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Home : Patterns : Mini Market Tote
 

Free Knitting Pattern: Mini Market Tote

Lion Brand® Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Cotton Hemp
Pattern #: L10335
Rating: *****4.8 (based on 13 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size
About 7 in. wide x 12 in. tall (18 x 30.5 cm), not including handle

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Cotton Hemp

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5700-506: Martha Stewart Crafts TM/MC Cotton Hemp Yarn: Blue Icing
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Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Cotton Hemp
Blue Icing Sour Cherry Picnic Green Sugared Violet Lemon Drop
*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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•  5700-506 Martha Stewart Crafts TM/MC Cotton Hemp Yarn: Blue Icing
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$ 21.96  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Stitch Holders   $ 5.99  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
Circular knitting needle size 9 (5.5 mm), 24 in. (61 cm) long
 

Mini 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:

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.

PATTERN STITCH
Lace 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 Lace Pattern.

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 Lace Pattern with 1 strand of yarn.
3. Tote will stretch when used.

TOTE
Base

With 2 strands of yarn held tog, cast on 24 sts.
Work back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles.
Rows 1-19: Knit.
Top
Note:
Work will now proceed in the round.
Set-Up Rnd: Knit, do not turn, pick up and k10 sts across short side of Base, 24 sts across cast-on edge of Base, and 10 sts across rem short side - 68 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.
Rnds 1-3: Knit.
Cut 1 strand of yarn, leaving a long tail to weave in. With 1 strand of yarn, beg with Rnd 1 of pattern, work in Lace Pattern until piece measures about 10 in. (25.5 cm) from Base, end with a Rnd 4 of pattern. Note: End with a Rnd 4 means that the last rnd you work should be a Rnd 4, and the next rnd that you are ready to work will be a Rnd 1.

Shape Handle
Next Rnd: K26, bind off 8 sts, k26 and slip these 26 sts to a holder, bind off 8 sts - 2 sets of 26 sts for each side of handle.
Work rem 26 sts back and forth in rows for first half of handle.
Row 1 (RS): K2tog *(yo, k2tog); rep from * to last 2 sts, k2tog - 24 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 - 22 sts at the end of this row.
Row 5: K1, k2tog, *(yo, k2tog); rep from * to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 20 sts.
Row 7: Ssk, *(ssk, yo); rep from * to last 2 sts, ssk - 18 sts.
Row 9: K1, k2tog, *(yo, k2tog); rep from * to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 16 sts.
Row 10: Purl.
Rep Rows 7-10 until there are 6 sts rem, end with a Row 8.
Work rem 6 sts as follows:
Row 1: 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, then rep Rows 1 and 2 once. Bind off loosely, leaving a long tail for sewing ends of handle tog. Rejoin yarn to 26 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 k78 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: *****4.8 (based on 13 reviews)
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Mini Market Tote Reviewed by D Vachon on 2013-08-22 *****
I have made 2 of these only to have my friends want them.. I am making #3 for me.


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