Modern Crochet Tote Bag Pattern

Hey there, my crochet friends! Get ready to hook your way to a modern Hexa Tote Bag that’s as practical as it is chic. This crochet adventure is perfect for all skill levels, so no worries if you’re not a pro yet.

With a bit of patience and creativity, you’ll be enjoying this stylish bag in no time. So grab your hooks and let’s crochet some magic together – we’re in for a fun and fabulous ride! Let’s go and make heads turn with our fantastic creation!

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This Modern Tote Bag pattern is great because:

  1. Oh, let me tell you why this pattern is simply fantastic! First off, it’s a breeze to make – just two exact pieces joined together, and voilà, you’ve got yourself a stunning Modern Tote Bag. No fuss, no frills, just crochet magic!
  2. What’s even more nice is that you can customize the size to your heart’s content. Want a larger bag? Add a few more rows! Need a smaller version? Just crochet fewer rows – easy peasy!
  3. And don’t even get me started on the strap – it’s a total piece of cake! You’ll have it ready in no time, making this bag a joy to assemble. Say goodbye to complicated strap instructions that leave you scratching your head.
  4. Now, let’s talk about the best part – the color possibilities! Oh my, the creative juices will flow, and the options will seem endless. Picture all those vibrant hues and soft pastels, just waiting for you to pick and choose. With so many choices, you’ll have a tote bag for every mood, outfit, and season.
  5. And here’s a little secret – it’s perfect for Christmas gifting! Whether it’s for your besties, teens in your life, or that sweet neighbor who always waters your plants when you’re away, this Hexa Tote Bag will surely bring a smile to their faces. Handmade gifts are the best, and you’ll be the crochet superstar spreading joy and warmth.

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So why bother to make a Crochet Bag?

The beauty of crochet bags lies in their versatility. You can create a range of styles – from spacious totes that carry your entire life (and maybe a little extra yarn) to cute little clutches that make a big impact. And don’t even get me started on the variety of stitches and patterns you can play with – the possibilities are endless!

But it’s not just about the finished product; it’s the journey of creating them that makes them so stylish. Each stitch is a labor of love, a tiny piece of art that you weave together with passion and dedication. As you crochet away, you’re not just making a bag – you’re crafting a story that reflects your creativity and fashion sense.

What’s even better is that crochet bags are one-of-a-kind. You won’t spot a dozen identical bags hanging in the store, because each one is lovingly crafted by hand, making it as unique as your fingerprint. It’s like carrying a piece of your heart with you wherever you go.

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Let’s get to the pattern, shall we?



  • Any Aran weight #4 Cotton yarn
  • Hook: US H8 / 5.00 mm
  • Yarn Needle, Scissors, Measuring Tape


  • One size – measure depends on your yarn choice. 

Stitch Key

  • Ch = Chain, Sc = Single Crochet, Sl St = Slip Stitch, Dc = Double crochet


  • This pattern is worked in rounds
  • This pattern has three parts: two hexagons and a handle
  • Handle length is up to your choice.
  • Ch3 always counts as 1st stitch
  • You do not need to turn your work, keep working on the same side
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We will work two identical hexagons

Start with a magic circle, ch3(counts as 1st st), dc2, ch1, dc3, ch1,dc3,ch1,dc3, ch1, dc3,ch1,dc3,ch1 and sl st to 3rd ch to close the round.

Now you have 6 clusters with 3 double crochets each

Round1:ch3 (counts as 1st dc), dc2 in ch space you just made before sl st to close the round- It may look like you are going backwards, but it is just the first cluster on every round, continue with 3dc cluster in next ch space, ch1, dc3 cluster in same ch space,*[ dc3 in next ch space, ch1, dc3 in same ch space]* repeat from * to * in every ch space until you reach the last one where you already have dc3, so dc3, and ch1 in this 1st ch space and sl st to 3rd ch to close the round.

You should have 6 ( dc3+ch1+dc3) clusters

These will be your corners, you will work the same (dc3+ch1+dc3) in each round on the corners.

Round 2: ch3 (counts as 1st dc), dc2 in ch space you just made before sl st to close the round, now move forward, dc3 in between two corners, between two dc3 clusters, dc3 + ch1+dc3 in ch space, *[dc3 between next two corners,  dc3 + ch1+dc3 in ch space]* repeat from * to * until you reach the last corner where you already have dc3 cluster, dc3 +ch1 and sl st to 3rd ch.

Round 2 is the pattern for the hexagon, you can repeat it as many rounds as you want your bag to be.

I worked 9 rounds for this measurement.

Work a second hexagon exactly the same.

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The Strap

The strap/ handle will go around the hexagon to give it body and will be joined with sl st to both hexagons

You can decide how wide it will be.

I worked 7 stitches

R1: Ch 8 , sc 1 in 2nd st from hook, sc1 in next st and across to end of row

R2: ch1 and turn your work, sc1 in 1st st from hook, sc1 in next st, and across to end of row

Repeat row 2 at least 150 rows, measure your hexagon to make sure you have enough to join around and length for the handle.

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Finishing the bag

Lay first  hexagon flat,  right side up 

Start joining the handle. make a slip knot and sl st each the two stitches together, one from the hexagon and the second from the handle, continue around until you have five parts all joined and a long handle waiting to be joined

The sixth part is the open part of the bag.

Turn your work and lay your second hexagon right side up, now join the handle to the second hexagon forming the bag.

Remember to leave the sixth part without a handle

When you reach the end of the fifth part, skip the sixth and join the handle with sl st to the beginning.

Secure your yarn, cut, and weave in your ends

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