Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
All-Occasion Tote Bag
Lion Brandฎ Lion® Cotton
Pattern Number: 20169 This pattern uses puff and post stitches to create a look similar to Aran knit. Perfect for carrying around your next project-in-progress.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
15 inches high x 13 inches wide

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

760-098 Lion Cotton Yarn: Natural

A soft natural cream


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
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Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size G-6 (4 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
14 sts = 4 inches (10 cm) in single crochet.
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
Puff st (Yo, insert hook into st, yo and draw loop through) 5 times in next st – 11 loops on hook, insert hook into same st, yo and draw through 10 loops, yo and draw through 2 rem loops.

1 dc/rf Work 1 dc around stem of next st 2 rows below, inserting hook around stem from right to left to draw up loops.


INSTRUCTIONS



TOTEStrap/HandleRow 1 Ch 7. Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across – 6 sc. Row 2 and every even-numbered WS row Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc across. Row 3 and every odd-numbered RS row Ch 1, turn; sc in first sc, 1 dc/rf, sc in next sc, 1 dc/rf, sc in each of last 2 sc. Rep Rows 2 and 3 until tote strap/handle measures 46 inches or desired length.Last 2 rows Rep Row 2 twice. Fasten off. BaseRnd 1 Ch 5, slip st in first ch to form ring. Ch 1, 8 sc in ring, join with slip st to beg-ch1. Rnd 2 Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, join with slip st as above – 16 sc. Rnd 3 Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, *sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around to last sc, sc in last sc, join with slip st as above – 24 sc. Rnd 4 Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, *sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around to last 2 sc, sc in each of last 2 sc, join with slip st as above – 32 sc. Rnd 5 Ch 1, *sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around, join with slip st as above – 40 sc. Rnd 6 Ch 1, *2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 4 sc; rep from * around, join with slip st as above – 48 sc. Rnd 7 Ch 1, *sc in each of next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around, join with slip st as above – 56 sc. Rnd 8 Ch 1, *2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 6 sc; rep from * around, join with slip st as above – 64 sc. Rnd 9 Ch 1, *sc in each of next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around, join with slip st as above – 72 sc. Rnd 10 Ch 1, *2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 8 sc; rep from * around, end with slip st as above – 80 sc. Rnd 11 Ch 1, *sc in each of next 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around, join with slip st as above – 88 sc. Rnd 12 Ch 1, *2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 10 sc; rep from * around, end slip st as above – 96 sc. Rnd 13 Ch 1, *sc in each of next 11 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around, join with slip st as above – 104 sc. Rnd 14 Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with slip st as above. Rep Rnd 14 until circle measures 9 1/4 inches in diameter. Fasten off. BodyCh 104.Row 1 (RS) Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across – 103 sc. Row 2 and even numbered rows (WS) Ch 1, turn. Sc in each sc across – 103 sc. Rows 3-6 Ch 1, turn. Sc in each sc across – 103 sc. Row 7 Ch 1, turn. Sc in each of first 2 sc, 1 dc/rf, sc in next sc, 1 dc/rf, *sc in each of next 4 sc, puff st in next st, sc in each of next 4 sc, 1 dc/rf, sc in next sc, 1 dc/rf; rep from * across to last 2 sc, sc in each of last 2 sc. Row 8 Rep Row 2. Row 9 Ch 1, turn. Sc in each of first 2 sc, 1 dc/rf, sc in next st, 1 dc/rf, *sc in each of next 2 sts, puff st in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts, puff st in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts, 1 dc/rf, sc in next st, 1 dc/rf; rep from * across to last 2 sc, sc in each of last 2 sc. Row 10 Rep Row 2. Row 11 Rep Row 7. Row 12 Rep Row 2. Row 13 Ch 1, turn. Sc in each of first 2 sc, 1 dc/rf, sc in next sc, 1 dc/rf, *sc in each of next 9 sts, 1 dc/rf, sc in next sc, 1 dc/rf; rep from * to last 2 sc, sc in each of last 2 sc. Row 14 Rep Row 2. Row 15 Rep Row 13. Row 16 Rep Row 2. Rep Rows 7-16, three times more, then rep Rows 7-14 once. Do not break off yarn.FINISHINGAssemble tote by working with yarn still attached to tote body as foll: Work with WS facing and sc side seam from tote top to bottom. Continue to sc tote body to tote base. Fasten off. Turn tote RS out. With tapestry needle, attach left side of strap from tote bottom to top and sew both sides and bottom of strap to tote (covering side seam). Rep for attaching right side of strap. Weave in all loose ends.


ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
foll = follow(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


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