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Over an hour
Intermediate
Intermediate
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chunky granny square crochet tote

Crochet yourself a lovely chunky tote for fall.
Step 1
Quantities Needed for this Project:
5 Skeins - Loops & Threads® Chunky™ Yarn – Heather Gray
 
ABBREVIATIONS
Approx = Approximately
Ch = Chain
Rnd = Round
Rep = Repeat
St(s) = Stitch(es)
Sl St = Slip stitch
Sc = Single crochet
Hdc = Half double crochet
Dc = Double crochet
Yo = Yarn over 
Step 2
Ch 5, and sl st into the first ch to form a ring.
 
1st rnd: Ch 2. Dc 11, working each st into the ring itself. Sl st into the second ch to complete the rnd.

2nd rnd: Ch 2. Dc into the first st. Dc twice into each of the following sts. Once you’ve worked back to the beginning of the rnd, sl st into the second ch to complete the rnd.

3rd rnd: Ch 2. Dc into the first st. *(Dc once into the next st. Dc twice into the following st.) Rep from *, dc twice into every other st, until you’ve reached the beginning of the rnd. Sl st into the second ch to complete the rnd.

4th rnd: Ch 2. In the next st, hdc 2, ch 1, hdc 2, dc. This will create the first corner of your granny square. *(Sk 1, then sc in the next 2 st, sl st in the following 2 st, sc in the next 2 st, sk 1. In the next st, dc, hdc 2, ch 1, hdc 2, dc. Rep from) * to create the remaining corners and finish the round. Once you’ve worked back to the beginning of the rnd, sl st into the second ch to complete the rnd.

5th rnd: Ch 2. Hdc into the next 2 st. *(In the corner space, hdc, dc 2, ch 1, dc 2, hdc. Hdc in each st to the corner.)* Rep from * three times to finish the round. St st into the second ch to complete the rnd. Knot off your yarn, trim and weave in the end.
 
Repeat the steps above to create a second granny square that’s exactly the same as the first. 
Step 3
Finishing
Place the granny squares one on top of the other, with right sides together, so that the wrong sides are facing outward. Sl st on three sides to create the bag. Leave the fourth side open for the bag opening.
 
To create straps and finish the bag, turn the bag right side out. Make a slipknot in your yarn and place it over the hook. Sl st onto the bag at one of the side seams.
 
1st rnd: Ch 1. *(Sc into each of the next 8 st, then ch 16. Sk the next 6 st, and reattach the yarn to the bag at the 7th st. Continue sc in each st until you reach the opposite side seam. Rep from )* on the other side of the bag. Sl st to the ch to finish the rnd.

2nd rnd: Ch 1. *(Sl st in each of the next 7 st. Hdc in the final st before the ch from the previous rnd begins. Hdc in each ch as well as the first st after the ch (for 18 hdc total). Continue to sl st in each remaining st until the side seam.) Rep from * to finish the opposite side of the bag. Sl st to finish the rnd, then knot off your yarn, trim and weave in the ends. 
Step 4
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  • 809187850
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    Item # 10248698 
    $4.49
    • Size: Q / 16mm
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