Additional Materials:

Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton: Grass 3 Balls, G-6 Crochet Hook

About this Project

Your friends will be green with envy over this adorable reusable handmade farmer's market tote bag made with Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton yarn.

SIZE

Finished Circumference About 35 in. (89 cm)

Finished Height About 15 1/2 in. (39.5 cm), not including strap

Note: Tote will stretch to accommodate your needs!

 

GAUGE

16 sc + 16 rnds = about 4 in. (10 cm).

6 (sc, ch 3) reps = about 4 in. (10 cm) in Rnds 1-31 of body.

BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.



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    STITCH EXPLANATION

    sc2tog (sc 2 sts together) (Insert hook in next st and draw up a loop) twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook – 1 st decreased.

     

    NOTES

    1. Tote is worked in one piece.

    2. Base is worked first in continuous rnds (spiral) of sc. Body is worked in joined rnds of (sc, ch 3) and (sc, ch 5) mesh. One end of strap is worked directly onto top edge of the Tote; other end of strap is sewn to the Tote.

     

    TOTE

    Base

    Wrap yarn around index finger. Insert hook into ring on finger, yarn over and draw up a loop. Carefully slip ring from finger and work the sts of Rnd 1 into the ring. When Rnd 1 is complete, gently but firmly, pull tail to tighten center of ring.

    Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 1, 6 sc in ring; work in continuous rnds (spiral), do not join last st to first st.

    Place a marker in the last sc made to indicate end of rnd. Move marker up as each rnd is completed.

    Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around – you will have 12 sc in this rnd.

    Rnd 3: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 18 sc.

    Rnd 4: *Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 24 sc.

    Rnd 5: *Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 30 sc.

    Rnd 6: *Sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 36 sc.

    Rnd 7: *Sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 42 sc.

    Rnd 8: *Sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 48 sc.

    Rnd 9: *Sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 54 sc.

    Rnd 10: *Sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 60 sc.

    Rnd 11: *Sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 66 sc.

    Rnd 12: *Sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 72 sc.

    Rnd 13: *Sc in next 11 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 78 sc.

    Rnd 14: *Sc in next 12 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 84 sc.

    Rnd 15: *Sc in next 13 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 90 sc.

    Rnd 16: *Sc in next 14 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 96 sc.

    Rnd 17: *Sc in next 15 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 102 sc.

    Rnd 18: *Sc in next 16 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 108 sc.

    Rnd 19: Sc in each st around.

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    Body

    Rnd 1 (Mesh – RS): *Sc in next sc, ch 3, sk next sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc – 54 sc and 54 ch-3 sps. Remove end of rnd marker.

    Rnds 2-30: Sl st in first ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc in same ch-3 sp, *ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * to last sc, ch 3, sk last sc; join with sl st in first sc – 54 sc and 54 ch-3 sps.

    Rnd 31: Sl st in first ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc in same ch-3 sp, *ch 5, sk next ch-3 sp, sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * to last ch-3 sp, ch 5, sk last ch-3 sp; join with sl st in first sc – 27 sc and 27 ch-5 sps.

    Rnds 32-34: Sl st in first ch-5 sp, ch 1, sc in same ch-5 sp, *ch 5, sk next sc, sc in next ch-5 sp; rep from * to last sc, ch 5, sk last sc; join with sl st in first sc – 27 sc and 27 ch-5 sps.

    Rnd 35: Ch 1, 4 sc in each ch-5 sp around; join with sl st in first sc – 108 sc.

    Rnd 36: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc.

     

    Strap

    Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in first 17 sts.

    Row 2 (Decrease Row – WS): Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, sc2tog, sc in each st to last 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in last st – 15 sc.

    Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

    Row 4: Rep Row 2 – 13 sc.

    Rows 5-8: Rep Rows 3 and 4 twice – 9 sc in Row 8.  

    Row 9: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

    Rep Row 9 until strap measures about 24 in. (61 cm) from beg, end with a RS row as the last row you work.

    Next Row (Increase Row – WS): Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, 2 sc in next st, sc in each st to last 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in last st – 11 sc.

    Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

    Rep last 2 rows 3 more times – 17 sc.

    Fasten off.

     

    FINISHING

    Sew end of strap to top edge of Tote, on side opposite the beginning of the strap.

    Weave in ends.

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    ABBREVIATIONS

    beg = begin(ning)

    ch = chain

    ch-sp(s) = chain space(s) previously made

    rep = repeat

    rnd(s) = round(s)

    RS = right side

    sc = single crochet

    sk = skip

    sl st = slip st

    st(s) = stitch(es)

    WS = wrong side