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Crochet Granny Square Tote


This easy crochet tote features attractive handles for a polished look.
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Step 1

GETTING STARTED:
Download the PDF for a set of portable project instructions. Read through all of the instructions before beginning.

ABBREVIATIONS:
beg—begin(ning); ch—chain; cm—centimeter(s); dc—double crochet; g—gram(s); hdc—half double crochet; inc—increase; mm—millimeter(s); oz—ounce(s); rep—repeat; sc—single crochet; sl—slip; st(s)—stitch(es); yd—yard(s)

SIZE:
14" (35.5 cm) long x 14" (35.5 cm) wide by 3" (7.6 cm) deep

MATERIALS:

  • #4 medium weight yarn: Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton: 100% cotton, 2 oz (57 g), 99 yd (90 m), 3 skeins color 98 Vanilla (A), 1 skein color 157 Citrus (B), 1 skein color 148 Tropic Breeze (C), 1 skein color 106 Blueberry (D)
  • Boye® size US H (5 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • 2 Brown microfiber handles with rings
  • 4 Brown microfiber purse tabs
  • Yarn needle
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GAUGE:
Rnds 1-4 = 4 1/4" (10.7 cm) square To save time, take time to check gauge.

Step 2

DIRECTIONS
FRONT AND BACK PANELS (Make 2)

With B, ch 5, sl st in first ch to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc throughout), 2 dc in ring, (ch 3, 3 dc in ring) 3 times, ch 1, join with hdc in top of beg ch (counts as ch-3 space throughout)—12 dc.
Rnd 2: With A, ch 3, 2 dc around post of hdc, *ch 1, skip 3 dc, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in corner space; rep from * around, ending ch 1, 3 dc in first space, ch 1, join with hdc in top of beg ch—24 dc.
Rnd 3: With C, ch 3, 2 dc around post of hdc, *ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-space, ch 1**, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in corner space; rep from * around ending last rep at **, 3 dc in first space, ch 1, join with hdc in top of beg ch—36 dc.
Rnd 4: With D, ch 3, 2 dc around post of hdc, *(ch 1, 3 dc in next space) twice, ch 1**, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in corner space; rep from * around ending last rep at **, 3 dc in first space, ch 1, join with hdc in top of beg ch—48 dc.
Rnd 5: With B, ch 3, 2 dc around post of hdc, *(ch 1, 3 dc in next space) 3 times, ch 1**, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in corner space; rep from * around ending last rep at **, 3 dc in first space, ch 1, join with hdc in top of beg ch—60 dc. Continue in established color pattern (B, A, C, D) through Rnd 14.
Rnd 6: With next color in sequence, ch 3, 2 dc around post of hdc, *(ch 1, 3 dc in next space) to corner space, ch 1**, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in corner space; rep from * around ending last rep at **, 3 dc in first space, ch 1, join with hdc in top of beg ch—72 dc.
Rnds 7-14: Rep Rnd 6—168 dc. Do not fasten off at the end of Rnd 14.
Rnd 15: With A, ch 1, 3 sc around post of hdc, *(skip next dc, sc in next dc, skip next dc, 2 sc in next space) to 3 dcs before corner space, skip next dc, sc in next dc, skip next dc**, 5 sc in corner space; rep from * around ending last rep at **, 2 sc in first space, join with sl st to first sc—180 sc. Fasten off.

Step 3

SIDE GUSSET
With A, ch 12.
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook (skipped ch counts as dc), dc in each ch across, turn—10 dc.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in each dc across, turn.
Rows 3-68: Rep Row 2.
Rnd 69: Ch 1, sc in each dc across to last dc, 3 sc in last dc; working along row-ends, 132 sc evenly across long edge, 3 sc in last st; working along short edge, sc in each ch across, 3 sc in last ch; working along row-ends, 132 sc evenly across long edge, 2 sc in first dc, join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

Step 4

FINISHING
Weave in ends. Pin panels to desired size and spray with water to block. Allow to dry. Pin side gusset to front panel with wrong sides facing. Join A to middle sc of corner with sl st. Working in both panels' sts at same time, sl st in each sc around 3 sides of purse to join. Fasten off. Repeat with back panel.
EDGING
Rnd 1:
With RS facing, join A with sl st to any st on top edge of purse, ch 1, sc in each sc around; do not join.
Rnd 2: Sl st in each sc around top of purse. Fasten off. Weave in ends. Using photo as a guide, attach purse handles and tabs to front and back panels.

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