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Free Crochet Pattern: Rainbow Burst Tote

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Pattern #: L10481
Rating: *****4.6 (based on 9 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
Finished Circumference About 24 in. (61 cm) at widest point
Finished Height About 16 in. (40.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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Rainbow Burst Tote

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GAUGE:

13 hdc and 10 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

STITCH EXPLANATION:

hdc2tog (hdc 2 sts together) Yarn over, insert hook into st and draw up a loop. Yarn over, insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over and draw through all 5 loops on hook - 1 st decreased.

NOTES:

1. Bag is worked in rnds; join at the ends of rnds, but do not turn.
2. On rnds that are worked with 2 colors, carry the color not in use across the top of sts, working the new color over the carried color.
3. To change color, work last st of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete st. Do not fasten off old color until instructed.
4. Leave a long yarn tail when adding a new color; weave this tail in when the project has been completed.
5. Color changes in Rnds 1-30 can be worked following written instructions or chart. If working from chart, read all rows from right to left. To maintain the color pattern, it is important to work increases in the correct locations. The chart indicates increase and decrease locations with special symbols explained in the chart key.


TOTE
With A, ch 6; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), 18 hdc in ring; join with sl st in first hdc - 18 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 2: With A, ch 1, 2 hdc in same st as join, with B, hdc in next st, *with A, 2 hdc in next st, with B, hdc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first hdc - 27 sts at the end of this rnd.
Fasten off A.
Note: Always work first st in same st as join.
Rnd 3: With B, ch 1, *hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first hdc - 36 sts.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, *with B, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st, with C, hdc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first hdc - 45 sts.
Rnd 5: Ch 1, *with C, hdc in next st, with B, hdc in next 2 sts, with C, hdc in next 2 sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in first hdc.
Rnd 6: Ch 1, *with C, hdc in next 2 sts, with B, hdc in next st, with C, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first hdc - 54 sts.
Fasten off B.
Rnd 7: Ch 1, *with C, hdc in next 5 sts, with D, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first hdc - 63 sts.
Rnd 8: Ch 1, *with D, hdc in next st, with C, hdc in next 3 sts, with D, hdc in next 3 sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in first hdc.
Rnd 9: Ch 1, *with D, hdc in next 2 sts, with C, hdc in next st, with D, hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first hdc - 72 sts.
Fasten off C.
Rnd 10: Ch 1, *with D, hdc in next 7 sts, with E, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first hdc - 81 sts.
Rnd 11: Ch 1, *with E, hdc in next st, with D, hdc in next 5 sts, with E, hdc in next 3 sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in first hdc.
Rnd 12: Ch 1, *with E, hdc in next 2 sts, with D, hdc in next 3 sts, with E, hdc in next 4 sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in first hdc.
Rnd 13: Ch 1, *with E, hdc in next 3 sts, with D, hdc in next st, with E, hdc in next 5 sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in first hdc.
Fasten off D.
Rnd 14: Ch 1, *with E, hdc in next 8 sts, with F, hdc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first hdc.
Rnd 15: Ch 1, *with F, hdc in next st, with E, hdc in next 6 sts, with F, hdc in next 2 sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in first hdc.
Rnd 16: Ch 1, *with F, hdc in next 2 sts, with E, hdc in next 4 sts, with F, hdc in next 3 sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in first hdc.
Rnd 17: Ch 1, *with F, hdc in next 3 sts, with E, hdc in next 2 sts, with F, hdc in next 4 sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in first hdc.
Rnd 18: Ch 1, *with F, hdc in next 4 sts, with E, hdc in next st, with F, hdc in next 4 sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in first hdc.
Fasten off E.
Rnds 19-21: Ch 1, with F, hdc in each st around; join with sl st in first hdc.
Rnd 22: Ch 1, with F, *hdc in next 7 sts, hdc2tog; rep from * around; join with sl st in first hdc - 72 sts.
Rnd 23: Ch 1, *with F, hdc in next 3 sts, with B, hdc in next st, with F, hdc in next 4 sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in first hdc.
Rnd 24: Ch 1, *with F, hdc in next 2 sts, with B, hdc in next 3 sts, with F, hdc in next 3 sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in first hdc.
Rnd 25: Ch 1, *with F, hdc in next st, with B, hdc in next 5 sts, with F, hdc in next 2 sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in first hdc and change to B.
Rnd 26: Ch 1, *with B, hdc in next 7 sts, with F, hdc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first hdc.
Fasten off F.
Rnd 27: Ch 1, *with B, hdc in next 7 sts, with A, hdc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first hdc.
Rnd 28: Ch 1, *with A, hdc in next st, with B, hdc in next 5 sts, with A, hdc in next 2 sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in first hdc.
Rnd 29: Ch 1, *with A, hdc in next 2 sts, with B, hdc in next 3 sts, with A, hdc in next 3 sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in first hdc.
Rnd 30: Ch 1, *with A, hdc in next 3 sts, with B, hdc in next st, with A, hdc in next 4 sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in first hdc.
Fasten off B.
Rnd 31: Ch 1, with A, *hdc in next 2 sts, hdc2tog, hdc in next 3 sts, hdc2tog; rep from * around; join with sl st in first hdc of this rnd.
Do not fasten off A.

Shape First Handle
Notes:
Handles are worked back and forth in rows with A only.
Row 32: Ch 1, hdc in next 21 sts; leave remaining sts unworked for top of Tote and 2nd handle - 21 hdc at the end of this row.
Rows 33 and 34: Ch 1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in each st across to last 2 sts, hdc2tog - 17 sts at the end of Row 34.
Row 35: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across.
Row 36: Ch 1, turn, sl st in first 2 sts, ch 45, sk next 15 sts, sl st in last 2 sts.
Row 37: Turn, sk first 2 sl sts, hdc in each ch across, sk next sl st, sl st in last sl st.
Fasten off.
Shape Second Handle From RS, sk next 7 unworked sts of top of Tote, join A with sl st in next st.
Rep Rows 32-37.
Do not fasten off.
Edging Rnd (RS): Ch 1, turn, sl st evenly around edge of handles and top of Tote; join with sl st in first sl st.
Fasten off.

FINISHING
Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s) RS = right side
sk = skip sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)  


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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.6 (based on 9 reviews)
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Rainbow Burst Tote Reviewed by Donna Clark on 2013-05-03 *****
Love this. Fun and easy to do. I'm on 3rd one. Can try own color comb.and turned out well using cotton/sparkle yarn.Thanks



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