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Home : Patterns : Urban Girl Tote

Free Crochet Pattern: Urban Girl Tote

Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern #: 81043AD
Rating: *****4.7 (based on 15 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
Diameter 7 in. (18 cm)


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Urban Girl Tote

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13 dc + 8 rows = 4 in. (10 cm). 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


Bobble Yo, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook (2 loops rem on hook); (yo, insert hook in same st and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice (4 loops rem on hook), yo and draw through all loops on hook.


Ch 4; join with sl st to form a ring.
Rnd 1: (Ch 3, Bobble in ring) 4 times; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 4 Bobbles and 4 ch-3 sps.
Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), 4 dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in next Bobble, (5 dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in next Bobble) 3 times; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 24 dc.
Rnd 3: Ch 3, (2 dc in next st, dc in next st) 11 times, 2 dc in last st; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 36 dc.
Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in next st, (2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts) 11 times, 2 dc in last st; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 48 dc.
Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, (2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts) 11 times, 2 dc in last st; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 60 dc.
Rnd 6: Ch 3, dc in next 3 sts, (2 dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts) 11 times, 2 dc in last st; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 72 dc. Fasten off.

Work same as Front.

HANDLES (make 2)
Ch 33.
Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in each ch across to last ch, sl st in last ch.
Fasten off.

With wrong sides of Front and Back together and working through both thicknesses, join yarn with sc in any st, sc around, leaving a 4–5 in. (10-12.5 cm) opening. Sew ends of one Handle to edges of opening on Back. Sew other Handle in same manner to Front. Weave in ends.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet rem = remain(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s) sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es) yo = yarn over

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.7 (based on 15 reviews)
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Urban Girl Tote Reviewed by Noelene Ryder on 2013-02-14 *****
Cute easy tote to make. Also made the top to match. Glued on some felt to make it stiffer.

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