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Everyday Textured Tote
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Chunky - Vanna's Choice®
Pattern Number: 70788AD Forget normal bags! Use this handy tote to carry all of your everyday belongings or as an environmentally-friendly alternative to shopping bags.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
17 x 18 in. (43 x 46 cm) not including strap.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

630-186 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Amber

Deepest yellow-orange


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 26.37
Note: (A)

860-302 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Taupe Mist

Rich chocolate brown mixed with light tan


Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 13.16
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 4.95


Lion Brand Stitch Holders
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 5.99


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

GAUGE:
12 sts + 24 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Seed st with 1 strand each of A and B held together. 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:
Seed Stitch Row 1: K1, *p1, k1; rep from * across.

Row 2: K the purl sts and p the knit sts.

Rep Row 2 for Seed St.

NOTES:
Tote is worked in Seed st, with 1 strand each of A and B held together throughout.


INSTRUCTIONS



FRONT With 1 strand each of A and B held tog, cast on 15 sts.

Row 1: Work Row 1 of Seed st across.

Row 2: Work Row 2 of Seed st to last st, k into front and back of st (inc made) - 16 sts.

Rows 3-37: Rep Row 2 - 51 sts at end of Row 37.

Work even until piece measures 18 in.

(46 cm) from beg.

Shape Strap Next Row: Work 8 sts in Seed st and place onto holder, bind off next 35 sts, work in Seed st to end of row.

Continue in Seed st on remaining 8 sts for first half of Strap, and AT THE SAME TIME, dec 1 st at outer edge of Strap every 3 in.

(7.5 cm), 3 times - 5 sts.

Work even until Strap measures 12 in.

(30.5 cm).

Bind off.

For second half of Strap, place sts from holder back onto needle, rejoin A and B, and work as for first half of Strap.





BACKWork as for Front.





FINISHING Sew Front and Back together along lower edge.

Sew sides, continuing side seam along edge of Straps (seam will run along center of finished Straps).

Sew ends of Straps together.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)


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