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Classic Tote Bag

Classic Tote Bag free crochet pattern
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Classic Tote Bag ~

Free Crochet Pattern

This fun Classic Tote Bag is a great way to keep items organized and in one place.  It is light weight and sturdy.  It will make a great charity donation as a treatment bag to transport the items needed.  As it is a fairly good size and has plenty of room to hold a small wrap, hat, water bottle, pen or pencil, notepad, coloring book, or just about anything that will be needed.  You can make it in one or more colors to brighten someone’s day. Enjoy!

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Level of Difficulty – Intermediate

Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Yarn (classic navy) & Red Heart Yarn (crayon); roughly 150-200 yards.

Hook and Notions – Size Hook: H/8 (5.00mm)

Finished Size – 14-inches wide and 13-inches high

Gauge – Not important for this project

Abbreviations

Ch = Chain

Hdc = Half Double Crochet

Sc = Single Crochet

BlO = Back Loop Only

 

 

Instructions

Row 1: Chain 24, sc in 2nd chain from the hook and in the next 21 chains,
work 3 sc in last chain. Working on opposite side of starting chains,
sc in free loops of the next 21 chains,
work 2 sc in last chain; join with slip stitch to first sc. (48 sts)

Row 2: Chain 1, work 3 sc in same stitch as join,
* sc in the next 21 stitches, work 3 sc in next stitch,
sc in next stitch, * work 3 sc in next stitch,
repeat from * to * once; join with slip stitch to first sc. (56 sts)

Round 3: Chain 1, sc in same stitch as join,
* work 3 sc in next st, sc in next 23 stitches,
work 3 sc in next stitch, * sc in next 3 stitches,
repeat from * to * once, then sc in last 2 stitches; join with a slip stitch to first sc. (64 sts)

Round 4: Chain 1, sc in same stitch as join and in next stitch,
* work 3 sc in next stitch, sc in next 25 stitches,
work 3 sc in next stitch, * sc in next 5 stitches,
repeat from * to * once, then sc in last 3 stitches;
join with a slip stitch to first sc. (72 sts)

Round 5: Chain 1, sc in same stitch as join and in next 2 stitches,
* work 3 sc in next stitch, sc in next 27 stitches,
work 3 sc in next stitch, * sc in next 7 stitches,
repeat from * to * once, then sc in last 4 stitches;
join with a slip stitch to first sc. (80 sts)

Round 6: Chain 1, sc in same stitch as join and in next 3 stitches,
* work 3 sc in next stitch, sc in next 29 stitches,
work 3 sc in next stitch, * sc in next 9 stitches,
repeat from * to * once, then sc in last 5 stitches;
join with a slip stitch to first sc. (88 sts)

Round 7: Chain 1, sc in same stitch as join and in next 4 stitches,
* work 3sc in next stitch, sc in next 31 stitches,
work 3 sc in next stitch, * sc in next 11 stitches,
repeat from *to * once, then sc in last 6 stitches;
join with slip stitch to first sc. (96 sts)

Round 8: Chain 1, sc in same stitch as join and in next 5 stitches,
* work 3 sc in next stitch, sc in next 33 stitches,
work 3 sc in next stitch, * sc in next 13 stitches,
repeat from * to * once, then sc in last 7 stitches;
join with slip stitch to first sc. (104 sts)

Round 9: Chain 1, sc in same stitch as join and in next 6 stitches,
* work 3 sc in next stitch, sc in next 35 stitches,
work 3 sc in next stitch, * sc in next 15 stitches,
repeat from * to * one, then sc in last 8 stitches;
join with slip stitch to first sc. (112 sts)

Round 10: Chain 1, sc in same stitch as join and in each stitch around;
join with slip stitch to first sc. (112 sts) Turn.

Round 11(working in back loop only): Chain 2, hdc in same stitch as join and
in each stitch around; join with a slip stitch in first hdc. (112 sts)

Round 12: Chain 2, hdc in same stitch as join and in each hdc around;
join with slip stitch in first hdc. (112 sts)

Rounds 13 – 17: Repeat Round 12.

Using Color B

Round 18: Chain 2, hdc in same stitch as chain,
* hdc in next 2 hdc, chain 2, skip 2 hdc,
* repeat from * to * around, ending with a chain 2;
join with a slip stitch in first hdc. (112 sts)

Round 19: Chain 2, hdc in same stitch as chain,
hdc in next stitch, * chain 2, skip next 2 stitches,
work 2 hdc in chain 2 space, * repeat from * to * around;
join with a slip stitch in first hdc. (112 sts)

Rounds 20-21: Repeat Round 19 (112 sts)

Rounds 22-27: Repeat Round 12 (112 sts) Change Color

Rounds 28-31: Repeat Rounds 18-21 (112 sts) Change Color

Rounds 32-40: Repeat Round 12 (112 sts)

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Handle Rounds

Lay the bag flat and count off 20 stitches at the center on each side.  Place stitch markers at each side of these 20 stitches.  Stitch markers should line up evenly on both sides.  Counting the marked stitches, you should have 36 stitches along the folded edge.

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Round 41: Chain 2, hdc into each stitch up to first stitch marker,
* chain 80, skip the marked stitch, skip next 20 stitches and the next marked stitch,
* hdc in next stitch and into each stitch up to next stitch marker,
repeat from * to * once, hdc in the remaining stitches;
join with a slip stitch in first hdc. (68 hdc and 160 chs) DO NOT TURN at this round or at the following rounds.

Round 42: Chain 2, hdc in same stitch as join and
into each stitch and chain around; join with a slip stitch in first hdc. (228 sts)

Rounds 43-45: Chain 2, hdc in same stitch as join and
into each stitch around; join with a slip stitch in first hdc. (228 sts)

Round 46: Chain 1 sc in same stitch as join and
each stitch around; join with a slip stitch in first sc. (228 sts)

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

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Happy Hookin!
XO, Mistie

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