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Toadstool Tote Cute Easy Crochet Bag Pattern

Toadstool crochet bag pattern in 2 small and large

Could this be the cutest bag ever? I’m totally in love with this adorable new crochet bag design.

If you love mushrooms and toadstools, are a woodland lover, or a fan of fairies, you are going to love the Toadstool Tote Crochet Bag.

This fun bag idea floated around my head for years! I made lots of doodles, a few failed design attempts and then it got stashed away as another Autumn passed only to think about it again the following year.

This year, I was prompted by a magazine design submission call by Happily Hooked Magazine to make this design a reality and create this adorable bag!

And I did it! In 2 sizes! The Toadstool Crochet Bag has big and small sizes, perfect for Mummy & Me matchy bags. How cute are they together?

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If you follow me, you might know I love to use an eco-friendly yarn whenever I can, and I do love the bulky weight recycled ribbon yarns especially.

They are so good for making beautiful bags and come in a fantastic range of colours.

I chose the amazing Hoooked Ribbon XL in gorgeous red and off-white to work up my bigger toadstool bag and used discontinued recycled aran weight cotton for the small version.

I found an adorable toadstool fabric on Etsy that I just had to use to line my bigger bag, and I was so pleased with how it worked out. But not being a sewing whizz or even knowing how to use my sewing machine, it was a bit time consuming. However, it turned out so lovely that I might even consider making and lining more (and perhaps learn how to use my sewing machine!).

I didn’t line the mini one and it looks just as lovely without. So it’s totally optional.

Hoooked Ribbon XL, super bulky weight #6 yarn (80% cotton, 20% other fibers; 131 yds/120 m per 8.8 oz/250 g skein)

  • 1 skein Pearl White (Off-White)
  • 1 skein Lipstick Red 

Substitute: Use a similar ribbon type of yarn, chunky cotton or 2 strands of aran/worsted weight held together.

Hoooked Soft Cotton, DK #3 yarn (80% cotton, 20% other fibers; 93 yds/85 m per 1.8 oz/50 g skein)

  • 1 skein Moscow White (White)

Small size: King Cole Big Value Recycled Cotton Aran (Discontinued) worsted/aran #4 yarn (85% cotton 15% other fibers; 175 yds/160 m per 3.5 oz/100g skein) and DK as above. Substitute with any worsted weight cotton. If you’d love to use a recycled yarn, consider the new ‘Gentle’ 100% recycled cotton by Yarn and Colors, they have the perfect colours (Red Wine and Cream and White), note this is a thin yarn, exactly the same thickness in reality as Hoooked Soft cotton. I think they both sit in between DK and Worsted (aran) weight.

Pattern is now available

Hook & Other Materials

US Size K/L-10.75 (7mm) crochet hook and H/8 (5mm) crochet hook for bigger bag

US size 7 (4.5mm) and US Size E (3.5mm) crochet hooks for Mini size

Big Eye Yarn needle:

Sharp scissors – these rose gold ones are sooo pretty!

Stitch Markers – locking ones are the best and the only ones I use.

Optional – Sew on Magnetic fastening 18mm (Amazon UK) – this one comes in different colour options too:

Optional – Fabric for lining there’s a wonderful selection to be found on Etsy.

Pattern is written in both US and UK crochet terminology (both PDFs are included).

Skill Level EASY

Sizes/Finished Measurements

12” height by 13.5” wide Mini Size: 7” height by 8.5” wide

While you are here why not check out my other crochet patterns, I have lots more that I’m sure you’d love too.

The pattern was first published in the October Edition 2021 of Happily Hooked Magazine.

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