Striped Bubble Tote
- Lion Brand® Vanna’s Choice® Yarn – Aqua (A) and Mustard (B) or Colors of Choice
- Lion Brand® Crochet Hook, Size J/10 (6mm)
- Lion Brand® Stitch Markers
- Lion Brand® Large-Eyed Blunt Needle
beg = beginning
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep(s) = repeat(s)
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
hdc2tog (Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop) 2 times, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook – 1 stitch decreased.
· Tote is worked in continuous rnds; do not join or turn unless otherwise noted.
· To change color, work last st of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete st.
With A, ch 6; join with a sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Work 18 hdc in ring. Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 2: *Hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st; rep from *around – 27 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnds 3 and 4: *Hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around – 48 sts at the end of Rnd 4.
Rnd 5: Hdc in each st around.
Rnd 6: *Hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around – 60 sts.
Rnd 7: *Hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around – 72 sts.
Rnd 8: Rep Rnd 5.
Rnd 9: *Hdc in next 7 sts, 2hdc in next st; rep from * around – 81 sts.
Rnds 10-14: Rep Rnd 5. Change to B in last st of Rnd 14.
Rnds 15-22: Rep Rnd 5. Change to A in last st of Rnd 27.
Rnd 23: *Hdc in next 7 sts, hdc2tog; rep from * around – 72 sts.
Rnds 24-27: Rep Rnd 5.
Rnds 28 and 29: Rep Rnd 5.
Rnd 30: *Hdc in next 3 sts, hdc2tog; rep from *around – 54 sts.
Rnd 31: Rep Rnd 5; join with sl st in first st. Do not fasten off.
Note: Handles are worked back and forth in rows.
Row 1: Ch 2, hdc in next 21 sts.
Row 2: Ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in each st to last 2 sts, hdc2tog – 19 sts at the end of this row.
Row 3: Rep Row 2.
Row 4: Ch 3, turn. Dc in each hdc across. Chain 45 for handle. Join end of chain with sl st to top of beg ch 3. Fasten off.
Skip 6 hdc along upper edge of Tote. Join yarn with sl st in next hdc. Rep Rows 1 to 4 of handle. Do not fasten off.
Ch 3, turn. Working across each handle ch and around top edge of tote, *dc in each ch, work 7 dc evenly spaced down base of handle, dc in each hdc along upper edge of Tote to base of opposite handle, 7 dc evenly spaced up handle base to handle ch; rep from *; join with sl st in first dc of handle.
Weave in ends.