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“Our Canada” Tote Bag – A Free Crochet Pattern

It seems that crochet tote bags are every where these days! Are you looking for one to show off a little Canadian Pride while out and about this summer? Look no further!

I love a handy tote bag! They are great for making a quick trip to the grocery store, or while running errands.  They are convenient for throwing a few things in as you head out the door to the beach or park.  Worked in the Canadian colours of red and white this bag makes a great accessory for those Canada Day Celebrations.

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It is simple, worked primarily in single crochet stitches, and uses a little bit of colour work in order to create a maple leaf on the front.  A colour chart is provided to help show you where the colour changes are in the pattern.

The pattern will be written out in full below, but if you would like to save it to your library, or purchase a convenient pdf, you may do so through the links below:

(NOTE: The PDF Patterns also include a bonus pattern for a maple leaf potholder/hot pad!)

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Pattern:

Yarn: Lily Sugar n’ Cream Big Ball Yarn by Yarnspirations™ (100% Cotton; 710 yds/650 m/400 g); Medium/ Worsted weight. Main Color: 1 Ball White. Lily Sugar n’ Cream super size yarn by Yarnspirations™ (100% Cotton; 200 yds/4 oz/184 m/113 g); Medium/ Worsted weight. Contrasting Color: 2 Balls red.

Hook: Size H/8 (5mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions: Yarn Needle.

Finished Size: Laid Flat 15 inches wide, 14 inches tall.

Skill Level: Easy

Gauge: 14 sc x 16 rows = 4 inches

Stitches and Abbreviations:
Rpt – repeat
Ch – chain
Sc – Single Crochet
Sl st – slip stitch
Rsc – reverse single crochet (working from left to right, sk first st, insert hook from front to back in next st to the right, yo, pull lp through st, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook)
MC – Main Color
CC – Contrasting color

Pattern Notes:
– Pattern is written in American English terms.
– Ch 1 at beg of rnd does not count as sc.
– Weave in ends as needed.
– When alternate color is not in use, carry nonworking color behind and work over
unless otherwise stated.
– To switch colors, use color for next stitch in the last step of current stitch (i.e. when
completing a sc, instead of yarning over with your BC to pull through last 2 loops on
hook, drop your MC yarn and pick up your CC, yarn over with CC and pull through
last two loops on hook. Before beginning your next stitch in your CC make sure to
bring your MC yarn to the backside of your work.
– **Designers Tip – Feel free to add your own artistic flare – line the bag with fabric or
add your own embellishments!

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Pattern:
Body (Make 2):
With MC, ch 52.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Turn. (51 sc)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across. Turn.
Rows 3-20: Repeat Row 2.
Row 21: Ch 1, sc in next 25 sts, with CC sc in next st, with MC sc to end. Turn.
Rows 22-24: Repeat Row 21.
Row 25: Ch 1, sc in the next 19 sts, with CC sc in next 4 sc, with MC sc in the next 2 sts, with CC sc in next st, with MC sc in the next 2 sts, with CC sc in the next 4 sts, with MC sc to the end. Turn.
Row 26: Ch 1, sc in the next 20 sts, with CC sc in the next 11 sts, with MC sc to end. Turn
Row 27: Ch 1, sc in the next 21 sts, with CC sc in the next 9 sts, with MC sc to end. Turn.
Row 28: Ch 2, sc in the next 20 sts, with CC sc in the next 11 sts, with MC sc to end. Turn.
Row 29: Ch 1 , sc in the next 18 sts, with CC sc in the next 15 sts, with MC sc to end. Turn.
Row 30: Ch 1, sc in the next 17 sts, with CC sc in the next 17, with MC sc in the next 17 sts.
Turn.
Row 31: Ch 1, sc in the next 16 sts, with CC sc it the next 19 sts, with MC sc to end. Turn.
Row 32: Ch 1, sc in the next 15 sts, with CC sc in the next 21 sts, with MC sc to end. Turn.
Row 34: Ch 1, sc in the next 14 sts, with CC sc in the next 23 sts, with MC sc to end. Turn.
Row 35: Ch 1, sc in the next 16 sts, with CC sc in the next 6 sts, with MC sc in next st, with CC sc in the next 5 sts, with MC sc in the next st, with CC sc in the next 6 sts, with MC sc
to end. Turn.
Row 36: Ch 1, sc in the next 16 sts, with CC sc in next 2 sts, with MC sc in the next st, with CC sc in the next 2 sts, with MC sc in the next st, with CC sc in the next 7 sts, with MC sc
in the next st, with CC sc in the next 2 sts, with MC sc in the next st, with CC sc in the next
2 sts, with MC sc to end. Turn.
Row 37: Ch 1, sc in the next 15 sts, with CC sc in the next st, with MC sc in the next 3 sts, with CC sc in the next st, with MC sc in the next 2 sts, with CC sc in the next 7 sts, with MC
sc in the next 2 sc, with CC sc in the next st, with MC sc in the next 3 sts, with CC sc in the
next st, with MC sc to end. Turn.
Row 38: Ch 1, sc in the next 22 sts, with CC sc in the next 7 sts, with MC sc to end. Turn.
Row 39: Ch 1, sc in the next 21 sts, with CC sc in the next 9 sts, with MC sc to end. Turn.
Row 40: Repeat Row 39.
Row 41: Ch 1 , sc in the next 21 sts, with CC sc in the next st, with MC sc in the next 2 sts,
with CC sc in the next 3 sts, with MC sc in the next 2 sts, with CC sc in the next st, with MC
sc to end. Turn.
Row 42: Ch 1, sc in the next 24 sts, with CC sc in the next 3 sts, with MC sc to end. Turn.
Row 43: Ch 1, sc in the next 25 sts, with CC sc in the next st, with MC sc to end. Turn.
Row 44: Ch 1, sc in each st across. Turn.
Rows 45-59: Repeat Row 44. Fasten off.

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To crochet bag together, hold right sides of bag together and join MC in top left corner with a sl st. Working through both thicknesses sc in each st down the side, across the bottom and up the other side working 3 sc in the two corners. Fasten off.

Turn bag right side out.

Top Edge (worked in rnds):
Join MC with a sl st at seam of top right side of bag then work as follows:
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in each st around. Join with a sl st to first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, (now working left to right for the reverse single crochet) rsc in 7 sc, ch 50, sk the next 36 sc and sl st in the next st. Now turning work to work along the handle, sc in each st across (50 sc), sl st in the next st on bag body, turn, sc in each st across handle, sl st in next sc on bag body, turn, sc in each st across handle, sl st in next sc on bag body.

Now turn bag so that you are once again working along the top edge of the bag and continue to rsc in each st between the handle straps. When you reach the next handle sl st across, then rsc in the next 14 sts.

(To work second handle) Ch 50, sk the next 36 sc and sl st in the next st. Now turning work to work along the handle, sc in each st across (50 sc), sl st in the next st on bag body, turn, sc in each st across handle, sl st in next sc on bag body, turn, sc in each st across handle, sl st in next sc on bag body.

Now turn bag so that you are once again working along the top edge of the bag and continue to rsc in each st between the handle straps. When you reach the next handle sl st across, then rsc to the end. Join with a sl st in the first rsc.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

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Looking for more Canada themed patterns? Check out the MAPLE LEAF TOQUE and the CANADA TOQUE.

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ALL FINISHED PRODUCTS from this pattern can be used for local sales and sold online.

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