Sunday, June 8, 2014

Lady's Tote Purse Crochet Pattern

This is one of the first crochet patterns,
 I designed.
I have made and 
given away a lot of these.

It is the perfect size for an Ipad as well,
Which I discovered after I bought an Ipad.
And I take my Ipad everywhere with me.

I decided to re-test the pattern 
and re-release it.
It is the perfect tote to take 
to the farmers market
or use as a project bag.
Please, Add This Crochet Pattern to Your

Bag measures approximately  12 X 12 inches with handles.


Skill : Easy

Materials:
Hook: J
Yarn: 2 or 3 colors of Worsted Weight Yarn ( c1, c2, & c3)

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)

Pattern:  

Starting at the base of the purse, With C1, ch 36
R : 1 - *2 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc in each ch across, 
2 sc in the last ch, Working back down the opposite side of the ch,
 repeat from *, join, ch 1

R : 2&3 -1 sc in each sc around, join, ch1

R : 4 - 1 sc in each sc, join, ch 3

R : 5 - With c2 , 2 dc in the same st as the ch3, *skip next 2 sts, 
3 dc in the next st, repeat from * around, join, ch 3

R : 6 &7 - 2 sl st, ch 3, 2 dc in fisrt space between cluster stitches, 
3 dc in each space between the cluster stitches around, join

R: 8  - 1 dc in each st, around, join, ch 3

R : 9&10 - Repeat R : 8

R : 11 - With C1, Repeat R : 5

R : 12 -13 -  Repeat R : 6&7

R : 14 -16 -  Repeat R : 8

R : 17-20, With C2, 1 sc in each dc around, join, ch1

R : 21 - With C1, Forming the handle, 1 sc, ch 25 skip next 15 sts,
 join in the 16th st, 20 sc, ch 25, skip 15 sts, 19 sc, join, ch1 
( check to make sure handles are spaced evenly).

R : 22- 1 sc in each sc and ch around, join ch 1

R : 23-25 - 1 sc in each sc, join, ch 1 . tie off at the end of R : 25.

NOTE: For 3 colors, only stitch 2 rows of shells and Dc for each color. 
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