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Winslow Tote

Get ready to impress with this must-have tote that’s ideal for all your summer adventures. Strategically placed sc increases and decreases produce concise angles which form this intricate diamond shape that closely resembles woven fabric. A super fluffy polka-dot pom pom accent is easily made using the Clover Pom-Pom Maker.

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Time: One Week Project

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 15 ½” H x 14” W, excluding handles

Gauge:

Front: 18 sts and 15 rows = 4” [10 cm] in sc BL worked as RS only rows

Back: 18 sts and 21 rows = 4” [10 cm] in sc BL worked as turned rows

Materials

Medium weight yarn

Yarn: Paintbox Simply Aran (100% acrylic; 201 yards [184 meters]/100 grams): #209 soft fudge (A, 3 skeins), #210 coffee bean (B, 1 skein), #205 slate grey (C, 1 skein), #204 stormy grey (D, 1 skein)

Hook: US size F/5 (3.75 mm)

Notions: 2 1/2” (65 mm) Clover Pom-Pom Maker; 1 1/8” wood bead with 1/2” center hole opening, maple or desired color; 5” square cardboard; safety pins; tapestry needle; blocking supplies

Special Stitches

Single crochet join (sc-join): With a slip knot on hook, insert hook in first st of row, yo, pull up lp, yo, pull through both lps on hook.

Slip stitch join (sl st-join): With slip knot on hook, insert hook in indicated st, yo, pull lp through lp on hook.

Basic color change: Work with current color to last yo of st, drop current color to WS of work, pick up new color and complete the st.

2 single crochet in next st changing to indicated color on last st: With current color, sc in indicated st, insert hook in same st, yo, pull up lp, drop current color to RS of work and cut yarn leaving a 4” ending tail, working with new color and leaving a 4” beginning tail on WS, yo, pull through all lps on hook, drop old color yarn tail to WS. Continue with new color.

Single crochet two together changing to next color before completing st: With current color, insert hook in indicated st, yo, pull up lp, insert hook in next st, yo, pull up lp, drop current color to RS and cut yarn leaving a 4” ending tail, working with new color and leaving a 4” beginning tail on WS, yo, pull through all 3 lps on hook, drop old color yarn tail to WS. Continue with new color.

Pattern Notes

The front of this tote is worked with RS rows only. Begin and end each row and color section with a 4” tail. Work over tails and/or weave in tails as you go. Work all sts in back loops of sts of previous row.

The back of the tote is worked in turned rows, also with all sts in the back loops of the previous row.

Pattern

Front

Lower Half

Row 1:  With A, ch 62, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch across, fasten off. (61 sc)

Row 2: With A, leaving a 4” beginning yarn tail (see Pattern Notes), sc-join in first st, sc across, fasten off, leaving a 4” yarn tail (see Pattern Notes).

Row 3: With A, sc-join in first st, sc in next 23 sts, 2 sc in next st change to B (see Special Stitches), sc2tog, sc in next 7 sts, sc2tog change to A (see Special Stitches), 2 sc in next st, sc across, fasten off.

Row 4: With A, sc-join in first st, sc in next 24 sts, 2 sc in next st change to B, sc2tog, sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog change to A, 2 sc in next st, sc across, fasten off.

Row 5: With A, sc-join in first st, sc in next 25 sts, 2 sc in next st change to B, sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog change to A, 2 sc in next st, sc across, fasten off.

Row 6: With A, sc-join in first st, sc in next 26 sts, 2 sc in next st change to B, sc2tog, sc in next st, sc2tog change to A, 2 sc in next st, sc across, fasten off.

Row 7: With A, sc-join in first st, sc in next 21 sts, 2 sc in next st change to B, sc2tog, sc in next 11 sts, sc2tog change to A, 2 sc in next st, sc across, fasten off. 

Row 8: With A, sc-join in first st, sc in next 22 sts, 2 sc in next st change to B, sc2tog, sc in next 9 sts, sc2tog change to A, 2 sc in next st, sc across, fasten off.

Row 9: With A, sc-join in first st, sc in next 23 sts, 2 sc in next st change to B, sc2tog, sc in next 7 sts, sc2tog change to A, 2 sc in next st, sc across, fasten off.

Row 10: With A, sc-join in first st, sc in next 18 sts, 2 sc in next st change to B, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to C, sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog change to B, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog change to A, 2 sc in next st, sc across, fasten off.

Row 11: With A, sc-join in first st, sc in next 19 sts, 2 sc in next st change to B, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to C, sc2tog, sc in next st, sc2tog change to B, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog change to A, 2 sc in next st, sc across, fasten off.

Row 12: With A, sc-join in first st, sc in next 20 sts, 2 sc in next st change to B, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to C, sc2tog change to B, sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog change to A, 2 sc in next st, sc across, fasten off.

Row 13: With A, sc-join in first st, sc in next 14 sts, 2 sc in next st change to B, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to C, sc2tog, sc in next 11 sts, sc2tog change to B, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog change to A, 2 sc in next st, sc across, fasten off.

Row 14: With A, sc-join in first st, sc in next 15 sts, 2 sc in next st change to B, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to C, sc2tog, sc in next 9 sts, sc2tog change to B, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog change to A, 2 sc in next st, sc across, fasten off.

Row 15: With A, sc-join in first st, sc in next 16 sts, 2 sc in next st change to B, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to C, sc2tog, sc in next 7 sts, sc2tog change to B, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog change to A, 2 sc in next st, sc across, fasten off.

Row 16: With A, sc-join in first st, sc in next 11 sts, 2 sc in next st change to B, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to C, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to D, sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog change to C, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog change to B, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog change to A, 2 sc in next st, sc across, fasten off.

Row 17: With A, sc-join in first st, sc in next 12 sts, 2 sc in next st change to B, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to C, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to D, sc2tog, sc in next st, sc2tog change to C, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog change to B, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog change to A, 2 sc in next st, sc across, fasten off.

Row 18: With A, sc-join in first st, sc in next 13 sts, 2 sc in next st change to B, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to C, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to D, sc2tog change to C, sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog change to B, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog change to A, 2 sc in next st, sc across, fasten off.

Row 19: With A, sc-join in first st, sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st change to B, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to C, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to D, sc2tog, sc in next 9 sts, sc2tog change to C, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog change to B, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog change to A, 2 sc in next st, sc across, fasten off.

Row 20: With A, sc-join in first st, sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st change to B, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to C, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to D, sc2tog, sc in next 7 sts, sc2tog change to C, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog change to B, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog change to A, 2 sc in next st, sc across, fasten off.

Row 21: With A, sc-join in first st, sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st change to B, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to C, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to D, sc2tog, sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog change to C, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog change to B, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog change to A, 2 sc in next st, sc across, fasten off.

Row 22: With A, sc-join in first st, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to B, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to C, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to D, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to A, sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog change to D, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog change to C, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog change to B, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog change to A, 2 sc in next st, sc across, fasten off.

Row 23: With A, sc-join in first st, sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st change to B, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to C, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to D, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to A, sc2tog, sc in next st, sc2tog change to D, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog change to C, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog change to B, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog change to A, 2 sc in next st, sc across, fasten off.

Row 24: With A, sc-join in first st, sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st change to B, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to C, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to D, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to A, sc2tog change to D, sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog change to C, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog change to B, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog change to A, 2 sc in next st, sc across, fasten off.

Row 25: With A, sc-join in first st, 2 sc in next st change to B, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to C, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to D, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to A, sc2tog, sc in next 11 sts, sc2tog change to D, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog change to C, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog change to B, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog change to A, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, fasten off.

Row 26: With A, sc-join in first st, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st change to B, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to C, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to D, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to A, sc2tog, sc in next 9 sts, sc2tog change to D, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog change to C, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog change to B, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog change to A, 2 sc in next st, sc across, fasten off.

Row 27: With A, sc-join in first st, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st change to B, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to C, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to D, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to A, sc2tog, sc in next 7 sts, sc2tog change to D, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog change to C, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog change to B, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog change to A, 2 sc in next st, sc across, fasten off.

Upper Half

Row 28: With A, sc-join in first st, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog change to B, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog change to C, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog change to D, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog change to A, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st change to D, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to C, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to B, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to A, sc2tog, sc across, fasten off.

Row 29: With A, sc-join in first st, sc in next st, sc2tog change to B, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog change to C, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog change to D, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog change to A, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st change to D, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to C, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to B, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to A, sc2tog, sc across, fasten off.

Row 30: With A, sc-join in first st, sc in next 7 sts, sc2tog change to B, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog change to C, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog change to D, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts, change to A, sc in next st, change to D, sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st change to C, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to B, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to A, sc2tog, sc across, fasten off.

Row 31: With A, sc-join in first st, sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog change to B, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog change to C, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog change to D, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts, change to A, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st change to D, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to C, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to B, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to A, sc2tog, sc across, fasten off.

Row 32: With A, sc-join in first st, sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog change to B, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog change to C, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog change to D, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog change to A, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st change to D, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to C, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to B, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to A, sc2tog, sc across, fasten off.

Row 33: With A, sc-join in first st, sc in next 11 sts, sc2tog change to B, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog change to C, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog change to D, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st change to C, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to B, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to A, sc2tog, sc across, fasten off.

Row 34: With A, sc-join in first st, sc in next 10 sts, sc2tog change to B, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog change to C, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog change to D, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st change to C, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to B, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to A, sc2tog, sc across, fasten off.

Row 35: With A, sc-join in first st, sc in next 9 sts, sc2tog change to B, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog change to C, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog change to D, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st change to C, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to B, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to A, sc2tog, sc across, fasten off.

Row 36: With A, sc-join in first st, sc in next 14 sts, sc2tog change to B, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog change to C, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts, change to D, sc in next st, change to C, sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st change to B, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to A, sc2tog, sc in each st across, turn.

Row 37: With A, sc-join in first st, sc in next 13 sts, sc2tog change to B, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog change to C, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts, change to D, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st change to C, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to B, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to A, sc2tog, sc across, fasten off.

Row 38: With A, sc-join in first st, sc in next 12 sts, sc2tog change to B, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog change to C, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog change to D, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st change to C, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to B, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to A, sc2tog, sc across, fasten off.

Row 39: With A, sc-join in first st, sc in next 17 sts, sc2tog change to B, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog change to C, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st change to B, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to A, sc2tog, sc across, fasten off.

Row 40: With A, sc-join in first st, sc in next 16 sts, sc2tog change to B, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog change to C, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st change to B, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to A, sc2tog, sc across, fasten off.

Row 41: With A, sc-join in first st, sc in next 15 sts, sc2tog change to B, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog change to C, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st change to B, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to A, sc2tog, sc across, fasten off.

Row 42: With A, sc-join in first st, sc in next 21 sts, sc2tog change to B, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts, change to C, sc in next st, change to B, sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st change to A, sc2tog, sc across, fasten off.

Row 43: With A, sc-join in first st, sc in next 20 sts, sc2tog change to B, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts, change to C, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st change to B, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to A, sc2tog, sc across, fasten off.

Row 44: With A, sc-join in first st, sc in next 19 sts, sc2tog change to B, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog change to C, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st change to B, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st change to A, sc2tog, sc across, fasten off.

Row 45: With A, sc-join in first st, sc in next 24 sts, sc2tog change to B, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st change to A, sc2tog, sc across, fasten off.

Row 46: With A, sc-join in first st, sc in next 23 sts, sc2tog change to B, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st change to A, sc2tog, sc across, fasten off.

Row 47: With A, sc-join in first st, sc in next 22 sts, sc2tog change to B, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st change to A, sc2tog, sc across, fasten off.

Row 48: With A, sc-join in first st, sc in next 28 sts, change to B, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st change to A, sc2tog, sc across, fasten off.

Row 49: With A, sc-join in first st, sc in next 26 sts, sc2tog change to B, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st change to A, sc2tog, sc across, fasten off.

Row 50: With A, sc-join in first st, sc in next 25 sts, sc2tog change to B, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st change to A, sc2tog, sc across, fasten off.

Row 51: With A, sc-join in first st, sc in next 24 sts, sc2tog change to B, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st change to A, sc2tog, sc across, fasten off.

Rows 52-53: Rep Row 2.

Edging

Row 54 (RS): Rep Row 2 and DO NOT fasten off but turn instead.

Row 55 (WS): Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Row 56: Ch 1, sc in first st, dc in unworked front lp of next st 2 rows below, sc in next st, [dc in unworked front lp of next st 2 rows below, sc in next st] across, turn. (31 sc, 30 dc)

Row 57: Rep Row 55.

Row 58: Ch 1, sc in first st, [FPdc around post of next dc 2 rows below, sc in next st] across. Fasten off. (31 sc, 30 FPdc)

Blocking: Using desired blocking supplies, pin Front to dimensions of 15 1/2” H x 14“ W and allow to dry.

Handles

Right Half

Row 1: With Front top edge RS facing, place a pin in 21st st from right side edge, turn to WS, sc-join in pinned st, sc in next 4 sts, turn. (5 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, [FPdc around post of next FPdc 2 rows below, sc in next st] twice turn. (3 sc, 2 FPdc)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Rep Rows 2-3 until Handle measures 7”, ending with a Row 2. Fasten off

Left Half

Row 1: With Front top edge RS facing, place a pin in 17th st from left side edge, turn to WS, sc-join in pinned st, sc in next 4 sts, turn. (5 sts)

Complete as for Right Handle.

Handle Join

Working through both layers with last rows of Handles RS, sl st-join in first st, sc in next 4 sts. Fasten off.

Back

Row 1 (RS): With A, ch 62, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch across, turn. (61 sc)

Row 2 (WS): Ch 1, sc in BL across, turn.

Rows 3-70: Rep Row 2.

Rows 71-74: Work Rows 55-58 of front edging. Fasten off.

Block piece to same dimensions as Front and allow to dry.

Handles

With Back top edge RS facing, rep same as for Right and Left Handles of Front.

ASSEMBLY

  1. Front Left Side Edging: With left side edging of Front RS facing, begin at top edge and work in row-ends, sc-join in first row-end, work 1 sc in each row-end across to bottom edge. Fasten off. (58 sc)
  2. Front Right Side Edging: With right side edging of Front RS facing, begin at bottom edge and work in row-ends, sc-join in first row-end, work 1 sc in each row-end across to top edge. Fasten off. (58 sc)
  3. Back Left Side Edging: With left side edging of Back RS facing, begin at top edge and work in row-ends, sc-join in first row-end, work 57 sc evenly spaced to bottom edge. Fasten off. (58 sc)
  4. Back Right Side Edging: With right side edging of Back RS facing, begin at bottom edge and work in row-ends, sc-join in first row-end, work 57 sc evenly spaced across top edge. Fasten off. (58 sc)
  5. Seaming: Working through both layers with Front and Back WS held tog and left side edging of Front RS facing, sl st-join A through first st, sl st in each of next 57 sts to bottom corner, working in opposite side of foundation ch, sl st in each ch across to next corner, sl st in each of next 58 sts of right side edging. Fasten off.

Tassel

Wrap 1 strand each of A, B, C, and D five times around cardboard. Use a 10” length of A to tie top of tassel and knot tightly to secure. Remove tassel from cardboard and wrap a 2nd 10” length of A  several times around tassel approximately ¾” below tassel top, knot ends securely and pull ends down through center of tassel. Use scissors to trim tassel bottom to 3 1/2” or desired length. Use tapestry needle to thread tassel tie and upper portion of tassel through center opening of wood bead until tassel wrap is at bottom of bead. Thread remainder of each tassel tie end up through center of pom pom and knot securely at top. Trim away excess tie ends.

Polka Dot Pom-pom

Following Clover Pom-Pom Maker instructions, unfold one arch, [firmly wrap 1 strand of color 25 times around one arch of pom-pom maker] rep to add all 4 colors side by side in the sequence of A, D, B, C  from one end of the arch to the other. Fold arch to center to close. Rep to wrap colors in same manner on 2nd arch of pom pom maker and fold to center. Use scissors to cut yarn at the gap between the arches. Use a 12” strand of A to firmly tie around center of yarn and knot securely. Open each arch separately and then pull arches apart to release pom-pom. Use scissors to trim and shape pom-pom.

Editor’s note: Watch a video tutorial regarding how to use the Clover Pom-Pom Maker at

https://www.amazon.com/Clover-3126-Pom-Pom-Maker-Large/dp/B000WV1XGC

Pom-pom Hanging Loop

Using 1 strand each of A, B, C, and D and leaving a 6“ long beginning yarn tail, make a chain 6” long. Fasten off, leaving a 6” tail. Position center of hanging chain over left Handle of Tote Front. Use tapestry needle to thread both yarn tails from top to bottom of pom pom. Tightly tie ends of each color separately and trim ends even with pom pom.

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