Striped Market Tote Bag (Crochet)
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Striped Market Tote Bag (Crochet)

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Craft Time: varies
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Lily® Sugar’n Cream® (70.9 ga./2.5 oz.; 109m/120 yds.)
  • Version I: Indigo (Contrast A; 3 Balls), Hot Pink (Contrast B ; 1 Ball), Tangerine (Contrast C; 1 Ball), Red (Contrast D; 1 Ball) and Stonewash (Contrast E; 1 Ball)
  • Version II: Jute (Contrast A; 3 Balls), Mod Green (Contrast B; 1 Ball), Lime Burst (Contrast C; 1 Ball), Blueberry (Contrast D; 1 Ball) and Blackcurrant (Contrast E; 1 Ball)
  • Crochet Hook, Size 3.75mm (U.S. F/ 5) or Size Needed to Obtain Gauge
 

Project Instructions

ABBREVIATIONS
Approx= Approximately

Beg= Beginning

Ch= Chain(s)

Hdc= Half double crochet

Inc= Increase(ing)

Rnd(s)= Round(s)

Sc= Single crochet

Sl st = Slip stitch

Sp(s)= Space(s)

St(s)= Stitch(es)

Instructions

Note: When joining colors, work to last 2 loops on hook of first color.

Draw new color through last 2 loops and proceed.

Ch 2 at beg of rnd does not count as st.

Join with sl st to first st at end of each rnd.

With A, ch 2.

1st rnd: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join.

2nd rnd: Ch 1. 2 sc in each sc around. Join. 12 sc.

3rd rnd: Ch 1. (2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in next sc) 6 times. Join. 18 sc.

4th rnd: Ch 1. (2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc) 6 times. Join. 24 sc.

5th rnd: Ch 1. (2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 3 sc) 6 times. Join. 30 sc.

6th rnd: Ch 1. (2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc) 6 times. Join. 36 sc.

Cont as established, inc 6 sc each rnd until there are 126 sc. Join B at end of last rnd.

Proceed as follows:

1st rnd: With B, ch 2. Working into back loop only, 1 hdc in each sc around, inc 4 sts evenly around. Join. 130 hdc.

2nd to 9th rnds: Ch 2. 1 hdc in sp between each hdc around. Join A at end of 9th rnd.

10th rnd: With A, ch 2. 1 hdc in sp between each hdc around. Join C.

11th to 19th rnds: With C, ch 2. 1 hdc in sp between each hdc around. Join A at end of 19th rnd.

20th rnd: With A, ch 2. 1 hdc in sp between each hdc around. Join D.

21st to 29th rnds: With D, ch 2. 1 hdc in sp between each hdc around. Join A at end of 29th rnd.

30th rnd: With A, ch 2. 1 hdc in sp between each hdc around. Join E.

31st to 39th rnds: With E, ch 2. 1 hdc in sp between each hdc around. Join A at end of 39th rnd.

40th rnd: With A, ch 2. 1 hdc in sp between each hdc around. Join.

41st rnd: Ch 1. Working from left to right, instead of from right to left as usual, work 1 reverse sc in each hdc around. Join. Fasten off.

Straps (make 2)

With A, ch 111.

1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of chain. Turn.

2nd to 5th rows: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.

Fold Handle in half lengthwise and working through both thicknesses to join 5th row to foundation row, work 1 sc in each st to end of row. Fasten off.

Tips

MEASUREMENTS: Approx. 17" [43cm] wide x 14½" [37cm] high, excluding handles. GAUGE: 15 hdc and 12 rnds = 4" [10cm].