Striped Bubble Tote
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Striped Bubble Tote

Totes are the perfect everyday bag. From picking up groceries to carrying stuff for your kids, you'll have room in this crochet bag.
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Material List

  • 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
  • Scissors
 

Project Instructions

ABBREVIATIONS
beg = beginning
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep(s) = repeat(s)
sk= skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)

STITCH EXPLANATION
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.

NOTES
· 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.

TOTE
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.

SHAPE HANDLES
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.
Fasten off.

FINISHING
Weave in ends.

Tips

SIZE: Finished circumference about 24" (61cm) at widest point. Finished height about 16" (40.5cm), not including handles. GAUGE: 13 hdc + 10 rows = 4" (10cm). BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.