Originator Tote

This bag is a blast to make-and when it’s finished, it will hold your electronic reader, notebook, crochet-in-progress, and more! Inspired by bohemian colors and fabrics, the bag features a medley of traditional stitches, tapestry crochet, and surface chain embroideries, embellished with a glitter thread.

DESIGNER Nicoletta Tronci

FINISHED SIZE 14″ wide, 13″ tall (without handle), and 4″ deep.

YARN Garnstudio DROPS Alaska (100% wool; 76 yd [69 m]/1 3/4 oz [50 g]): #05 dark grey (MC), 5 skeins; #58 mustard (CC1), #11 dark red (CC2), #53 dark pink (CC3), #40 grey pink (CC4), #54 purple (CC5), #37 dark blue (CC6), #45 light olive (CC7), #23 brown (CC8), 1 skein each. Garnstudio DROPS Glitter (60% cupro, 40% metal; 766 yd [700 m]/1/2 oz [10 g]): #01 gold, 1 skein.

HOOK Size 7 (4.5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

NOTIONS Two 14″ long and 11/4″ wide strips of corrugated plastic to reinforce top border; one 14″ long and 4″ wide strip of corrugated plastic to reinforce bottom; two 20″ long and 1″ wide strips of leather for handles; one magnetic snap; yarn needle.

GAUGE 14 sts and 18 rows = 4″ in sc.


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