How to Crochet a Child’s Tote Bag with Rosette Flowers

Are you looking for a fun and quick crochet project to make? Try this crocheted kid’s tote bag with rosette flowers. Little kids love carrying around their own bag and filling it with special trinkets. This bag is lined so it is soft inside and helps to keep the crochet piece from stretching. This crochet kid’s tote bag took me about 2 to 3 hours to crochet and another 1 or so to line using hand stitches.

How to Crochet a Child's Tote Bag with Rosette Flowers

The crochet instructions below assume you know how to chain stitch, single stitch, double stitch and hand sew. You can learn how to do basic crochet stitches by watching videos on YouTube. I especially like “Happy Berry Crochet” to learn from. She is very patient and has a wonderful Aussie accent.

Instructions Crochet a Childs Tote Bag

Supplies Needed for a Crochet Kid’s Tote Bag

I purchased Red Heart Monet yarn in the Super Saver size. I only took about half a skein to make this child’s tote bag. For the crochet needle I used a size G. You will also need a large eye needle with sharp point (not blunt) and some embroidery/needlepoint floss. And, to finish the inside of the bag I used felt but you could line it with any type of fabric.

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To start your child’s crocheted tote bag, chain 24 stitches. Turn and double-stitch to the end. Now you will continue rows of double-stitches until the piece measures approximately 12″ long.

Alternate Pattern: double-stitch one row and then single stitch the next row. Continue this method until your main piece is finished.

Instructions Crochet a Childs Tote Bag

Once your main piece is 12″ long, you are going to go around the edges with a single stitch until you have 3 rows all of the way around the outer edge of your tote bag piece.

Instructions Crochet a Childs Tote Bag

Now you will want to make the rosette flowers. I made a larger and a small rosette flower. I made the larger rosette flower by watching this YouTube crochet video. I made the small rosette flower by watching this youTube crochet video.

How to Crochet a Child's Tote Bag with Rosette Flower

Next, you will sew the crocheted rosette flowers to the top right (or left) on the front of the crocheted tote bag piece. I say “front” and back” only if you had to tie yarn on and there are tails to be hidden inside. If you use a continuous piece of the Red Heart crochet yarn, you can decide which side you think is front and sew the flower on it.

To tie the rosette flower onto the crocheted piece, take the yarn tail that was left when the flower was made and use the crochet hook to pull each tail through the back. Then tie them together to secure them onto the crocheted bag. Use embroidery floss and sew a row of hidden stitches under the rosette flower. attaching it to the crocheted piece, to give it extra strength. Just tying the rosette flower on may not be strong enough and kids like to pull on things so I suggest you sew more stitches using embroidery floss to make sure it is securely attached to the bag.

Instructions Crochet a Childs Tote Bag

I used a piece of felt for the inside of my child’s tote bag. You can use whatever you like – cotton fabric, felt and flannel make nice linings for this tote bag. I used embroidery floss and did a basic whip-stitch to sew the felt on. I sewed it just inside the edge of the main crocheted piece. You want to sew the lining on the inside and not put the right-side of the crochet piece and lining together and sew and turn because you need to have the edges of the crocheted piece available so you can crochet the edges closed.

Instructions Crochet a Childs Tote Bag

Now you will begin to close the crocheted tote bag. Fold the tote bag in half with the lining on the inside. Tie a piece of the yarn to the edge where the bag folds on one of the sides.

Instructions Crochet a Childs Tote Bag

Make a loop with the long end of the yarn and use the crochet hook to pull the loop through one loop of the last row to get the edging crochet process started.

Instructions Crochet a Childs Tote Bag

Crochet the edges closed on one side using a slip-stitch to sew one side to the other. Continue until to get the end of the row where the bag opens and stop.

Instructions Crochet a Childs Tote Bag

When you get to the end of the row where the bag opens, you are going to make a chain-stitch that has 114 stitches. Once you have your 114 chain stitches completed, hook your crochet needle into the first row on the other side of the bag where the bag closes. This is going to be your tote bag handle. Slip-stitch the remaining side closed. When you get to the end of the row you will end up on the other side of the bag where it folds. The edges will look like this.

Instructions Crochet a Childs Tote Bag

When you look at the crocheted tote bag from the opening you should be able to see the felt lining inside. Your child’s tote bag should look similar to this photo at this point in the instructions.

Instructions Crochet a Childs Tote Bag

Now, turn the piece and make a row of single stitches all of the way around the edge of the tote bag on one side, across the chain stitched handle and all of the way to the far end of the tote bag. Once this is completed, turn and single-stitch across the whole piece again until you reach the other side. Remove the crochet needle and cut the end of the yarn, leaving about a 2″ to 3″ tail. Pull the end of the yarn through the final loop to finish it off. Now use the crochet hook to weave the yarn tail into the piece to hide it.

Instructions Crochet a Childs Tote Bag

I hope you have enjoyed these child’s crocheted tote bag with rosette flower instructions. If you decide to make your own tote bag, please leave a comment and show¬† a photo of your finished tote bag or give us your link to the photo of your crocheted project on Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter.

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