Crochet Fiesta Totebag
by Marcia Walton of Nana's Treasure Chest
Big and roomy.Just what you need for the beach, shopping, etc.
Sample was made using Red Heart Super Saver Knitting Worsted
- Cherry Red
- Vibrant Orange
- Bright Yellow
- Size H Crochet Hook
Front: With Brown, Ch28
Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook and each ch across. Fasten off.
Row 2: Attach red. Turn. Ch3, dc in each st across. Fasten off.
Row 3: Attach orange. Turn. Ch3, dc in each st across. Fasten off.
Row 4: Attach yellow. Turn. Ch3, dc in next st, yo, insert hook through top of 3rd dc on previous brown row twice, pulling yarn even with yellow row. YO, draw through 4 loops, yo, draw through 2 loops, dc in next 2 st, yo, insert hook through top of 6th dc on previous brown row twice, pulling yarn even with yellow row, yo, draw through 4 loops, yo, draw through 2 loops, dc in next 2 st. Continue in this manner across row, having special st every third st. Dc in last three st at end of row. Fasten off.
Repeat stripe pattern 5 more times.
Attach brown: turn, ch3, dc in each ch across. Fasten off.
Row 1: Attach yellow at bottom of one long edge. Sc evenly around entire piece, having 3 sc on each corner. Fasten off.
Row 2: With orange, repeat last row. Fasten off.
Row 3: With red, repeat last row. Fasten off.
Row 4: With brown, repeat last row. Fasten off.
Row 5: Attach yellow in any corner. Ch6, dc in same st, *Ch1, sk 1 st, dc in next st**. Repeat from *-** to next corner. Dc in corner st, ch3, dc in same st. Repeat *-** to next corner. Dc in corner st, ch 3, dc in same st, Repeat *-** across fourth side. Join to 3rd ch in ch6.
Row 6: Ch1, sc in same st as joining and in each st around entire piece, having 3sc on each corner. Join to ch1. Fasten off.
Row 7: With orange, repeat Row 5 of edging.
Row 8: With orange, Repeat Row 6 of edging.Fasten off.
Row 9: With red, repeat Row 5 of edging.
Row 10: With red, Repeat Row 6 of edging. Fasten off.
Row 11: With brown, Repeat Row 5 of edging. Fasten off.
Back: Same as Front.
Assembly: Place pieces together, carefully matching stitches and rows.Attach brown at top of one long edge and, working through both thicknesses, sc down first long edge, 3 sc on corner, sc across bottom, 3 sc on corner, sc up other long edge. At end of 2nd long edge, turn to work across top edge. Sc through ONE thickness across top edge, sc across other top edge, being careful not to catch top stitches together. Join. Fasten off.
Handle: With 1 strand of each color held together, leave 6 inch strands at beginning, ch 100, fasten off, leaving 6 inch strands at end. Weave through yellow beading row at top edge of totebag. Tie ends together.
Cut 10 inch strands of each color for fringe.
Holding 1 strand of each color together, start just below yellow beading row where handle was woven. Attach fringe in every other st around outside, ending just below other yellow beading row.
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