Pattern of the Week: Sundance Tote
This bag will become your favorite accessory for spring! The best part about the Sundance Tote? It’s essentially 2 bags in 1! Each side of the bag features a different colorwork pattern. Make the tote with a different pattern on each side so you can switch up how you wear it, or choose your favorite for both sides of the bag. This tote is made with Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran, a favorite yarn with over 50 color choices, so you can easily customize the bag to include all your favorite colors.
Made with tapestry crochet, the front and back square panels are worked in the round with stitches worked over the nonworking color, and the sides are embroidered with surface slip stitch. Find the projects you truly want to make in the pages of Interweave Crochet Spring 2018.
DESIGNER Nicoletta Tronci
FINISHED SIZE About 16″ wide at top and 131/2″ high, excluding handles.
YARN Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran (100% cotton; 93 yd [85 m]/13/4 oz [50 g]; ): #602 pure black (A), 3 skeins; #627 slate green (B), 2 skeins; #616 red wine (C) and #603 champagne white (D), 1 skein each.
NEEDLES Size 7 (4.5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
NOTIONS Yarn needle; 12″ x 1¼” strips of corrugated plastic, 2.
GAUGE 16 sts = 4″ and 4 rnds = 4″ in diameter.