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