It’s Finally Here! The Diana Tote Bag Pattern!
If you follow me on Istagram, Twitter, or Fb you may have already seen photos of this bag in different points in the process of being completed. I honestly hoped to have this pattern finished sooner but things came up, as life always does, and I wasn’t able to get it finished and then get the photos done… sigh. I also had yarn issues. For this pattern I used Stitch Studio by Nicole in Storybook Lullabuy and wow, this was bad yarn. I purchased this yarn when the husband and I were in Raleigh and came across an A. C. Moore, which we don’t have by us on the regular. I bought a lot, I think 13 – 15 skeins, of this yarn, because it was on sale for $1.99 and I was able to get an additional 15% off, only to have about half of the ones I used for this bag have knots in them! Most of those had multiple knots. From what I’ve heard from other people, and A. C. Moore’s own Fb page, this is a common occurrence with this yarn. That’s a shame, because it’s rather lovely yarn when it’s not full of knots. Outside the knot situation, this bag was fun to work up and I’m really glad I did. It’s got a lot of stretch to it, making it a pretty nice shopping tote. 😀
So, anyway, I wish it didn’t take me so long to get this pattern done but I’m so glad it’s finished. I hope you like it! The pdf is ready, just needs to be uploaded and I’ll try to get that done tomorrow. If you have any troubles with this pattern, please let me know! 😀
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- US I (5.50 mm) crochet hook
- US H (5.00 mm) crochet hook
- 11 oz (595 yds) light worsted yarn
- Tapestry needle
- H: 17 dcs x 8 rows
- I: 17 dcs x 8 row
- St: stitch
- Ch: chain
- Slip st: slip stitch
- Sc: single crochet
- Hdc: half double crochet
- BLO: back loop only
- This pattern is worked in three parts: the base, the sides, and the handles. The sides and handles are worked in the round, the back is worked back and forth.
- There are some turns at the beginning of the rows but not all.
- You’re going to need to know how to work into the back third loop of a hdc.
- You don’t have to fasten off color A between color changes, unless you want to. Just drop the inactive yarn and then pick it back up when it becomes active. The instructions below do not tell you fasten off color A but it does color B.
- This pattern was written using light worsted/ dk weight yarn but you can use worsted weight.
- The bottom portion was crocheted in worsted weight yarn, to give it more stability, you can do this part in worsted or light worsted, crafter’s choice.
- This pattern was written with the rainbow of colors included (7 colors total), you can ignore those instructions if you want to make this pattern is more or fewer colors. Color A is white and color B is any other color.
- Rotate on row 11 means rotate the whole piece 90°.
Finished product dimensions:
- Height: 17” (base from top of bag), 23” (base to top of handles)
- Diameter: 15.5” (completely flattened)
Row 1: B: Ch 51, sc into the second ch from the hook and into the next 49 sts – 50 scs
Rows 2 – 10: Turn, ch 1, sc into the next 50 sts – 50 scs
Row 11: B: Turn, ch 1, sc into the next 50 sts, ch 1 and rotate your piecce, sc into the next 10 row ends, ch 1 and rotate your piece, sc into the next 50 sts (this is the otherside of your original chain row), ch 1 and rotate your piece, sc into the next 10 row ends, ch 1 and rotate your piece, slip st into the first sc – 120 scs
Row 12: A: Ch 1, hdc into the BLO of the same st as join and hdc into the BLO of the next 119 sts, slip st into the first st – 120 hdc
Rows 13 – 14: Ch 1, hdc into the back third loop of the same st as join and hdc into the back third loop of the next 119 sts, slip st into the first st – 120
Row 15: B: Ch 1, turn, slip st into the back third loop of the first st, hdc into the back third loop of the next st, *slip st into the back third loop of the next st, hdc into the back third loop of the next st,* repeat from * to * 58 more times, slip st into the first st – 60 hdcs
Fasten off color B.
Rows 16 – 19: Ch 1, turn, slip st into the first st, hdc into the next st, *slip st into the next st, hdc into the next st,* repeat from * to * 58 more times, slip st into the first st – 60 hdcs
Color 1: Rows 20 – 22: repeat rows 12 – 14
Color 3: Rows 23 – 27: repeat rows 15 – 19
Color 1: Rows 28 – 30: repeat rows 12 – 14
Color 4: Rows 31 – 35: repeat rows 15 – 19
Color 1: Rows 36 – 38: repeat rows 12 – 14
Color 5: Rows 39 – 43: repeat rows 15 – 19
Color 1: Rows 44 – 46: repeat rows 12 – 14
Color 6: Rows 47 – 51: repeat rows 15 – 19
Color 1: Rows 52 – 54: repeat rows 12 – 14
Color 7: Rows 55 – 59: repeat rows 15 – 19
Color 1: Rows 60 – 62: repeat rows 12 – 14
Row 63: Ch 1, sc into the back third loop of the same st as join and sc into the back third loop of each st around, slip st into the first sc – 120 scs
Change hook to H hook
Row 64: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 119 sts, slip st into the first st – 120 scs
Fasten off if your seam has moved and line it back up your first st on row 11 (the corner) with the front of the tote.
Row 65: A: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 9 sts, ch 70, skip 30 sts, sc into the next 30 sts, ch 70, skip 30 sts, sc into the next 20 sts, slip st into the first sc to secure – 60 scs, 2 ch-70 spaces
Rows 66 – 70: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 199 sts, slip st into the first sc to secure – 200 scs
Row 71: B: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 199 sts, slip st into the first sc to secure – 200 scs
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Again, I do hope you enjoy this pattern. It’s huge and may be my favorite pattern. I took this out the day after I had the pattern completed and went yarn shopping. It was positively yarn/craft-ception. Or not, if you think my humor is silly.
In other news. I’m still working on my newsletter. I wrote it up and tried to send it out but MailChimp has decided that my newsletter is a bit suspect. Rude, right? I don’t know why, I just had links and pictures to my products… also a coupon code just for newsletter subscribers. That’s right, when I get the newsletter out, you will be getting something special for subscribing. I hope to run exclusive deals for subscribers each month. Unless I change it in the future, there will be only one newsletter a month. That won’t be too bothersome, right? Hopefully MailChimp decides that my newsletter isn’t spam.
Have a great week! Also, keep an eye on my Facebook page and Twitter to see updates on when I’ll be hosting a giveaway for the Chloe Hat pattern.
You can find this post linked up to Hookin’ on Hump Day by Petals to Picots and Moogly, Lunamon Design’s 2 Day Link Party #28, Oombawka Design’s Link and Share Wednesday #100, The Quilting Room With Mel and Oui Crochet’s Fiber Tuesday #17
8 thoughts on “It’s Finally Here! The Diana Tote Bag Pattern!”
Love it! Beautiful colors, but too bad the yarn was so knotty.
Thank you for sharing with Fiber Tuesdays! 🙂
With such bright, happy colors, this bag actually made me smile when I saw it.
Such a shame about the yarn. I just went through a bunch of Caron United that was the same way. Very irritating.
-Jenny from Crochet is the Way
What a great addition to the Diana line! The bright, rainbow colors really make this a great summer tote. Hoping to see you at our Yarn Fanatic Party – http://eyeloveknots.blogspot.com/2015/07/yarn-fanatic-party-44.html.
Thank you for sharing at my link up last week, you are welcome to join in this week too.
I just have a question. You said that you posted the color changes, but when I was reading the pattern, I didn’t see where to change colors. If you could help me out id greatly appreciate it. Other than that I’m loving working up this pattern. Thank you
The color changes are listed before the rows, “color 1, color 2, color 3, etc…” Color 1 is the white I used, as seen in the photos. 🙂 Let me know if you need any more information. 😀 You can contact me by e-mail at email@example.com