The C2C Crochet Tote Bag is so pretty and is a great way to use your stash yarn and left over bits from other projects that you just can’t throw away. Here we go…
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The C2C Crochet Tote Bag is part of the Holiday Stashdown CAL 2016 for the month of August. You’ll have plenty of time to gather supplies and yarn. The colors used here were from other projects, and I used the yarn that had more yardage for the shorter and longer rows. Once you’ve completed your tote bag, you can add it to the Giveaway sponsored by Red Heart Yarn! More details to follow and links for you to add your project. Please join the Facebook Group HERE or the Ravelry Group HERE for pattern news and events.
Skill level: Intermediate
Size: 14″ long x 14″ wide
Yarn: 6 colors of WW #4, 1 skein of black WW #4 cotton or acrylic
Supplies: Yarn needle
(1 pair) Braided Microfiber Purse Handles – Everything Mary, Color Black, #EVM2394-blk
(1 pair) Purse n-alize it! Vinyl Braid with Round Rings Purse Handle
Hook: 3.75 mm [US F]
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Gauge: 5 clusters and 5 rows = 4 inches
Stitch Abbreviations – US terms:
ch(s) – chain(s)
dc – double crochet
RS – right side
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
sp(s) – space(s)
st(s) – stitch(es)
WS – wrong side
Cluster – Ch 3 and 3 dc in same space.
Starting at bottom right corner, increasing 1 cluster through Row 16, then decreasing by 1 cluster for Rows 17-31. Each Color is worked for 2 rows. Add new color at last yarn over at end of cluster when changing colors, see chart.
Pattern starts here: Make 2 panels
Chain 6, turn.
Row 1 (RS): 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, 1 dc in next 2 chs. (1 cluster).
Row 2 (WS): Ch 6, 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, 1 dc in next 2 chs, turn, slip st in next ch 3 sp. Ch 3, 3 dc in same 3 ch space. (2 clusters).
Row 3-16: Ch 6, 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, 1 dc in next 2 chs, turn, sl st in next ch 3 sp. *Ch 3, 3 dc in same 3 ch space, sl st in next ch 3 space*. Repeat *-* across. (3 – 16 clusters).
Row 17-31: Ch 3, turn, sl st in ch 3 sp, *Ch 3, 3 dc in same ch 3 space, sl st in next ch 3 space*. Repeat *-* across. (15-1 clusters).
Start at bottom right corner of Row 1. (see chart)
Round 1: 4 sc in end of dc, *3 sc evenly in the end of each row along side to next corner, 4 sc in ch 3 sp of corner*. Repeat *-* around panel, sl st to beginning sc. (196 sc).
Round 2: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st, placing 3 sc in each corner, ending with sl st to beginning sc. (204 sc).
Round 3: Repeat Round 2, except along top opening of bag, 1 sc in next 10 sts from corner, then add handle ring by working 1 sc through the ring in next 4 sts, 1 sc in next 22 sts, add other end of handle by working 1 sc through the ring in next 4 sts, 1 sc in remaining 10 sts to corner. Continue side and bottom as for Round 2. End off yarn, weave in ends. (212 sc).
Lay the two panels together with WS together, lining up sts. Attach yarn with sl st at top left corner, sl st Round 3 of border from each panel together in back loop only. Continue along side, bottom and other side. Sl st around top opening of the bag, sl st to beginning sl st. End off yarn, weave in ends.
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