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Striped Bubble Tote
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern Number: L10504 An excellent companion for any shopping trip, this bold striped tote is crocheted in rounds from the bottom up. The handles are crocheted directly into the bag, making it a very sturdy, one piece project with no seaming.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
Finished Circumference About 24 in. (61 cm) at widest point Finished Height About 16 in. (40.5 cm), not including handles

CORRECTIONS: (applied Mar 20, 2013)
Rnd 30: *Hdc in next 3 2 sts, hdc2tog; rep from * around - 54 sts.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

860-102 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Aqua

Bright medium blue


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 3.29
Note: (A)

860-158 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Mustard

Golden yellow


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 3.29
Note: (B)

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


Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.49


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

GAUGE:
13 hdc + 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:
hdc2tog (Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop) 2 times, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook - 1 stitch decreased.

NOTES:
1.

Tote is worked in continuous rnds; do not join or turn unless otherwise noted.

2.

To change color, work last st of old color to last yarn over.

Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete st.


INSTRUCTIONS



TOTE With A, ch 6; join with a sl st in first ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Work 18 hdc in ring.

Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.

Rnd 2: *Hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around - 27 sts at the end of this rnd.

Rnds 3 and 4: *Hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around - 48 sts at the end of Rnd 4.

Rnd 5: Hdc in each st around.

Rnd 6: *Hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around - 60 sts.

Rnd 7: *Hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around - 72 sts.

Rnd 8: Rep Rnd 5.

Rnd 9: *Hdc in next 7 sts, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around - 81 sts.

Rnds 10-14: Rep Rnd 5.

Change to B in last st of Rnd 14.

Rnds 15-22: Rep Rnd 5.

Change to A in last st of Rnd 27.

Rnd 23: *Hdc in next 7 sts, hdc2tog; rep from * around - 72 sts.

Rnds 24-27: Rep Rnd 5.

Rnds 28 and 29: Rep Rnd 5.

Rnd 30: *Hdc in next 2 sts, hdc2tog; rep from * around - 54 sts.

Rnd 31: Rep Rnd 5; join with sl st in first st.

Do not fasten off.



Shape Handles Note: Handles are worked back and forth in rows.

Row 1: Ch 2, hdc in next 21 sts.

Row 2: Ch 2, turn.

Hdc2tog, hdc in each st to last 2 sts, hdc2tog - 19 sts at the end of this row.

Row 3: Rep Row 2.

Row 4: Ch 3, turn.

Dc in each hdc across.

Chain 45 for handle.

Join end of chain with sl st to top of beg ch 3.Fasten off.



Skip 6 hdc along upper edge of Tote.

Join yarn with sl st in next hdc.

Rep Rows 1-4 of handle.

Do not fasten off.



Ch 3, turn.

Working across each handle ch and around top edge of tote, *dc in each ch, work 7 dc evenly spaced down base of handle, dc in each hdc along upper edge of Tote to base of opposite handle, 7 dc evenly spaced up handle base to handle ch; rep from *; join with sl st in first dc of handle.Fasten off.



FINISHING Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)


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