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Materials: Red Heart Super Saver, one skein each of black, red, and white (note: you will use
only small amounts of the red and black), Crochet Hook Size G (4.50 mm), 9 stitch markers,
Gauge: Not important for this project. You will be crocheting as tightly as you can.
Size: 10” H X 14” W
Stitches Used: slip stitch (sl st)
single crochet (sc)
half-double crochet (hdc)
single crochet 2 together (sc2tog)
Spike stitch (spk 2,3,4,or 5 rows below): single crochet into stitch 2,3,4,or.5
rows below, bring yarn up even with working row, complete stitch.
Front post single crochet (fpsc): single crochet around the post of the Halfdouble crochet stitch one row below.
Note: I will not be explaining the technique of tapestry crochet. Please visit
http://www.tapestrycrochet.com/ to see how this is done.
Construction notes: This tote will be constructed in an unconventional way. The top will
be worked first, then it will be turned up-side down so that you can work the lower section.
The bottom will be attached at the end.
With white, ch 105, join with a s st to 1st ch. Begin to carry red by working each sc over the
red yarn, sc in same place as join. Mark this st with a st marker. Carrying red, sc in ea ch
around to marker. (104 sc) Do not join. Move your marker to the first stitch that you make in
Sc in ea st to marker.
Working from the graph, begin the tapestry pattern: 6 white, 1 red, *12 white, 1
red** Repeat from * to ** 7 X, 6 white to marker.
Ro 4: 5 white, 3 red, * 10 white, 3 red** Repeat from * to ** 7 X, 5 white to marker.
Ro 5: 4 white, 5 red, *8 white, 5 red** Repeat from * to ** 7 X, 4 white to marker.
3 white, 7 red, * 6 white, 7 red** Repeat from * to ** 7 X, 3 white to marker.
2 white, 9 red, *4 white, 9 red** Repeat from * to ** 7 X, 2 white to marker.
1 white, 11 red, * 2 white, 11 red** Repeat from * to ** 7 X, 1 white to marker.
Ro 9-11: Red all the way around to marker.
Ro 12: 1 white, 5 red, 1 white, 5 red, * 2 white, 5 red, 1 white, 5 red, ** Repeat from *
to ** 7 X, 1 white to marker.
3 white, 3 red, * 3 white, 3 red** Repeat from * to ** 7 X, 2 white to marker.
Ro 14-15: White only to marker.
Cut white and red. Join black and carry black. Hdc around to marker. Join with a
sl st to 1 hdc. Turn.
Ch 1, drop carry yarn, fpsc around ea hdc to marker.
Count over 12 stitches from side of tote and place a st marker in that stitch. Sk 3
sts, place a st marker in the next st. Sk 22 sts, place a st marker in the next st, sk 3 sts, place
a st marker in the next st , sk 24 sts, place a st marker in the next st, sk 3 sts, place a st marker
in the next st. Sk 22 sts, place a st marker in the next st, sk 3 sts, place a st marker in the
next st. You should have 8 st markers placed on the bag ( see drawing). Pick up carrying
yarn. Sc into ea st to and into next st marker. Ch 3, sc into next st marker. Sc into ea sc and
work a ch 3 between ea st marker to end of round.
Ro: 19: working over the carrying yarn, sc into ea st around. When you reach the ch 3 sp,
work over carrying yarn from row below and over working carrying yarn. Work 4 sc into ea
ch 3 sp. ( this will reinforce the slot) to marker.
Sc into ea st around, when you get to the 4 sc in the ch sp, work a sc2tog over ea
ch sp to bring your stitch count back to 104 sts.
Ro 21: Sl st around top of bag to marker. Join with a sl st in 1st sl st. Fasten off.
Turn the bag upside down.
Attach black and black carrying yarn into 1st st of starting ch. Working in starting
ch, sc in ea st to marker. (104 sc)
Work in sc to marker. Drop black carrying yarn, attach white working yarn.
Sc in ea st to marker using white and carrying black. At end of ro 9 switch to
black, carry white.
*4 sc, 1 fpsc3rb, 1 fpsc5rb, 1 fpsc2rb, 3 sc, 1 fpsc5rb, 1 fpsc3rb, 1fpsc2rb**
Repeat sequence from * to ** to marker. Change to white, carry black.
Ro 11-14: Sc in ea st around to marker. At end of ro 14, change to black, carry white.
Ro 15-20: Sc in ea st around to marker. At end of ro 20, fasten off.
With black yarn, ch 45. Attach black carrying yarn, sc in 2nd ch from hook and ea ch across.
Turn work and turn carrying yarn ea time.
Row 2: Sc in ea st to end. Turn. ( 44 sc)
Row 3: (Inc row) 2 sc in 1st st, sc in ea st to last st. 2 sc in last st. Turn. ( 46 sc)
Row 4: Rep row 2.
Rep row 3. ( 48 sc)
Rep row 2.
Sc 2tog in 1st sc. Sc in ea sc t last 2 sc. Sc 2 tog over last 2 sc. Turn.
Rep row 2.
Rep row 7. (44 sc)
Row 10: Rep row 2. Fasten off both yarns.
Pin or clip the WS of the bottom to the WS of the bag, making certain that the
rounded edges of the bottom are centered on the sides of the bag. On RS (right
side) attach black with a sl st through both layers and work a round of sc through
both layers to the first sc. Join with a sl st. Fasten off. Weave in all tails. [If you
are planning to line your bag, you can knot your tails to each other loosely on the
WS (wrong side) instead of weaving them in.]
Straps (Make 2)
With black, ch 101. Start carrying black. Sc in 2nd ch fr hook and into ea ch to end.
Rows 2-4: Ch 1, sc in ea ch to end. Fasten off at end of row 4. Thread strap
through slots on top of bag and sew securely to itself on the wrong side.
Copyright Carol Wolf, March 2012