Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Wooden Handle Tote
Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease®
Pattern Number: knitorcrochet2 From the book KNIT OR CROCHET: HAVE IT YOUR WAY by Margaret Hubert, courtesy of Creative Publishing International. For the knitted version, click here.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
17 x 26 in. (43 x 66 cm) before assembly

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

830-134 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Terracotta

Burnt orange


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 23.07

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size G-6 (4 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


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

Additional Materials
Pair of handles, 7 7/8 in. (20 cm) wide at base 1/2 yd. (0.5 m) fleece interfacing 1/2 yd. (0.5 m) lining fabric Sewing needle and thread Safety pin
GAUGE:
13 1/2 sts = 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:
Front post double crochet (FPdc): yo, insert hook from front to back to front again around the post of next st, yo, draw yarn through st, (yo, draw yarn through 2 loops on hook) twice.

NOTES:
1.

The beg ch 1 counts as a sc and will be referred to as sc throughout.


INSTRUCTIONS
TOTE
Ch 59.


Foundation row: Working in the BL of each ch, starting in 2nd ch from hook, work 1 sc in each ch across row, turn-58 sc.


Row 1 (eyelet row) (RS): Ch 1 (counts as a sc now and throughout), sk first sc, working in the BL only, sc in next sc, ch 1, sk next sc, 1 sc in each sc across to within last 3 sc, ch 1, sk next sc, 1 sc in next sc, sc in top of tch, turn.


Row 2: Working in BL only, ch 1, sk first sc, 1 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next ch-1 space, 1 sc in each sc across to next ch-1 space, 1 sc in next ch-1 space, 1 sc in each of the last 2 sts, turn.


Rows 3-4: Rep Rows 1-2.


Row 5 (begin cable pat): Ch 1, sk first sc, working in BL only, 1 sc in next sc, ch 1, sk next sc, 1 sc in next sc, *working in both loops of sts, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sc, FPdc around the post of next st, 1 sc next sc, FPdc around the post of next st; rep from * once, 1 sc in each of next 14 sc, **FPdc around the post of next st, sc in next sc, FPdc around the post of next st, 1 sc in each of next 6; rep from ** once, working in BL only, 1 sc in next sc, ch 1, sk next sc, 1 sc in each of last 2 sts, turn.


Row 6: Ch 1, sk first sc, working in BL only, 1 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next ch-1 sp, 1 sc in next sc, working in both loops of sts, 1 sc in each st across to within last 4 sts, working in BL only, 1 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next ch-1 sp, 1 sc in each of last 2 sts, turn.


Row 7: Ch 1, sk first sc, working in BL only, 1 sc in next sc, ch 1, sk next sc, 1 sc in next sc, *working in both loops of sts, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc, FPdc around the post of next FPdc, 1 sc in next sc, FPdc around the post of next FPdc; rep from * once, 1 sc in each of next 14 sc, **FPdc around the post of next FPdc, 1 sc in next sc, FPdc around the post of next FPdc, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sc; rep from ** once, working in BL only, 1 sc in next sc, ch 1, sk next sc, 1 sc in each of last 2 sts, turn.


Row 8: Rep Row 6.


Row 9: Ch 1, sk first sc, working in BL only, 1 sc in next sc, ch 1, sk next sc, 1 sc in next sc, *working in both loops of sts, sc in each of next 6 sc, sk next FPdc and next sc, FPdc around the post of next FPdc, 1 sc in skipped sc, FPdc around the post of last skipped FPdc (cable twist made) rep from * once, 1 sc in each of next 14 sc, **sk over next FPdc and next sc, FPdc around the post of next FPdc, 1 sc in skipped sc, FPdc around the post of last skipped FPdc, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc; rep from ** once, working in BL only, 1 sc in next sc, ch 1, sk next sc, 1 sc in each of last 2 sts, turn.


Rows 10-11: Rep Rows 6-7.


Rep Rows 6-11 until piece measures 25" (63.5 cm) from beg, then rep Rows 2-3 twice.

End off.
Lining
Line bag while flat before assembly.


Cut the fleece interfacing so it does not cover the eyelet edges.

Hand-sew in place.

Cut the lining fabric 1" (2.5 cm) larger than the fleece.

Fold under all sides 1/4" (1.3 cm).

Sew the lining to the bag, over the interfacing.

Finishing
Twisted Cord (Make 2)
Cut two strands of yarn, each 4 1/4 yd.

(4 m), hold together, fold in half.

Anchor the folded end, twist these strands until they become very tightly wound.

Being sure not to release ends, bring cut ends and folded ends together, hold up and allow to twist into a cord.

Tie the loose side tightly, about 1 1/4" (4 cm) from end, to form a small tassel and to anchor cord.

Make a second cord.


Using a large safety pin, weave the finished cords in and out of the eyelet holes at edges of bag; draw up tightly.


Using leftover purse yarn and a tapestry needle, sew the handles to the top corners of the bag.


Tie opposite cord ends together in bows at the base of the handles.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
fpdc = front post double crochet
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
t-ch = turning chain


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