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Autumn Tote Bag

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Some Experience Necessary
Project Courtesy of: Spinrite

Additional Information

Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Bernat Super Value (7 oz; 426 yds): Redwood Heather
  • Size U.S. H or 8 crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Purchased Bamboo straight handles 12" long
  • Scissors

DIRECTIONS:

GAUGE: 14 hdc and 9 rows = 4"
Measurements
Approx. 15"x12"

FRONT and BACK
(make alike).
Ch 67.
Foundation row: (WS). 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook (counts as 2 hdc). 1 hdc in each ch to end of ch. Turn. 66 hdc.
1st row: Ch 2 (counts as hdc). 1 hdc in next hdc. *1 dcfp in each of next 2 sts. 1 hdc in each of next 2 hdc. Rep from * to end of row. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 2 (counts as hdc). 1 hdc in next hdc. *1 dcbp in each of next 2 sts. 1 hdc in each of next 2 hdc. Rep from * to end of row. Turn.
Rep last 2 rows until work from beg measures 11 ins [28 cm], ending with a WS row.
Next row: (Eyelet row). Ch 2 (counts as hdc). 1 hdc in next hdc. *1 dcfp in each of next 2 sts. Ch 2. Miss next 2 hdc. Rep from * to last 4 sts. 1 dcfp in each of next 2 sts. 1 hdc in each of next 2 hdc. Turn.
Next row: Ch 2 (counts as hdc). 1 hdc in next hdc. *1 dcbp in each of next 2 sts. 2 hdc in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * to last 4 sts. 1 dcbp in each of next 2 sts. 1 hdc in each of next 2 hdc. Turn.
Next row: Ch 2 (counts as hdc). 1 hdc in next hdc. *1 dcfp in each of next 2 sts. 1 hdc in each of next 2 hdc. Rep from * to end of row. Turn.
Next row: Ch 2 (counts as hdc). 1 hdc in each st to end of row. Fasten off.
FINISHING: Place markers along side edges of Front and Back pieces, 2" down from last row. With WS tog, sew sides and bottom between markers.
Straps (make 2). Push straight straps through Eyelets. Cut 66 strands 35" long. Divide into 3 groups 22 strands in each group. Braid 3 groups, leaving both ends 4 ins unworked.
With RS of work facing, fold ends of Strap under straight handles to WS. Bring halves of ends tog and taking 2 strands of yarn tog, wrap 1-1/4" of handle as close to straight handle as possible (see photo). Fasten ends securely. Rep for other end of Strap.

STITCH GLOSSARY

Dcbp = Yoh and draw up a loop around post of next st at back of work 1 row below inserting hook from right to left. (Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice.
Dcfp = Yoh and draw up a loop around post of next st at front of work 1 row below inserting hook from right to left. (Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice.

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