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

  • •Sixteen Skeins of Lily Sugar '‘n Cream in Ecru
  • •Clover Armour Crochet Hook 6.0 mm
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