DIY Crochet Color Block Tote: Part 1

Why a 2 parter? Well, I just can’t crochet fast enough.

Why a color block tote? Because it’s perfect for people like me who get their yarn off of freecycle.org or at thrift store (YES ALL YARN/FABRIC I USE IN MY PROJECTS IS RECYCLED – THATS HOW I KEEP MY HOBBIES AT A LOW PRICE) Β and there is never enough of it to make something a solid one color. So since color blocking is a huge hit this year, I thought why not make a tote. Plus I had the handles for it too (bought them back in February πŸ˜‰ – I know it takes me a while)

So when color blocking when crocheting it’s important to decide on your colors first. I went with some that coordinated with my sweaters from Old Navy. Remember this post? Yup, those sweaters πŸ™‚ Also ignore the fact that it looks like I’ve already made something out of red yarn, I didn’t, that all was going to become undone. Back in December I crocheted some Christmas stockings and this was a trial one, turned out to be too big, and is now being turned into a bag πŸ™‚

Once you’ve decided on your colors, you are going to decide on the pattern. I simply drew mine, and since both sides were going to have a different pattern, it ended up looking like this:

You can also tell I totally misspelt SIDE πŸ™‚ hehe – English is not my first language after all πŸ™‚ But no worries, I corrected it later. So I hope my drawing is pretty self explanatory, the numbers on the sides are the numbers of rows, and the colors are written in each section.

Now this is how far I’ve got. I really hope to be done this week, so I don’t have to make you wait to see the finished product until next week.

 

I promis that very very soon this baby will be completed with it’s own lining, an inside pocket or two and handles. Stay tuned for Part 2, especially if you want to see what the other side looks like πŸ˜‰

xo,

Z

<3 tote - perfect for Valentine's day

I posted a preview of this DIY on my FB page yesterday, and today I wanted to share this amazing and easy project with everyone. As some of you have noticed, I bought a sewing book last friday, and the pattern for this tote was in it. You can use any pattern or a tote that you already have!

The crochet heart applique was first mentioned on BeingZhenya back in June, the tutorial on how to make it is here.

So hopefully you like this simple Valentine’s Day tutorial, let me know if you have any questions πŸ™‚

xoxo,

Z

PS. BeingZhenya is now on YouTube, there are no videos yet, but trust me – there will be thrift hauls, DIY’s and random Zhenya Vlogs on there πŸ™‚