Wine Coun­try Tote

Sturdy ny­lon cord adds strength to this stylish tote, cre­at­ing a fash­ion ac­ces­sory that is as ver­sa­tile as it is pretty.

Annie's Fast, Easy, Fun, Crochet Fall 2018 - - Contents - Design by Laura Hontz

Skill Level

EASY

Fin­ished Mea­sure­ments

13 inches wide x 9 inches long x 6 inches deep, ex­clud­ing Straps

Ma­te­ri­als

• Omega La Espiga size 24 ny­lon cord (150 yds per roll): 3 rolls #27 wine

• Size H/8/5mm cro­chet hook or size needed to ob­tain gauge

• Ta­pes­try nee­dle

• Stitch marker

• 11/4-inch but­ton

Gauge

14 dc = 4 inches; rnds 1 and 2 = 21/2 inches

Pat­tern Notes

Weave in loose ends as work pro­gresses. Do not join rounds un­less oth­er­wise stated. Use stitch marker to mark be­gin­ning of rounds and move up as each round is com­pleted. Join with slip stitch as in­di­cated un­less oth­er­wise stated.

Spe­cial Stitch

Sin­gle cro­chet join (sc join): Place a slip knot on hook, in­sert hook in in­di­cated st, yo and draw up a lp, yo and pull through both lps on hook.

Tote Bot­tom

Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 23, dc in 4th ch from hook (beg 3 sk chs count as first dc) and in each ch across to last ch, 5 dc in last ch, work­ing on op­po­site side of foun­da­tion ch, sk first ch, dc in each ch across to last ch, 5 dc in last ch, place marker (see Pat­tern Notes). (48 dc)

Rnd 2: 2 dc in top of beg ch-3, dc in each of next 19 dc, 2 dc in each of next 5 dc, dc in each of next 19 dc, 2 dc in each of next 4 dc. (58 dc)

Rnd 3: [Dc in each of next 23 dc, 2 dc in each of next 6 dc] twice. (70 dc)

Rnd 4: Dc in each of next 25 dc, 2 dc in each of next 9 dc, dc in each of next 26 dc, 2 dc in each of next 9 dc, dc in next dc. (88 dc)

Rnd 5: Dc in each of next 26 dc, *[2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc] 8 times*, dc in each of next 28 dc, rep be­tween * once, dc in each of next 2 dc. (104 dc)

Sides

Rnd 6: Work­ing in back lps (see Stitch Guide), dc in each of first 30 dc, *[dc in next dc, dc dec (see Stitch Guide) in next 2 sts] 7 times*, dc in each of next 31 dc, rep be­tween * once, dc in next dc. (90 dc)

Rnd 7: Dc in first 89 dc. (89 dc)

Note: Beg next rnd in last un­worked st of rnd 7.

Rnd 8: 4 dc in next dc, [sk next 2 dc, 4 dc in next st] 29 times, sk next 2 dc. (30 groups of 4 dc)

Rnds 9–17: [Sk first dc of next 4- dc group, 2 dc in each of next 2 dc, sk last dc of same group] around.

Rnd 18: [Sc in each of next 56 dc, sk next 4 dc (pleat made)] twice. (94 sc)

Rnds 19–25: Sc in each st around. At end of last rnd, join (see Pat­tern Notes) in beg sc. Fas­ten off.

Strap

Rnd 1: Ch 110, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across to last ch, 3 sc in last ch, work­ing on op­po­site side of foun­da­tion ch, sk first ch, sc in each ch across to last ch, 2 sc in last ch, place marker. (220 sc)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each of first 2 sc, sc in each of next 105 sc, 2 sc in each of next 5 sc, sc in each st across to last 3 sc, 2 sc in each of last 3 sc, join in beg sc. Fas­ten off.

Sew ends of Strap to WS of Tote at pleats.

But­ton Lp

Get­ting started: Place marker on cen­ter st at top back edge of Tote.

Row 1: With RS fac­ing, sc join (see Spe­cial Stitch) in st be­fore marked st, sc in each of next 2 sc, turn. (3 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Row 3: Ch 12, join in last sc. Fas­ten off.

Sew but­ton to cen­ter front of Tote.

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