Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Al Fresco Market Tote
Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease®
Pattern Number: 90343AD Use this chevron striped bag as a market bag or tote.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 35 in. (89 cm) circumference at widest point

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

830-194 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Lime

Soft lime green


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 15.38
Note: (A)

830-186 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Maize

Muted golden yellow


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.69
Note: (B)

830-149 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Stone

Light gray


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.69
Note: (C)

830-099 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Almond

Cream


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.69
Note: (D)

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


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

GAUGE:
14 dc + 10 rows = 4 in. (10 cm). 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 2 sts together) Yarn over, insert hook into st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops.

Yarn over, insert hook into next st and draw up a loop.

Yarn over, draw through 2 loops, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook - 1 st decreased.


INSTRUCTIONS



TOTE
Beg at base of bag with A, ch 3; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), work 11 more dc in ring; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 12 dc at end of this rnd.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in same st as join (increase made), *2 dc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 24 sts at end of this rnd.
Rnd 3: Ch 3, turn, dc in same st as join, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 36 sts at end of this rnd.
Rnd 4: Ch 3, turn, dc in same st as join, dc in next 2 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 48 sts.
Rnd 5: Ch 3, turn, dc in same st as join, dc in next 3 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 60 sts.
Rnd 6: Ch 3, turn, (do not work in same st as join) dc in each st around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rnd 7: Ch 3, turn, dc in same st as join, dc in next 4 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 72 sts.
Rnd 8: Ch 3, turn, dc in same st as join, dc in next 7 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 7 sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 81 sts.
Rnd 9: Ch 3, turn, dc in same st as join, dc in next 8 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 8 sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 90 sts.
Rnd 10: Ch 3, turn, dc in same st as join, dc in next 9 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 9 sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 99 sts.
Rnd 11: Ch 3, turn, (do not work in same st as join) dc in each st around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rnd 12: Ch 3, turn, dc in same st as join, dc in next 10 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 10 sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 108 sts.
Rnd 13: Ch 3, turn, dc in same st as join, dc in next 17 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 17 sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 114 sts.
Begin Chevron Pattern
Note: To change color, work last yo of last st with new color.
Rnd 14: Ch 3, turn, dc in same st as join, dc in next 18 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 18 sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 120 sts.

Change to B.
Rnd 15 (RS): With B, ch 3, turn, working in back loops only, dc in same st as join, dc in next 3 dc, (dc2tog) twice, dc in next 3 sts, *2 dc in next 2 sts, dc in next 3 sts, (dc2tog) twice, dc in next 3 sts; rep from * around to last st, 2 dc in last st; join with sl st in top of beg ch.

Change to C.
Note: Do not turn at beg of rnds throughout remainder of Chevron Pattern.
Rnd 16: With C, ch 3, do not turn, working in back loops only, dc in same st as join, dc in next 3 sts, (dc2tog) twice, dc in next 3 sts, *2 dc in next 2 sts, dc in next 3 sts, (dc2tog) twice, dc in next 3 sts; rep from * around to last st, 2 dc in last st; join with sl st in top of beg ch.

Change to D.
Rnd 17: With D, rep Rnd 16.

Change to A.
Rnd 18: With A, rep Rnd 16.

Change to B.
Rnd 19: With B, rep Rnd 16.

Change to C.
Rnds 20-27: Rep Rnds 16-19 twice.
Rnds 28-30: Rep Rnds 16-18.

At the end of Rnd 30, continue with A.
Upper Portion of Bag
Note: When working Top and Handle, do not work into the same st as join at beg of rnds.
Rnd 31 (WS): With A, ch 3, turn, dc in next 7 sts, dc2tog, *dc in next 8 sts, dc2tog; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 108 sts.
Rnd 32: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rnd 33: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 3 sts, dc2tog, *dc in next 4 sts, dc2tog; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 90 sts at end of this rnd.
Rnd 34: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.

Do not fasten off.



Shape Handle
First Half
Note: Handle is worked in rows, rather than in rnds.
Row 35 (RS): Ch 3, do not turn, dc2tog, dc in next 29 sts, dc2tog, dc in next st; leave remaining sts unworked - 33 dc at the end of this row.
Rows 36-47 (Dec): Ch 3, turn, dc2tog, dc in each st across to last 3 sts, dc2tog, dc in next st - 9 sts when all dec rows have been completed.
Rows 48-58: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st across.
Fasten off.
Second Half
Skip 10 unworked sts along Tote following First Half of Handle, join yarn with sl st in next st.

Rep Rows 35-58 of First Half.

Do not fasten off.

From WS, sc ends of handles together.

Fasten off.



FINISHING
Edging
From RS, join A with sl st on one edge of handle.

Ch 1, work sc evenly spaced around edge, join with sl st in first st.


Fasten off.
Rep edging around opposite edge of handle.
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)
yo = yarn over
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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