AN­CHORS AWEIGH TOTE

This adorable lined tote has ca­bles and glamor by the boat­load.

Crochet! - - Contents - De­sign by Kathy Oli­varez

IN­TER­ME­DI­ATE FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENTS

11 inches wide x 8 ½ inches tall x 3 inches deep

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Omega Sin­fo­nia light ( DK) weight mer­cer­ized cot­ton yarn ( 31/2 oz/ 218 yds/ 100g per skein): 2 skeins # 814 navy 1 skein # 807 khaki • Size G/ 6/ 4mm cro­chet hook or size needed to ob­tain gauge • Stitch mark­ers • Ta­pes­try nee­dle • Sewing nee­dle and thread to match lin­ing • 101/2- inch- wide x 131/2- inch- long plas­tic

can­vas sheet • 9- inch- wide x 12- inch- long craft felt sheet • 1/2 yard lin­ing fab­ric • 1- inch buttons: 4 • Piece of light card­board

GAUGE

5 sc = 1 inch; 5 rows = 1 inch

PAT­TERN NOTES

Bot­tom is worked in con­tin­u­ous rounds. Do not join rounds or turn un­less oth­er­wise stated. Place stitch marker at be­gin­ning of rounds and move up as each round is com­pleted. Weave in loose ends as work pro­gresses. Join with slip stitch as in­di­cated un­less oth­er­wise stated. Sides are worked in joined, turned rounds.

SPE­CIAL STITCHES

Sin­gle cro­chet join (sc join): Place slip knot on hook, insert hook in in­di­cated st, yo and pull up a lp, yo and draw through both lps on hook. Sur­face slip stitch (sur­face sl st): Insert hook in in­di­cated sp, yo, pull lp to RS and through lp on hook.

TOTE BOT­TOM

Rnd 1: Ch 28 with navy, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch and in each ch across to

last ch, 5 sc in last ch, work­ing across op­po­site side of beg ch, sk first ch, sc in each ch across to last ch, 4 sc in last ch. Place marker (see Pat­tern Notes) on beg sc. (60 sc)

Rnd 2: Sc in first 28 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 29 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in last st. (64 sc)

Rnd 3: Sc in first 28 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 29 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in last st. (68 sc)

Rnd 4: Sc in first 27 sts, [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] 3 times, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 27 sts, [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] 3 times, 2 sc in last st. (76 sc)

Rnd 5: Sc in first 29 sts, [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] 3 times, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 31 sts, [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] 3 times, 2 sc in next st, sc in last 2 sts. (84 sc)

Rnd 6: Sc in first 28 sts, [2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts] 3 times, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 29 sts, [2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts] 3 times, 2 sc in next st, sc in last st. (92 sc)

Rnd 7: Sc in first 29 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 31 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in last 2 sts. (100 sc)

Rnd 8: Sc in each st around, join (see Pat­tern Notes) in beg sc, fas­ten off.

SIDES

Rnd 9 (RS): With RS fac­ing, sc join (see Spe­cial Stitches) navy in back lp (see Stitch Guide) of 91st st of pre­vi­ous rnd, sc in back lps of each st around, join in first st, turn. (100 sc)

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

Rnd 11: Ch 1, sc in first 5 sts, [ch 12, sc in next 10 sts] 9 times, ch 12, sc in last 5 sts, join in first st, turn. (100 sc, 10 ch-12 lps)

Rnd 12: Hold­ing ch-12 lps to RS, ch 1, sc in first 6 sts, [sk ch-12 lp, sc in next 10 sts] 9 times, sk last ch-12 lp, sc in last 4 sts, join in first st, turn. (100 sc)

Rnds 13 & 14: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join in first st, turn.

Rnds 15–18: Rep rnds 11–14.

Rnd 19: Rep rnd 11.

Rnd 20: Hold­ing ch-12 lps to RS, ch 1, sc in first 4 sts, [sk ch-12 lp, sc in next 10 sts] 9 times, sk last ch-12 lp, sc in last 6 sts, join in first sc, chang­ing color (see Stitch Guide) to khaki in join, turn.

Rnd 21: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join in first st, turn.

Rnd 22: Ch 1, sc in each st around, chang­ing color to navy in join, turn.

Rnds 23– 46: [Rep rnds 11–22 con­sec­u­tively] twice.

Rnds 47–54: Rep rnds 11–18.

Rnd 55: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join in first st, turn.

Rnd 56: Ch 1, sc in each st around, chang­ing color to khaki in join, turn. Beg at bot­tom of Sides, in­ter­lock ch-12 lps in each col­umn by pulling the 2nd lp through the first, the 3rd lp through the 2nd, and so on, un­til all lps are linked. The fi­nal lp in each col­umn will be se­cured in rnd 57.

Rnd 57: Hold­ing ch-12 lps to RS of Sides, ch 1, sc in first 4 sts, [ in­sert­ing hook in next ch12 lp, sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 8 sts] 9 times, in­sert­ing hook in last ch-12 lp, sc in next 2 sts, sc in last 4 sts, join in first st, do not turn.

Rnd 58: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join in first st, fas­ten off.

Han­dle

Make 2. With khaki, ch 100, hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across to last ch, 6 hdc in last ch, work­ing across op­po­site side of beg ch, sk first ch, hdc in each ch across to last st, 5 hdc in last ch, join in first hdc, fas­ten off. With RS fac­ing, hold khaki un­der Strap, insert hook in base of first st, place slip knot on hook, pull lp to RS, work­ing in base of each st, sur­face sl st (see Spe­cial Stitches) across, work­ing last sur­face sl st in base of 6- hdc group at other end, fas­ten off.

FIN­ISH­ING

Flat­ten Tote. Re­fer­ring to photo as a guide, sew ends of each Han­dle to RS of Tote, cen­ter­ing ends be­tween 2 col­umns of ch-12 lps near­est each side edge.

Sta­bi­lizer

Trace Bot­tom on light card­board and cut out tem­plate. With tem­plate, cut plas­tic can­vas and 2 pieces of felt to that shape. Layer plas­tic can­vas be­tween pieces of felt and whip­stitch (see il­lus­tra­tion) around all edges with sewing thread.

Place Sta­bi­lizer on Bot­tom and tack around edges.

Lin­ing

With tem­plate on end of fab­ric, add 1/2- inch seam al­lowance around and cut piece for bot­tom of Lin­ing. Cut 2 pieces of fab­ric each mea­sur­ing 15 inches wide x 91/2 inches long for Sides Lin­ing.

Leav­ing 1/2- inch seam al­lowance, sew seams of Sides Lin­ing, then sew Side Lin­ing to Bot­tom Lin­ing, clip­ping bot­tom edge of Side Lin­ing as needed to ease curves of Bot­tom Lin­ing.

Turn un­der 1/2 inch on top edge of Lin­ing and press or pin. With WS tog, insert Lin­ing in Tote and sew folded edge close to top edge of Tote. Tack Lin­ing to Sta­bi­lizer. Sew buttons on ends of Han­dles through all lay­ers.

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