Trailblazing Tote

Tunisian crochet in the round interprets classic Fair Isle knitting in this sturdy crocheted bag. The crocheted colorwork pattern is created with Tunisian simple stitch and reverse Tunisian simple stitch.

Designer: Lily Chin

Finished Size: 19″ wide and 12″ high; bottom is 4″ deep.

Yarn: Paton’s Classic Wool (100% wool; 210 yd [192 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #77044 mercury (MC), #00240 leaf green (CC1), #77531 currant (CC2), and #00202 aran (CC3); 1 ball each.

Hook Sizes: J/10 (6 mm) double-ended Tunisian hook, H/8 (5 mm) standard hook (for edge only). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions: St markers (m); scrap yarn or st holder; yarn needle.

Gauge: 14 sts and 10 rows = 4″ in tss, worked in rows; 15 sts and 13 rnds = 4″ in patt, worked in the rnd.

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