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Wip Wednesday Cal Tote – Free Crochet Pattern

I have an exciting invitation to extend to you! Every Wednesday for roughly the last 3 years, I’ve done a live video chat over on Facebook at 830pm est. We call it Wip Wednesday Live, and there’s a Facebook group to go along with it where everyone posts their current works in progress. It’s been so exciting to see it grow, and it’s now officially sponsored by my friends at @wecrochetofficial who have been offering a weekly prize of yarn and magazines for the last few months 🤩🥰. So many prizes, so many winners!


Then, something really crazy happened, and Facebook invited us into their new Stars Program to monetize the lives for the creator, whaaaaat. I’ve been doing these lives for so long, over 150 of them in total and the new invitation to monetize has been such an amazing joy! So now we have MORE prizes, and for the first time, a dedicated free crochet along for the viewers. And it’s all because this awesome community comes together 🥰🥰🥰. Join us tonight on the CoCo Crochet Lee Facebook Page at 830pm est to begin these beautiful stash busting squares that viewers voted we turn into an awesome bag! Instructions, tutorials, and community love are all involved, and I’m beyond excited ❤🥰.

Wip Wednesday Cal Tote - CoCo Crochet Lee


Here are the details!

The Wip Wednesday Cal Tote is a free crochet along hosted by CoCo Crochet Lee during the weekly Wip Wednesday Facebook Lives on facebook held at 830pm est. This pattern will be released in parts started on April 28th. Join in the facebook live for the cal at www.facebook.com/cococrochetlee


What: Free crochet along – market bag beginning today. You can find an Ad-Free PDF version for sale here >> https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/wip-wednesday-cal-tote


Where: CoCo Crochet Lee Facebook for the Wip Wednesday Live, and the CoCo Crochet Lee Community Group to share your progress with everyone! (This is also where we share prize winners!)

When: 830pm est.
Extra deets: 2 weekly sponsored prizes from @wecrochetofficial, Bonus Star Prizes for viewers.

See you tonight for Wip Wednesday!

The Yarn

For the Wip Wednesday Tote, you can use any yarn in your stash, it’s a great stash-busting pattern! I used 5 colours on my squares, and I love the way they turned out! They kind of have a retro feel to them, don’t you think? I used WeCrochet Mighty Stitch for my bag squares, each ball is $4.99 and it’s such a great medium weight yarn. It has a bit of a sheen to it which is always so nice! You can find it here >> Take me to Mighty Stitch Yarn

The WeCrochet Website describes Mighty Stitch:

Mighty Stitch is a Superwash Superhero! A crafting powerhouse combining 20% Superwash Wool and 80% Acrylic, this yarn is perfect for garments, accessories, and blankets, too! When you need an easy-care yarn in a wide range of gorgeous hues, you’re sure to think, “Mighty Stitch to the Rescue!”.

There is another way to get the Wip Wednesday Cal Tote Crochet Pattern:

  • Get the Ad-Free PDF on Ravelry Here >> RAVELRY

If you love the Wip Wednesday Cal Tote, be sure to check out these other great patterns on the blog!

I hope you enjoy making the Wip Wednesday Cal Tote, be sure to tag me on Instagram when you make it so I can gush over your beautiful work!

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Here’s the first part of our Wip Wednesday Cal! Enjoy!

Welcome to our first Wip Wednesday Crochet Along! 

I’m so excited to be hosting this cal with everyone during our Lives for Wip Wednesday on the CoCo Crochet Lee Facebook Page

The Schedule:

Week One:  Choose your 5 yarn colours, and match your gauge. Upload your projects to Ravelry here >> https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/wip-wednesday-cal-tote

Week Two :  Joining the squares together to create the body of our tote bag. 

Week Three:  Adding handles to our bag. 

Week Four:  Show off your finished bags in the CoCo Crochet Lee Community Group as well as updating your Ravelry Project!

Yarn

WeCrochet Mighty Stitch Worsted Weight Yarn (208yds/100g):  

Bag (13 Squares) = 1677 Total Yards, see Square yardage and add an extra 208 yds for bag joining and handles of colour E. 

Square = 113 Total Yards. 

Sunflower (A):  6 yds. 

Chocolate (B):  17 yds. 

Love Letter (C):  21 yds. 

Mulberry (D):  21 yds. 

Satsuma (E):  48 yds.

Materials

US Size H/8 (5mm) crochet hook, yarn needle, scissors. 

Size/Measurements

Each Square measures 10″ x 10″

Gauge

Motif will measure 4” after Round 5. 

1 square equals 10” unblocked. 

Notes

  1. Weave in ends as work progresses. 

Abbreviations

Ch = chain

Dc = double crochet

Special Stitches

Popcorn = 5 dc in indicated st, drop working loop from hook, insert hook into 1st dc, pick up dropped loop and draw it through 1st dc.

Instructions:

Square 

With A. 

Round 1:  Ch 4, (Popcorn, ch 2) 4 times in 4th ch from hook, join in next ch-2 space–4 Popcorn sts. 

Round 2:  Ch 2 (does not count as a st here and throughout), *(Popcorn, ch 2, Popcorn, ch 1) in ch-2 space; repeat from * around, join to next ch-2 space–8 Popcorn. 

Change to B. 

Round 3:  Ch 2, *(Popcorn, ch 2, Popcorn) in ch-2 space, 4 dc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * around, join to next ch-2 space–8 Popcorn, 16 dc. 

Round 4:  Ch 2, *(Popcorn, ch 2, Popcorn) in ch-2 space, 2dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc, 2dc in next dc; repeat from * around, join to next ch-2 space–8 Popcorn, 24 dc. 

Change to C. 

Round 5:  Ch 2, *(Popcorn, ch 2, Popcorn) in ch-2 space, 2dc in next dc, dc in next 4 dc, 2dc in next dc; repeat from * around, join to next ch-2 space–8 Popcorn, 32 dc. 

Round 6:  Ch 2, *(Popcorn, ch 2, Popcorn) in ch-2 space, 2dc in next dc, dc in next 6 dc, 2dc in next dc; repeat from * around, join to next ch-2 space–8 Popcorn, 40 dc. 

Change to D. 

Round 7:  Ch 2, *(Popcorn, ch 2, Popcorn) in ch-2 space, 2dc in next dc, dc in next 8 dc, 2dc in next dc; repeat from * around, join to next ch-2 space–8 Popcorn, 48 dc. 

Round 8:  Ch 2, *(Popcorn, ch 2, Popcorn) in ch-2 space, 2dc in next dc, dc in next 10 dc, 2dc in next dc; repeat from * around, join to next ch-2 space–8 Popcorn, 56 dc. 

Change to E.

Round 9:  Ch 2, *(Popcorn, ch 2, Popcorn) in ch-2 space, 2dc in next dc, dc in next 12 dc, 2dc in next dc; repeat from * around, join to next ch-2 space–8 Popcorn, 64 dc. 

Round 10:  Ch 2, *(Popcorn, ch 2, Popcorn) in ch-2 space, 2dc in next dc, dc in next 14 dc, 2dc in next dc; repeat from * around, join to next ch-2 space–8 Popcorn, 72 dc. 

Round 11:  Ch 2, *(Popcorn, ch 2, Popcorn) in ch-2 space, 2dc in next dc, dc in next 16 dc, 2dc in next dc; repeat from * around, join to next ch-2 space–8 Popcorn, 80 dc. 

Round 12:  Ch 2, *(Popcorn, ch 2, Popcorn) in ch-2 space, 2dc in next dc, dc in next 18 dc, 2dc in next dc; repeat from * around, join to next ch-2 space–8 Popcorn, 88 dc. 

Fasten off, weave in ends. 

Part Two – Joining Instructions

For Part Two of our Wip Wednesday Crochet Along, it’s time to join our squares together! Watch our Wip Wednesday Video here to see my favourite method of joining squares and follow this graphic to join your 13 Squares together. 

Watch the Wip Wednesday Video Here : https://fb.watch/5mrdVKUVus/ 

Step One:  Create a front panel and a back panel shaped like an X using 5 squares for each side. 

Step Two:  Use the 3 remaining squares to fill in the corners as shown by folding them in half. They will be sewn to the front panel on one side, and the back panel on the other side.

Part Three – The Handles and Finishing

The final part of our crochet along involves adding some cute Popcorn stitch handles to the tops of our bags! I have loved seeing all of your squares being posted in the CoCo Crochet Lee Community Group, and on Instagram

Take a peek at the pattern for the handles of the Wip Wednesday Cal Tote Below! 

Instructions:

Special Stitches

Popcorn = 5 dc in indicated st, drop working loop from hook, insert hook into 1st dc from front to back, place working loop back on hook and draw through 1st dc. 

Reverse Popcorn = a backwards facing Popcorn Stitch, 5 dc in indicated st, drop working loop from hook, insert hook into 1st dc from back to front, place working loop on hook and draw through 1st dc (popcorn st will be facing the back). 

Handle

Join at top edges of bag where the top-most 2 squares meet by slip stitching in the right side ch-2 space between the popcorn stitches. 

Row 1:  Ch 3 (does not count as a st), (Popcorn, ch 2, Popcorn) in ch-2 space, (Popcorn, ch 2, Popcorn) in next ch-2 space of adjacent square, turn–4 Popcorn sts, 2 ch-2 spaces. 

Row 2:  Ch 3, (Reverse Popcorn, ch 2, Reverse Popcorn) in ch-2 space, (Reverse Popcorn, ch 2, Reverse Popcorn) in next ch-2 space of adjacent square, turn. 

Rows 3-6:  Repeat Rows 1-2. 

*add extra rows for a longer handle, or crochet less rows for a shorter handle. 

Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. 

Repeat Handle Instructions on the opposite side of the bag. Whip stitch the handles together at finishing edge, and weave in ends. 

Finishing our Crochet Along

I’m so excited to see your finished Wip Wednesday Cal Totes, and I have an exciting prize for you! 

I will be choosing 1 lucky winner to receive Mystery Yarn Pack prize from WeCrochet! Here’s how to enter to win:

1). Upload your Wip Wednesday Cal Tote Project to Ravelry here >> https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/wip-wednesday-cal-tote 

Using the ‘CREATE PROJECT’ button on the right hand side (it has a little crochet hook icon!).

2). I will be choosing a winner before the end of the month, so be sure to upload your project to Ravelry before May 31st to be considered for the giveaway prize! 

I hope you enjoy making the Wip Wednesday Cal Tote, thanks for stopping by, and happy Crocheting!

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1 thought on “Wip Wednesday Cal Tote – Free Crochet Pattern

  1. These patterns are beautiful. I am sorry I missed these CALs. I hope I will be included in the future.

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