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Summer Stripe Tote Bag… Free Crochet Pattern!!!

Summer Stripe Tote Bag… Free Crochet Pattern!!!

Summer Stripe Tote Bag

Cheery, whimsical and easy to make!!  The Summer Stripe Tote Bag is the perfect bag to take to the market, beach or as your summer everyday bag! Using self-striping yarn, makes the work is easy… Simple moss stitch and fun join make the bit of whimsy on the front of the bag… Your choice of handles, either a simple crochet handle or a fun ready-made handle can make this personalized to your taste!

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Materials: 

Yarn~ 1 Caron Cakes worsted weight yarn, 383 yards per skein. I used Spice Cake and Blueberry Kiwi.

Hook~ H   *You can use a larger or smaller hook to make the bag bigger or smaller

Pre purchased handles are an option

Scissors

Yarn needle

 

Size:

13″ x 13″ Tote

18″ x 1″ Crochet Handle

 

Stitches:

St ~ Stitch

Ch ~ Chain

Sk ~ Skip

Sl St ~ Slip Stitch

Sp ~ Space

Sc ~ Single Crochet

Hdc ~ Half Double Crochet

Dc ~ Double Crochet

Rev Sc ~ Reverse Single Crochet

X St – X stitch – Sk st, dc in next st, dc in previously sk st.

Instructions:

Ch 52

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 1, sk next ch, sc in next ch*, repeat *to* across. = 26 sc & 25 ch1 sps

Row 2:  Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, *sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, sk st*, repeat *to* across, sc in last ch 1 sp and last st. = 27 sc & 24 ch1 sp

Row 3:  Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, *ch 1, sk st, sc in next st*, repeat *to* across`. = 26 sc & 25 ch1 sps

Rows 4-99:  Repeat rows 2 & 3

Joining Row 1 to Row 99:

You will be working 1 st in row 99 then 1 st in row 1, this will join the two ends together.

Ch2 (counts as hdc), hdc in 1st st of row 1, *ch 1 sk ch 1 sp of row 99, hdc in next st of row 99, ch 1, sk next ch 1 sp of row 1, hdc in next st of row 1*, repeat * to * across. = 52 hdc & 51 ch 1 sts

Top Edging:

Join yarn with sl st to top of the bag(either end can be the top)

*No turning rows 1-3, turn rows 4 & 5

Row 1:  Ch 1, sc 96 sts evenly around the top of the bag, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 96 sc

Row 2:  Ch 3(counts as dc), X st, * dc in next st, X st*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 32 x sts & 32 dc.

Row 3:  Ch 1, sc in each st across. = 96 sc

Row 4:  Ch 1, turn, sc in each st around, join with sl st to 1 sc. = 96 sc

Row 5:  Ch 1, rev sc around, join with sl st to beginning st, finish off. = 96 rev sc

*Lining up the fancy join placement to the right 1/3 of the bag( See my bag at top for placement), sew bottom of bag closed.

Straps: 

2 options – 

Option 1: Crochet Handles

Ch 81(leave a tail for sewing handle to bag)

Row 1:  Sl st in 2nd ch from hook and each across. = 80 sl st

Row 2:  Ch 1, turn, sl st in each st across. = 80 sl st

Row 3:  Ch 3, turn, dc in each st across. = 80 dc

Row 4 – 5:  Ch 1, turn, sl st in each st across. = 80 sl st

Finish off, leave tail for sewing  handle to bag

Sew 1st handle to front inside and 2nd handle to back inside.

Option 2:  Purchased Handles

Sew handles on inside of the bag to the front and back.

Congratulations!!

You now have a Summer Stripe Tote Bag!!

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Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


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2018 Crochet with Me!!! CAL Amazon Gift Card Winner is…….

2018 Crochet with Me!!! CAL Amazon Gift Card Winner is…….

2018 Crochet with Me!!! CAL Amazon Gift Card Winner is…….

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This year I had so much fun working with all  of you who participated in this years 2018 Crochet with Me!! CAL… This is the final post for this project and announcement of the Amazon Gift Card Winner… 

I hope you stay tuned for more fun crochet patterns throughout the year and more Crochet Alongs!!!

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The winner of the 2018 Crochet with Me!! CAL Amazon Gift Card Prize is…..

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Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

 

2018 Crochet with Me.. Crochet Along Finale, Giveaway and Project Gallery!!

2018 Crochet with Me.. Crochet Along Finale, Giveaway and Project Gallery!!

2018 Crochet with Me.. Crochet Along Finale, Giveaway and Project Gallery!!

 

The 2018 Crochet with Me.. Mystery Afghan Crochet Along was so much fun this year!!!  In this post you will have the opportunity to enter the Premier Yarns Grand Prize Giveaway and see some of the finished fan projects!

And there is still time to purchase Premier Yarns Every Day with a special discount…

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Premier Yarns has a fun yarn package with 8 beautiful skeins that they will be sending to the winner of this giveaway!  The giveaway runs today through April 28th at 11: 59pm.  *This giveaway will be for US Residents only*. Stay tuned next Sunday the 29th for the announcement of the winner an another chance for an open country giveaway of an Amazon Gift Card.

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Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

©Copyright 2018 Elena Hunt/Beatrice Ryan Designs.  All my, patterns and posts are my own work. Do not copy them in any way. If you want to share this information with someone, share the link to this post. If you want to share on your own blog website, then you may use the first photo in this post and link back to this post. You may not give away printed copies of this post. Thank you. This post may contain affiliate links/ads. If you purchase something from a link in this post, I may be compensated.

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