With the weather getting nice, the farmer’s market has come back to town, which means super fresh produce! I love going to the farmer’s market to see all of the fruits and vegetables that are in season. This year, since Kaylee is old enough, I will be able to walk her down the street to pick up some produce with me. I planned on making myself a market tote for all of my fresh produce but ended up making one for her instead. She picked out this yarn herself from Michael’s and it reminded me of berries and sunshine. So here’s Kaylee’s Berries and Sunshine Mini Market tote! It’s a fairly easy pattern and took me a couple of hours to work up (while I was sick in bed watching tv) Happy crocheting!
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Berries and Sunshine Mini Market Tote
- Size I Crochet Hook
- 120 yds of Cotton Yarn in Color A. I used Lily Sugar n’ Cream in Sunshine(Affliate link)
- 120 yds of Cotton Yarn in Color B. I used Lily Sugar n’ Cream in Over the Rainbow (Affliliate Link)
- 40 yds of Cotton Yarn in Color C. I used Lily Sugar n’ Cream in Hot Pink(Afflilate link)
- Tapestry or darning needle, to weave ends
- Stitch marker
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
hdc – half-double crochet
sl st – slip stitch
ch – chain
sc dec – single crochet decrease
Notes: Measurements of the finished tote – 9″ wide x 15″ long (from top to bottom, not including handle). Handle measures 12″ long.
With Color A, MC, ch 2
Round 1: With first color yarn, 12 dc into circle. Join to beginning dc, ch 2. (12)
Round 2: 2 dc into each st around. Join. Ch 2. (24)
Round 3: *1 dc into the next st, 2 dc into the next st* Repeat around. Join, ch 2. (36)
Round 4: *1 dc into the next 2 sts, 2 dc into the next st* Repeat around. Join, ch 2.(48)
Round 5: *1 dc into the next 3 sts, 2 dc into the next st* Repeat around. Join, ch 2. (60)
Round 6: dc in each st around. Join.(60)
Change to Color B.
Now you will be working in the round. Use your stitch marker to keep track of your rounds.
Round 7: *Ch 5. Sk 3 dc from previous round, sc in top of next dc.* rep around.
Round 8-19: *Ch 5. Sc in the ch 5 space of previous round.* Repeat around.
Round 20: *Ch 5. Sc in the chain 5 space of the previous round.* Repeat around ending with a chain 5. Sl st into the 2nd chain in the beginning chain 5 st from the previous round. Ch 1.
Round 21-22: Hdc in each chain st around, skipping the sc sts. Join. Ch 1.(85).
Now to work the handle:
Row 1-4: sc in the next 8 sts. Ch 1, turn. (8)
Row 5: sc dec, sc in the next 4 sts, sc dec. Ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 6-36: sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 37: sc dec, sc in the next 2 sts, sc dec. Ch 1, turn. (4)
Row 38-41: sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (4)
Row 42: sc in each st across. Fasten off. (4) **For the second part of the handle, leave a long tail to sew to halves together
Fold your tote in half to determine where the other side of the handle should start. Join your yarn on the other side and repeat handle instructions above. Join the two sides in the center with your tapestry needle, using a whip stitch (see photo tutorial here)
Join Color C in any stitch on one side of your tote. Sc in each st around, making sure to continue up the side of your handle and back down. Join into the beginning sc. Fasten off and weave ends. Repeat for the other side of the tote.
For flower tutorial, please see this post.
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