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following pattern is my original design.
Please only copy or print this pattern for personal use.
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4 ply WW Yarn (white & orange)
Hook Size H for Tote
Hook Size G for Flower
Stitches: ch, sl st, sc, sc2tog, rev sc.
|REVERSE SINGLE CROCHET
(a/k/a CRAB STITCH)
||A reverse single crochet is worked from left
to right; whereas a regular single crochet stitch is worked from right to
left. Insert your hook into the stitch or space indicated, then yarn over
and pull up a loop. (You should have two loops on your hook.) Yarn over
and draw through both of the loops on your hook. This stitch takes a bit
of practice but the outcome is well worth the effort.
here for illustrated instructions
R1: Ch70, sc in hump of
2nd ch from hook. Sc in hump of ea rem ch. (69sc)
R2: Ch1, turn. Sc in first
sc. (Ch1, sk next sc, sc in next sc) across.
R3: Ch1, turn. Sc in ea
sc and in ea Ch1 sp. (69sc)
R4: Ch1, do not turn. Sc
in ea row end. (3sc)
Ch 30. On opposite end of handle... being careful not to twist the chain and
keeping the handle straight, sc in ea row end. (3sc)
Ch30, being careful not to twist the chain, sl st in the first sc on this row.
This is the top edge of the tote.
R5: Ch1, turn. Sc in ea
sc and in the hump of ea ch around. (66sc)
R6: Continuous Round: Place
marker, sc in ea sc around until the tote measures 8" from top edge.
Reposition your marker after each new round.
R7: Sc2tog around.
R8: (Sc in next st. Sc2tog)
around to last st. Sc in last st.
R9: (Sc in next st. Sc2tog)
Fasten off leaving a 12"
yarn tail for sewing.
Using a yarn needle, weave the yarn tail through the last round and draw the
R1: Join orange with a sc
in the first sc to the left of one side of the handle (on the top edge).
Sc in ea st along the top edge of the tote and continue around that side of
the handle. Join with a sl st.
R2: Ch1, do not turn. Rev
sc all the way around.
Repeat Trim Rs1&2 on
the opposite side.
R1: With orange, ch6, sl
st in the 6th ch from the hook. (Ch5, sl st in same ch) 4 times.
R2: Do not turn.
(6sc in next ch-sp. Sl st in main center of flower.) around.
Join with sl st in first sc.
Using a length of orange
yarn and a yarn needle, sew the flower on the bag as shown in the photo.
You can add more flowers if you want. Flowers in various colors will change
the look of the tote.