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Kids' Earth Day Tote
Lion Brand® Recycled Cotton
Pattern Number: 90130AD Use this little market bag as an eco-friendly alternative to plastic or paper shopping bags.

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)
SIZE: One Size
Finished Size About 9 x 8 1/2 in. (23 x 22 cm)

PUBLISHED IN: By Kids, For Kids


CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

482-110 Recycled Cotton: Marine

Aqua twisted with sapphire blue


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 12.98
Alternative Quantity: (A)

482-123 Recycled Cotton Yarn: Sand

White intertwined with cream


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 6.49
Alternative Quantity: (B)

482-130 Recycled Cotton Yarn: Seagrass

Mint and medium green


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 6.49
Alternative Quantity: (C)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.60


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

GAUGE:
18 stitches = 4 in. (10 cm) in Stockinette stitch (knit on right side, purl on wrong side) with 2 strands of A 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.

NOTES:
1.Tote is knit with 2 strands of yarn held together throughout.


2.Wind B and C into 2 separate balls each before beginning.


INSTRUCTIONS



TOTE
With 2 strands of A held together, cast on 40 stitches.


Knit 2 rows.


Next Row (Right Side): Knit.


Continue in Stockinette stitch (knit on right side, purl on wrong side) until piece measures about 9 in.

(23 cm) from beginning, end with a knit row.


Next Row (Wrong Side): Knit.


Next Row (Right Side): Purl.


Repeat last 2 rows until piece measures about 10 in.

(25 cm) from beginning, end with a knit row.


Next Row (Right Side): Knit.


Continue in Stockinette stitch until piece measures about 19 in.

(48.5 cm) from beginning.


Knit 1 row.


Bind off.



STRAPS (make 2)
With 2 strands of B held together, cast on 6 stitches.


Work in Stockinette stitch until piece measures about 33 in.

(84 cm) from beginning.


Bind off.



POCKET
With 2 strands of A held together, cast on 18 stitches.


Row 1: With 2 strands of A held together, knit.


Row 2: With 2 strands of A held together, purl.


Continue to work in Stockinette stitch with 2 strands held together, working in stripe sequence as follows:
Work 2 rows with 2 strands of A.


Work 2 rows with 2 strands of C.


Work 2 rows with 2 strands of A.


Work 2 rows with 2 strands of B.


Work 2 rows with 2 strands of C.


Work 2 rows with 2 strands of A.


Work 2 rows with 2 strands of C.


Work 2 rows with 2 strands of B.


Work 2 rows with 2 strands of A.


Work 2 rows with 2 strands of C.


Work 2 rows with 2 strands of A.


With 2 strands of A held together, knit 2 rows.


Bind off.



FINISHING
Fold Tote in half, matching first row to last, and mark one side for front.

Working through one layer of Tote only, sew Pocket, centered, to front.


Sew one Strap to front of Tote, with ends of Strap at lower edge of Tote and sides of Strap even with Pocket.

Sew second Strap to back of Tote.

Seam sides.

Weave in ends.

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