Lion Brand« Vanna's Choice®
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.
Note: 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.
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.
Weave in ends.