urban bag – Crochet boho tote bag


Crocheting a boho tote bag is a fun and creative project that allows you to make a stylish and versatile accessory. Here’s a general guide to help you get started:

Materials you’ll need:

  1. Crochet hook (appropriate size for your chosen yarn)
  2. Worsted weight or bulky yarn in various colors (choose colors that fit the boho aesthetic)
  3. Scissors
  4. Yarn needle
  5. Optional: beads, tassels, or other boho-inspired embellishments


  1. Choose a pattern or design: Look for a crochet boho tote bag pattern that matches your desired style. You can find free patterns online or in crochet books. Consider patterns that incorporate textured stitches, fringe, or unique stitch combinations to achieve a bohemian look. You can also opt for a basic tote bag pattern and customize it with boho-inspired details.
  2. Select your yarn: Choose a yarn that fits the boho aesthetic, such as earth tones or vibrant colors. You can use a single color or create a striped or color-blocked effect by using multiple yarn colors. Consider using cotton or a cotton blend for durability.
  3. Gauge swatch: Make a gauge swatch using your chosen yarn and hook. Follow the pattern’s instructions for the stitch pattern and stitch count, and measure the gauge using a ruler or measuring tape. Adjust your hook size as needed to match the pattern’s gauge.
  4. Start crocheting: Begin with the foundation chain as directed in the pattern. Follow the instructions for each row or round to create the body of the bag. The pattern may include instructions for different stitch patterns, such as single crochet, double crochet, or textured stitches like shells or bobbles. Continue working until you reach the desired height or number of rows.
  5. Handles/Straps: The pattern you’ve chosen may include instructions for creating the bag’s handles or straps. If not, you can make them separately and attach them later. Consider using unique stitch patterns or adding fringe to create a boho vibe.
  6. Embellishments: To enhance the boho aesthetic, you can add embellishments like beads, tassels, or charms to the bag. You can attach them to the body or the handles using a yarn needle or by incorporating them while crocheting.
  7. Finishing touches: Weave in any loose ends using a yarn needle. Trim any excess yarn carefully. You can block the bag if necessary, following the yarn manufacturer’s recommendations.

Remember to refer to the specific pattern you’re using for detailed instructions, stitch counts, and any additional design elements. Crocheting a boho tote bag allows you to express your creativity and create a unique accessory that complements your personal style.


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