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Home : Patterns : Farmer's Market Tote
 

Free Knitting Pattern: Farmer's Market Tote

Lion Brand® Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Cotton Hemp
Pattern #: L10190
Rating: *****4.6 (based on 5 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size
About 10 x 13 in. (25.5 x 33 cm), not including handle

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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*Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Cotton Hemp (Article #5700). 65% Cotton, 35% Hemp; package size: 1.75oz/50.00 gr. (66yds/60m) pull skeins

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Additional Materials
Circular knitting needle size 9 (5.5 mm), 24 in. (61 cm) long
 

Farmer's Market Tote

Lion Brand® Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Cotton Hemp

GAUGE:

14 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in Garter st (k every row) with 2 strands of yarn held tog. 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:

PATTERN STITCH

Mesh Pattern (worked in the round)
Rnd 1:
*(Yo, k2tog); rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 2: Knit.
Rnd 3: *(Ssk, yo); rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 4: Knit.
Rep Rnds 1-4 for Mesh Pattern.

STITCH EXPLANATION ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them tog - 1 st decreased.

NOTES:

1. Base of Tote is knit back and forth in rows on circular needle with 2 strands of yarn held tog.
2. Sides of Tote are worked in the round in Mesh Pattern with 1 strand of yarn.
3. Tote will stretch when used.

TOTE
Base

With 2 strands of yarn held tog, cast on 32 sts.
Work back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles.
Rows 1-29: Knit.
Top
Note:
Work will now proceed in the round.
Set-Up Rnd: Knit, do not turn, pick up and k14 sts across short side of Base, 32 sts across cast-on edge of Base, and 14 sts along rem short side - 92 sts at the end of this rnd. Place marker for beg of rnd. Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle being careful not to twist sts.
Rnds 1-3: Knit.
Cut 1 strand of yarn, leaving a long tail to weave in. With rem strand of yarn, beg with Rnd 1 of pattern, work in Mesh Pattern until piece measures about 13 in. (33 cm) from Base, end with a Rnd 4 of pattern.

Shape Handle
Next Rnd: K34, bind off 12 sts, k34 and slip these 34 sts to a holder, bind off 12 sts - 2 sets of 34 sts for each side of handle.
Work rem 34 sts back and forth in rows for first half of handle.
Row 1 (RS): K2tog *(yo, k2tog); rep from * to last 2 sts, k2tog - 32 sts at the end of this row.
Row 2 and all WS rows: Purl.
Row 3: K1, ssk, *(yo, ssk); rep from * to last 3 sts, ssk, k1 - 30 sts at the end of this row.
Row 5: K1, k2tog, *(yo, k2tog); rep from * to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 28 sts at the end of this row.
Row 7: Ssk, *(ssk, yo); rep from * to last 2 sts, ssk - 26 sts at the end of this row.
Row 8: Purl.
Rep Rows 5-8 until 6 sts rem, end with a WS row.
Work rem 6 sts as follows:
Row 1 (RS): K1, (yo, k2tog) 2 times, k1.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: K1, (ssk, yo) 2 times, k1.
Row 4: Purl.
Rep Rows 1-4 twice more. Bind off loosely, leaving a long tail for sewing ends of handle tog. Rejoin yarn to 34 sts on holder and work same as for first half of handle.

FINISHING
Sew ends of handle tog.
Border
With RS facing and 1 strand of yarn, beg at handle seam, pick up and k88 sts evenly spaced around one side of handle and top of Tote. Place marker for beg of rnd. Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle.
Rnd 1: Purl.
Rnd 2: Knit.
Bind off loosely.
Rep border on opposite side of Tote. Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing) rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s) RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together
WS = wrong side yo = yarn over


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****4.6 (based on 5 reviews)
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Farmer's Market Tote Reviewed by LUCILLE E BAUM on 2014-02-08 ****
Very easy pattern. Only changes I made were to use stitch holders for the 12 stitches between handle, rather than binding them off & picking stitches up over the bind off; and I used a 3-needle bind off to join the handle (because I hate making seams!).


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