I've just completed this totally adorable crochet tote bag!
The pattern calls for a solid color yarn or a neutral with planned stripes, using an H hook and crocheting holding two strands held together.
I thought it could look really neat to hold two different colored strands of yarn together. The result I got is amazing! It turned out to be a real stash-buster project for me, using old leftover balls and near-empty skeins. My pastel rainbow palette consisted of robin's egg blue, lavender, soft pink, light and dark heather grays, white, ecru, and one of my new favorites: Red Heart Super Saver in Monet. I had only a tiny bit of this left to use, and I ended up buying another skein of it just to finish this tote, and it complements the other colors very well! See a sweater for my daughter I made using lavender and Monet here.
I plan to use this when I take my girls around town to the pool or splash pad. I may even bring it to the beach as well. A benefit of using acrylic yarn, is it's totally washable, it even says so right on the label!
Sweet, stylish, washable, homemade? Fits all this mom's requirements!
Keep crocheting! xo- Kip
You can see other ways crocheters have interpreted this pattern through photos posted to Naztazia's facebook page.