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Home : Patterns : Striped Bubble Tote

Free Crochet Pattern: Striped Bubble Tote

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Pattern #: L10504
Rating: ****4.1 (based on 16 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), not including handles

CORRECTIONS: (applied Mar 20, 2013)
Rnd 30: *Hdc in next 3 2 sts, hdc2tog; rep from * around - 54 sts.
The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)
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An excellent companion for any shopping trip, this bold striped tote is crocheted in rounds from the bottom up. The handles are crocheted directly into the bag, making it a very sturdy, one piece project with no seaming.

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Striped Bubble Tote

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13 hdc + 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


hdc2tog (Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop) 2 times, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook - 1 stitch decreased.


1. Tote is worked in continuous rnds; do not join or turn unless otherwise noted.
2. 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.

With A, ch 6; join with a sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Work 18 hdc in ring. Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 2: *Hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around - 27 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnds 3 and 4: *Hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around - 48 sts at the end of Rnd 4.
Rnd 5: Hdc in each st around.
Rnd 6: *Hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around - 60 sts.
Rnd 7: *Hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around - 72 sts.
Rnd 8: Rep Rnd 5.
Rnd 9: *Hdc in next 7 sts, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around - 81 sts.
Rnds 10-14: Rep Rnd 5. Change to B in last st of Rnd 14.
Rnds 15-22: Rep Rnd 5. Change to A in last st of Rnd 27.
Rnd 23: *Hdc in next 7 sts, hdc2tog; rep from * around - 72 sts.
Rnds 24-27: Rep Rnd 5.
Rnds 28 and 29: Rep Rnd 5.
Rnd 30: *Hdc in next 2 sts, hdc2tog; rep from * around - 54 sts.
Rnd 31: Rep Rnd 5; join with sl st in first st. Do not fasten off.

Shape Handles
Handles are worked back and forth in rows.
Row 1: Ch 2, hdc in next 21 sts.
Row 2: Ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in each st to last 2 sts, hdc2tog - 19 sts at the end of this row.
Row 3: Rep Row 2.
Row 4: Ch 3, turn. Dc in each hdc across. Chain 45 for handle. Join end of chain with sl st to top of beg ch 3.
Fasten off.

Skip 6 hdc along upper edge of Tote. Join yarn with sl st in next hdc. Rep Rows 1-4 of handle. Do not fasten off.

Ch 3, turn. Working across each handle ch and around top edge of tote, *dc in each ch, work 7 dc evenly spaced down base of handle, dc in each hdc along upper edge of Tote to base of opposite handle, 7 dc evenly spaced up handle base to handle ch; rep from *; join with sl st in first dc of handle.
Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing) sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch st(s) = stitch(es)

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Pattern Average Rating: ****4.1 (based on 16 reviews)
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Striped Bubble Tote Reviewed by C. Alexander on 2013-03-21 ***
I had the same problem with rnd30 as some others... it used 58 stitches instead of 54 because it said "Hdc in next 3 sts...". I emailed them and they've now fixed the pattern to say:
Rnd 30: *Hdc in next 2 sts, hdc2tog; rep from * around - 54 sts

Now it works. The instructions for the handles were not easy, but I'm very much a beginner.
I do love my completed tote, but next time I'll double the width of the handles.

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