Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Crochet Needful Tweed Tote
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: 50061
This little bag crochets up quick and chic -- making it the perfect project for beginners.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
9 1/4 inches wide x 8 inches tall [24 x 20.5 cm], excluding handles

PUBLISHED IN: Lion Brand Yarn Catalog - 2006 W


CORRECTIONS: (applied Mar 22, 2006)
A section of type was omitted in the downloadable version: BOTTOM With larger hook and A, ch 31. Row 1 (WS) Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn - 30 sc. Rows 2-6 Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

790-301 Homespun Yarn: Shaker

Tweed Muted camel, cream and medium gray


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.49

790-312 Homespun Yarn: Edwardian

Heathered Solid Deepest gray


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.49

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size H-8 (5 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size G-6 (4 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59


Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.49

Additional Materials
Two 7 in. [18cm] bamboo purse handles by Clover 1 in. [2.5 cm] decorative button Sewing needle and matching thread
GAUGE:
14 dc = 4" [10 cm] on larger hook. 16 dc = 4" [10 cm] on smaller hook. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
sc2tog (sc decrease) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop.

Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop.

Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.


INSTRUCTIONS



PURSE
BOTTOM
With larger hook and A, ch 31.
Row 1 (WS) Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn - 30 sc.
Rows 2-6 Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.



BODY
Rnd 1 Ch 1, *3 sc in corner st, sc in each of next 28 sc, 3 sc in next corner st, sc in each of next 6 row-end sts; rep from * once; join with sl st in first sc - 80 sc.
Rnd 2 Ch 1, sc into back loop of each sc around; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnds 3-5 Ch 1, sc into both loops of each sc around; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnds 6-10 Ch 3, dc in each st around; join with sl st in top of beginning ch - 80 dc.
Change to smaller hook.
Rnds 11-16 Rep Rnd 6.
Rnd 17 Ch 1, sc in same dc, sc in next 2 dc, sc2tog, *sc in next 6 dc, sc2tog; rep from * to last 3 dc, sc in last 3 dc; join with sl st in first sc - 70 sc.
Rnd 18 Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 19 Ch 1, working from left to right, sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc.



Fasten off.



POCKET
With RS facing, flatten Tote, place a marker in first and last st of center 30 front loop sc from Rnd 2 of Body.
Row 1 Join A in front loop of first marked st in Rnd 2, ch 1; working in front loops of Rnd 2 only, sc in each sc to 2nd marker; turn - 30 sc.

Remove markers.
Row 2 Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in each sc across to last sc, 2 sc in last sc; turn - 32 sc.
Row 3 Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.
Rows 4-5 Rep Rows 2-3 - 34 sc.
Rows 6-8 Ch 3, dc in first sc, dc across to last sc, 2 dc in last sc; turn - 40 sts at end of Row 8.
Rows 9-10 Ch 3, dc in each dc across; turn.
Row 11 Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn.

Fasten off A.
Row 12 With RS facing, join B in first sc, ch 1, working from left to right, sc in each sc across.

Fasten off B.



BUTTON LOOP
Join B in center st in last rnd of Back, ch 20, sl st in same st.

Fasten off B.



FINISHING
With large-eyed blunt needle and A, sew sides of Pocket to Front.

Sew a line down center of Pocket, forming 2 compartments.

With A, sew handles to inside top edges of front and back below edging.

Sew button to front of Purse opposite Button Loop.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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