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24/7 COTTON TRENTON TOTE
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24/7 COTTON TRENTON TOTE

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Lion Brand
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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Lion Brand® 24/7 Cotton, 2 balls: Grass or color of choice
  • Lion Brand® crochet hook size I-9 (5.5 mm)
  • Lion Brand® stitch markers
  • Lion Brand® large-eyed blunt needle

    • SIZE:
    • Finished Circumference About 26" (66 cm)
    • Finished Height About 13-1/2" (34.5 cm), not including handles

    • GAUGE:
    • Exact gauge is not essential to this project.

    • NOTES:
    • Base of Bag is worked in joined rnds with RS always facing. Do not turn at the beg of rnds of base.
    • Sides of Bag are worked in joined and turned rnds in a Diamond Lattice pattern. When working sides, turn at the beg of every rnd.
    • Top edge and straps are worked in a continuous spiral. Do join and do not turn at the beg of rnds.

    • DIRECTIONS:

    • TOTE
    • Base
    • Ch 3, join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
    • Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 8 sc in ring; join with sl st in first sc – 8 sc.
    • Rnd 2: Ch 1, work 2 sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc – 16 sc.
    • Rnd 3: Ch 1, (sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) 8 times; join with sl st in first sc – 24 sc.
    • Rnd 4: Ch 1, (sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st) 8 times; join with sl st in first sc – 32 sc.
    • Rnd 5: Ch 1, (sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st) 8 times; join with sl st in first sc – 40 sc.
    • Rnd 6: Ch 1, (sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st) 8 times; join with sl st in first sc – 48 sc.
    • Rnd 7: Ch 1, (sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st) 8 times; join with sl st in first sc – 56 sc.
    • Rnd 8: Ch 1, (sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st) 8 times; join with sl st in first sc – 64 sc.
    • Rnd 9: Ch 1, (sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st) 8 times; join with sl st in first sc – 72 sc.
    • Rnd 10: Ch 1, (sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st) 8 times; join with sl st in first – 80 sc.
    • Rnd 11: Ch 1 (sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st) 8 times; join with sl st in first sc – 88 sc.
    • Rnd 12: Ch 1, (sc next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st) 8 times; join with sl st in first sc – 96 sc.
    • Rnd 13: Ch 1, (sc in next 11 sts, 2 sc in next st) 8 times; join with sl st in first sc – 104 sc.

    • Begin Diamond Lattice pattern
    • Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in next 2 sts, *ch 5, skip next 3 sts, sc in next 5 sts; rep from * to last 6 sts, ch 5, skip next 3 sts, sc in last 3 sts; join with sl st in first sc – you will have 65 sc and 13 ch-5 sps in this rnd.
    • Rnd 2 (WS): Ch 1, turn, sc in first 2 sc, ch 3, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, sk next sc, *sc in next 3 sc, ch 3, sc in next ch-5 sp; rep from * to last 2 sc, ch 3, sc in last 2 sc; join with sl st in first sc – 53 sc and 26 ch-3 sps.
    • Rnd 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, *ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next sc, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next, sc in next sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc – 53 sc and 26 ch-3 sps.
    • Rnd 4: Ch 7 (counts as tr, ch 3), turn, sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next 3 sc, sc in next ch-3 sp, *ch 5, sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next 3 sc, sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * to last sc, ch 3, tr in last sc; join with sl st in 4th ch of beg ch-7 – 2 tr, 65 sc, 2 ch-3 sps and 12 ch-5 sps.
    • Rnd 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in first tr, ch 3, sk first ch-3 sp, sk next sc, sc in next 3 sc, *ch 3, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next 3 sc; rep from * to last ch-sp, ch 3, sc in same ch as joining; join with sl st in first sc – 53 sc and 26 ch-3 sps.
    • Rnd 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, sc next in ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next sc, *ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next sc, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * to last ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in last ch-3 sp, sc in last sc; join with sl st in first sc – 53 sc and 26 ch-3 sps.
    • Rnd 7 (RS): Ch 1, turn, sc in first 2 sc, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 5, sc in next ch-3 sp, *sc in next 3 sc, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 5, sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * to last 2 sc, sc in last 2 sc; join with sl st in first sc – 65 sc and 13 ch-5 sps.

    • Rep Rnds 2-7 until piece measures about 10 in. (25.5 cm) from last rnd of base, end with a Rnd 7 as the last rnd worked.

    • Top Edge and Straps
    • Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 1, work 84 sc evenly spaced around top edge of Bag; do not join with a sl st, work in a continuous spiral – 84 sts. Place marker for beg of rnd, move marker up as each rnd is completed.
    • Rnds 2-4: Sc in each sc around.
    • Rnd 5: Sc in next 15 sts, ch 50 for strap, sk next 12 sts, sc in next 30 sts, ch 50 for strap, sk next 12 sts, sc in last 15 sts.
    • Rnd 6: Sc in each sc and ch around – 160 sc.
    • Rnds 7-9: Sc in each sc around.
    • Fasten off.

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