Knot­ted Net Tote

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FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENTS

12 inches wide x 14 inches long, ex­clud­ing han­dles

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Knit One, Cro­chet Too Ty-Dy Cot­ton medium (worsted) weight cot­ton yarn (31/2 oz/196 yds/100g per ball):

2 balls #289 painted desert • Size I/9/5.5mm cro­chet hook or

size needed to ob­tain gauge • Ta­pes­try nee­dle • Purse han­dles: 1 pair

GAUGE

In dc/sc pat­tern: 19 sts = 6 inches; 12 rows = 6 inches

PAT­TERN NOTES

Weave in loose ends as work pro­gresses. Chain-2 at be­gin­ning of row counts as first dou­ble cro­chet un­less oth­er­wise stated.

SPE­CIAL STITCH

Love knot (LK): Draw up lp on hook to 1/2 inch, ch 1, sc in sp be­tween sin­gle and dou­ble strands (to close st—see il­lus­tra­tion). A

TOTE

Row 1: Ch 38, dc in 3rd ch from hook (beg sk chs count as first dc), dc in each ch across, turn. (37 dc) Row 2: Ch 1, * fpsc (see Stitch Guide) around next dc, bpsc (see Stitch Guide) around next dc, rep from * to last st, sc in top of last st, turn. (37 sc) Row 3: Ch 2 (see Pat­tern Notes), dc in each st across, turn. Row 4: Rep row 2. Rows 5–12: [Rep rows 3 and 4] 4 times. Row 13: Ch 2, * LK (see Spe­cial Stitch), sk next 2 sc, dc in next sc, rep from * across, turn. Rows 14–18: Ch 2, *LK, sk next LK, dc in next dc, rep from * across, turn. Rows 19–66: [Rep rows 3 and 4] 24 times. Do not fas­ten off. Edg­ing Ro­tate tote and work in ends of rows across top edge.

Row 1: Ch 1, evenly sp 74 sc across. Fas­ten off. (74 sc) FIN­ISH­ING Block lightly. Sew bot­tom and sides tog and at­tach han­dles. CW

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