GRE­CIAN SUN TOTE

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GAUGE

15 sc = 4 inches; 16 rows = 4 inches Take time to check gauge.

PAT­TERN NOTES

Weave in ends as work pro­gresses. Tote con­sists of a Front and Back Panel seamed to­gether along bot­tom. Side Pan­els are worked sep­a­rately and seamed to Front and Back pan­els. Han­dles are worked sep­a­rately and at­tached to Tote. Chain- 3 at be­gin­ning of row counts as first dou­ble cro­chet un­less oth­er­wise stated. Chain- 4 at be­gin­ning of row counts as first dou­ble cro­chet and chain- 1 un­less oth­er­wise stated. Join with slip stitch as in­di­cated un­less oth­er­wise stated.

PAT­TERN STITCHES

Pat­tern 1 Row 1: Ch 3 ( see Pat­tern Notes), * ch 1, sk next 2 sts, shell ( see Spe­cial Stitches) in next st, ch 1, sk next 2 sts, dc in next st, rep from * across, turn. Row 2: Ch 3, * ch 2, sk next st, dc dec ( see Stitch Guide) in next 4 sts, ch 2, sk next st, dc in next st, rep from * across, turn.

Pat­tern 2 Row 1: Ch 4 ( see Pat­tern Notes), sk next st, * dc in next st, ch 3, sk next st, [ tr in next st, sk next st] 3 times, tr in next st, ch 3, sk next st, rep from * across to last 3 sts, dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next st, turn. Row 2: Ch 4, * dc in next dc, ch 3, sc in each of next 4 tr, ch 2, rep from * across, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch- 4, turn. Row 3: Ch 4, * dc in next dc, ch 2, sc in each of next 4 sc, ch 3, rep from * across, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch- 4, turn. Row 4: Ch 4, * dc in next dc, ch 3, sc in each of next 4 sc, ch 3, rep from * across, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch- 4, turn. Row 5: Ch 4, * dc in next dc, [ch 1, tr in next sc] 4 times, ch 1, rep from * across, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch- 4, turn.

SPE­CIAL STITCHES

Shell: 4 dc as in­di­cated in in­struc­tions. Crossed dou­ble cro­chet ( cross dc): Sk next st, dc in next st, work­ing in front of last dc made, dc in sk st.

TOTE

Front Panel

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. Row 13: Ch 3, dc in next sc and in each rem sc across, turn. Rows 14 & 15: ( see Pat­tern Stitches). Row 16: Ch 3, [ cross dc ( see Spe­cial Stitches) in next 2 sts] across, turn. Rows 17–21: Work row 1– 5 of Pat­tern 2 ( see Pat­tern Stitches). Row 22: Rep row 16. Rows 23 & 24 : Rep rows 14 and 15. Row 25: Rep row 16. Rows 26–30: Rep rows 17– 21. Row 31: Rep row 16. Rows 32–39: Rep row 2. Row 40 (Han­dle 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 each of next 3 sc, [cross dc in next 2 sc] 6

This trendy tote rein­ter­prets tra­di­tional cro­chet tech­niques, com­bin­ing ba­sic lace­work strips and sur­face em­broi­deries, re­sult­ing in a chic and mod­ern fash­ion ac­ces­sory.

EASY

FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENTS

8 inches wide x 33 inches in cir­cum­fer­ence

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Prism Wind­ward medium ( worsted) weight rayon/ cot­ton yarn ( 4 oz/ 200 yds/ 113g per hank):

1 hank high­lands • Size G/ 6/ 4mm cro­chet hook or size

needed to ob­tain gauge • Tapestry nee­dle

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