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Simple Crochet Tote
Lion Brand® Vanna's Glamour®
Pattern Number: L10485 Sparkling with color, this crocheted bag is the perfect take-along for holiday shopping and visiting with out of town friends.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 34 in. (86.5 cm) circumference at widest point

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

861-146 Vanna's Glamour Yarn: Jewel Deep magenta with pink sparkle
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 9.38

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


Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


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

GAUGE:
12 dc = 4 in. (10 cm) over pattern with smaller hook. 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:
1. Work all dc into sps between sts, rather than into sts.
2. Tote is worked in the rnd; handles are worked back and forth in rows.


INSTRUCTIONS



TOTE
With smaller hook, 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.
In the following rnds, continue to work all dc into the sps between sts rather than into the sts.
Rnd 3: Ch 3, turn, dc in same sp as join, dc in next sp, *2 dc in next sp, dc in next sp; 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, *2 dc in next sp, dc in next 2 sps; 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, *2 dc in next sp, dc in next 3 sps; 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, *2 dc in next sp, dc in next 4 sps; 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, *2 dc in next sp, dc in next 7 sps; 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, *2 dc in next sp, dc in next 8 sps; rep from * around; join with sl st in sp between beg ch and next dc - 90 dc.
Change to larger hook.
Rnds 10-30: Rep Rnd 6.
Rnd 31: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 27 sps, dc2tog, *dc in next 28 sps, dc2tog; rep from * once more; join with sl st in sp between beg ch and next dc - 87 dc.
Rnds 32 and 34: Rep Rnd 6.
Rnd 33: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 26 sps, dc2tog, *dc in next 27 sps, dc2tog; rep from * once more; join with sl st in sp between beg ch and next dc - 84 dc.
Rnd 35: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 3 sps, dc2tog, *dc in next 4 sps, dc2tog; rep from * around, join with sl st in beg ch and next dc - 70 dc.

Do not fasten off.



Handles
First Half
Row 1: Ch 3, turn, dc in each of next 20 sps - 20 dc.
Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc2tog, dc across to last 3 sps, dc2tog, dc in last sp - 18 dc.
Row 3: Ch 3, turn, dc in each sp across.
Rows 4-13: Rep Rows 2 and 3 until 8 dc remain.
Rows 14-20: Rep Row 3.

Fasten off.
Second Half
Skip next 15 sps along top of Tote, join yarn with sl st in next sp.
Rep Rows 1-20 as for First Half.



FINISHING
Sew ends of handles tog.
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
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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