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Friday, May 11, 2012

Box Bottom tote

With size “K” crochet hook and plarn, Ch 45.
Round 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook.  Mark stitch.  Sc to end. Mark last stitch.  Do not turn, crochet in unworked loops of ch.  Work 2 sc in first ch, mark stitches.  Sc to end with 2 sc in last ch.
See here for a tutorial for how to crochet in unworked chain loops.
Round 2: Sc in first sc of previous round.  Mark as first sc.  1 sc in each sc around.
Repeat Round 2 (11) times.
Round 14: Sc in first 43 sc.  *Insert hook around marked stitch of Round 1, YO, pull up a loop. Insert hook into next sc, YO, pull up a loop, YO, draw through all loops on hook.*  Repeat between ** two times more.  Sc in next 43 stitches.  Repeat between ** three times.  You will have to work in the first stitch of the round.
Round 15: Sc in next sc.  Mark previous stitch as first stitch of round, and consider it the first stitch throughout.
Round 16: Sc in each sc around.
Repeat Round 16 until tote measures 19” from beginning.
For Handles:
Sc in next 16 sc. *Ch 35. Skip next 14 sc.  Sc in next 2 sc.  Turn, skip next 2 sc, sc in each of 35 ch and next 2 sc. (Turn, sc in 3rd ch from hook and next 36 sc) two times.* Turn, sc in 3rd sc from hook and next 61 sc.  Repeat between **.  Turn, sc in 3rd sc from hook and next 35 sc.  Slip stitch in next 3 sc.  Tie off and weave in ends.

May 11, 2012

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing this pattern
    Hope you have a glorious weekend

    Helen x