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Free Knitting Pattern: Everyday Textured Tote

Lion Brand« Wool-Ease® Chunky - Vanna's Choice®
Pattern #: 70788AD
Rating: *****4.8 (based on 5 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size

17 x 18 in. (43 x 46 cm) not including strap.



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Forget normal bags! Use this handy tote to carry all of your everyday belongings or as an environmentally-friendly alternative to shopping bags.

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Color (A)
Wool-Ease® Chunky

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 630-186: Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Amber
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Color (B)
Vanna's Choice®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 860-302: Vanna's Choice Yarn: Taupe Mist
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To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below
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Linen White Pink Aqua Soft Pink Silver Blue Sapphire Dusty Blue
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Denim Mist Rose Mist Taupe Mist Purple Mist Seaspray Mist Pearl Mist Tangerine Mist Oatmeal
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Wool-Ease® Chunky
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*Wool-Ease® Chunky (Article #630). 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool; package size: 5.00oz/140.00 gr. (153yds/140m) pull skeins
*Vanna's Choice® (Article #860). 100% Premium Acrylic
400, 401, 403: 92% Acrylic, 8% Rayon
402: 96% Acrylic, 4% Rayon; package size: Solids: 3.5 oz (100 g), 170 yards (156 m)
Prints, Tweeds, & Heathers: 3 ozs (85 g) , 145 yards (133 meters)
Twists: 2.5 oz (70 g), 121 yards (111 meters)

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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  630-186 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Amber
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$ 26.37  
Note: (A)
•  860-302 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Taupe Mist
   balls
$ 17.56  
Note: (B)
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm]   $ 4.95  
Lion Brand Stitch Holders   $ 5.99  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
 

Everyday Textured Tote

Lion Brand« Wool-Ease® Chunky - Vanna's Choice®

GAUGE:

12 sts + 24 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Seed st with 1 strand each of A and B held together.

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

STITCH EXPLANATION:

Seed Stitch
Row 1:
K1, *p1, k1; rep from * across.
Row 2: K the purl sts and p the knit sts.
Rep Row 2 for Seed St.

NOTES:

Tote is worked in Seed st, with 1 strand each of A and B held together throughout.


FRONT
With 1 strand each of A and B held tog, cast on 15 sts.
Row 1: Work Row 1 of Seed st across.
Row 2: Work Row 2 of Seed st to last st, k into front and back of st (inc made) - 16 sts.
Rows 3-37: Rep Row 2 - 51 sts at end of Row 37. Work even until piece measures 18 in. (46 cm) from beg.
Shape Strap
Next Row:
Work 8 sts in Seed st and place onto holder, bind off next 35 sts, work in Seed st to end of row.
Continue in Seed st on remaining 8 sts for first half of Strap, and AT THE SAME TIME, dec 1 st at outer edge of Strap every 3 in. (7.5 cm), 3 times - 5 sts. Work even until Strap measures 12 in. (30.5 cm). Bind off.
For second half of Strap, place sts from holder back onto needle, rejoin A and B, and work as for first half of Strap.

 

BACK
Work as for Front.

 

FINISHING
Sew Front and Back together along lower edge. Sew sides, continuing side seam along edge of Straps (seam will run along center of finished Straps). Sew ends of Straps together. Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing) st(s) = stitch(es)


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****4.8 (based on 5 reviews)
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Everyday Textured Tote Reviewed by Deborah Hollingsworth on 2012-10-11 *****
I get more compliments on this one bag. I used black worsted weight all cotton yarn and variegated worsted weight all cotton yarn. Everyone loves it and it is such an easy pattern to do.


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