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Summer will officially be here in just under a week and I am ready! This time of year is usually referred to as the slow season for crochet and knitting but does it have to be?! The answer is of course NO!

To help keep your crochet mojo going throughout this season, I will be releasing a new pattern each week. There will be multiple bag patterns (some new and remakes of a few old favs), small wearable accessories, self care items and a few home patterns. There will be a little something for everyone, whether you are looking for items to make for markets, gifts or just something nice for yourself. I hope that you all enjoy this series and I look forward to seeing your makes!

First up is the Mini Coil Tote that I teased a few weeks ago on instagram. This instant gratification make is beginner friendly and easily customizable. Let's get started!


  • 3mm braided cotton cord, 70m ( I used Bobbiny cord in the color Sand)

  • 4mm soft cotton cord: single strand, 7m (I used Ganxxet cord in the color natural)

  • 3.75" wood rings ( Need two)

  • 6mm crochet hook

  • tapestry needle

  • scissors

  • stitch markers

  • tape measure


  • Pattern is written using standard US terms

  • This bag is worked in continuous rounds.

  • Finished size: base - 5.25"; Height with handles: 8".

  • You can adjust the size of this tote by changing the number of rounds in the base or increasing the number of rounds in the body.


ch = chain

st(s) = stitch(es)

sc = single crochet

inc = increase ( or 2sc)

“Don't be afraid to add to your flare to your project by playing with texture, fiber used, etc.”



With the 3mm braided cotton cord, make a magic circle. Join the soft cotton cord to the braided cord with a chain 1 ( refer to the video above).

Round 1: Make 6sc into the magic circle. (6 sts)

Round 2: 2 Sc into each stitch around. (12 sts)

Round 3: [1 sc in the 1st st, 2 sc in the next st] repeat around. (18 sts)

Round 4: [1 sc in the 1st two sts, 2 sc in the next st] repeat around. (24 sts)

Round 5: [1 sc in the 1st three sts, 2 sc in the next st] repeat around. (30 sts)

Round 6: [1 sc in the 1st four sts, 2 sc in the next st] repeat around. (36 sts)


Round 7 - 18: Sc in each stitch in the round. Move stitch marker (36 sts).

Once you complete round 18, finish off and weave your ends.


Leaving a tail of about 2 inches, join the 3mm braided cotton cord to the wood ring. Make single crochet stitches around the ring and continue doing this until you can no longer see the wood ring. Leaving a long tail, finish off with an invisible join (refer to the video above).

Attach rings to the bag in your preferred position. Make sure to sew through the third loop ( the loop that is behind the top of each stitch) when sewing the handle to the bag. (refer to the video above). Once the handles are securely attached. finish off and weave the ends. All done!


Ayeeee, you did it! I want to see your creations! Share your finished projects on instagram with the hashtag #yarnth3orytaughtme. If you have any questions, post them in the comments below.

Happy Crafting!

- Krysten


The patterns and photographs of items on this site are the property of yarnTh3ory and are for personal, non-commercial use only. These patterns are protected by US copyright, and you may not distribute or sell them electronically or physically.

Sales of finished pieces made from these patterns are permitted, but seller must use their own photographs and credit must be given to yarnTh3ory as the designer.


Simone Robinson
Simone Robinson

I would love to crochet the bag - but without the wooden handles - and with the crocheted handles (built in). Can you please guide me to the pattern for this? I think it is amazing. Thank you



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