Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Market Bag
Lion Brand® Recycled Cotton
Pattern Number: 80803AD This tote is strong enough to carry groceries and is an eco-friendly alternative to paper or plastic shopping bags. As seen on the Martha Stewart Show.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 36 in. (91.5 cm) circumference at widest point

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

482-110 Recycled Cotton: Marine

Aqua twisted with sapphire blue


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 12.98

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size I-9
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


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

GAUGE:
11 dc = 4 in. (10 cm) over pattern. 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:
dc2tog (dc dec) Yo, insert hook in sp between next 2 sts and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops; yo, insert hook in next sp and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops; yo and draw through all loops on hook.

NOTES:
Work dc into sps between st, rather than into sts.


INSTRUCTIONS



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


Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), work 11 more dc in ring; join with sl st in sp between beg ch and next dc - 12 dc.


Rnd 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in same sp as join, *2 dc in next sp between sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in sp between beg ch and next dc - 24 dc.


Rnd 3: Ch 3, turn, dc in same sp as join, dc in next sp between sts, *2 dc in next sp between sts, dc in next sp between sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in sp between beg ch and next dc - 36 dc.


Rnd 4: Ch 3, turn, dc in same sp as join, dc in next 2 sps between sts, *2 dc in next sp between sts, dc in next 2 sps between sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in sp between beg ch and next dc - 48 dc.


Rnd 5: Ch 3, turn, dc in same sp as join, dc in next 3 sps between sts, *2 dc in next sp between sts, dc in next 3 sps between sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in sp between beg ch and next dc - 60 dc.


Rnd 6: Ch 3, turn, dc in each sp around; join with sl st in sp between beg ch and next dc.


Rnd 7: Ch 3, turn, dc in same sp as join, dc in next 4 sps between sts, *2 dc in next sp between sts, dc in next 4 sps between sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in sp between beg ch and next dc - 72 dc.


Rnd 8: Ch 3, turn, dc in same sp as join, dc in next 7 sps between sts, *2 dc in next sp between sts, dc in next 7 sps between sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in sp between beg ch and next dc - 81 dc.


Rnd 9: Ch 3, turn, dc in same sp as join, dc in next 8 sps between sts, *2 dc in next sp between sts, dc in next 8 sps between sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in sp between beg ch and next dc - 90 dc.


Rnd 10: Ch 3, turn, dc in same sp as join, dc in next 9 sps between sts, *2 dc in next sp between sts, dc in next 9 sps between sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in sp between beg ch and next dc - 99 dc.


Rnds 11-22: Rep Rnd 6.


Rnd 23: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 30 sps between sts, dc2tog, *dc in next 31 sps between sts, dc2tog; rep from * once more; join with sl st in sp between beg ch and next dc - 96 dc.


Rnd 24: Rep Rnd 6.


Rnd 25: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 29 sps between sts, dc2tog, *dc in next 30 sps between sts, dc2tog; rep from * once more; join with sl st in sp between beg ch and next dc - 93 dc.


Rnd 26: Rep Rnd 6.


Rnd 27: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 28 sps between sts, dc2tog, *dc in next 29 sps between sts, dc2tog; rep from * once more; join with sl st in sp between beg ch and next dc - 90 dc.


Rnd 28: Rep Rnd 6.

Do not fasten off.



Handles
Row 29: Ch 3, dc2tog, dc in next 29 sps, dc2tog, dc in next sp; leave remaining sts unworked - 33 sts.


Rows 30-41: Ch 3, turn, dc2tog, dc in each sp across to last 3 sps, dc2tog, dc in next sp - 9 sts.


Rows 42-48: Ch 3, turn, dc in each sp across - 9 sts.


Fasten off at end of Row 48.


Skip 10 sps from last st worked on Rnd 28.

Join yarn with sl st in next sp, ch 3 and work same as for first handle.

Do not fasten off.

From wrong side, sc ends of handles tog.



FINISHING
From right side, sc evenly around edges of handles.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
yo = yarn over


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