The Pothos Tote is a beautiful pattern using colorwork to create a fun and modern bag. I love the heart-shaped leaves on my pothos plants and wanted to use them in a pattern. I love the idea of using colorwork for a crocheted bag because once you create the panels you transform them into a functioning purpose. If you have tried colorwork I highly suggest trying it as you’ll love the results.
This is a free pattern and a low-cost ad-free pdf is available in my Shop and Ravelry.
I really loved working with 24/7 Cotton , it’s a very high-quality yarn that is affordable. I highly recommend checking out Lion Brand Yarnfor the kit for the Pothos Bag.
Pattern is worked from bottom up, flat, back and forth.
When working from charts, read RS rows from right to left and WS rows from left to right.
Unused yarn is dropped to WS at all times until picked up.
Yarn color is changed to form sections of color. To change yarn color when working in rows, work last st of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete st. Proceed with new color.
To make colorwork work easier, it’s recommended to break 1 ball of Bay Leaf and 1 ball of Ecru into 3 separate balls each.
The body of the tote is seamed together and then handles are added worked in rounds.
WithFront Panel RS facing you, bottom facing up, attach A in 6th sc st from right side. Turn after each row.
Rows 1-5: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), turn, sc 50.
Repeat on Back Panel.
Weave in ends.
With wrong sides facing each other, using a mattress stitch, seam right and left side only of panel and bottom of edges together, not corners.
Sit bag on bottom seam to open up as a boxed bottom, with st markers, connect sides to bottom.The seam along the sides should match up to the center seam at the bottom. Now sew the seam along each corner to create the box shaped tote.
With A, attach on side of tote at top of side seam.
Rnd 1: Ch 1 (does count as a st), hdc, all around the top of bag spacing 67 hdc evenly on top of first panel and 68 hdc on second panel. Sl st to beg ch -you will have 136 sts.
Rnd 2: Ch 1 (does count as a st), sc, sc 18, ch 70, sk 28 sts, sc in next st, sc 39, ch 70, sk 28 sts, sc in next st, sc 19. Sl st to beg ch. (80 sc + 140 ch)
Rnd 3: Ch 1 (does count as a st), sc in each st including in each ch st around. Sl st to beg ch. (220 sc)
Rnd 4-7: Ch 1 (does count as a st), sc in each st around.
To reinforce handles with RS of bag facing, attach yarn to the bottom right-side of handle, sc in next st, sc across top of bag, sl st onto handle, fasten off.
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