Pretty Patterned Crocheted Tote

Skill Level: Intermediate Finished Measurements 18x18x10-1/2 inches Yarn

Classic Wool from Patons (Art. 244077) 100% wool; 3-1/2 oz. (100 g); 223 yds. (204 m); worsted weight

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2 balls #00240 Leaf Green (MC) 1 ball #77732 That's Pink (A) 1 ball #77730 That's Purple (B) 1 ball #77707 That's Red (C)

Hook & Extras
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Size G/7 (4.5 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge Blunt-end yarn needle 1/2 yard cotton canvas lining fabric Sewing needle and thread

Gauge

16 sc and 16 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in sc worked in continuous rnds. Take time to check your gauge.

Notes Work in sc throughout. Work in continuous rounds. Do not join end of each round with a slip stitch; work first stitch of next round directly into first stitch of previous round. Mark end of round with a contrast color yarn and move it up as you work.

Rnds 25-26: Cont with MC.26 sts. set pattern aside. They will be referenced in the following instructions. Note: Work even on 144 sts for remainder of tote. Tote Instructions Note: To complete the designs on the tote. download the tote charts below. ch 2.6 inc made -. adding a 1/2-inch seam allowance.13 sts. Rnd 1: Work 7 sc in 2nd ch from hook. .144 sts. yarn over with new color and complete the stitch. Rnd 3: Inc 13 sts evenly spaced around -. Rnds 34-38: Work 2 rnds MC.143 sts. SIDES Rnd 23: Work 2 sc in back lp of next sc. carry the unused yarn loosely along the back of the work. Rnd 2: Sc in first sc. Rnds 26-27: Work 2 rnds A. work 2 sc in each rem sc -. Make a pattern of the base. BASE With MC. Rnd 4: Work even. 3 rnds A. Rnds 5-22: Rep last 2 rnds 9 times -.Change color by working last single crochet in old color to point where 2 loops remain on hook. See pages 3-6 for step-by-step instructions for changing colors. Rnds 28-33: Work Chart 1 (download below). work sc in each rem sc around .

Rnds 67-73: Work Chart 5 (download below). tote sides. and strap patterns from lining fabric. Rnds 59-62: Work Chart 4 (download below). Make a paper pattern for the tote sides and for the strap. Rnds 84-89: Sc in each sc around. ch 72. ch 72. Rnds 90-91: Sl st in each st. Rnd 83: Sc in each sc and ch around. sc in each of next 22 sc. sk 28 sc. 1 rnd MC. Rnds 54-58: Work 2 rnds C. 2 rnds A. Cut base. 3 rnds MC. turn under raw edges and hand-sew lining in place along strap and around top of tote. . FORM STRAPS Rnd 82: Cont with MC and sc in each of next 22 sc.Rnds 48-53: Work Chart 3 (download below). Fasten off. sk 28 sc. Insert lining inside tote. sc in each of next 44 sc. 2 rnds A. adding 1/2-inch for seam allowances. Machine-sew lining pieces together. Rnds 63-66: Work 2 rnds C. FINISHING Join MC and work 2 rnds of sl st around opening on top of tote. 3 rnds C. Rnds 74-81: Work 2 rnds MC.