I just came from Michaels and picked up a free pattern for a Garden Tote.--tho, one could use it for any kind of tote = I like it for a yarn tote. It is from LILY- sugar and cream. i am a beginner in crochet but it looks like mostly sc.
I suppose there could be a similar pattern - somewhere to knit. Or those of you who are advanced could turn this pattern into a knit pattern.