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The Aurora Beach Tote works up quickly and makes the perfect bag to store your WIP’s or beach essentials to take on the go. The bag is made from a blend of cotton and acrylic, so it is perfect for the warmer seasons.
This pattern used We Crochet yarn in Comfy Worsted, in 3 different colors. I really love the way these colors pair together, but there are tons of colors in the Comfy line to choose from. I think this bag would still look just as good in one color.
14″ ×15 ½” when bag is layer flat(not including straps)
Base pattern in SC-15 sc=4 inches
20 rows= 4inches
Body pattern-8 rows=4 inches
15 dc= 4 inches
Knit Picks Comfy Worsted in Planetarium (MC), 3 skeins
Knit Picks Comfy Worsted in Clarity (CC1), 2 skeins
Knit Picks Comfy Worsted in White (CC2), 1 skeins
H-5 mm hook
SlSt= slip stitch
Cr-dc=crossed double crochet : skip 2 stitches, dc in next,ch 1, dc in first skipped stitch (ignoring 2nd skipped stitch).
This bag is worked in the round, starting from the bottom of the bag up. Chain counts as a stitch, except where specified. I recommend lining the straps and inside of bag, especially if you plan to use it regularly. It will help prevent the cotton from stretching out.
Rnd 1:In MC, Ch 37. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. Place 5 sc in last ch.(Put a stitch marker, or piece of thread, in each of these 5 stitches. These will be your increase stitches for base and you will move the markers up each round.) Working on the other side of the ch, sc in each stitch, placing 4 stitches in the last st.(which is also the same st as the first sc of the round. Place a stitch marker in the 4 stitches you just made and your first sc of the round. Slst in first stitch to join. (44 sc)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2sc in 1st st(move marker up from here on), sc in each stitch until you reach the first marked stitch. Make 2sc in each marked stitch. (Move markers up for each stitch from here on), sc in each stitch across until you reach the last 4 marked stitches. 2sc in each stitch(move markers up from here on). Slst in first sc. (55 sc)
Rnd 3-8: Ch 1, 2sc in first stitch, then continue placing an sc in each unmarked stitch and 2sc in each of the marked stitches, around. Slst to first sc. You should have 114 sc after finishing round 8. You can now remove the stitch markers.
Rnd 9: Ch1, Working in the BL, sc in each stitch around. Slst to first sc.
Rnd 10-20: Ch 1, sc in each stitch around. Slst to first sc.
Rnd 1:Using CC1, ch 3(ch counts as stitch), dc in each stitch around. Slst to first dc.
Rnd 2: Using CC2, ch 3 (ch does NOT count as 1st stitch), skip 1 stitch, dc in next stitch, ch 1,crossing over, dc in first stitch(the same stitch as the ch-3).Cr-dc over next 3 stitches. Continue working cr-dc over 3 stitches at a time all the way around. Slst to first dc.
Rnd 3-17: Continue in pattern working Rnd. 1 on all odd rows and Rnd. 2 on all evens rows.
Rnd 18-22: Using MC, ch 1, sc in each stitch around. Slst in first stitch.
STRAPS: (make 2)
Row 1: Ch 6. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each remaining ch across.Turn.
Row 2: Ch1, sc in each across.Turn.
Repeat row 2 until strip measures 36 inches. Fasten off.
Sew in all ends.
Attaching straps: Attach first end of strap to the inside of bag, 4 inches away from edge. Attach 2nd end of strap to the inside, 4 inches away from other edge. Repeat this on other side for 2nd strap. Weave in ends.
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