GRE­CIAN SUN TOTE

Crochet! - - Patterns - CON­TIN­UED FROM PAGE 60 CON­TIN­UED FROM PAGE 73

Rnd 2: Beg V- st ( see Spe­cial Stitches), V- st ( see Spe­cial Stitches) in each of next 2 sts, *[ch 2, sk next 2 sc, V- st in next sc] 49 times, V- st in each of next 3 sts, rep be­tween [ ] 11 times*, V- st in each of next 3 sts, rep be­tween * once, join in 3rd ch of beg V- st. ( 132 V- sts) times, ch 2, sk next 2 sc, [cross dc in next 2 sc] 5 times, dc in each of next 2 sc, turn. Rows 41–46: Rep row 2. At end of last row, fas­ten off.

Back Panel

Rows 1–39: Rep rows 1– 39 of Front Panel. Row 40 (Han­dle and But­ton Lp in­ser­tion row): Ch 3, dc in next sc, [cross dc in next 2 sc] 5 times, ch 2, sk next 2 sc, [cross dc in next 2 sc] 6 times, dc in next sc, ch 1, sk next sc, dc in next sc, [cross dc in next 2 sc] 6 times, ch 2, sk next 2 sc, [cross dc in next 2 sc] 5 times, dc in each of next 2 sc, turn. Rows 41–46: Rep rows 41– 46 of Front Panel. Sew Front and Back Pan­els tog along bot­tom edge.

Side Band

Make 2. Row 1: With off- white, ch 46, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each rem ch across, turn. ( 45 sc) Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn. Rows 3–15: Rep row 2. At end of last row, fas­ten off.

Bot­tom Band

Row 1: With off- white, ch 56, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each rem ch across, turn. ( 55 sc) Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn. Rows 3–12: Rep row 2. At end of last row, fas­ten off.

Han­dle

Make 2. Row 1: With brown, ch 81, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each rem ch across, turn. ( 80 sc) Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn. Rows 3–7: Rep row 2. At end of last row, fas­ten off. Fold Han­dle in half length­wise. Work­ing in sts along both row 7 and op­po­site side of foun­da­tion ch, join ( see Pat­tern Notes) off- white in first st, sl st in next st and in each rem st across. Fas­ten off.

But­ton Lp

Row 1: With brown, ch 31, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each rem ch across, turn. ( 30 sc) Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn. Fas­ten off. Form a lp and sew ends tog for 5 sts.

FIN­ISH­ING

As­sem­bly

Work­ing on in­side of Tote, sew 1 long side of Bot­tom Band to row 12 of Front Panel. Sew op­po­site long side of Bot­tom to row 12 of Back Panel. Leave short sides un­sewn. Insert wide strip of plas­tic un­der Bot­tom Band. With RS fac­ing and beg at row 31, sew 1 Side Band to Front and Back Pan­els along 3 sides of Side Band. Rep for 2nd Side Band on op­po­site side of Tote. Insert each end of 1 Han­dle in ch- 2 sps on rnd 40 of Front Panel. Sew each end on in­side of Tote. Rep for 2nd Han­dle on Back Panel. Insert But­ton Lp in ch- 1 sp on Back Panel and sew end on in­side of Tote. Hold 1 thin strip of cor­ru­gated plas­tic at top of Front Panel of Tote. Fold WS tog over plas­tic along row 40 and sew to in­side of Tote ( see schematic). Rep for op­po­site side of Tote. Sew but­ton on top of Front Panel op­po­site But­ton Lp as shown in photo.

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1, 2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in each of next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 2*, dc dec in next 2 dc] 6 times, end­ing last rep at *, join in top of beg dc. ( 156 dc, 18 ch- 1 sps, 12 ch- 2 sps) Rnd 17: Ch 2, [dc dec in first 2 dc, ch 1, dc dec in next 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 6 dc, ch 1, 2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 6 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in each of next 6 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 2] 6 times, join in top of beg dc. (168 dc, 18 ch-1 sps, 12 ch-2 sps) Rnd 18: Ch 2, dc dec in first 2 dc, [ch 2, 2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 7 dc, ch 1, 2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 8 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in each of next 7 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 2*, dc dec in next 2 dc] 6 times, end­ing last rep at *, join in top of beg dc. ( 186 dc, 12 ch- 1 sps, 12 ch- 2 sps) Rnd 19: Ch 2, [ hdc in each st and ch- 1 sp around to next ch- 2 sp, 2 hdc in next ch- 2 sp] around, join in beg hdc. ( 222 hdc) Rnds 20 & 21: Ch 2, hdc in each hdc around, join in beg hdc. At end of last rnd, fas­ten off.

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