Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
'Market' Tote Bag
Lion Brand® Lion® Cotton
Pattern Number: 515 Use this great bag for everything from your grocery shopping to your beach gear!

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)
SIZE: One Size
About 43 1/4 inches around at widest point

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

760-112 Lion Cotton Yarn: Poppy Red

Bright and bold red


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 20.97

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

GAUGE:
11 dc and 7 rows = 4 inches, working back and forth in dc in space between stitches 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:
To Work 2 Double Crochets Decreased Together: Yo hook and pull up lp in first st, yo hook and draw through 2 lps, yo hook and pull up lp in next st, yo hook and draw through 2 lps, yo hook and draw through all 3 rem lps on hook.

NOTES:
Bag is worked with dc worked into the space between two dc sts, rather than in each dc st


INSTRUCTIONS



TOTE:
Ch 3, join with sl st to form a circle.
Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), work 11 more dc into circle, sl st into SPACE bet beg ch and next dc to join, turn.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), work another dc in same space bet sts, *work 2 dc in space bet the next 2 sts; rep from * around - 24 dc, sl st into SPACE bet beg ch and next dc to join, turn.
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), work another dc in same space bet sts, *dc in the next space bet 2 sts, work 2 dc in the next space bet 2 sts; rep from * around - 36 dc, sl st into SPACE bet beg ch and next dc to join, turn.
Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), work another dc in same space bet sts, *dc in each of the next 2 spaces bet sts, work 2 dc in the next space bet 2 sts; rep from * around - 48 dc, sl st into SPACE bet beg ch and next dc to join, turn.
Row 5: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), work another dc in same space bet sts, *dc in each of the next 3 spaces bet sts, work 2 dc in the next space bet 2 sts; rep from * around - 60 dc, sl st into SPACE bet beg ch and next dc to join, turn.
Row 6: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), work even by dc-ing in each space around, sl st into SPACE bet beg ch and next dc to join, turn.
Row 7: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), work another dc in same space bet sts, *dc in each of the next 4 spaces bet sts, work 2 dc in the next space bet 2 sts; rep from * around - 72 dc, sl st into SPACE bet beg ch and next dc to join, turn.
Row 8: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), work another dc in same space bet sts, *dc in each of the next 7 spaces bet sts, work 2 dc in the next space bet 2 sts; rep from * around - 81 dc, sl st into SPACE bet beg ch and next dc to join, turn.
Row 9: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), work another dc in same space bet sts, *dc in each of the next 8 spaces bet sts, work 2 dc in the next space bet 2 sts; rep from * around - 90 dc, sl st into SPACE bet beg ch and next dc to join, turn.
Row 10: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), work another dc in same space bet sts, *dc in each of the next 9 spaces bet sts, work 2 dc in the next space bet 2 sts; rep from * around - 99 dc, sl st into SPACE bet beg ch and next dc to join, turn.
Row 11: Rep Row 6.
Row 12: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), work another dc in same space bet sts, *dc in each of the next 10 spaces bet sts, work 2 dc in the next space bet 2 sts; rep from * around - 108 dc, sl st into SPACE bet beg ch and next dc to join, turn.
Row 13: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), work another dc in same space bet sts, *dc in each of the next 17 spaces bet sts, work 2 dc in the next space bet 2 sts; rep from * around 114 dc, sl st into SPACE bet beg ch and next dc to join, turn.
Row 14: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), work another dc in same space bet sts, *dc in each of the next 18 spaces bet sts, work 2 dc in the next space bet 2 sts; rep from * around - 120 dc, sl st into SPACE bet beg ch and next dc to join, turn.
Rows 15 through 28: Rep Row 6.
Row 29: Work as established and dec every 9th and 10th st tog around - 108 dc, join and turn.
Row 30: Rep Row 6.
Row 31: Work as established and dec every 5th and 6th st tog around - 90 dc, join and turn.
Row 32: Rep Row 6.

SEPARATE FOR HANDLES:Continue to work bet sts at all times.

FIRST HANDLE:
Row 33: Ch 3, dec next 2 sts tog, dc in each of next 29 spaces, dec next 2 sts tog, dc in next space (33 sts), turn without working remaining sts.
Row 34: Ch 3, dec next 2 sts tog, dc in each of next 27 spaces, dec next 2 sts tog, dc in next space, turn.
Rows 35 through 45: Rep last row, working 2 less sts bet dec's at each end.

There will be 9 sts total after completing Row 45.
Rows 46 through 56: Work even on 9 sts total, fasten and end off.

SECOND HANDLE:Skip 10 spaces from the last st worked on Row 31, join yarn in next space, ch 3 and work same as for other handle.

FINISHING: From wrong sides, sc both ends of handles tog.

TRIM: With RS facing, sc evenly around both edges of handles, fasten and end off.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
approx = approximately
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
fpsc = front post single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
tbl = through the back loop
tog = together
yo = yarn over


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