This strap is very, very easy to make and it looks cute on a large tote. It is a knotted strap. You can make it with cords of a single color to match your tote, or if you work like me, in many colors, you can tailor it to the color palette you used to make your bag.
Worsted weight yarn of appropriate color to make your cords
Crochet hook size H
Pillow or piece of fabric to pin your cords to for stability when knotting
To learn how to make the Basic Rope to make this strap, please go here:Basic Rope Tutorial
Make 4 cords in the colors you have chosen for your bag.
Pin the cords to a pillow, to allow you to work more freely.
You will working in pairs as follows:
1- Bring first rope on the left to the front of second rope to the left, move the end of the rope to the back and around the second rope, and through the loop that is formed, pull to tighten.
Repeat for the second part of the knot.
Now, working on the opposite side, bring first rope to the right in front of second rope to the right, take it to the back of the second rope and then through the loop that forms. Repeat for the second part of the knot.
2- Repeat step #1
Leave a little bit of slack so that the colors will show. And now, let's work the center.
3- Bring second rope to the right in front of second rope to the left, around the rope towards the back, and then through the loop that forms. Repeat to form the second part of the knot.
4 and 5- Repeat step #1, twice.
Alternately repeating this process for as long as you need to, will form your strap. Wasn't that easy?