Giant Leafy Tote

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Yarn: worsted weight yarn held double throughout, approx. 1500 yards of Color A and 50 yards of Color B

Tools and Supplies: 6.0mm crochet hook, 4 buttons, sewing needle, thread, tapestry needle, scissors

Skill Level: Intermediate

Stitches: (ch)chain, (sc)single crochet, (sl st)slip stitch, (dc)double crochet, (htr)half-triple crochet, (tr)triple crochet, (hdc)half-double crochet

Panel Instructions(Make 2)

Using two strands of Color A held throughout, Ch.31.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch. from hook, sc in each ch. across to end, turn. (30 sc)

Row 2: Ch.1, sc in each sc across, turn (30 sc).

Row 3: Ch.1, sc in each sc across, turn (30 sc).

Row 4: Ch.1, 2sc in 1st sc, sc in nxt 28 sc, 2sc in last sc, turn (32 sc).

Row 5: Ch.1, sc in each sc across, turn (32 sc).

Row 6: Ch.1, 2sc in 1st sc, sc in nxt 30 sc, 2sc in last sc, turn (34 sc).

Row 7: Ch.1, sc in each sc across, turn (34 sc).

Row 8: Ch.1, 2sc in 1st sc, sc in nxt 32 sc, 2sc in last sc, turn (36 sc).

Row 9: Ch.1, sc in each sc across, turn (36 sc).

Row 10: Ch.1, 2sc in 1st sc, sc in nxt 34 sc, 2sc in last sc, turn (38 sc).

Rows 11-20, work through back loops only.

Row 11: Ch.1, sc in each sc across, turn (38 sc).

Row 12: Ch.1 2 sc in nxt 36 sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn (40 sc).

Row 13: Ch.1, sc in each sc across, turn (40 sc).

Row 14: Ch.1, 2sc in 1st sc, sc nxt 38 sc, 2sc in last sc, turn (42 sc).

Row 15: Ch.1, sc in each sc across, turn (42 sc).

Row 16: Ch.1, 2sc in 1st sc, sc in nxt 40 sc, 2sc in last sc, turn (44 sc).

Row 17: Ch.1, sc in each sc across, turn (44 sc).

Row 18: Ch.1, 2sc in 1st sc, sc in nxt 42 sc, 2sc in last sc, turn (46 sc).

Row 19: Ch.1, sc in each sc across, turn (46 sc).

Row 20: Ch.1, 2sc in 1st sc, sc in nxt 44 sc, 2sc in last sc, turn (48 sc).

Rows 21-30, work through both loops.

 

Row 21: Ch.1, sc in each sc across, turn (48 sc).

Row 22: Ch.1, 2sc in 1st sc, sc in nxt 46 sc, 2sc in last sc, turn (50 sc).

Row 23: Ch.1, sc in each sc across, turn (50 sc).

Row 24: Ch.1, 2sc in 1st sc, sc in nxt 48 sc, 2sc in last sc, turn (52 sc).

Row 25: Ch.1, sc in each sc across, turn (52 sc).

Row 26: Ch.1, 2sc in 1st sc, sc in nxt 50 sc, 2sc in last sc, turn (54 sc).

Row 27: Ch.1, sc in each sc across, turn (54 sc).

Row 28: Ch.1, 2sc in 1st sc, sc in nxt 52 sc, 2sc in last sc, turn (56 sc).

Row 29: Ch.1, sc in each sc across, turn (56 sc).

Row 30: Ch.1, 2sc in 1st sc, sc in nxt 54 sc, 2sc in last sc, turn (58 sc).

Rows 31-40, work through back loops only.

Rows 31 & 32: Ch.1, sc in each sc across, turn (58 sc).

Row 33: Ch.1, 2sc in 1st sc, sc across nxt 56 sc, 2sc in last sc, turn (60 sc).

Rows 34 & 35: Ch.1, sc in each sc across, turn (60 sc).

Row 36: Ch.1, 2sc in 1st sc, sc across nxt 58 sc, 2sc in last sc, turn (62 sc).

Rows 37 & 38: Ch.1, sc in each sc across, turn (62 sc).

Row 39: Ch.1, 2sc in 1st sc, sc across nxt 60 sc, 2sc in last sc, turn (64 sc).

Row 40: Ch.1, sc in each sc across, turn (64 sc).

Rows 41-50, work through both loops.

Rows 41 & 42: Ch.1, sc in each sc across, turn (64 sc).

Row 43: Ch.1, 2sc in 1st sc, sc in nxt 62 sc, 2sc in last sc, turn (66 sc).

Rows 44-46: Ch.1, sc in each sc across, turn (66 sc).

Row 47: Ch.1, 2sc in 1st sc, sc in nxt 64 sc, 2sc in last sc, turn (68 sc).

Rows 48-50: Ch.1, sc in each sc across, turn (68 sc).

Rows 51-60, work through back loops only. “Sc decrease”= insert hook into nxt st, draw up loop, insert hook into nxt st, draw up loop, yo, pull through three loops on hook.

Row 51: Ch.1, 2sc in 1st sc, sc across nxt 33 sc, turn (35 sc).

Row 52: Ch.1, sc decrease over 1st 2 sc, sc across nxt 33 sc, turn (34 sc).

Row 53: Ch.1, 2sc in 1st sc, sc across nxt 33 sc, turn (35 sc).

Row 54: Ch.1, sc decrease over 1st 2 sc, sc across nxt 33 sc, turn (34 sc).

Row 55: Ch.1, 2sc in 1st sc, sc across nxt 33 sc, turn (35 sc).

Row 56: Ch.1, sc decrease over 1st 2 sc, sc across nxt 33 sc, turn (34 sc).

Row 57: Ch.1, 2sc in 1st sc, sc across nxt 33 sc, turn (35 sc).

Row 58: Ch.1, sc decrease over 1st 2 sc, sc across nxt 33 sc, turn (34 sc).

Row 59: Ch.1, 2sc in 1st sc, sc across nxt 33 sc, turn (35 sc).

Row 60: Ch.1, sc decrease over 1st 2 sc, sc across nxt 33 sc, turn (34 sc).

Rows 61-70, work through both loops.

Rows 61-65: Ch.1, sc in each sc across, turn (34 sc).

Rows 66: Ch.1, 2sc in 1st sc, sc in nxt 33 sc across, turn (35 sc).

Rows 67: Ch.1, sc decrease over 1st 2 sc, sc in nxt 33 sc, turn (35 sc).

Rows 68: Ch.1, 2sc in 1st sc, sc in nxt 33 sc, turn (35 sc).

Rows 69: Ch.1, sc decrease over 1st2 sc, sc in nxt 33 sc, turn (34 sc).

Rows 70: Ch.1, 2sc in 1st sc, sc in nxt 33 sc, turn (35 sc).

Finish off. Join with sc through back loop in the far end of the unworked space above the 50th row. (counts as 1st sc of repeat starting at Row 51).

Repeat Rows 51-70. After done Repeat do not finish off, continue at Row 71.

Rows 71-75, work through both loops.

Row 71: Ch.1, sc in 35 sc across, ch.8, sc in remaining 35 sc on other side of handle, turn (78 sc, 8 ch).

Row 72: Ch.l, sc in 35 sc across, sc in 8 ch across, sc in 35 sc across, turn (78 sc).

Rows 73 & 74: Ch.1, sc in each sc across, turn (78 sc).

Row 75: Ch.1, sc in each sc scross. Finish off.

Repeat Rows 1-75 to complete second half of bag.

Lay both sides of bag on top of each other, seam together starting at one corner with whip stitch. Finish off, weave in ends.

Leaf Instructions (Make Two)

Using single strand of Color B, Ch. 13

Round 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook, tr in nxt 2ch, htr in nxt 2 ch, dc in nxt ch, hdc in nxt 2 ch, sc in nxt 2 ch, sl st in nxt ch, ch.7, sl st in same ch. Work in free loops on opposite side of foundation ch, sl st in nxt ch, sc in nxt 2 ch, hdc in nxt 2 ch, dc in nxt ch, htr in nxt 2 ch, tr in nxt 2 ch, (dc, ch.2, sl st) in nxt ch. Do not finish off.

Round 2: Ch.4 (counts as tr), 2 tr in nxt ch.2 side space of round 1, tr in nxt st, htr in nxt 4 st, dc in nxt 2 st, hdc in nxt 2 st, sc in nxt st, sc in nxt 3 ch, picot (sc, ch.3, sl st in bottom of chain) in nxt ch, sc in nxt 3 ch, sc in nxt st, hdc in nxt 2 st, dc in nxt 2 st, htr in nxt 4 st, tr in nxt st, 2tr in last ch.2 sp, ch.3, join with sl st in top of beg. of ch.4. Do no finish off.

Stem: Ch.9, sc in 3rd ch from hook, sc in nxt 6 ch, join to leaf with sl st and finish off. Weave in ends.

Sew on buttons and leaves.

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