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caron® cotton cakes™ crochet textured tote

On your next outing, don’t forget to bring along this colorful, textured tote! Made with Caron® Cotton Cakes™ yarn, it’s sturdy and lightweight – the perfect DIY accessory. Our free crochet pattern is quick and easy to follow, so let’s get started!
Step 1
MEASUREMENTS: Approx. 17" [43 cm] wide x 15" [38 cm] high (excluding handles).

GAUGE: 15 hdc and 10 rnds = 4" [10 cm]. Save time and check your gauge.

SPECIAL STITCH(ES):
   -  Cluster = (Yoh and draw up a loop) 3 times in indicated space. Yoh and draw through 6 loops on hook. Yoh and draw through rem 2 loops on hook.
 
Project Note: Ch 2 at beg of rnd does not count as hdc.
 

INSTRUCTIONS:
 
Base: Ch 55.
 
Rnd 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to last ch. 3 sc in last ch. Working into opposite side of foundation ch, 1 sc in each of next 52 ch. 2 sc in last ch. Join with sl st to first sc. 110 sc.
 
Rnd 2: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sc as last sl st. 1 sc in each of next 53 sc. 3 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 54 sc. 3 sc in next sc. Join with sl st to first sc. 114 sc.
 
Rnd 3: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sc as last sl st. 1 sc in each of next 54 sc. 3 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 56 sc. 3 sc in next sc. 1 sc in last sc. Join with sl st to first sc. 118 sc.
 
Rnd 4: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sc as last sl st. 1 sc in each of next 55 sc. 3 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 58 sc. 3 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of last 2 sc. Join with sl st to first sc. 122 sc.
 
Rnd 5: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sc as last sl st. 1 sc in each of next 56 sc. 3 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 60 sc. 3 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of last 3 sc. Join with sl st to first sc. 126 sc. Place marker on last st. 
Step 2
Main Section:
 
Rnd 1: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each sc around, inc 4 sts evenly around. Join with sl st to first hdc. 130 hdc.
 
Rnd 2: Sl st in next sp between 2 hdc. Ch 2. 1 hdc in same sp. 1 hdc in each sp between 2 hdc around. Join with sl st to first hdc.
 
Rnd 3: As 2nd rnd.
 
Rnd 4: Ch 2. 1 cluster in same sp as last sl st. *Ch 1. Skip next hdc. 1 cluster in next hdc. Rep from * around to last hdc. Ch 1. Skip last hdc. Join with sl st to top of first cluster.
 
Rnd 5: Ch 2. 1 hdc in same sp as last sl st. *1 hdc in next ch-1 sp. 1 hdc in top of next cluster. Rep from * around, ending with 1 hdc in last ch-1 sp. Join with sl st to first hdc.
 
Rep Rnds 2-5 for pat until work from marked rnd measures approx 12½" [32 cm], ending on a 4th rnd of pat.
 
Next Rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. *1 sc in next ch-1 sp. 1 sc in top of next cluster.
Rep from * around, ending with 1 sc in last ch-1 sp. Join with sl st to first sc.
 
Next Rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
Rep last rnd until work from marked rnd measures approx 14" [35.5 cm]. Fasten off. 
Step 3
Mark Sts for Handles:
 
Fold bag flat. Mark side sts. Place 2 markers for each handle, 13 sts away from each side st. (38 sts unworked between markers on front and back of bag). Remove side st markers.
 
 
Make Handles:
 
Rnd 1: (RS). Join yarn with sl st at left back marker. Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. 1 sc in each sc to next marked st. 1 sc in next marked st. Ch 101 (for handle). Skip next 38 sts. 1 sc in next marked st. 1 sc in each st to next marked st. 1 sc in next marked st. Ch 101 (for handle).
Skip next 38 sts. Join with sl st to first sc.
 
Rnd 2: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. 1 sc in each sc or ch around. Join with sl st to first sc.
 
Rnd 3: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
 
Rep last rnd 3 times more. Fasten off.
 
 
ABBREVIATIONS:
Approx = Approximate(ly)
Beg = Begin(ning)
Ch = Chain(s)
Hdc = Half Double Crochet
Inc = Increasing
Pat = Pattern
Rem = Remaining
Rep = Repeat
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
RS = Right Side
Sc = Single Crochet
Sl st = Slip Stitch
Sp(s) = Space(s)
St(s) = Stitch(es)
Yoh = Yarn Over Hook
 
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