through all 9 loops, ch 1 to close stitch. 

Thermal Stitch:

Worked into a blo row. Insert hook into the blo of the top row, and then into the unworked front loop of the row below, yo, pull through both rows to top, yo and pull through both loops on hook.


Notes:

  • When working the Mini PS and the PS, be sure to pull each loop up to the same level as the other loops on your hook to keep your square size consistent.

  • Floral squares are worked in rounds. FO after each color and work the next round over the tail of the previous color. Keep starting tail to the right of your work and pull it up to the top of the first stitch before closing the round with a sl st.

  • Puff stitch closes with a ch 1. When ch 1 is in the directions it is in addition to the puff stitch ch.

  • On the seed squares work the sc in the ch 1 sp of the Mini PS and not into the top of the Mini PS.

a crocheted bag with floral squares in front of a huge flower pot with brightly colored flowers Free Crochet Bag Pattern: Seed and Bloom Tote Bag

Free Crochet Bag Pattern : Seed & Bloom Tote


Seed Granny Square: 

Make 8 Using Main Color

Row 1: Fhdc 15, turn. (15)

Row 2: ch 1, sc across, turn. (15)

Row 3: ch 1, hdc, Mini PS, across, hdc into last stitch, turn. (15)

Rows 4 – 13: Repeat Rows 2 – 3

Row 14: ch 1, sc across, turn. (15)

Row 15: ch 1, hdc across, turn. (15)

Border: ch 1, sc across, ch 2, turn to work down the side of the rows, sc 15 working 1 sc into the end of each row across to the bottom corner, ch 2, sc across foundation, ch 2, sc 15 across the ends of the rows, ch 2, sl st into the first sc of round, F/O. (60 sc, 4 ch 2 sps)

 

Side and Bottom Half Size Seed Square:

Make 9

Row 1: Fhdc 7, turn. (7)

Row 2: ch 1, sc across, turn. (7)

Row 3: ch 1, hdc, Mini PS, across, hdc into last stitch, turn. (7)

Rows 4 – 13: Repeat Rows 2 – 3

Row 14: ch 1, sc across, turn. (7)

Row 15: ch 1, hdc across, turn. (7)

Border: ch 1, sc across, ch 2, turn to work down the side of the rows, sc 15 working 1 sc into the end of each row across to the bottom corner, ch 2, sc across foundation, ch 2, sc 15 across the ends of the rows, ch 2, sl st into the first sc of round, FO. (44 sc, 4 ch 2 sps)

 

Floral Bloom Granny Square: 

Make 10

Round 1: With color A, working into a Magic Circle, ch 3 (counts as a dc), dc 11, close circle and sl st into the starting ch to join. FO leaving a tail to work over. (12)

Round 2: With color B, attach yarn into the top of the last dc of round 1 with a sl st leaving a 3” tail, ch 1, beginning in the same st, PS, ch 1, repeat around, sl st into the first st of the round, FO leaving a tail to work over. (12 PS, 12 ch 1 sps)

Round 3: With color C, attach yarn into the top of the last ch 1 of round 2 with a sl st leaving a 3” tail, ch 1, Beginning in the same ch sp, PS, ch 1, sc in top of next PS, ch 1 repeat around, sl st into the first st of the round, FO leaving a tail to work over. (24)

Round 4: With Main Color, attach yarn in ch 1 sp before last sc of round 3 with a sl st. ch 4 (counts as a tr), tr in same sp, ch 2, sk the sc, 2 tr in next ch 1 sp, [dc in PS, dc in ch 1 sp, sk the sc, dc in ch 1 sp] 2X, dc in PS, 2 tr in ch 1 sp, ch 2, sk the sc, 2 tr in ch 1 sp  Repeat to   2 more times, [dc in PS, dc in ch 1 sp, sk the sc, dc in ch 1 sp] 2X, DC in PS, sl st in top of starting ch, sl st in tr , sl st in ch 2 sp. (16 tr, 28 dc, 4 ch 2 sps)

Round 5: ch 2, (Counts as a dc) (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in same ch 2 sp, dc 11, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp, 3 times, dc 11, sl st in top of starting ch, sl st in next st, FO. (60 dc, 4 ch 2 sps)

 

Assembly:

Block all squares to 4.5” x 4.5” square before assembling.

Squares will be seamed using the locking mattress stitch.

Using a 12” piece of yarn and a tapestry needle, seam squares in rows of 3 as follows:


Front and Back Panels:

Make 2 of each row

Row 1: Seed, Bloom, Seed

Row 2: Bloom, Bloom, Bloom

Row 3: Seed, Bloom, Seed


You will be seaming 17 stitches down the side of each square: 1 ch, 15 sc, 1 ch.

Pull tail on either end tight to secure.

 

Using the locking mattress stitch, and a 36” piece of yarn, seam rows 1 & 2 and rows 2 & 3 together down the length of the rows. Pull tight to secure.

 

For sides and bottom panels:

Make 3

With an 8” piece of yarn and a tapestry needle, seam 3 half size seed squares with short ends together using the locking mattress stitch. Pull ends tight to secure.


Building the Bag:

With RS facing out, sc the front panel to one side panel beginning in the ch 1, and working across to the end ch 1. (51) Do not cut yarn.

sc in corner, pick up bottom piece sc in ch 1, and across to end ch 1, sc in corner (53)

Pick up second side piece, sc in ch 1, and across to end ch 1, FO.

Repeat instructions to attach back panel.

Attach yarn into one of the sc in the bottom corner where side and bottom panels meet with a sl st, sc in ch 1, and across, sc in ch 1, sl st in the sc in the corner. FO (9 sc, 2 sl st)


a crochet bag, crochet hook, and a skein of yarn from the Free Crochet Bag Pattern: Seed and Bloom Tote Bag
Seaming the Seed and Bloom Tote Bag

Attach yarn into the ch 1 at the top right corner of the front panel. Ch 1, sc in the same sp and around, sl st in first st, FO and weave in ends. (120)


Straps:

Row 1:  Attach yarn into the 6th SC from the top right corner of the front panel with a SL ST, CH 1, SC in same ST and next 5 STS, turn. (6)

Row 2: CH 1, SCBLO across, turn.

Row 3: CH 1, Thermal stitch across, turn.

Rows 4 – 138: Repeat Row 3. F/O leaving a long tail. Sew onto the bag 6 to 11 stitches from the opposite top edge of front panel. You will have a small lip on the end of your strap. Sew that to the inside of your bag so the ridge lines up with the top edge.

Repeat instructions for second strap on the back panel.


a crocheted strap and a crocheted bag from the Free Crochet Bag Pattern: Seed and Bloom Tote Bag
Attaching the strap to the Seed and Bloom Tote Bag
 

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