The Granny Hex Tote is traditional and modern, and so quick and fun to make! With your favorite handles and just one skein of Caron Colorama O'Go, you can make your own fun hexie handbag with this free crochet pattern on Moogly!
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Featuring Caron Colorama O'Go
Caron Colorama O'Go is one of my new favorites - I've used it on three designs in a row now (the others will debut in a couple months elsewhere). I love that you can go with the flow and work right through the skein, or take it apart for color play and intentional design!
For the Granny Hex Tote, I decided to use the colors individually. But I still recommend that you work through them as they lay in the skein! Since the pieces are made and then joined, you can simply make the motif that you wish to make in the first color of the skein.
Then, cut off the leftover bit of that yarn and set it aside for joining. Move to the next section, and work your way through the skein. This will keep any possibility of tangles to virtually nothing!
Make a Granny Hex Tote in Every Colorway!
The Granny Hex Tote is fun in solids, stripes, and as a stash buster - but it really was inspired by the yarn. Caron Colorama O'Go features many great colorways to choose from, and each one will give you a unique look for your tote.
Want to mix up the order and colors used? Make the pieces in whatever color you like - just make the 2 half hexagons in the same color so you have enough yarn.
I love the size of the Granny Hex Tote and I hope you do too. Not too small, not too big, with handles just long enough to fit over my shoulder - so hard to find in shops! If you like longer or shorter handles, feel free to adjust the length to suit you. Just be sure that if you're going a lot longer that you have a bit of extra yarn on hand.
Granny Hex Tote
US-J, 6.0mm hook - Susan Bates
215 yds Caron Colorama O'Go (5 - Bulky; 100% acrylic; 180g/ 6.4 oz, 208 m/ 228 yds)
Colorway shown: First Blush
Gauge: Hexagon = approx 8" across (straight edge to straight edge)
Size: Finished bag is 8" tall x 18" wide (at top) excluding handles
Beginning cluster: (ch 2, dc2tog) in the indicated ch sp
Half Cluster: dc2tog in the indicated st or ch sp
Cluster: dc3tog in the indicated ch sp
If you would prefer to start the hexagon with a magic circle, do not pull it all the way closed before weaving in your ends.
Substitute a CSDC - Chainless Starting Double Crochet and ch 1 for the Ch 4 start in Rows 2 and 4 of the Half Hexagon if desired.
Feel free to customize your bag with alternative joining methods for the hexagons, and other styles of handles.
Granny Hex Tote
Hexagon - Make 3, One Each in A, B, and C
Rnd 1: Ch 6, sl st in first ch made to form ring. Working into the ring, beginning cluster, [ch 3, cluster] 5 times, ch 1; join with hdc in beginning cluster. (6 clusters)
Rnd 2: Beginning cluster in ch-1/hdc ch sp, (ch 3, cluster, ch 3, cluster) in each of next 5 ch-3 sps, ch 3, cluster in ch-1/hdc ch sp, ch 1; join with hdc in beginning cluster. (12 clusters)
Rnd 3: Beginning cluster in ch-1/hdc ch sp, *(ch 3, cluster, ch 3 cluster) in next ch sp,** ch 3, cluster in next ch sp; rep from * around finishing last rep at **, ch 1; join with hdc in beginning cluster. (18 clusters)
Rnd 4: Beginning cluster in ch-1/hdc ch sp, *ch 3, cluster in next ch sp, (ch 3, cluster, ch 3 cluster) in next ch sp,** ch 3, cluster in next ch sp; rep from * around finishing last rep at **, ch 1; join with hdc in beginning cluster. (24 clusters)
Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in ch1/hdc ch sp, *3 sc in each of next 2 ch sps, (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in next ch sp,** 3 sc in next ch sp; rep from * around finishing last rep at **, 2 sc in beg ch1/hdc ch sp; join and fasten off. (78 sc)
Half Hexagon - Make 2, in D
Row 1: Ch 3 (does not count as a st), (dc, [ch 3, cluster] twice, ch 3, half cluster) in 3rd ch from hook; turn. (2 clusters)
Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1), [(cluster, ch 3) twice in next ch sp] 2 times, (cluster, ch 3, cluster) in next ch sp, ch 1, dc in last dc; turn. (6 clusters)
Row 3: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), dc in ch-1 sp, [ch 3, cluster in next ch sp, ch 3, (cluster, ch 3, cluster) in next ch sp] twice, ch 3, cluster in next ch sp, ch 3, dc2tog in ch-1 sp and top of ch-3; turn. (7 clusters)
Row 4: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1), [(cluster, ch 3) in each of next 2 ch sps, (cluster, ch 3, cluster, ch 3) in next ch sp] twice, cluster in next ch sp, ch 3, cluster in last ch sp, ch 1, dc in last st; turn. (10 clusters)
Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc in ch-1 sp, *3 sc in each of next 2 ch sps,** (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in next ch sp, 3 sc in next ch sp; rep from * around finishing last rep at **, sc in ch-1 sp, sc in last st, ch 2, sc 16 evenly across the straight edge of the piece, ch 2; join and fasten off. (33 sc)
Layout Body pieces as shown below.
Using the mattress stitch and matching yarn colors, sew the pieces together along the seams as shown below, working through the BLO of each piece. Note that the side of the half hexagon are shorter than the side of the full hexagons, so there will be leftover stitches there.
Add Handles - Use E
Rnd 1 (RS): Join with sc to first st at top of either half hexagon (not the ch 2), *sc in each rem st across half hexagon, sc in ch-2 sp, sc in each st of next hexagon, working 2 sc in each ch-2 sp, sc in next half hexagon ch-2 sp; rep from * around, join to first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join and fasten off. Place stitch markers where you'd like the handle openings to begin (see photo below).
Rnd 3: Join with sc to the st before a marked st before a half hexagon, *sc in marked st, ch 50 (or to desired handle length), sc in next marked st (skip all sts in between), sc in each st to next marked st; rep from * around, join to first sc.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in each st and ch around; join.
Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join and fasten off. Weave in ends.
LOOKING FOR MORE?
Are you looking for more crochet bag patterns? I have so many! You can browse all my patterns on Moogly or Ravelry - and check out some of my most recent designs: Ring Rose Bag, Cinch Stripes Backpack, Rainbow Bobble Bag, Sherbet Stripes Tote, and Perfect Summer Clutch!
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