Apple Ribbon Tote

September 2007
12 stitches and 13 rows = 4 inches
in with double strand of ribbon on larger hook
5.5 mm (I)
4.0 mm (G)
1000 - 1200 yards (914 - 1097 m)
16½" (42 cm) wide and 7½" (19 cm) deep at base, 53½" (136 cm) circumference at top, and 11¼" (28.5 cm) tall, excluding straps.
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Pattern description from Bag Style: “With an unusual twist on knitting yarn, Bri Ana Drennon and Regina Rioux Gonzalez designed this generous tote to be crocheted in raffia ribbon. A stiff oval base is worked in rounds of single crochet with a double strand of raffia. The flexible body of the bag is then worked upward from the base with a single strand of raffia and finished with graceful scallops. Sturdy crocheted straps worked in the contrast color run from the base tot he top of the bad, and a row of single-crochet piping edges the top and calls out the sides of the gussets. For a final touch, an apple-motif pocket is attached to the front. No additional fastener or lining is needed.”

Finished Size: 16½“ (42 cm) wide and 7½” (19 cm) deep at base, 53½“ (136 cm) circumference at top, and 11¼” (28.5 cm) tall, excluding straps.

Yarn: ¼“ (6 mm) Wraffia Ribbon (100% raffia; 100 th (91 m)/spool): #4434810 white (MC), 8 spools; #4434830 red (CC), 2 spools; #4434865 kelly green, and #4434820 black, less than 1 spool each.


  • Bag - size I/9 (5.5 mm).
  • Pocket - size G/6 (4 mm).
  • Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Removable markers, tapestry needle.

Additional Gauge:

  • 13 single crochet and 15 rounds = 4” (10cm) with single strand of ribbon on larger hook
  • 16 single crochet and 16 rows = 4” (10cm) with single strand of ribbon on smaller hook.