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Tumbling Blocks Tote

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Bernat
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Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Bernat® Handicrafter™ Cotton Geometric (12 oz/340 g; 608 yds/556 m)
  • Contrast A Bold Navy, 1 ball or 256 yds/234 m
  • Contrast B Cool Grey, 1 ball or 300 yds/275 m
  • Contrast C Pumped Up Pink, 1 ball or 121 yds/111 m
  • Contrast D Sharp Yellow, 1 ball or 134 yds/123 m
  • Note: 1 ball of each of all shades will make 2 Tote Bags
  • Size U.S. G/6 (4 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Pair of purchased 24" [60 cm] suede handles
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure

MEASUREMENTS:
Approx 12" x 18" [30.5 x 45.5 cm]

GAUGE:
Diamond Motif = 3-1/2" x 5" [9 x 12.5 cm].

DIRECTIONS:
Diamond Motif (Make 17 with A, 24 With B and 12 each with C and D)
Ch 2.
1st rnd: (1 sc. Ch 2. 1 sc. Ch 3) twice in 2nd ch from hook. Join with sl st to first sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in next sc. (1 sc. Ch 2. 1 sc) in next ch-2 sp. 1 sc in next sc. (2 sc. Ch 3. 2 sc) in next ch-3 sp. Rep from *once more. Join with sl st to first sc.
3nd rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 2 sc. (1 sc. Ch 2. 1 sc) in next ch-2 sp. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. (1 sc. Ch 3. 1 sc) in next ch-3 sp. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc. Rep from *once more. Join with sl st to first sc.
4th rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 3 sc. (1 sc. Ch 2. 1 sc) in next ch-2 sp. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. 1 hdc in each of next 2 sc. (2 dc. Ch 3. 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp. 1 hdc in each of next 2 sc. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from *once more. Join with sl st to first sc.
Fasten off.

Diagram 1

Triangle Motif 1 (Make 10)
With A, ch 4.
1st row: (RS). (1 sc. Ch 2. 1 sc. Ch 1. 1 hdc) in 4th ch from hook. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 3 (counts as 1 hdc and ch-1 sp). 2 sc in first ch-1 sp. 1 sc in next sc. (1 sc. Ch 2. 1 sc) in next ch-2 sp. 1 sc in next sc. 2 sc in next ch 3 sp. Ch 1. 1 hdc in 2nd ch of ch 3. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 3 (counts as 1 hdc and ch-1 sp). 1 sc in first ch-1 sp. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. (1 sc. Ch 2. 1 sc) in next ch-2 sp. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. 1 sc in next ch-3 sp. Ch 1. 1 hdc in 2nd ch of ch 3. Turn.
4th row: Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc and ch-1 sp). 2 dc in first ch-1 sp. 1 hdc in each of next 2 sc. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. (1 sc. Ch 2. 1 sc) in next ch-2 sp. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. 1 hdc in each of next 2 sc. 2 dc in next ch-3 sp. Ch 1. 1 dc in 2nd ch of ch 3. Fasten off.

Diagram 2

Triangle Motif 2 (Make 2)
With A, ch 4.
1st row: (RS). (1 sc. Ch 3. 1 sc. Ch 1. 1 hdc) in 4th ch from hook. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 3 (counts as 1 hdc and ch-1 sp). 1 sc in first ch-1 sp. 1 sc in next sc. (2 sc. Ch 3. 2 sc) in next ch-3 sp. 1 sc in next sc. 1 sc in net ch-3 sp. Ch 1. 1 hdc in 2nd ch of ch 3. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 3 (counts as 1 hdc and ch-1 sp).1 sc in first ch-1 sp. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. (1 sc. Ch 3. 1 sc) in next ch-3 sp. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. 1 sc in next ch-3 sp. Ch 1. 1 hdc in 2nd ch of ch 3. Turn.
4th row: Ch 3 (counts as 1 hdc and ch-1 sp). 1 sc in first ch-1 sp. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. 1 hdc in each of next 2 sc. (2 dc. Ch 3. 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp. 1 hdc in each of next 2 sc. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. 1 sc in last ch-1 sp. Ch 1. 1 hdc in 2nd ch of ch 3. Fasten off.

Diagram 3

Triangle Motif 3 (Make 4)
With A, ch 4.
1st row: (RS). (1 sc. Ch 1. 1 hdc) in 4th ch from hook. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 3 (counts as 1 hdc and ch-1). 1 sc in first ch-1 sp. 1 sc in next sc. 2 sc in next ch-3 sp. Ch 1. 1 hdc in 2nd ch of ch-3 sp. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 3 (counts as 1 hdc and ch-1 sp). 1 sc in first ch-1 sp. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. 1 sc in next ch-3 sp. Ch 1. 1 hdc in 2nd ch of next ch-3 sp. Turn.
4th row: Ch 3 (counts as 1 hdc and ch-1 sp). 1 sc in first ch-1 sp. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. 1 hdc in each of next 2 sc. 2 dc in next ch-3 sp. Ch 1. 1 dc in 2nd ch of ch-3. Fasten off.

Diagram 4

Sides (Make 2)
With B, ch 13.
1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of chain. 12 sc. Turn.
2nd to 11th rows: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
12th row: Ch 1. Sc2tog. 1 sc in each sc to last 2 sc. Sc2tog. Turn.
13th row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
Rep 2nd through 13th rows twice more. 6 sts.
Cont even in sc until work from beg measures 12" [30.5 cm]. Fasten off.

Finishing

Sew Motifs tog through back loops only as shown in Body Assembly Diagram. Fold assembled Body of Bag in half having WS tog. Align center bottom of Sides with Fold and pin in place. Align tops of Sides and Body and pin in place.

Join Sides: With RS of Body facing, join B with sl st to any top corner of Bag.
1st row: Ch 1. Working through both thicknesses, join Side to Body working sc evenly around. Fasten off.
Rep for opposite side.

Top Edging: With RS facing, Join B with sl st to any top corner of Bag. Ch 1. Work sc evenly around top edge of Bag. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

Sew purchased handles to front and back of Bag as shown in picture.

Stitch Key

ABBREVIATIONS:
Approx = Approximately
Beg = Begin(ning)
Ch = Chain(s)
Cont = Continue
Dc = Double crochet
Hdc = Half double crochet
Rep = Repeat
RS = Right side
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
Sc = Single crochet
Sc2tog = Draw up a loop in each of next 2 stitches. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook.
Sl st = Slip stitch
Sp = Space
St(s) = Stitch(es)
Tog = together
WS = Wrong side
Yoh = Yarn over hook

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