Add a fun modern touch to your wardrobe with this crochet hexagon tote bag. It is made from 7 simple crochet hexagons and assembled into a beautiful bag. This free crochet pattern will walk you through the process with lots of photos.
Below you will find the complete pattern and instructional photos for this Crochet Hexagon Tote Bag pattern. You will also find all the materials, stitches, gauge information, and instructional photos.
Bee Inspired Crochet Hexagon Tote Bag
There are bees everywhere this spring. I just love all the bee motifs and decor items. As you can see from this hexagon blanket and baby blanket, I am also a hexagon fan! So I decided to put the two interests together to create this modern geometrical crochet tote bag.
Using Different Yarn for the Crochet Hexagon Tote
You may notice that I am using Bernat Softee Cotton which is a size 3 yarn. You are more than welcome to use a size 4 yarn like, Sugar n’ Cream Cotton or Peaches N’ Creme cotton. Your bag may be slightly larger but should not be too large if you use the size G (4mm) hook recommended below. You can even use an acrylic yarn, but keep in mind that cotton and cotton blend yarns stretch less.
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Crochet Hexagon Tote Bag
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4.2 oz or 254 yds of Bernat Softee Cotton Yarn (Size 3 Yarn), Golden
1.2 oz or 73 yds of Bernat Softee Cotton Yarn (Size 3 Yarn), Cotton
Size G 4mm Crochet Hook
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Stitches and Abbreviations
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
SLST – Slip Stitch
ST(s) – Stitch(es)
MC – Magic Circle
Gauge and Size
Gauge: 7 DC X 5 Rows = 2 inches
Individual Hexagon: 7 inch diameter
Final Tote Bag: 20 inches tall when worn and 12 inches wide.
Crochet Hexagon Tote Bag
-Written in US terms.
– I do not count my CH2, turning chain, as a stitch.
– We are working in joined rounds.
Hexagon (Make 7)
Starting with Gold Yarn.
Round 1: Make a Magic Circle, CH2, Work 12 DC into Magic Circle. SLST to first DC. (12 DC)
Alternative Round 1: CH3, Work 12 DC into third CH from the hook. SLST to first DC.
Round 2: CH2, *DC in next ST, (DC, CH2, DC) in next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. SLST to first DC. (18 DC)
Round 3: CH2, DC in first 2 STs, (DC, CH2, DC) in CH space, *DC in next 3 STs, (DC, CH2, DC) in next CH space* repeat from *to* a total of 5 times. DC in next ST, SLST to first DC. (30 DC)
Round 4: CH2, DC in first 3 STs, (DC, CH2, DC) in CH space, *DC in next 5 STs, (DC, CH2, DC) in next CH space* repeat from *to* a total of 5 times. DC in next 2 STs, SLST to first DC. (42 DC)
Round 5: CH2, DC in first 4 STs, (DC, CH2, DC) in CH space, *DC in next 7 STs, (DC, CH2, DC) in next CH space* repeat from *to* a total of 5 times. DC in next 3 STs, SLST to first DC. (54 DC)
Round 6: CH2, DC in first 5 STs, (DC, CH2, DC) in CH space, *DC in next 9 STs, (DC, CH2, DC) in next CH space* repeat from *to* a total of 5 times. DC in next 4 STs, SLST to first DC. (66 DC)
Round 7: CH2, DC in first 6 STs, (DC, CH2, DC) in CH space, *DC in next 11 STs, (DC, CH2, DC) in next CH space* repeat from *to* a total of 5 times. DC in next 5 STs, SLST to first DC. (78 DC)
Change to White/Cream Yarn.
Round 8: CH2, DC in first 7 STs, (DC, CH2, DC) in CH space, *DC in next 13 STs, (DC, CH2, DC) in next CH space* repeat from *to* a total of 5 times. DC in next 6 STs, SLST to first DC. (90 DC)
Fasten off. Make 7 hexagons then we will work on joining them together.
Joining Your Hexagons together to make a Tote Bag
In the example above, a slip stitch joined is used to join all the hexagons together. An invisible stitch or regular sewing stitch can also be used to join the hexagons together.
First, lay down one hexagon. Then add 5 more hexagons so that they are each touching one side of the first hexagon.
Start by sewing or crocheting all the pieces to the middle hexagon. Below is a photo tutorial showing how to do a slip stitch join.
- Line up two of the hexagons so that the corners are next to each other. The slip stitch join will begin in the chain corner.
- Insert the hook into the chain on the right hexagon from the top of the chain and out the back. (If you are left-handed, feel free to start on the left side instead.)
- Move to the chain on the left hexagon and insert your hook from the top of the chain and out the back.
- A. Yarn over with the gold yarn and pull a loop through both loops on the hook. Now start the process over.
4. B. Insert the hook into the next stitch on the right hexagon, from the top of the stitch and out the back.
5. Insert the hook into the next stitch on the left hexagon from the top of the stitch and out the back.
6. From the back of the work, yarn over with the gold yarn and pull that loop through the two white loops on the hook.
7. Pull the first gold loop through the second gold loop on the hook. This will create the slip stitch join. (You may need to pull on the starting yarn end to tighten this first slip stitch.)
8. Repeat steps 4B-7 to continue joining the stitches with a slip stitch join.
When you reach the end of the first hexagon, join the first corner chain to the hexagon you have been joining to, then join the second corner chain to the new hexagon.
When you make it all the way around 5 sides of your center hexagon, you can fasten off. You project will look like the photo below.
Now take your piece and flip it over. Fold the out 5 hexagons where the black lines are in the photo.
Once the pieces are folded you will have room for another hexagon in the middle. Place a hexagon in the middle of the five folded hexagons and use a slip stitch join to join the pieces together.
Once the center hexagon is joined to the five other hexagons, you will just need to close up the spaces between the outer hexagons. You should have 4 small sections that you will slip stitch join together. Two sections are indicated above, the other two sections are exactly the same but just on the opposite side of the bag.
You will also have to very small sections in the corner that you will want to sew shut. Once everything is joined, you can start crocheting the handle of the bag.
Adding A Handle to the Hexagon Tote Bag
Now we will rejoin yarn to the top of the bag and create a handle.
Start by making a slip knot and placing the yarn on your hook. Pick one of the top two hexagons to start on and find the center stitch. It should be the 8th stitch from either side of the hexagon. We will just work a standing single crochet into this stitch. (This just means to work a single crochet without joining to the project and chaining one first.)
Handle Round 1: With gold yarn. SC to the center stitch of the top hexagon side. SC into the next 7 STs. SC into the CH space, CH 37, SC to the CH space of the next top hexagon, SC into next 15 STs, SC in next CH space, CH37, SC in next CH space of the first hexagon. SC in next 7 STs. SLST to first SC. (34 SC)
Handle Round 2: CH1, SC in first 8 STs, HDC in next ST, DC in next 37 CH, HDC in next ST, SC in next 15 STs, HDC in next ST, DC in next 37 CH, HDC in next ST, SC in last 7 STs. SLST to first SC. (108 total stitches)
Handle Round 3: CH1, SC in first 8 STs, HDC in next ST, DC in next 37 STs, HDC in next ST, SC in next 15 STs, HDC in next ST, DC in next 37 STs, HDC in next ST, SC in last 7 STs. SLST to first SC.
Change to white/cream yarn.
Handle Round 4: CH2, DC in next 108 STs. SLST to first DC.
Fasten off and weave in all your ends. Now your Crochet Hexagon Tote Bag is complete and ready to be enjoyed.
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