Tapestry Tote

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FIN­ISHED MEASUREMENTS

20 inches wide across top x 15 inches long, ex­clud­ing Handle

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• DROPS Paris medium (worsted) weight cot­ton yarn (13/4 oz/82 yds/ 50g per ball): 8 balls #09 strong blue 2 balls #100 light wash • Size 7/4.5mm cro­chet hook or

size needed to ob­tain gauge • Tapestry nee­dle • 2 cor­ru­gated plas­tic strips:

17 inches x 11/2 inches

GAUGE

14 dc = 4 inches; 8 rows = 4 inches

PAT­TERN NOTES

Weave in loose ends as work pro­gresses. Bag is worked beginning with Front and Back Pan­els. For each Panel a Square is worked in Tapestry dou­ble cro­chet. Bot­tom edge stitches of each Square are picked up to work Bag Bot­tom. Yarn is then joined to work Bag Lat­eral Sides and cor­ners are seamed. Bag Top Edge is cro­cheted in the round, then folded and sewn. Han­dles are worked sep­a­rately and then in­serted in Edg­ing. Bag is worked in tapestry cro­chet that adds col­or­work to projects. 1 strand of yarn is car­ried and wrapped in stitches of work­ing color. Then, col­ors are switched by fol­low­ing a pat­tern to make a spe­cific de­sign. There are no floats on the wrong side of work and a stronger fab­ric is pro­duced. When chang­ing color in Pat­tern Stitch, carry and work over color not in use. Do not cut or fas­ten off un­less oth­er­wise stated. The Col­or­work Chart is read from right to left. It shows the color to work each stitch in for that row. You will re­peat each row of Chart 4 times per round. Chain-3 at beginning of rows or rounds counts as first dou­ble cro­chet un­less oth­er­wise stated. Chain-1 at beginning of rows or rounds counts as first sin­gle cro­chet un­less oth­er­wise stated. Join with slip stitch un­less oth­er­wise stated.

SPE­CIAL STITCH Cross dou­ble cro­chet (xdc):

Sk next st, dc in next st, work­ing in front of dc pre­vi­ously made, dc in sk st.

TOTE FRONT PANEL

Square With light wash, ch 4 and join (see Pat­tern Notes) in first ch to form a ring. Work fol­low­ing rnds in Tapestry dc (see Pat­tern Notes), chang­ing col­ors (see Stitch Guide and Pat­tern Notes) as shown in Col­or­work Chart (see Pat­tern Notes). Rnd 1: Fol­low­ing Chart for color changes, ch 3 (see Pat­tern Notes), 1 dc in ring, [ch 2, 3 dc in ring] 3 times, ch 2, 1 dc in ring, join in 3rd ch at beg of rnd. (12 dc, 4 ch-2 sps) Rnds 2–13: Fol­low­ing Chart for color changes, ch 3, 1 dc in each dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in each ch-2 sp, join in 3rd ch at beg of rnd. At end of last rnd, fas­ten off both col­ors. (204 dc, 4 ch-2 sps)

BOT­TOM

With RS fac­ing, join strong blue in ch-2 sp at right bot­tom cor­ner of Square. Row 1: Ch 1 (see Pat­tern Notes), sc in each dc of edge across to next ch-2 sp, sc in last ch-2 sp, turn. (53 sc) Rows 2–6: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn. Fas­ten off.

BACK PANEL

With light wash, ch 4 and join in first ch to form a ring. Work rnds 1–13 of Square in Tapestry dc as for Front Panel, chang­ing col­ors as shown in Col­or­work Chart for Back Panel. Work Bot­tom as for Front Panel. Sew tog the 2 Pan­els along Bot­tom edges.

SIDES First Lat­eral Side

With RS fac­ing, join strong blue in side of row 1 of Front Panel Bot­tom.

Row 1: Ch 3, work 12 dc evenly sp in row ends across Bot­toms, turn. (13 dc)

Rows 2–4: Ch 3, dc in each dc across, turn.

Row 5: Ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, dc in each dc across un­til 2 dc rem, 2 dc in next dc, dc in last dc, turn. (15 dc) Rows 6–8: Rep rows 2–4. Row 9: Rep row 5. (17 dc) Rows 10–12: Rep rows 2–4. Row 13: Rep row 5. (19 dc) Rows 14–16: Rep rows 2–4. Row 17: Rep row 5. (21 dc) Rows 18–20: Rep rows 2–4. Row 21: Rep row 5. (23 dc)

Rows 22–24: Rep rows 2–4. Fas­ten off.

2nd Lat­eral Side

With RS fac­ing, join strong blue in side of row 1 of Back Panel Bot­tom. Rep as for First Lat­eral Side. Fas­ten off.

HAN­DLES

Make 2. With strong blue, ch 91.

Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn. (90 sc) Rows 2–7: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn. Fas­ten off.

ASSEM­BLY

Thread yarn nee­dle with a length of strong blue and sew side seams of Pan­els and Lat­eral Sides.

Bag Top Edge

With RS fac­ing, join strong blue in first dc of ei­ther Lat­eral Side.

Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 3, dc in each st and in each ch sp cor­ner around open­ing; join in beg ch-3, turn. (152 sts) Rnds 2–8: Ch 1, sc in each dc around; join in beg ch, turn. Rnd 9 (handle in­ser­tion rnd): Ch 3, dc in next sc, xdc (see

Spe­cial Stitch) 11 times, dc in next dc, xdc 5 times, ch 2, sk next 2 sts, xdc 6 times, dc in next st, xdc 6 times, ch 2, sk next 2 sts, xdc 18 times, dc in next st, xdc 5 times, ch 2, sk next 2 sts, xdc 6 times, dc in next st, xdc 6 times, ch 2, sk next 2 sts, xdc 6 times, join in beg ch, turn.

Rnd 10: Ch 1, sc in each st and ch around, join in beg ch, turn.

Rnds 11–14: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join in beg ch, turn. Fas­ten off.

FIN­ISH­ING

Fold han­dles length­wise with WS tog. Join strong blue in last sc. Work sl st through both thick­nesses of each sc across. Fas­ten off. Rep for 2nd handle. Fold Top Edge along rnd 9, with WS tog, over strips of cor­ru­gated plas­tic. Thread yarn nee­dle with a length of strong blue and sew edg­ing to in­side of Bag. In­sert handle ends at ch-2 sp handle in­ser­tion open­ings from the RS and sew them in­side edg­ing to se­cure. Rep for 2nd handle.

Twisted Cord

Cut light wash yarn a lit­tle over 4 times the length that is de­sired. Fold yarn in half and place the lp on a handle to hold it firm. At the other end, knot the ends of yarn tog and in­sert a pen­cil through the lp. Pull the yarn to keep it tight and start wind­ing the pen­cil to twist the Cord. When ten­sion is enough, slide lps off and hold both ends of yarns in your hand, al­low­ing Cord to fold back on it­self. Tie a knot in the open end of Cord to pre­vent it un­wind­ing.

Tas­sel

Wrap light wash yarn around a card­board of the de­sired length of Tas­sel. Thread a tapestry nee­dle with a length of yarn and tie tightly around 1 end of the wrapped yarn. Re­move nee­dle and cut yarn lps at other end. Thread tapestry nee­dle with an­other length of yarn and wrap tightly around lps just be­low top knot. Knot se­curely and bury ends in­side Tas­sel. Re­move nee­dle and trim ends of Tas­sel evenly. At­tach Tas­sel to twisted Cord and hang from han­dles.

This prac­ti­cal tote packs a lot of “wow” factor into one project! Choose your fa­vorite color com­bi­na­tion, cro­chet two mo­tifs and cre­ate a stylish fash­ion ac­ces­sory that’s sure to bring com­pli­ments!

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