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Blended Tote
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice® - Vanna's Glamour®
Pattern Number: L10484 Blend these shades of Vanna's Choice and Vanna's Glamour for the subtly shaded stripes of this unique bag.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 15 1/2 x 15 1/2 in. (39.5 x 39.5 cm), not including handle

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

860-147 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Purple

Medium purple


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 8.78
Note: (A)

860-112 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Raspberry

Magenta pink


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 8.78
Note: (B)

861-195 Vanna's Glamour Yarn: Rhinestone Pink

Hot pink with magenta sparkle


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.69
Note: (C)

861-145 Vanna's Glamour Yarn: Purple Topaz

Dusty lilac with silver sparkle


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.69
Note: (D)

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


Lion Brand Stitch Holders
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Estimated Price: $ 5.99


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

GAUGE:
15 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in Seed st with 1 strand each of A and C held tog. 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:
kfb (knit into front and then back)
An increase worked as follows:
1.

Knit the next st through the front loop, but do not remove the st from your left hand needle.


2.

Knit the same st once more, this time inserting your needle through the back loop of the st.

You will have created 2 loops (sts) on your right hand needle.
3.

Drop the st from your left hand needle - you have increased 1 st.



PATTERN STITCH
Seed Stitch (over an odd number of sts)
Row 1: K1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end of row.


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


Rep Row 2 for Seed st.

NOTES:
When you see 'work even' in the instructions, this means to continue on in the pattern st you have established without changing the st count by increasing, decreasing, or binding off.


INSTRUCTIONS



FRONT
Beg at lower edge, with 1 strand each of A and C held tog, cast on 17 sts.
Row 1: Work Row 1 of Seed st across.
Row 2: Work Row 2 of Seed st to last st, kfb - 18 sts.
Rep Row 2 until piece measures about 3 1/2 in.

(9 cm) from beg.
Change to 1 strand each of B and C held tog and rep Row 2 until you have 59 sts.
With 1 strand each of B and C held tog, work even in Seed st until piece measures about 7 in.

(18 cm) from beg.
Change to 1 strand each of A and D held tog and work even in Seed st until piece measures about 10 1/2 in.

(26.5 cm) from beg.
Change to 1 strand each of B and D held tog and work even in Seed st until piece measures about 14 in.

(35.5 cm) from beg.
Change to 1 strand each of A and C held tog and work even in Seed st until piece measures about 15 1/2 in.

(39.5 cm) from beg.



Shape Strap
Next Row: With 1 strand each of A and C held tog, work in Seed st over 10 sts, place these 10 sts onto holder for second half of strap, bind off next 39 sts, work in Seed st to end of row for first half of strap.
First Half of Strap
Continuing with 1 strand each of A and C held tog, work even in Seed st over 10 first strap sts only until strap measures about 2 in.

(5 cm) from beg of strap.
Change to 1 strand each of B and C held tog and work even in Seed st until strap measures about 3 in.

(7.5 cm).
Decrease Row: Continuing with 1 strand each of B and C held tog, k2tog, work in Seed st to end of row - 9 sts.
Work even in Seed st until strap measures about 6 in.

(15 cm) from beg.
Rep Decrease Row - 8 sts.
Work even in Seed st until strap measures about 6 1/2 in.

(16.5 cm) from beg.
Change to 1 strand each of A and D held tog and work even in Seed st until strap measures about 9 in.

(23 cm).
Rep Decrease Row - 7 sts.
Continuing with 1 strand each of A and D held tog, work even in Seed st until strap measures about 10 in.

(25.5 cm).
Change to 1 strand each of B and D held tog and work even in Seed st until strap measures about 12 in.

(30.5 cm).
Bind off.
Second Half of Strap
Slip sts for second half of strap back onto needle.

Join 1 strand each of A and C held tog, and work same as first half of strap.



BACK
Work same as Front.



FINISHING
Sew Front and Back together across 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)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together


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