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Striped Bubble Tote

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Pattern Number: L10504
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An excellent companion for any shopping trip, this bold striped tote is crocheted in rounds from the bottom up. The handles are crocheted directly into the bag, making it a very sturdy, one piece project with no seaming.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size

Finished Circumference About 24 in. (61 cm) at widest point
Finished Height About 16 in. (40.5 cm), not including handles


CORRECTIONS: (applied Mar 20, 2013)
Rnd 30: *Hdc in next 3 2 sts, hdc2tog; rep from * around - 54 sts.
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MATERIALS QTY ALT QTY
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860-102 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Aqua (A) 1  
 · 
860-158 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Mustard (B) 1  
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Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 mm) 1  
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers 1  
 · 
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6) 1  

Color (A)
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Color (B)
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To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below


Vanna's Choice®
 Linen  White  Pink Aqua Soft Pink  Silver Blue  Sapphire  Dusty Blue
Linen White Pink Aqua Soft Pink Silver Blue Sapphire Dusty Blue
 Colonial Blue  Navy  Raspberry  Scarlet Beige  Toffee  Taupe  Chocolate
Colonial Blue Navy Raspberry Scarlet Beige Toffee Taupe Chocolate
 Espresso  Honey Radiant Orange  Brick  Terracotta  Rust  Dusty Rose  Wild Berry
Espresso Honey Radiant Orange Brick Terracotta Rust Dusty Rose Wild Berry
 Rose  Antique Rose  Magenta  Eggplant  Dusty Purple  Purple  Burgundy  Silver Grey
Rose Antique Rose Magenta Eggplant Dusty Purple Purple Burgundy Silver Grey
 Charcoal Grey  Black Radiant Yellow  Mustard  Fern  Kelly Green  Dusty Green  Olive
Charcoal Grey Black Radiant Yellow Mustard Fern Kelly Green Dusty Green Olive
Radiant Lime  Cranberry Lime  Mountain Print  Woods Print  Purple Print  Autumn Print  Charcoal Print
Radiant Lime Cranberry Lime Mountain Print Woods Print Purple Print Autumn Print Charcoal Print
 Denim Mist  Rose Mist  Taupe Mist  Purple Mist  Seaspray Mist  Pearl Mist  Tangerine Mist Oatmeal
Denim Mist Rose Mist Taupe Mist Purple Mist Seaspray Mist Pearl Mist Tangerine Mist Oatmeal
Grey Marble Wheat Barley Dark Grey Heather Silver Heather Patchwork Grey Twilight Plum Jam
Grey Marble Wheat Barley Dark Grey Heather Silver Heather Patchwork Grey Twilight Plum Jam
Oceania Cambridge
Oceania Cambridge

Striped Bubble Tote
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®

GAUGE:

13 hdc + 10 rows = 4 in. (10 cm).

BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.

STITCH EXPLANATION:

hdc2tog (Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop) 2 times, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook - 1 stitch decreased.

NOTES:

1. Tote is worked in continuous rnds; do not join or turn unless otherwise noted.
2. To change color, work last st of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete st.


TOTE
With A, ch 6; join with a sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Work 18 hdc in ring. Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 2: *Hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around - 27 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnds 3 and 4: *Hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around - 48 sts at the end of Rnd 4.
Rnd 5: Hdc in each st around.
Rnd 6: *Hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around - 60 sts.
Rnd 7: *Hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around - 72 sts.
Rnd 8: Rep Rnd 5.
Rnd 9: *Hdc in next 7 sts, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around - 81 sts.
Rnds 10-14: Rep Rnd 5. Change to B in last st of Rnd 14.
Rnds 15-22: Rep Rnd 5. Change to A in last st of Rnd 27.
Rnd 23: *Hdc in next 7 sts, hdc2tog; rep from * around - 72 sts.
Rnds 24-27: Rep Rnd 5.
Rnds 28 and 29: Rep Rnd 5.
Rnd 30: *Hdc in next 2 sts, hdc2tog; rep from * around - 54 sts.
Rnd 31: Rep Rnd 5; join with sl st in first st. Do not fasten off.

Shape Handles
Note:
Handles are worked back and forth in rows.
Row 1: Ch 2, hdc in next 21 sts.
Row 2: Ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in each st to last 2 sts, hdc2tog - 19 sts at the end of this row.
Row 3: Rep Row 2.
Row 4: Ch 3, turn. Dc in each hdc across. Chain 45 for handle. Join end of chain with sl st to top of beg ch 3.
Fasten off.

Skip 6 hdc along upper edge of Tote. Join yarn with sl st in next hdc. Rep Rows 1-4 of handle. Do not fasten off.

Ch 3, turn. Working across each handle ch and around top edge of tote, *dc in each ch, work 7 dc evenly spaced down base of handle, dc in each hdc along upper edge of Tote to base of opposite handle, 7 dc evenly spaced up handle base to handle ch; rep from *; join with sl st in first dc of handle.
Fasten off.

FINISHING
Weave in ends.


 

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing) sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch st(s) = stitch(es)


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