Crochet this sweet flower motif tote for you for any spring outing. It’s perfect to carry your accessories, and with the durable handles, you’ll be good to go!
Skill Level: Intermediate
Size: Each square measure 4” x 4”; finished measurement 12” x 12” (assembled)
Gauge: 16 sts and 8 rows = 4” [10 cm] in dc
Hook: H/8 (5 mm)
Notions: Removable markers; tapestry needle; Everything Mary Leather Handles
All of the squares will be made individually and then sewn together to finish. The handles will be added last.
Weave in ends as pattern progresses.
Square (make 13)
Ch 4, sl st to first ch to join.
Rnd 1: Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1), dc in ring, ch 3, *(dc, ch 1, dc), ch 3; rep from * twice more, sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-4 to join – 24 sts
Rnd 2: Ch 4, dc in the last ch-3 sp, *in next ch-3 sp (dc, ch 1, dc), ch 3, (dc, ch 3, dc); rep from * to last ch-3 sp (dc, ch 1, dc), ch 3, sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-4 to join – 36 sts.
Rnd 3: Ch 3, *dc in each st to corner, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in corner; rep from * around, sl st to the first ch-3 to join – 48 sts.
Use the stitch markers to assemble the squares. The 3 squares with the line in the center are folded over to create the sides and bottom. Use tapestry needle to sew together.
Work 7 sc over the handle rings to secure in place in the top ch-3 sp of squares.
Flowers (make 4)
Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in the first ch, do not join.
Rnd 2: (Sl st, ch 1, dc, tr, dc, ch 1, sl st) in each st.
Sew each flower on front 4 squares, leaving the center without a flower.