Freya Fringed Tote

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This fringed tote is sure to make a statement! Swishy fringe detail begs to be touched. The body of the tote is worked in a continuous spiral from an oval base and the sides have alternating “ridge rows” and plain rows. Get ready for compliments whenever you don this creative bag!

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 13” / [33 cm] wide x 11” / [28 cm] tall x 4.5” / [11.5 cm] deep

Gauge: 25 sts and 26 rows = 4” [10 cm] in sc

Materials

Fine weight yarnYarn: Schachenmayr Catania (100% Mercerized Cotton; 137 yards [125 meters]/50 grams): 162 Kaffee (MC, 6 balls), 383 Zimt (CC1, 1 ball), 110 Schwarz (CC2, 1 ball), 257 Bast (CC3, 1 ball), 128 Fuchsia (CC4, 1 ball).

Hook: US size B (2.25 mm)

Notions: Removable markers, tapestry needle

Pattern Notes

The oval bottom and sides of the tote are worked in a continuous spiral. Do not slip stitch to join rounds.

The sides of the tote alternate ridge rows with plain rows, with ridge rows created by working into the back loop only of each stitch.

Fringe is attached to the front loops of the ridge row stitches.

Pattern

Oval Base

With MC, ch 60.
Rnd 1: Work 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook (skipped ch does not count as st), sc in next 57 ch, 3 sc in last ch, sc in next 57 ch working along the other side of the starting ch. (120 sts)
Rnd 2: Work (2 sc in next st) 3 times, sc in next 57 sts, (2 sc in next st) 3 times, sc in next 57 sts. (126 sts)

Rnd 3: Work (2 sc in next st, sc in next st) 3 times, sc in next 57 sts, (2 sc in next st, sc in next st) 3 times, sc in next 57 sts. (132 sts)

Rnd 4: Sc in next 3 sts, (2 sc in next st, sc in next st) 3 times, sc in next 60 sts, (2 sc in next st, sc in next st) 3 times, sc in next 57 sts. (138 sts)

Rnd 5: Sc in next 3 sts (2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts) 3 times, sc in next 60 sts, (2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts) 3 times, sc in next 57 sts. (144 sts)

Rnd 6: Sc in next 3 sts, (2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts) 3 times, sc in next 60 sts, (2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts) 3 times, sc in next 57 sts. (150 sts)

Rnd 7: Sc in next 6 sts, (2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts) 3 times, sc in next 63 sts. (2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts) 3 times, sc in next 57 sts. (156 sts)

Rnd 8: Sc in next 6 sts, (2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts) 3 times, sc in next 63 sts, (2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts) 3 times, sc in next 57 sts. (162 sts)

Rnd 9: Sc in next 9 sts, (2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts) 3 times, sc in next 66 sts, (2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts) 3 times, sc in next 57 sts. (168 sts)

Rnd 10: Sc in next 9 sts, (2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts) 3 times, sc in next 66 sts, (2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts) 3 times, sc in next 57 sts. (174 sts)

Rnd 11: Sc in next 12 sts, (2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts) 3 times, sc in next 69 sts, (2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts) 3 times, sc in next 57 sts. (180 sts)

Rnd 12: Sc in next 12 sts, (2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts) 3 times, sc in next 69 sts, (2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts) 3 times, sc in next 57 sts. (186 sts)

Rnd 13: Sc in next 15 sts, (2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts) 3 times, sc in next 72 sts, (2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts) 3 times, sc in next 57 sts. (192 sts)

Rnd 14: Sc in next 15 sts, (2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts) 3 times, sc in next 72 sts, (2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts) 3 times, sc in next 57 sts. (198 sts)

Rnd 15: Sc in next 18 sts, (2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts) 3 times, sc in next 75 sts, (2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts) 3 times, sc in next 57 sts. (204 sts)
Do not fasten off.

Sides

Rnd 1: Sc in BL of each st. (204 sts)

Rnds 2-7: Sc in both loops of each st. (204 sts)

Rnd 8: Sc in BL of each st. (204 sts)

Rnds 9-12: Sc in both loops of each st. (204 sts)

Rnd 13:  Sc in BL of each st. (204 sts)

Rnds 14-68:  Rep Rnds 9-13. (204 sts)

Rnds 69-74: Sc in both loops of each st. (204 sts)

Fasten off.

Straps (make 2)

With MC, ch 263.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook (skipped st does not count as st) and each ch. Turn. (262 sts)
Rows 2-8: Sc in each st. Turn. (262 sts)

Fasten off.

Finishing

Mark center of each tote side and center of each tote end with a stitch marker, leaving 50 sts between each marker. Center a Strap between the markers on one side and pin to inside of tote. Sew Strap in place to interior of tote. Rep on other side.

Mark the center 4” / [10 cm] of each strap where it rests on the shoulder. Fold Strap in half between the markers and sew closed.

Cut 1,492 pieces of 5.5” / [14 cm] fringe: 394 pieces in CC1, 464 pieces in CC2, 244 pieces in CC3, and 480 pieces in CC4.

Attach fringe to FL of sts of Rnds 20, 24, 28, 32, 26, 44, 52, 60, and 64 as shown in Fringe Chart.

Trim fringe as desired.

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