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- Size G Crochet Hook
- 2 skeins worsted weight yarn (I used Crafter's Secret in Samoan Sand)
- Ch = Chain
- HDC = Half Double Crochet
- SC = Single Crochet
- BLO = Back Loop Only
- DC = Double Crochet
- Sl St = Slip Stitch
- TRC = Triple (treble) Crochet
- FLO = Front Loop Only
- Sp = Space
- Sk = Skip
- St = Stitch
Round 1: HDC in 2nd ch from hook and in each st around to end of ch, putting two hdc in last ch. Now working on the opposite side of the ch, hdc in each ch with 2 hdc in last ch.
Round 2 & 3: HDC in each st around.
Round 4: In blo, hdc in each st around.
Rounds 5 – 7: Working in both loops, DC in each st around.
Round 8: Sk 1st st, 1 sc in next st, * ch 5, sk 3 sts, 1 sc in next st. * Repeat from * to * around.
Round 9: SC in sp of 1st skipped st, ch 5, * sc in ch sp, ch 5. * Repeat from * to * around.
Round 10: * ch 5, sc in next ch sp. * Repeat from * to * around.
Round 11: 4 hdc in each ch sp around.
Rounds 12 & 13: HDC in each st around.
Round 14: HDC in next st, * sk next st, hdc in next st, hdc in the previously slipped st. * Repeat from * to * around.
Round 15: Sl St in FLO in each st around.
Round 16: Working in BLO, hdc in each st around.
Repeat rounds 8-16 two more times.
Now repeat rounds 8 – 13 once more.
DC in next st * sk next st, DC in next st, DC in previously sk st. * Repeat from * to * around.
Repeat round 15. Fasten off, weave in ends.
Row 1: TRC in 3rd ch from hook and in next 3, hdc in next 58, trc in next 3 sts, 4 trc in last ch. Working on opposite side of ch, trc in next 3 ch, hdc in each of next 59 ch, trc in next 3 ch, 2 trc in last ch. Sl st to first trc. Ch 2, turn.
Row 2: Sl st in each of next 5 sts, hdc in next 58 sts. Ch 2, turn.
Row 3: HDC in each hdc from row 2 across. Ch 2, turn.
Row 4: Repeat row 3.
Do not fasten off. At the end of row 4 you should have this:
Now fold over length-wise and sl st the HDCs from row 1 to row 4.
Stitch handles to inside of tote, one on each side with yarn and needle.
Weave in all ends.