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Summer Stripe Tote Bag

Introducing the Summer Stripe Tote Bag, the perfect accessory to add a touch of style and functionality to your summer wardrobe. This trendy tote bag features a vibrant striped design that exudes a fun and playful vibe, making it the ideal companion for your beach trips, picnics, or shopping sprees. The bold and colorful stripes instantly catch the eye and add a pop of color to any outfit, making you stand out from the crowd. The sturdy handles ensure comfortable carrying, while the zippered closure keeps your belongings secure. Whether you're heading to the beach, running errands, or simply enjoying a day out in the sun, this tote bag is designed to meet all your needs. So, embrace the summer vibes and make a statement with the Summer Stripe Tote Bag!

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!!

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