Two Hour Tote

If you have a few hours to spare, then you can complete this Two-Hour Tote pattern. This free crochet design is just the right size for kids to use and is great to carry to the farmer’s market during the summer. Add a cute flower or bow embellishment to personalize the look of this homemade tote bag. It could also be used as a yarn storage bag; it’s just the right size to fit a few skeins of cotton weight yarn.
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Materials:
-About 250 yards of worsted weight yarn (It took me about 1.5 Sugar’n Cream skeins)  ?  I hook
-Safety pin for marking stitches.
-Flower or other embellishment to spice it up!

NOTE: the chain 2 at the beginning of the first four rounds does NOT count as the first stitch – you will need to work in that stitch you would normally skip. You will be joining rounds in the first true DC stitch rather than the top of the turning chain.

Instructions:

Ch 3.
Round 1: Work 12 DC in the first chain from hook. Join in the top of the first DC. (12)

Round 2: ch 2. 2 DC in each stitch around. Join to the top of the first DC. (24)

Round 3: ch 2. *DC in the next stitch, 2 DC in the next* around. Join in the top of the first DC. (36)

Round 4: ch 2. *DC in the next 2 stitches, 2 DC in the next* around. Join in the top of the first DC.(48)

Beginning at round 5, you will be working in spiral. You will not join at the end of each round. I mark the first stitch of each round with a safety pin so I don’t lose my spot.

Round 5: Ch 3. *DC, ch 1* in each stitch.

Rounds 6-23: DC, ch 1 in each ch 1 space.

At the end of round 23, join with a slip stitch to the first DC of the previous round.

Round 24: Ch 2. DC in each ch 1 space.

Round 25: ch 2. DC BETWEEN each DC of the previous round.

Handles will be worked in rows. The Ch 2 does count as a stitch here. I work between stitches, but you could work in the stitches, too.

Row 1: Ch 2. DC in the next 9 stitches. (10)

Row 2: ch 2, turn. DC decrease in the next two stitches. DC in the next 5. DC decrease in the last two stitches. (8)

Row 3: ch 2, turn. DC decrease in the next two stitches. DC in the next 3. DC decrease in the last two stitches. (6)

Rows 4-15: ch 2, turn. DC in the next 5 stitches (6). (Continue on if you’d like longer straps)

Cut yarn and weave ends. Fold your bag in half as evenly as possible to determine where to start the other side of the handle (I skipped 15 stitches) and work the handle on the other side of the bag. Single crochet the two sides of the handle together on the wrong side.

Gevonden op: daisycottagedesigns.net

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