Au­tumn Ridge Tote

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FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENTS 16 inches wide at base, 18 inches wide at top edge x 12 inches long, ex­clud­ing han­dles MA­TE­RI­ALS • King Cole Corona Chunky bulky (chunky) weight acrylic yarn (31/2 oz/170 yds/ 100g per ball):

6 balls #2276 cedar chest • Size G/6/4mm cro­chet hook or

size needed to ob­tain gauge • Tapestry nee­dle • Stitch marker • 18.2-inch by­hands em­bossed gen­uine leather purse han­dles and bag strap with bronze style ring #22-4701-E: 1 pair brown GAUGE 7 sc = 2 inches; 4 rows = 1 inch; 7 sc, tr = 2 inches; 5 row sc, tr = 2 inches

PAT­TERN NOTES

Weave in loose ends as work pro­gresses. Work with 2 strands held to­gether through­out un­less other­wise in­di­cated. Place stitch marker in first stitch of round and move marker each round as work pro­gresses. Do not join un­less other­wise in­di­cated. Join with slip stitch as in­di­cated un­less other­wise stated.

SPE­CIAL STITCH

Long sin­gle cro­chet (long sc): In­sert hook in in­di­cated st, draw up lp to height of work­ing rnd, yo, draw through both lps on hook.

TOTE

Rnd 1 (WS): With 2 strands of yarn held tog (see Pat­tern Notes), ch 45, 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, place marker (see Pat­tern Notes) in first sc, sc in each ch across, end­ing with 3 sc in last ch, work­ing on op­po­site side of foun­da­tion ch, sc in each ch across, do not join (see Pat­tern Notes). (90 sc) Rnd 2: [3 sc in next st, sc in next st, 3 sc in next st, sc in each of next 42 sts] twice. (98 sc)

Rnd 3: Sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 46 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 44 sts. (102 sc) Rnd 4: Sc in each of next 3 sts, 2 sc in each of next 3 sts, sc in each of next 48 sts, 2 sc in each of next 3 sts, sc in each of next 45 sts. (108 sc) Rnd 5: [Sc in next st, tr in next st] around to last 2 sts, sc dec (see Stitch Guide) over last 2 sts. (54 sc, 53 tr) Rnd 6: [Tr in next st, sc in next st] around, end­ing with tr in last st. (54 sc, 53 tr) Rnd 7: [Sc in next st, tr in next st] around, end­ing with sc in last st. (54 sc, 53 tr) Rnds 8–33: [Rep rnds 6 and 7 al­ter­nately] 13 times. Rnd 34: Rep rnd 6, turn to RS. Rnd 35 (RS): Sc in each st

around, join (see Pat­tern Notes) in beg sc. (107 sc) Rnd 36: Work­ing over sts of rnds 34 and 35 and in top lps of tr of rnd 33, [2 long sc (see Spe­cial Stitch) in next tr] around, join in top of first long sc. Fas­ten off. (106 long sc)

ASSEM­BLY

Thread tapestry nee­dle with 1 strand cedar chest and sew ends of han­dles where de­sired to top edge of Tote.

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