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Stylin' Tote Bag Pattern

Posted on October 10, 2008 at 10:00 AM

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Stylin' Tote Bag

Designed by Cathy Phillips ? 2008

 

 

Hooks: G for Bag and F for Straps

Yarn: 640-670 yard worsted weight  [525 yds main color; 138 yds 2nd color]

Gauge: 20 sc = 4 in and 19 rows sc = 4 in.

 

Note:  All rounds are joined at the end.   While I made this bag with two colors I am going to present the directions as it were one color.

 

Bag

 

CH 40

 

Rnd 1: 1 sc in second ch from hook; 1 sc in next 37 ch; 5 sc in last ch; turn corner; working in bottom of ch, 1 sc in next 37 sts; 4 sc in same ch as first sc of this rnd; slip st into first sc to join.  84 sc.  Do NOT turn.

 

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc 1 in the same sc as slip st, 1 sc in next 38 sc; in last sc of row; [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] 1st corner; sc in next st;  [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] in next sc; 2nd corner, 1 sc in next 39 sc, [1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc] in next sc (last stitch in row), 3rd corner; 1 sc in next st; [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] in next sc, last corner, sl st into first sc of rnd to join.  88 sc  

 

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc 1 in the same sc as slip st, 1 sc across to ch 2 sp; 1st corner; [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc]; sc in next 3 sc;  work [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] in next ch 2 sp, 2nd corner; 1 sc across to ch 2 space, [1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc] in ch-2 sp, 3rd corner; 1 sc in next 3 sc; [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] in last ch-2 sp, sc in next sc, sl st into first sc of rnd to join.  96 sc

 

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc 1 in the same sc as slip st, work 1 sc across to ch-2 sp; work corner; [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc]; sc in next 5 sc;  work [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] in next ch-2 sp (2nd corner); work 1 sc across to ch-2 sp, [1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc] in ch-2 sp; 1 sc in next 5 sc; [1 sc 2 ch, 1 sc] in next ch-2 sp, sc in next 2 sc, slip st into first sc of rnd to join.  104 sc

 

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc 1 in the same sc as slip st, work 1 sc across to ch-2 sp; work corner; [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc]; sc in next 7 sc;  [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] in next ch-2 sp (2nd corner); 1 sc across to ch-2 sp, [1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc] in ch-2 sp; 1 sc in next 7 sc; [1 sc 2 ch, 1 sc] in next ch-2 sp, sc in next 3 sc, slip st into first sc of rnd to join.  112 sc

 

Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc 1 in the same sc as slip st, 1 sc across to ch-2 sp; work corner; [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc]; sc in next 9 sc;  [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] in next ch-2 sp (2nd corner); 1 sc across to ch-2 sp, [1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc] in ch-2 sp; 1 sc in next 9 sc; [1 sc 2 ch, 1 sc] in next ch-2 sp, sc in next 4 sc,  slip st into first sc of rnd to join.  120 sc  

 

Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc 1 in the same sc as slip st, 1 sc across to ch-2 space; work corner; [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc]; sc in next 11 sc;  [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] in next ch-2 sp (2nd corner); 1 sc across to ch-2 sp, [1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc] in ch-2 space; 1 sc in next 11 sc; [1 sc 2 ch, 1 sc] in next ch-2 sp, sc in next 5 sc, slip st into first sc of rnd to join.  128 sc . 

 

Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc 1 in the same sc as slip st, 1 sc across to ch-2 sp; work corner; [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc]; sc in next 13 sc;  [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] in next ch-2 sp (2nd corner); 1 sc across to ch-2 sp, [1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc] in ch-2 sp; 1 sc in next 13 sc; [1 sc 2 ch, 1 sc] in next ch-2 sp, sc in next 6 sc, sl st into first sc of rnd to join, sl st to end off. 136 sc  NOTE: Block the bottom at this point to 11-1/2" x 3". 

 

Rnd 9: BACK LOOPS ONLY Slip stitch in any ch-2 corner, 3 sc in ch-2 corner,  sc in each sc around making 3 sc in each ch-2 corner, sl st to join.  (150 stitches)  

 

Rnds 10-13: SC around.  Color change at the end of Rnd 13 if using two colors. 

 

Rnd 14: Sc around.  

 

Rnds 15-16: BACK LOOP ONLY, Sc around.  (If using two colors, change at the end of Rnd 16 back to main color.)

 

Rnd 17: Ch 4 (becomes first dc of 3-dc group), 2 dc in first sc, * skip 2 sc, 3 dc in next sc; repeat from * around.  Sl st into 3rd loop of beginning chain. (50 3-dc groups). 

 

Rnd 18:  Ch 4, skip the first Ch-3 dc group, * 3 dc into the next stitch (between two groups) repeat from * around.  2 dc in same space as beginning chain to complete final 50-dc group.  Sl st into 3rd loop of chain. 

 

Rnd 19: Ch 4 (becomes first dc of 3-dc group), 2 dc in next stitch, * skip 2 st, 3 dc in next st (space between next two groups); repeat from * around.  Sl st into 3rd loop of beginning chain. 

 

Rnds 20- 52: Alternate and repeat Rnds 14-16 and Rnds 17-19 ending with Rnd 16. (These rounds may be repeated in any number to achieve the size bag wanted, if different)  

 

Rnd 53-57: Sc around, sl st to end piece.

 

Straps (make 2), Hook size F. 

 

Ch 6 leaving a long tail to attach to bag.

 

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of remaining 4 sc, turn. 

 

Rows 2: 116, ch 1 sc in each of 5 st.  Do not fasten off, sc in each stitch around outsides of strap, [sc, ch 1, sc] in each corner.    Fasten off leaving a long tail to attach to bag.

 

Position straps 3-1/4" from outside edge of bag.   Attach using tails.   (I sewed with regular sewing thread first and then used tails to finish).

 

? October 10, 2008 


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5 Comments

Reply Bev Matheson
6:42 PM on June 2, 2009 
This is a great bag. I can't wait to make it. Thanks for posting the instructions. <br> <br>Beverooni on Ravelry
Reply Angela Hall
11:26 AM on February 6, 2012 
I'm a new crocheter and am unsure what "1sc across to ch2sp" means. Can you explain.
thanks!
Reply Fran
8:20 PM on May 21, 2016 
Hello, I have recently started a blog of my own and was wondering if you would mind if I posted your pattern on my site with a link to your site. Thank you so much and happy crocheting!

~Fran
Reply Bichnga
5:05 AM on April 14, 2017 
I like them so much! Thanks for sharing!
Reply Terri
4:14 PM on June 5, 2017 
I am in the middle of making this bag. However, I seem to be adding stitches so that one side is ending up to not be straight up and down... I frogged it once and now am trying again but am still somewhat lopsided....not really sure how I am adding stitches because I had the correct amount of clusters. But during the single crochet around somehow I have more than 150. Do you have any advise to fix my mistake?

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