Additional Materials:

Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton: Grass 2 Balls, Crochet Hook I-9 (5.5mm)

About this Project

Conveniently carry your yarn, crochet gear, or groceries in this handmade reusable open-weave tote bag made with Lion Brand 24/7 yarn.

SIZE

Finished Circumference About 26 in. (66 cm)

Finished Height About 13 1/2 in. (34.5 cm), not including handles

  

GAUGE

Exact gauge is not essential to this project.



NOTES

1. Base of Bag is worked in joined rnds with RS always facing. Do not turn at the beg of rnds of base.

2. Sides of Bag are worked in joined and turned rnds in a Diamond Lattice pattern. When working sides, turn at the beg of every rnd.

3. Top edge and straps are worked in a continuous spiral. Do join and do not turn at the beg of rnds.



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  • 1

    TOTE

    Base

    Ch 3, join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.

    Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 8 sc in ring; join with sl st in first sc – 8 sc.

    Rnd 2: Ch 1, work 2 sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc – 16 sc.

    Rnd 3: Ch 1, (sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) 8 times; join with sl st in first sc – 24 sc.

    Rnd 4: Ch 1, (sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st) 8 times; join with sl st in first sc – 32 sc.

    Rnd 5: Ch 1, (sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st) 8 times; join with sl st in first sc – 40 sc.

    Rnd 6: Ch 1, (sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st) 8 times; join with sl st in first sc – 48 sc.

    Rnd 7: Ch 1, (sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st) 8 times; join with sl st in first sc – 56 sc.

    Rnd 8: Ch 1, (sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st) 8 times; join with sl st in first sc – 64 sc.

    Rnd 9: Ch 1, (sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st) 8 times; join with sl st in first sc – 72 sc.

    Rnd 10: Ch 1, (sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st) 8 times; join with sl st in first – 80 sc.

    Rnd 11: Ch 1 (sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st) 8 times; join with sl st in first sc – 88 sc.

    Rnd 12: Ch 1, (sc next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st) 8 times; join with sl st in first sc – 96 sc.

    Rnd 13: Ch 1, (sc in next 11 sts, 2 sc in next st) 8 times; join with sl st in first sc – 104 sc.

  • 2

    Begin Diamond Lattice pattern

    Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in next 2 sts, *ch 5, skip next 3 sts, sc in next 5 sts; rep from * to last 6 sts, ch 5, skip next 3 sts, sc in last 3 sts; join with sl st in first sc – you will have 65 sc and 13 ch-5 sps in this rnd.

    Rnd 2 (WS): Ch 1, turn, sc in first 2 sc, ch 3, sc in next ch-5 sp, *ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 3, sc in next ch-5 sp; rep from * to last 2 sc, ch 3, sc in last 2 sc; join with sl st in first sc – 53 sc and 26 ch-3 sps.  

    Rnd 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, *ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next sc, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc – 53 sc and 26 ch-3 sps.

    Rnd 4: Ch 7 (counts as tr, ch 3), turn, sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next 3 sc, sc in next ch-3 sp, *ch 5, sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next 3 sc, sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * to last sc, ch 3, tr in last sc; join with sl st in 4th ch of beg ch-7 – 2 tr, 65 sc, 2 ch-3 sps and 12 ch-5 sps.

    Rnd 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in first tr, ch 3, sk first ch-3 sp, sk next sc, sc in next 3 sc, *ch 3, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next 3 sc; rep from * to last ch-sp, ch 3, sc in same ch as joining; join with sl st in first sc – 53 sc and 26 ch-3 sps.

    Rnd 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, sc next in ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next sc, *ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next sc, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * to last ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in last ch-3 sp, sc in last sc; join with sl st in first sc – 53 sc and 26 ch-3 sps.

    Rnd 7 (RS): Ch 1, turn, sc in first 2 sc, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 5, sc in next ch-3 sp, *sc in next 3 sc, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 5, sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * to last 2 sc, sc in last 2 sc; join with sl st in first sc – 65 sc and 13 ch-5 sps.

     

    Rep Rnds 2-7 until piece measures about 10 in. (25.5 cm) from last rnd of base, end with a Rnd 7 as the last rnd you work.

     

    Top Edge and Straps

    Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 1, work 84 sc evenly spaced around top edge of Bag; do not join with a sl st, work in a continuous spiral – 84 sts.  Place marker for beg of rnd, move marker up as each rnd is completed.

    Rnds 2-4: Sc in each sc around.

    Rnd 5: Sc in next 15 sts, ch 50 for strap, sk next 12 sts, sc in next 30 sts, ch 50 for strap, sk next 12 sts, sc in last 15 sts.

    Rnd 6: Sc in each sc and ch around – 160 sc.

    Rnds 7-9: Sc in each sc around.

    Fasten off.

  • 3

    FINISHING

    Weave in ends.

     

    ABBREVIATIONS

    beg = begin(ning)

    ch = chain

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

    rep(s) = repeat(s)

    rnd(s) = round(s)

    RS = right side

    sc = single crochet

    sk = skip

    sl st = slip stitch

    st(s) = stitch(es)

    tr = treble (triple) crochet

    WS = wrong side