The Willa Wine Tote
15mm crochet hook
1 skein of Fox Yarn Co T-shirt yarn (or similar)
Sc- single crochet
dc- double crochet
blo- back loop only
Sc 5 times in the first loop made (2nd from hook), connect ends with a slip stitch.
Ch 2, dc in same stitch, 2 dc in each stitch after, connect ends with a slip stitch
Ch 1, sc in same stitch, 2 sc in next, 1 sc in next (repeat until the end then connect with slip stitch).
Ch 1 flip work inside out. Sc in each stitch in the back loop only (this will create a base for the tote), sl st ends together
Ch 2 dc in each stitch around, sl st ends together
REPEAT dc round 5 TIMES (6 rounds total)
Ch 1 sl st in each stitch around, sl st to join
TO MAKE HANDLE
Ch 10 and sl st directly across to the opposite end. (If you would like to make the handle more sturdy, ch 1 and sl st back across, sl st to join).
Cut and tie off!
Tuck in ends. ☺
The possibilities are really endless when it comes to what you could add to this piece to make it your own! My two favorite ways to add style are either a tassel or fringe detail!
To add fringe:
*Cut 8, 12-inch pieces of yarn
*Fold wine tote in half to where it is laying flat
*Take one yarn piece, fold it in half and thread through the desired placement of fringe, pull ends through to make a knot
*Repeat until front half is covered in fringe
To add tassel:
*Cut several 12-inch pieces of yarn (I used around 6-7)
*Hold pieces together and fold them in half.
*Cut extra-long piece of yarn
*Wrap long piece around the top of the folded pieces to make a “bulb” at the top and “fringe” on the bottom
*Tie knot to secure the tassel shape
*Use tied ends to attach to the wine bag in the desired spot by making a knot.
*Tuck tied ends on the inside of tote bag
I hope you enjoy making your very own Willa Wine Totes! They make perfect gift for your favorite wine lovers or are a stylish addition to your wine cabinet. ☺
If you choose to make Willa Wine Totes sell please make sure to give design credit by mentioning @thecrochetcabinet in any posts!
I absolutely LOVE interacting with other makers so whether it is to sell or just for fun, please tag @thecrochetcabinet in all of your Willa Wine Tote makes!! Use hashtag #willawinetote so that we can all interact together and share ideas.