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The following pattern is my original design and can only be copied or printed for personal use.
Hook: Size I (I use Boye brand)
Yarn: Approximately 7 ounces of 4ply worsted weight yarn. Red Heart yarn works really well.
Plastic Canvas Needle
Stitches used: ch, sl st, rev sc, dc.
Size: Approximately 9" tall and about 10" wide excluding the handle.
NOTE: Entire pattern is worked holding two strands of yarn.
RND 1: Ch 25, hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each
ch across placing 5 hdc in the end ch. Hdc in each of the rem lps of the beg
ch. Then place 3 hdc in the end ch (this makes 5 in the ch on this end). Join
with sl st to the first hdc on this rnd. Ch 2, DO NOT TURN.
RND 2: Hdc in each hdc (3 hdc in the center hdc in each end). Join with sl st. Ch 2, turn.
RND 3: Working in bl only, hdc in each hdc. Join with sl st in top of beg ch 2. Ch 2, turn.
RND 4-14: Hdc in each hdc. Join with sl st in top of beg ch 2. Ch 2, turn.
RND 15: Hdc in each hdc. Join with sl st in top of beg ch 2. Ch 3, turn.
RND 16-17: Dc in hdc to the right of the beg ch 3, sk next hdc to the left of the beg ch 3, dc in next hdc, back up and dc in hdc just skipped. *Sk next unworked hdc, dc in next hdc, back up and dc in hdc just skipped (dc cross stitch made)* Repeat from * to * around. Ch 3, turn.
RND 18: Hdc in each dc around, Join with sl st, ch 1. DO NOT TURN.
RND 19: Working clockwise, rev sc around.
HANDLE: (make 2)
1: Ch 50, hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across, place 5 hdc in the
Working down opposite side, hdc in each rem lp of ch and place 3 more hdc in the end ch (this should make 5 hdc in this end also). Join with a sl st. Ch 1, DO NOT TURN.
ROW 2: Going clockwise, rev sc in each st around.
Sew to Tote Purse using the Illustration as a guide for placement.