Super Sunny Tote

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The Super Sunny Crochet Tote pattern's beautiful stitch, funky tassels, shaped fringe, and decorative balls will bring you sunshine on even the cloudiest of days.

If you’re happy and you know it crochet a fun tote!  That’s how the song SHOULD go!!

About the Super Sunny Tote!

When I was dreaming up the design for this tote I was thinking fun. Everyone needs more fun in their life.  How I can I make that happen?  Can I make fun?

Well, here is my best attempt, the Super Sunny Tote.  It’s fun to make and fun to wear.  I think I did it!  Hooray!

The Super Sunny Crochet Tote pattern's beautiful stitch, funky tassels, shaped fringe, and decorative balls will bring you sunshine on even the cloudiest of days.

You can purchase the individual Super Sunny Tote pattern on Etsy and Ravelry or continue reading for more info about the inspiration for the pattern and all the details of the pdf.

Inspiration:

It did help that I was on vacation having fun while I was designing this crochet tote.

Every year (except 2020) my parents rent a beach house on the Rhode Island shore.  My brothers and I bring our families and freeload for a week. It’s a good time.

“Wait, don’t you live in Rhode Island?” you may ask.  Yes!  Yes I do.  I moved here in 2001 because I wanted to live where people go on vacation.  

When I was kid we always vacationed in, you guessed it, Rhode Island.  I’m from Connecticut so it’s not a far stretch, only 2.5 hours.

Ironically I live as far from the ocean as you can get in Rhode Island.  But we are still only talking a 50 minute drive from the sand, salt waves, fresh fried clams, and locally grown steamers.  Yum!  

Okay, I’m sorry I made you hungry.  I’ll get back to the tote now.

Fried clams at Champlin's Rhode Island
You should really dine at Champlin’s the next time you are west of the by in RI.

Yarn:

Besides being inspired from my vacation, I was also inspired by my yarn.

When I saw Bernat’s Maker Home Dec Yarn in the color Fiesta Varg I knew it was the yarn for the job.  It’s so colorful and happy.  

And what’s more fun than a yarn fiesta?  Hmmmmm, nothing.  I’m going with nothing on that one.

Bernat Maker Home Dec Yarn made into festive balls and tassels.

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Yarn

Fiesta Varg pairs beautifully with the cream which I’m obsessed with.  It’s so chic.

Have you seen this yarn in person?  It’s kinda like t-shirt yarn but tubular. Totally tubular dude!  You know I couldn’t resist.  I love the 80’s.

But seriously, it’s a tube of fabric filled with a bit of stuffing.  

Because it’s fabric I highly recommend using fabric scissors to cut it, especially when making fringe.  My regular yarn scissors just gnawed on it and made a frazzled mess.  But my fabric scissors glided through it like a hot knife through lactose free butter, leaving a beautiful edge.

It was a fun pattern. 

Terry T – Tester

Stitch

Oh I should mention the stitch.  That stitch you see on the body is NOT slip stitch.  Slip Stitch crochet is not fun and I would not do that to you.

It’s my favorite stitch, half double crochet in the third loop.  It’s just as easy as half double crochet.  If you are not familiar with the stitch you can check out my tutorial on the stitch in YouTube HERE.

Half Double Crochet Tutorial is available on YouTube.

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Unique

If you know me and my designs, you know I always strive for unique.  When I asked my testers why they chose to help me with this crochet tote they mostly said because they had never seen anything like it before.  

Your friends at your crochet group are going to be impressed you found a cool new pattern like nothing they’ve seen before!

It was different to everything else I had seen.

Michelle C. – Tester

Relax

Like I said earlier I love hdc in the third loop.  It’s a fun and relaxing stitch.

This bag is worked in continuous rounds so you can sit back and relax while you work this pattern.

I always try to design patterns that require as little looking-at-the-pattern as necessary.  When working on one of my patterns you can expect to only have to glance at the pattern here or there. Once you get in the grove of the stitches you don’t have to think.  Let the stitch markers do the counting for you.

Woman skipping wearing the Super Sunny Tote made from the crochet pattern.

Modern

Tassels and fringe are in, in, in!  

White is big right now.  And yellow will basically be taking over the world for the next year.

This pattern is clean and modern with just the right touch of pizazz.

And I had to add the balls for fun.  Because beach balls!

Easy

This pattern is Easy.

The bag is worked from the bottom up in continuous rounds.  Then you split for the handles and seam them at the top with a slip stitch.  No sewing!

The bottom of the bag is worked around the foundation chain.  I’ve included a stitch chart to guide you through it.  If you aren’t familiar with stitch charts, no worries, I’ve included detailed instructions.

The pdf also includes instructional photos and illustrations to make sure you don’t get stuck anywhere.  And at the end of the pattern you’ll find my pattern support email.  Email me anytime with any questions.  I try to keep a close eye on that email account so no one gets left hanging in my patterns.  
All of my patterns have been tested and tech edited to void any confusion. But don’t hesitate to email if you don’t understand something.  I’m here for you!

Close up of the Super Sunny Crochet Tote.

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Choosing colors

My advice for choosing colors?  Go for it!

Hit the stash or the yarn stash and just choose whatever calls your name. Think fun!

Use as many or as few colors as you’d like.  Add stripes!  Add color blocking! Do it all in one color.  Make it a stash buster project.  Whatever would be most fun for you.  You can’t do it wrong.  Take the liberties, as I have in the grammar of this paragraph.  Ha!

Woman carrying the Super Sunny crochet tote.

Purchase the Crochet Tote Pattern

Crochet Tote Details

The tote comes in one size.

Finished Measurements:

Width: 

11” / 28 cm

Length without Fringe: 

20.25” / 51.5 cm

Length with Fringe: 

24” / 61 cm

Materials

You will need:
Bernat Maker Home Dec Yarn, worsted 5-Bulky (72% cotton/28% nylon, 317 yds/290 m, 8.8 oz/250 g), color A-Cream 2 skeins, color B-Fiesta Varg 1 skein

  • Crochet hook size US I/9 (5.5 mm)
  • Tapestry needle
  • 2 stitch markers
  • Stuffing
  • Scissors
  • Piece of cardboard 3”/8 cm x 3”/8 cm
  • Piece of cardboard at least 8”/20.5 cm x 5”/13 cm can be the front of a thick magazine or cereal box
  • Tape

Substituting Yarn:

Testers recommend:

  • Caron Big Cakes Yarn
  • Premier Anti-Pilling Everyday Worsted Solids
  • Lion Brand’s Color Made Easy Yarn

Approximate Yardage: 

  • 460 yds/420.5 m
  • 20 yds/18 m

Project Level: 

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