Lily® Sugar'‘n Cream® Cottage Bag

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by Lily® Sugar ‘n Cream® Design Team

Lily® Sugar'‘n Cream® Cottage Bag

Roomy, durable tote worked in two strands will go with you anywhere, from the grocery store to the beach.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2+ hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use gauge of 13-½ sc and 16 rows = 4 ins to create a tote 12 ins wide x 15 ins high x 12 ins deep. Bag is worked with 2 strands of yarn tog throughout.
  • 2
    FRONT and BACK Panels (make 2). **With 2 strands of yarn tog, ch 41. 1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of ch. Turn. 40 sc. 2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc across. Turn.** Rep last row until work from beg measures 15 ins [38 cm], ending with a WS row. Fasten off.
  • 3
    Side Panels (make 2). Work from ** to ** as given for Front and Back Panels. Rep last row until work from beg measures 14 ins [35.5 cm], ending with a WS row.
  • 4
    Next row: (RS). Ch 1. 1 sc in each of first 11 sc. Ch 4. Miss next 4 sc. 1 sc in each of next 10 sc. Ch 4. Miss next 4 sc. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn. Next row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of first 11 sc. 4 sc in next ch-4 sp. 1 sc in each of next 10 sc. 4 sc in next ch-4 sp. 1 sc in each sc toend of row. Turn.
  • 5
    Work a further 2 rows in sc. Fasten off.
  • 6
    Join Panels: Arrange Panels to form a box, having Side Panels opposite each other. With WS of 2 Panels tog, join 2 strands of yarn with sl st at top left corner. Ch 1. Working through both thicknesses, work 1 row of sc evenly along side edge. Fasten off. Rep for rem Panels.
  • 7
    Base: Work from ** to ** as given for Front and Back Panels. Rep last row until work from beg measures 12 ins [30.5 cm], ending with a WS row. Do not fasten off.
  • 8
    Join Base to Panels: With RS of Base facing, place lower edge of joined Panels behind Base with WS of work tog, aligning corners of Base with joining rows of Panels.
  • 9
    Next rnd: Ch 1. Working through both thicknesses, work 1 rnd of sc evenly around all 4 sides of Base. Join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.
  • 10
    Top edging: With RS of work facing, join 2 strands of yarn with sl st to any corner of top edge. Ch 1. Working from left to right instead of right to left as usual, work 1 rnd of reverse sc evenly around top edge. Join with sl stin first sc. Fasten off.
  • 11
    Handles (make 2). With 2 strands of yarn, ch 95 loosely. 1st row: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each sc across. Turn. 94 sc. 2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc across. Turn. Rep last row once more. Fasten off.
  • 12
    With RS of Basket facing, push ends of Handle through slits on Side Panel to WS. Sew ends tog. Bring halves of Handle tog and taking 2 strands of yarn tog, wrap center 4 ins [10 cm] of Handle as shown in picture. Fasten ends securely.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2+ hours

Project Supplies

  • Lily® Sugar ‘n Cream® Yarn Ecru 104213075 (16)
  • Clover Armour Crochet Hook 6.0 mm 104755765
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