Shower Time Tote

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Keep all of your shower supplies together and easy to transport with this Shower Time Tote. Perfect for students living in residence, or people with room-mates and over crowded shower shelves.

Its large enough to fit three 1.5 L bottles, with room to spare for a washcloth, razor and anything your shower routine needs.

This tote is simple to make, works up fast, and can be done in infinite color combinations. Or you could use your leftover dishcloth yarn and make it as a scrap project.

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Size

Base – 13” (33 cm) x 3.5” (9 cm)

Height – 11” (28 cm)

Materials

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Abbreviations Used – US Crochet Terms

  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • sc inc – work 2 sc in the same st
  • scblo – single crochet in the back loop only
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch

Base

using color A, starting with a slip knot and chain 30

rnd 1: 2 sc in the second ch from hook and sc in the next 27 stitches, 3 sc in the final ch (mark the first of the 3 sc). Working up the other side, sc in the next 28 chains (mark the last sc you made). Sl st to the first sc. (60 st)

rnd 2: ch 1, sc inc in the first 2 st, sc in the next 27 st (this will bring you to your st marker), sc inc in the next 3 st (move your marker up to the first st of the increase), sc in the next 27 st, sc inc in the last st (move your marker up to the first st on the increase) sl st to the first sc (66 st)

rnd 3: ch 1, (sc inc, sc) repeat twice, sc in the next 27 st (this will bring you to your st marker), (sc inc, sc) repeat 3 times (move your marker up to the first st of the increase), sc in the next 27 st, sc inc (move your marker up to the first st on the increase), sc in the last st, sl st to the first sc (72 st)

rnd 4: ch 1, (sc inc, 2 sc) repeat twice, sc in the next 27 st (this will bring you to your st marker), (sc inc, 2 sc) repeat 3 times (move your marker up to the first st of the increase), sc in the next 27 st, sc inc (move your marker up to the first st on the increase), sc in the last 2 st, sl st to the first sc (78 st)

rnd 5: ch 1, (sc inc, 3 sc) repeat twice, sc in the next 27 st (this will bring you to your st marker), (sc inc, 3 sc) repeat 3 times (move your marker up to the first st of the increase), sc in the next 27 st, sc inc (move your marker up to the first st on the increase), sc in the last 3 st, sl st to the first sc (84 st)

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rnd 6: ch 1, (sc inc, 4 sc) repeat twice, sc in the next 27 st (this will bring you to your st marker), (sc inc, 4 sc) repeat 3 times (move your marker up to the first st of the increase), sc in the next 27 st, sc inc (move your marker up to the first st on the increase), sc in the last 4 st, sl st to the first sc (90 st)

rnd 7: ch 1, (sc inc, 5 sc) repeat twice, sc in the next 27 st (this will bring you to your st marker), (sc inc, 5 sc) repeat 3 times, sc in the next 27 st, sc inc, sc in the last 5 st, sl st to the first sc (96 st)

Cut yarn and weave in any ends.

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Sides

Change to color E, join yarn in any st

Rnd 1: ch 1 and scblo in each st around. Join to the first st with a sl st (96 st).

Cut yarn and change to color B, join yarn in any st

Rnd 2-3: ch 1, hdc in each st around. Join to the first st with a sl st (96 st).

Cut yarn and change to color E, join yarn in any st

Rnd 4: ch 1, sc in each st around. Join to the first st with a sl st (96 st).

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Cut yarn and change to color C, join yarn in any st

Rnd 5-7: ch 2, dc in each st around. Join to the first st with a sl st (96 st).

Cut yarn and change to color E, join yarn in any st

Rnd 8: ch 1, sc in each st around. Join to the first st with a sl st (96 st).

Cut yarn and change to color A, join yarn in any st

Rnd 9-10: ch 1, hdc in each st around. Join to the first st with a sl st (96 st).

Cut yarn and change to color E, join yarn in any st

Rnd 11: ch 1, sc in each st around. Join to the first st with a sl st (96 st).

Cut yarn and change to color C, join yarn in any st

Rnd 12-14: ch 1, sc in each st around. Join to the first st with a sl st (96 st).

Cut yarn and change to color E, join yarn in any st

Rnd 15: ch 1, sc in each st around. Join to the first st with a sl st (96 st).

Cut yarn and change to color D, join yarn in any st

Rnd 16-18: ch 1, hdc in each st around. Join to the first st with a sl st (96 st).

Cut yarn and change to color E, join yarn in any st

Rnd 19: ch 1, sc in each st around. Join to the first st with a sl st (96 st).

Cut yarn and change to color B, join yarn in any st

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Rnd 20-22: ch 2, dc in each st around. Join to the first st with a sl st (96 st).

Cut yarn and change to color E, join yarn in any st

Rnd 23: ch 1, sc in each st around. Join to the first st with a sl st (96 st).

Cut yarn and change to color C, join yarn in any st

Rnd 24-25: ch 1, hdc in each st around. Join to the first st with a sl st (96 st).

Cut yarn and change to color E, join yarn in any st

Rnd 26: ch 1, sc in each st around. Join to the first st with a sl st (96 st).

Fold your bag in half, and place a stitch marker at each end, they should be 47 stitches between them.

Cut yarn and change to color A, join yarn at either marker

Rnd 27: ch 1, hdc in each st around. Join to the first st with a sl st (96 st).

  • Move your stitch markers up as you work around.

Rnd 28: ch 1, hdc in the first 18 stitches. Ch 12 and skip 12 stitches, hdc in the next 36 stitches (the 19th st should be in the marked st). Ch 12 and skip 12 stitches. Hdc in the last 18 stitches. Sl st to the first st.

Rnd 29: ch 1, hdc in the first 18 stitches. Work 1 hdc into each of the chains of the ch 12, hdc in the next 36 stitches (the 19th st should be in the marked st. Work 1 hdc into each of the chains of the ch 12, hdc in the last 18 stitches. Sl st to the first st.

Cut yarn and change to color E, join yarn in any st

Rnd 30: ch 1, sc in each st around. Join to the first st with a sl st (96 st).

Cut yarn, weave in any ends.