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Free Crochet Pattern: 'Market' Tote Bag

Lion Brand® Lion® Cotton
Pattern #: 515
Rating: *****4.7 (based on 18 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)

SIZE: One Size
About 43½ inches around at widest point

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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*Lion® Cotton (Article #760). 100% Cotton; package size: Solids: 5 oz./140g; 236yd/212m balls
Multi: 4 oz/113g; 189 yd/170m balls.

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'Market' Tote Bag

Lion Brand® Lion® Cotton

GAUGE:

11 dc and 7 rows = 4 inches, working back and forth in dc in space between stitches 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:

To Work 2 Double Crochets Decreased Together: Yo hook and pull up lp in first st, yo hook and draw through 2 lps, yo hook and pull up lp in next st, yo hook and draw through 2 lps, yo hook and draw through all 3 rem lps on hook.

NOTES:

Bag is worked with dc worked into the space between two dc sts, rather than in each dc st

TOTE:
Ch 3, join with sl st to form a circle.
Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), work 11 more dc into circle, sl st into SPACE bet beg ch and next dc to join, turn.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), work another dc in same space bet sts, *work 2 dc in space bet the next 2 sts; rep from * around - 24 dc, sl st into SPACE bet beg ch and next dc to join, turn.
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), work another dc in same space bet sts, *dc in the next space bet 2 sts, work 2 dc in the next space bet 2 sts; rep from * around - 36 dc, sl st into SPACE bet beg ch and next dc to join, turn.
Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), work another dc in same space bet sts, *dc in each of the next 2 spaces bet sts, work 2 dc in the next space bet 2 sts; rep from * around - 48 dc, sl st into SPACE bet beg ch and next dc to join, turn.
Row 5: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), work another dc in same space bet sts, *dc in each of the next 3 spaces bet sts, work 2 dc in the next space bet 2 sts; rep from * around - 60 dc, sl st into SPACE bet beg ch and next dc to join, turn.
Row 6: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), work even by dc-ing in each space around, sl st into SPACE bet beg ch and next dc to join, turn.
Row 7: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), work another dc in same space bet sts, *dc in each of the next 4 spaces bet sts, work 2 dc in the next space bet 2 sts; rep from * around - 72 dc, sl st into SPACE bet beg ch and next dc to join, turn.
Row 8: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), work another dc in same space bet sts, *dc in each of the next 7 spaces bet sts, work 2 dc in the next space bet 2 sts; rep from * around - 81 dc, sl st into SPACE bet beg ch and next dc to join, turn.
Row 9: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), work another dc in same space bet sts, *dc in each of the next 8 spaces bet sts, work 2 dc in the next space bet 2 sts; rep from * around - 90 dc, sl st into SPACE bet beg ch and next dc to join, turn.
Row 10: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), work another dc in same space bet sts, *dc in each of the next 9 spaces bet sts, work 2 dc in the next space bet 2 sts; rep from * around - 99 dc, sl st into SPACE bet beg ch and next dc to join, turn.
Row 11: Rep Row 6.
Row 12: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), work another dc in same space bet sts, *dc in each of the next 10 spaces bet sts, work 2 dc in the next space bet 2 sts; rep from * around - 108 dc, sl st into SPACE bet beg ch and next dc to join, turn.
Row 13: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), work another dc in same space bet sts, *dc in each of the next 17 spaces bet sts, work 2 dc in the next space bet 2 sts; rep from * around 114 dc, sl st into SPACE bet beg ch and next dc to join, turn.
Row 14: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), work another dc in same space bet sts, *dc in each of the next 18 spaces bet sts, work 2 dc in the next space bet 2 sts; rep from * around - 120 dc, sl st into SPACE bet beg ch and next dc to join, turn.
Rows 15 through 28: Rep Row 6.
Row 29: Work as established and dec every 9th and 10th st tog around - 108 dc, join and turn.
Row 30: Rep Row 6.
Row 31: Work as established and dec every 5th and 6th st tog around - 90 dc, join and turn.
Row 32: Rep Row 6.

SEPARATE FOR HANDLES:Continue to work bet sts at all times.

FIRST HANDLE:
Row 33: Ch 3, dec next 2 sts tog, dc in each of next 29 spaces, dec next 2 sts tog, dc in next space (33 sts), turn without working remaining sts.
Row 34: Ch 3, dec next 2 sts tog, dc in each of next 27 spaces, dec next 2 sts tog, dc in next space, turn.
Rows 35 through 45: Rep last row, working 2 less sts bet dec's at each end. There will be 9 sts total after completing Row 45.
Rows 46 through 56: Work even on 9 sts total, fasten and end off.

SECOND HANDLE:Skip 10 spaces from the last st worked on Row 31, join yarn in next space, ch 3 and work same as for other handle.

FINISHING: From wrong sides, sc both ends of handles tog.

TRIM: With RS facing, sc evenly around both edges of handles, fasten and end off.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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approx = approximately beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s) dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
fpsc = front post single crochet hdc = half double crochet
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing) rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing) rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side sc = single crochet
sl = slip st(s) = stitch(es)
tbl = through the back loop tog = together
yo = yarn over  


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****4.7 (based on 18 reviews)
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'Market' Tote Bag Reviewed by Helen Rhodes on 2009-03-01 ****
The finished bag is smaller than the picture.

I added five or six more rows to the main body of the bag and then did a row of single crochet in between each decrease row for the handles, and did 15 9sc rows instead of 10. It made the bag the length as it appears on the photo above. I added a simple lining and a zip so the bag retaines its shape when you put things inside. Looks great! Excellent pattern.


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